Knee-Lo Eye-Sun @niloayson

"Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion." - Anatoli Boukreev

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If there is one thing my big sis and I have in common, is our innate appreciation for Nature,  gleaned from our Mom's love for all things God has made. Here we are at the foothills of Sequoia National Park, one of the great parks this great Naturalist helped to preserve. His writings of his experiences in the Sierra inspire me to always get outside, take the kids outside, experience nature fully and deeply. So hopefully, later on in life they will not fear the wild, but be one with the wildness that is out there. ... "I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. Heaven knows that John the Baptist was not more eager to get all his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of God's mountains." - John Muir #johnmuirday #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #nature #naturewalk #lifeoutside #nationalparks #explorelearnprotect #findyourwild
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If there is one thing my big sis and I have in common, is our innate appreciation for Nature, gleaned from our Mom's love for all things God has made. Here we are at the foothills of Sequoia National Park, one of the great parks this great Naturalist helped to preserve. His writings of his experiences in the Sierra inspire me to always get outside, take the kids outside, experience nature fully and deeply. So hopefully, later on in life they will not fear the wild, but be one with the wildness that is out there. ... "I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. Heaven knows that John the Baptist was not more eager to get all his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of God's mountains." - John Muir #johnmuirday #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #nature #naturewalk #lifeoutside #nationalparks #explorelearnprotect #findyourwild

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Back in March, my wife had some business in Visalia. I burned a PTO day and did some research on what to do in Visalia. Apparently, Sequoia National Park is only 40 minutes away. I took the conservative plan and decided to hang out at Lake Kaweah with the girls and baby Aidan. Well, we came across this view heading to our destination. We were in awe of the Sierra Nevada peeking through the foothills. Needless to say, we kept on going... straight to the Ranger Station hand over some bills to enter the park to find more adventure. #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #sisugirls #rearingnaturekids #feralkids #goonies #findyouradventure #buddingmoutaingirls #lakekaweah #takeahike #sierranevada
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Back in March, my wife had some business in Visalia. I burned a PTO day and did some research on what to do in Visalia. Apparently, Sequoia National Park is only 40 minutes away. I took the conservative plan and decided to hang out at Lake Kaweah with the girls and baby Aidan. Well, we came across this view heading to our destination. We were in awe of the Sierra Nevada peeking through the foothills. Needless to say, we kept on going... straight to the Ranger Station hand over some bills to enter the park to find more adventure. #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #sisugirls #rearingnaturekids #feralkids #goonies #findyouradventure #buddingmoutaingirls #lakekaweah #takeahike #sierranevada

A few clips from the drive and short hike. Yes, I was told by my 4 year old that I should have stayed at the bottom because I'm old... Lol #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #blmwild #blmlands #subaruoutback #mtnroo #feralkids #camphikeexplore #walkerridge #rearingnaturekids
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A few clips from the drive and short hike. Yes, I was told by my 4 year old that I should have stayed at the bottom because I'm old... Lol #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #blmwild #blmlands #subaruoutback #mtnroo #feralkids #camphikeexplore #walkerridge #rearingnaturekids

Easy like Sunday morning! Only an hour and half from our house, we have these cool places to play in! To get dirty, we can hike, run, bike and now drive to our hearts content! The teeny bit of off road we did, the Outback #ohvgrocerygetter did just what we asked it too. ;) #blmwild #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #findyouradventure #findyourwild
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Easy like Sunday morning! Only an hour and half from our house, we have these cool places to play in! To get dirty, we can hike, run, bike and now drive to our hearts content! The teeny bit of off road we did, the Outback #ohvgrocerygetter did just what we asked it too. ;) #blmwild #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #findyouradventure #findyourwild

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No #nanoadventure is complete with these two without a few tears or Addy getting soaked. Like you never call "last chair," never call one last stream  crossing. Lol #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #sisugirls #rearingnaturekids #feralkids #goonies #findyouradventure #indianvalleyresevior #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #blmwild
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No #nanoadventure is complete with these two without a few tears or Addy getting soaked. Like you never call "last chair," never call one last stream crossing. Lol #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #sisugirls #rearingnaturekids #feralkids #goonies #findyouradventure #indianvalleyresevior #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #blmwild

Turn around for full 360 view of the Reservoir and landscape. This reservoir was another that was less than 30% full last year, doesn't look too shabby now! Love it! #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #findyouradventure #findyourwild #blmwild
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Turn around for full 360 view of the Reservoir and landscape. This reservoir was another that was less than 30% full last year, doesn't look too shabby now! Love it! #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #findyouradventure #findyourwild #blmwild

Made it to our possible camping spot with a view... A tad windy... Addy is about to be blown over! Lol Stay tuned. #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #stayoutside #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #blmwild
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Made it to our possible camping spot with a view... A tad windy... Addy is about to be blown over! Lol Stay tuned. #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #stayoutside #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #subaruoutback #dirtysubieisahappysubie #blmwild

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From where we came... Sun's out, let the Subie out! #optoutside #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #outsideisgoingin #mtnroo #blmwild
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From where we came... Sun's out, let the Subie out! #optoutside #blmlands #walkerridge #sundaydrive #ilovedirt #outsideisgoingin #mtnroo #blmwild

Remembering our Sunday drive at the end of February. Post storm, many clouds and chilly weather. Driving up Walker Ridge finally checking the vast BLM Lands California has to offer... And to see if the Vanagon can make it up here for some Camping this season! Beautiful view looking into Lake County. #findyouradventure #blmlands #lakecounty #mtnroo #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #subaruoutback #offroadsubaru #sundaydrive #blmwild
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Remembering our Sunday drive at the end of February. Post storm, many clouds and chilly weather. Driving up Walker Ridge finally checking the vast BLM Lands California has to offer... And to see if the Vanagon can make it up here for some Camping this season! Beautiful view looking into Lake County. #findyouradventure #blmlands #lakecounty #mtnroo #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #subaruoutback #offroadsubaru #sundaydrive #blmwild

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The Almonds have long since blossomed, but the memory of these chilly rides and views while kid #1 was at swimming practice, were nothing short of spectacular! #tbt #optoutside #roadride #almondblossoms #surlycrosscheck #surlybikes #steelisreal #surlysteel #yolocounty #sunset #sunsetride #nogarminnorules #justbreathe #justride
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The Almonds have long since blossomed, but the memory of these chilly rides and views while kid #1 was at swimming practice, were nothing short of spectacular! #tbt #optoutside #roadride #almondblossoms #surlycrosscheck #surlybikes #steelisreal #surlysteel #yolocounty #sunset #sunsetride #nogarminnorules #justbreathe #justride

Continuing my not-so-current posts... Photos back February after the storms and  Lake Berryessa made the news. The Spillway has become a tourist attraction! Wow, is it full or what! These photos the last three years would have been dry Creek beds! Awesome to witness! Glad the trails were dry enough to run hard and not take any spills... My fitness on the other hand... Bleh. #trailrunning #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #coldstebbinscanyon #lakeberryessa #napacounty #findyouradventure #findyourwild #singletrackmind
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Continuing my not-so-current posts... Photos back February after the storms and Lake Berryessa made the news. The Spillway has become a tourist attraction! Wow, is it full or what! These photos the last three years would have been dry Creek beds! Awesome to witness! Glad the trails were dry enough to run hard and not take any spills... My fitness on the other hand... Bleh. #trailrunning #optoutside #outsideisgoingin #breathe #grateful #nanoadventures #coldstebbinscanyon #lakeberryessa #napacounty #findyouradventure #findyourwild #singletrackmind

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