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Mar.Issa R.

Fire Tender πŸ”₯ Frolic Enabler 🌻 Goddess of the Night 🌚

How convenient! My #mancrush has a #birthday on #mancrushmonday ! You know what else is cool? Me and my #mancrush are gonna get #married . That's freaking #CRAZYPANTS . πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ He's kind, thoughtful, generous, empowering, silly, motivated, brave, committed, and audacious. He has integrity, compassion, high standards, empathy, and he tries hard. He's what I call a quality human, and I'm ridiculously in love with him. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– Happy birthday @bthechangehasebe and thank you for you!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚
Happy #WorldRangerDay y'all! - Here are some snapshots from this summer at @sequoiakingsnps. I've got a rad team and get to do pretty cool stuff sometimes. It's certainly not all fun hikes and beautiful sunsets, but I'm grateful for the experiences I've had over the past six years as a #ParkRanger . ----- πŸ“ All photos taken on Western Mono ancestral homeland. ----- ----- #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #latinooutdoors #diversifyoutdoors #sequoianationalpark #optoutside #forceofnature
Feeling like a Technical Rescue princesa.πŸ§—πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ πŸ‘ΈπŸ½ Somebody needs to make helmet tiaras a thing. β›‘οΈπŸ‘‘ ----- πŸ“ Ancestral homeland of the Western Mono ----- ----- #optoutside #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #latinooutdoors #latinoconservationweek #diversifyoutdoors #womenwhoclimb #browngirlsclimb #heyflashfoxy #maderaoutdoorco #sequoianationalpark
There aren't many things that get me excited enough to do a double point. Prescribed burns are one of those things. πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Promotes healthy forests. πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Mitigates potential wildfires. πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Invokes strong emotional responses. πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Shows our changing relationship with nature. πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Supports understanding of traditional indigenous practices. πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Politically and economically complex. πŸ‘‰πŸ½ SCIENCE!!!! πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ I really enjoyed providing fire information for the Sherman Burn earlier this week. What was even better was seeing how much public perception has changed in the last few years. Not only did nobody yell at me this time, but a lot of people actually thanked us for what we're doing! How could I not be stoked?! -- Side note: I'm not wearing my hat cuz I was on break and away from the public. And when you don't have to wear your flat hat, you don't. 🀠πŸ₯΅ ----- πŸ“ Western Mono homeland ----- ----- #optoutside #fire #prescribedfire #science #climatechange #forest #promisetoprotect #latinooutdoors #diversifyoutdoors #sequoianationalpark #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #getoutstayout
Short out to everyone workin' today. Shout out to everyone hurtin' today. Shout out to the Americans that are still denied freedom, And to everyone fightin' to better what we can become. - Y'all are the backbone of this country. ---- πŸ“Yokut homeland ----- ----- #fourthofjuly #july4th #independenceday #julyfourth #4thofjuly #fireworks
OK OK OK OK.... I've been trying to think of something really beautiful and romantic to say for like the past week since we started announcing it but I can't freaking do it cuz I'm too damn excited so I'm just gonna say WE'RE ENGAGED!!!!!!!πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• - First it was spontaneous in JTree this spring: same place and time of year we realized "us" was a thing 5yrs ago. 🌸 πŸ’ Then he surprised me with a ring on summer Solstice: the anniversary of when we first met 6yrs ago. β˜€ πŸ’ - Now our families know and it feels extra real and I'm only mildly terrified and I've hardly been able to contain myself with all the love I'm feeling!πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ’ž - Aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ‘«πŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ₯³ --- --- One small favor: Please celebrate but stay present with us. No asking about a wedding or kids or how we plan to split the cost of gas. We'll share what we know if and when we're ready. ----- #engaged #loveislove #liveauthentic #momentsofmine #verilymoment #excited #inlove #mancrushmonday #mancrusheveryday #loveofmylife #ldrlife #optoutside #outdoorfolk #flashesofdelight #ourwild #findyourpark #summersolstice
Some photos from my flight transitioning from the Sierra Nevada to the Puget Sound, because you'll never be able to convince me flying is not magic. @alaskaair ----- ----- #nofilter #sunset #travel #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #alaskaairlines #womenwhotravel #womenwhoexplore #flying #mountains #getoutstayout
