Monday, December 31, 2012

Schneider Meadow Road Run at Cornucopia

Here's just a short little video I put together. Dad was great and took the Ranger (which we have nicknamed the 'Ute') up to the Schneider Meadow Road and I got to ski down. Pretty great little run as long as you watch out for snowmobilers on the trail. Looks a lot different than summer!

Schneider Meadow Road - Cornucopia Skiing from Katlin Eyre on Vimeo.
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Blog

We spent Christmas at the house in Union. I bought a massive tree and nicknamed 'the bush.'  It's a beaut. 

My mom and I always went to a living nativity... which had a camel! It probably means something when I'm most excited about a camel but, seriously, how often do you find a camel in La Grande, Oregon? And of course I always have a camera with me. Thus I present you with camel pictures.

Camel lead rope in my face.
Camel in La Grande at the Living Nativity.
Christmas eve was spent feeding my lovely Lancelot, eating finger food, then watching It's a Wonderful Life. (I love that movie!) My dad and I watched some other great movies such as Real Steal and I Bought a Zoo; It'd recommend both movies if you haven't seen them yet.

Lance eating his hay looking super cute!
On Christmas day my mom made fantastic cinnamon rolls and then went to go pick up my grandma. I love opening presents and watching others open presents.  I love my new Tony Lama boots - they are so snazzy and fancy! I just wish it was summer so I could wear them all the time!  I also love this horse blanket that my grandma got me! Isn't is gorgeous?!

Amazing horse blanket  from my grandma!
Brand new Tony Lama boots... I'm in love!
I also got clothes, a beautiful coat from my dad, awesome fingernail polish and lotion from my grandma, presents from Heidi's 'USA Trip', lotion from mom, and neat presents from my friend Kelsie. All in all it was a fantastic Christmas and I thought I'd share this quote: David O. McKay said: “True happiness comes only by making others happy. … The [spirit of] Christmas … makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship and prompts us to kind deeds of service. It is the spirit of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

After the busy Christmas season it was sad to take the tree down and remove the decorations. I love this season so much, I never want it to stop. Plus the snow, gingerbread cookies, candy, fudge, and sparkling apple cider are fantastic and I never tire of them.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Exploration

I won the audience choice award at - thanks everyone!

A few years ago, I headed south to Moab, Utah with a college roommate of mine. We spent the better part of a week exploring Moab and southern Utah. To say that this experience was amazing would be an understatement!

We found so many wonderful places and we truly explored. No map. No guide. No looking up things on the internet. Just the pack on our backs and the sand at our feet. I love exploring and I loved being able to explore the areas around Moab.


Perhaps these are called fingers.

I love this root; it's so gnarled and twisted.

Amazing rock feature.

I do believe this is my favorite rock in all of southern Utah.
(Whether or not I could find it again is another question...)
I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Exploration!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

I Love Travel

Simply put, traveling is fantastic. I love reading travel blogs, watching travel shows, and surfing the internet for hours researching all sorts of crazy destinations; but really I love to get out and actually travel the world. There are still millions of places I haven't been, but I'm really lucky because I've had the chance to do my fair share of world-exploring.

I'm not sure if I've said this before on my blog (and I'm too lazy to look) but Alexis and I are going to Southeast Asia in late January and early February.  We've booked all our flights so far and all of our hotels... so we are getting closer to having a complete itinerary! I'm so excited to be jumping on a plane again and exploring somewhere new! Although, if we skipped the super long flight I wouldn't be opposed to that. Hasn't someone out there invented a way to teleport yet?

Alexis and I will be doing some truly amazing things like riding elephants in Thailand and horseback riding in Cambodia. I'm getting so excited!

As for right now, the current goal is to survive the snow up here at the lodge. It just keeps piling up! And, to make matters worse, I forgot my skis.

Scout rock'n his new snow boots.

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Peaceful

There are so many peaceful places that can be found in the wild. The first photo below is one of the most peaceful memories in my mind. It was an early morning (around 5 o'clock am) in near Rathdowney, Queensland, Australia and I found this amazing little knoll to hike up to. As the sun rose it was absolutely breathtaking and I just sat there... absorbing the amazing place I was at.

Rathdowney, Queensland, Australia 
Another one of my favorite places is Eagle Cap, in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. It's such a neat mountain and there is a fantastic little meadow that simply resonates 'peaceful.'

Eagle Cap Wilderness, Oregon
Then there is my favorite meadow. I've spent many days simply lounging bareback on my horse soaking in the sun while he quietly grazes on the meadow grass. Truly a peaceful and simplistic place.

Eagle Cap Wilderness, Oregon

Monday, December 3, 2012