Man, what a day. @bradleyfriesen's talent and sense of adventure is second only to his kindness and generosity. Exploring the mountains of British Columbia by Brad's helicopter has truly been a highlight of this trip. I wish I could put into words what it's like to step foot in these wilderness areas that few have ever been. @bradleyfriesen's and @mrbentley_thedog's adventure are goals for us.
We took a backroad winding through the thick brush in northern British Columbia in search of a place to sleep. Coming to an old site on a quiet lake, the night was so still we could only hear fish jumping and ducks landing. In the morning, a large dead tree on the far side of the lake fell without wind or warning. The silence and the sounds that broke it still feel tangible days later.
When 7,000 miles on the road starts to feel more like home than any actual roof. When a wolf's howl echoing off a peaceful lake replaces the buzzing of a cell phone. When you find a mountain peak with no foreseeable paths to the summit, knowing a grizzly keeps company with your steps. When you take a turn down a primitive road and white knuckle your way through boulders and hood-height water.
Those are the moments we live for.
The belongings we have with us take on new value as we wander the last frontier. We are thankful to have @chacofootwear with us on this journey.