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Brett Williams Scott  Perennial student. Mountain enthusiast + yoga teacher. I believe in wild places both within + outside. No adventure too small. 🙏🏼 🌲

My thoughts exactly. #courage

“If your Nerve, deny you - / Go above your nerve.”
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Little solo #backpacking trip in Gallatin National Forest. Though “Hey Bear!” remains the popular self-announcement when turning corners in grizzly territory, the more gutteral eh vowels wear on the throat over twenty miles. I recommend the better-carrying— not to mention cheerful— WHOOHOO!
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#alsobearspray #possiblyprayer #noatheistsingrizzlyland#montana #travel

“But do you shave the bison butts?” - best question asked a colleague of mine, a former Yellowstone Park ranger.
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Once upon a time American bison herds were so thick early train engineers cursed them because a million-strong herd could take days to cross the tracks.
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Federal fatwah against them reduced them until there were only 23.
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Welcome back, fellas.
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#thislandisyourland #butpleasedonttouchthewildlife #selfiewithbisonisauniquelybadidea
#conservation

Good morning, beautiful.
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#thislandisyourland #mountains🗻 #hiking

The ranger told me it’s an 1800’ elevation change in less than a mile and there’s no maintained trail. It was also amazing. #colorado #backpacking #thislandisyourland #blackcanyonofthegunnison

As the late, great David Bowie said: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I can promise you it won’t be boring.”
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Time in Cany: 3 months. Books read: 29. Miles hiked: a lot. Amazing, inspiring, authentic coworkers: all of them. Thanks for making it such a treat, guys. @shnuges @chaotic_colin @chyclist @parkrangergal @gramonsam @rudolf_the_red
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#thislandisyourland #canyonlandsnationalpark #getbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
#edabbey .
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#canyonlandsnationalpark #happytrails #utah #findyourway

Flying pigeon (#ekapadagalavasana) : face over the precipice variation.
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“Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, we're afraid!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, We will fall!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”
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#play #yogapractice #yogaeverywhere #mountainyoga #keepitsimple #keepitwild #thislandisyourland #bearsears #savebearsears

This brontosaurus wanted to wear his pinstripe suit to honor the summer solstice.
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#thislandisyourland #hiking #naturalbridgesnationalmonument

#vasisthasana : canyon floor variation. 💕.
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In other news, I have fallen madly in love with #naturalbridgesnationalmonument. A hidden jewel of protected public land. I had the unbelievable fortune of having the 10-mile canyon trail to myself (perhaps the mid-90s heat had something to do with it....).
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I have not found the words.
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Generally, when I see “10 miles” on a map I guess “okay, like three, four hours.” This has served me from the Mohave to the Sierra. But Natural Bridges laughed. I spent most of the day in those few miles of White and Armstrong canyons, tucked into shade here and there to read my novel and practice this thing I’ve been working on, to meditate and take 8,000 pictures of the trees and elegant canyon walls and unexpected ruins and pictographs. .
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#utahadventures #thislandisyourland #exploring #hiking #yogapractice #yoga #yogaeverywhere #wildyoga

Bear’s Ears buttes.
“I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in.” -Aldo Leopold
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You know, I’m not being flippant when I tag most things with #thislandisyourland. As an American, you have a heritage of access to vast tracts of public land. We need places like these, where you can stand on the ridge line and, exempting the forest road, see nothing developed or human for miles and miles. We need to witness that kind of ecological cohesion, nature that is mind-meltingly intact and whole. Just because we have it now doesn’t mean we always will. Please don’t take those sunsets over southeast Utah, quintessentially American western landscapes for granted. .
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#dispersedcamping #utahadventures #headtothehills #protectbearsears #savebearsears #thedeerweresofat

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