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I haven’t spent much time focusing on my own hunting season lately... and I don’t really like it. I mean, I LOVE getting my clients ready for their hunts BUT it’s the first time that I can remember I haven’t even spent a day in the field, on my @onxhunt scouting or, dreaming about the opener. I was talking with a friend the other day and I said, it’s almost like a depression to realize you have so much time being put into everything else that your own hunting time is cut out... I also STRONGLY believe in the ever swinging seasons of life, and taking opportunities as they come. So, the door then swings the other way.
Today I’m working on finalizing my trip to Alaska this coming Sunday, and just finished ordering my last minute gear items. This kid of INSANE adventure in the mountains of AK isn’t something “I’ve always wanted to do.” But, it’s time to get uncomfortable.
I went for a walk with my mom the other day, to break in my new @crispihunting Briksdal boots, my @kifaru_intl loaded up with 60# and my mom looked at me and said, “what makes you want to go to Alaska and hunt for brown bears, hike into the mountains after sheep, and leave everything for 12 days.” Without hesitation I unloaded the answer that I hadn’t even taken time to consider but knew to be truth... “I want to feel like the tiny, insignificant speck on this earth that I am. I want to be in a place where I mean nothing. Where I am as far away from my comfortable, everyday life that I can look around and appreciate the vast, unforgiving land and the fact that I borrow time on it. I’m about to be in a place most of the world will only ever see photos of. That’s why I’m going.” It couldn’t feel anymore accurate to share those words with you now.
5 days from now I’ll be walking into the most unfamiliar territory of my life. I’m scared, and reassured that this is where my soul needs to be.
Although I’m giving up most of my elk hunting season here in Oregon, I know there will be more success in the mountains of Alaska then I even realize.
Gina, are you ready for me girl?? This is going to be effing INCREDIBLE. #hunt #Alaska #Mountains #DahlSheep #BrownBear #SitkaStoke #MavenBuilt