In the process of going through old notes and files to review for our Technical Rescue refresher, I stumbled upon these photos from last year's intro course that I helped instruct. And I just gotta say, the woman in these photos looks knowledgeable, confident, and pretty freakin' badass. - But I remember that just a week before this course this same woman was curled up in a ball on the couch, crying and needing to be coached over the phone to get through an anxiety attack so she could go to work. And I remember when she first saw these photos she was excited but then got too nervous to post them because imposter system is a real thing, y'all. - And tbh, all of that is me. So I'm sharing the photos and the story now. Because I'm strong and brave and competent and I work hard and IπŸ‘πŸ½amπŸ‘πŸ½badπŸ‘πŸ½assπŸ‘πŸ½, and even if I don't believe in these things nearly enough as I'd like, they are always true. - Relate? ----- πŸ“ Ancestral homeland of the Western Mono ----- ----- #optoutside #findyourpark #promisetoprotect #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #womenwhohike #diversifyoutdoors #getoutstayout #ourwild #melaninbasecamp #encuentratuparque #heyflashfoxy #climbgirls #browngirlsclimb #choosemountains
Grateful today for friends - both human and animal - for helping me get more time outside this week. β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸ½πŸ€—πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ΄πŸŒΏπŸŒ² ----- πŸ“ Western Mono homeland ----- ----- #optoutside #findyourpark #promisetoprotect #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #womenwhohike #diversifyoutdoors #getoutstayout #ourwild #lessismoreoutdoors #hiker_official #hikecalifornia #wildcalifornia #visitcalifornia #melaninbasecamp #sequoianationalpark
Had a nice lunch date yesterday: just me and some really big trees. 🌲 - Garfield Grove is currently the furthest grove of giant sequoias that I've hiked to, and it it was totally worth the strenuous, hot, and poison oak covered trail. If that description deters you I might not mind because it was really nice being out there solo. But if it didn't put you off, we should probably hike together sometime. ---- πŸ“ Ancestral Western Mono homeland ----- ----- #optoutside #findyourpark #promisetoprotect #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #latinxhikers #womenwhohike #diversifyoutdoors #getoutstayout #ourwild #lessismoreoutdoors #hiker_official #hikecalifornia #wildcalifornia #visitcalifornia #melaninbasecamp #sequoianationalpark
It's probably just a coincidence that I saw three rainbows in two different states within three days in the last week of May, right? 🌈 Nah, I'm just gonna pretend it's mama tierra's way of saying "Sorry for the past month. Here's some stuff to look forward to. Happy #pride mija!" 🌈 - It's still been a bit of a roller coaster, but I'm feeling a little more grounded and a little more groovy. Shout out to the people who have been checking in and lifting me up. Plus some extra love to everyone out there just living their truth and sharing it with world. Y'all are doing some work and I thank you. πŸ™πŸ½ - I'm all in for using this month to keep helping each other rise higher and higher. Over the rainbow. Taste the rainbow. Be the rainbow. 🌈 ----- πŸ“ First photo taken on Nuwu homeland. πŸ“ Second photo taken on Yokut and Western Mono homeland. ----- ----- #optoutside #findyourpark #promisetoprotect #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #womenwhohike #diversifyoutdoors #getoutstayout #ourwild #lessismoreoutdoors #hiker_official #theventureoutproject #unlikelyhikers #flashesofdelight #momentsofmine #liveauthentic #outdoorfolk #sequoianationalpark #saveredrock #rainbow #doublerainbow #lgbtq
Y'all, today was hard. I've been spread a bit thin lately, and we were understaffed this morning so I was already a little stressed. Then I checked my email and saw the news that one of our volunteers passed away over the weekend. For the first time ever, I cried at work. - It was already a shock to come back this season and find out he had cancer. I was not prepared for the news today. - Just a couple of weeks ago, he and I went out to the river with a few other volunteers. He seemed amazingly energetic and so happy to be out there, and seeing the comraderie between him and his fellow River Rovers brought me so much joy. After his 11 years of service, none of us could have guessed this would be his last time out in the field. - In all reality, I didn't know him very well. What's hitting me the hardest is something that I can't sufficiently express about the impact of people like him and how their lives are changed in turn by giving of themselves to the land and to others. I'm realizing some level of perspective of the role that I play in the work I do, and that utterly floors me. - I'm extremely grateful for all of this, and for the support of my coworkers that helped me get through the day. This life is all kinds of crazy, messy, stressful, complicated, and sad, but so damn beautiful, too. ----- πŸ“ Ancestral homeland of the Yokut and Western Mono tribes. ----- ----- #sequoianationalpark #findyourpark #promisetoprotect #volunteer #optoutside #ourwild #liveauthentic #momentsofmine
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