Week 43

If Only I Had my Bow..... x100

If you happen to go a zoo in the midwest, the amount of hunting references that you'll hear will be overwhelming to the ears. This is especially true when there is a large Whitetail Buck. For example this deer was just sitting there eating his delicious pumpkin cake while groups of people plotted its murder from 20 feet away. I wonder if every person that said "I wish I had my bow" thought they were the first ones to say it. One of life's great mysteries.

Whitetail Deer

River Otter

River Otter

Pallas Cat  

Pallas Cat

 

WEEK 42

The Peak.

Something to think about before wandering around nature.. If it's deer hunting season, don't wear a fawn colored jacket and a tan backpack with dark pants. It is not fun to realize you dressed yourself as a large deer 2 miles away from anything during mid deer season. 

Pictures were taken outside Hawley, Minnesota, along what I would think is the Buffalo River. Could be completely wrong, but maps are for people who don't believe in themselves, and my phone was dead so I had no idea where I was.  

WEEK 41

The Taste of Leaves

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Not a care in the world, sleep is apparently not in Lars' vocabulary. This is the face of having slept for a total of 4 hours during the night. Right after taking this photo he decided to taste the delicious flavor of dead leaves. This is the face of not having a care in the world.

Also if there is a better example of a baby having crazy old man hair, I have yet to see it.

WEEK 40

The Last Warm Sunset

North Dakota: a place most people will never visit. We don't have skyscrapers, we do not have a professional sports teams, and our tallest waterfall is just over 5 feet tall.  We lack pretty much everything of that other places have, but what we do have is glorious looking sunsets.

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WEEK 39

Hello Jay Cooke

When the forecast calls for sunny skies, make sure you pack for rain. I packed shorts.. and a hammock. The Weather Channel has betrayed me for the last time.

Luckily this poor bastard got the joy of sleeping in the hammock during the rainstorm.

 
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Little does he know it will start pouring on him in a few hours... I was cozy in my tent, like a true champion. 

 
 
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Another fun fact: When packing a sleeping bag, it should never look like this.

As you can see here, the sleeping bag is roughly 50 times the size of the backpack. This is what Bear Grylls' nightmares are made of. Instead of Man vs. Wild, this weeks episode features Army Paratrooper vs Freakishly Large Sleeping bag. *Spoiler* The sleeping bag wins. At one point the phrase " I think I am going to just leave it behind " was muttered. 

 

PACK BETTER NEXT TIME PATRICK.

 Also waterproof matches don't work on waterlogged wood. We may or may not have used an entire box of matches to boil 2 cups of water, but you can bet your ass it felt like we just invented the wheel when the water finally boiled. And no, we did not have to burn our map for kindling. That would be stupid..

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FULL GALLERY OF IMAGES

Dedicated to lil Pilgrim and lil Pioneer.. Rap gods in the making...