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David Rule 🌎Very good at getting lost 🖐Excellent Hi-five-er 🥑Avocado Enthusiast 🌲Wyoming Grown, Oregon Living

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  • It’s definitely been a minute since I was last in this amazing place. Five weeks ago, I just spontaneously packed up my truck and headed away from my magical homeland of moose and hypothermia for no real reason other than I needed a change. I’m so glad I did, because Oregon has been absolutely incredible and my experience here so far couldn’t be better, but I wish I could’ve taken my favorite mountain with me. Unfortunately, this thing wouldn’t quite fit in my suitcase so I had to leave it. ⛰
  • It’s definitely been a minute since I was last in this amazing place. Five weeks ago, I just spontaneously packed up my truck and headed away from my magical homeland of moose and hypothermia for no real reason other than I needed a change. I’m so glad I did, because Oregon has been absolutely incredible and my experience here so far couldn’t be better, but I wish I could’ve taken my favorite mountain with me. Unfortunately, this thing wouldn’t quite fit in my suitcase so I had to leave it. ⛰
  • 5,359 0 20 October, 2019
  • It’s never hard to wake up for early morning golden goodness in the American southwest. This hike is probably my absolute favorite down there, as it’s an 8 mile wild goose chase with no trail. I just took off running through the desert in my sandals and hoped for the best. I think I ended up with a grand total of 3 cacti stuck in my feet, but it was worth every spike for an epic view like this. I met up with some friends and we pitched our sleeping bags right out on the rocks and stayed up late talking about some spooOOOOooooky legends of the southwest. Little squad adventures like this are the absolute best. 🌵
  • It’s never hard to wake up for early morning golden goodness in the American southwest. This hike is probably my absolute favorite down there, as it’s an 8 mile wild goose chase with no trail. I just took off running through the desert in my sandals and hoped for the best. I think I ended up with a grand total of 3 cacti stuck in my feet, but it was worth every spike for an epic view like this. I met up with some friends and we pitched our sleeping bags right out on the rocks and stayed up late talking about some spooOOOOooooky legends of the southwest. Little squad adventures like this are the absolute best. 🌵
  • 10,644 0 13 October, 2019
  • Exactly one year ago from today, I embarked on my first ever international trip. I had just graduated, barely knew how to work a camera, and had absolutely no plans, but I knew that I had an adventurous spirit and wasn’t going to just settle for some boring desk job. I took off for Europe and backpacked from England to Croatia, not knowing how I’d get to my next destination or where I’d wake up the next morning. I had no car and would often run 20+ miles to places from the train, and at the end of each day, I’d pitch my sleeping bag wherever I ended up, whether that was in a feeding trough at a Swiss farm or inside a Croatian sea cave. It was an absolute blast, and for once in my life, I actually felt truly alive. I was no longer just mindlessly accepting the medical career that I felt pressured into and was rather doing something that I was passionate about. In the year since that day, I’ve been to 18 countries across 4 continents and made traveling into a full time career. I’ve been incredibly blessed to have such supportive friends and family, and I can’t be more stoked on life. Don’t quit your day dream. 🌎
  • Exactly one year ago from today, I embarked on my first ever international trip. I had just graduated, barely knew how to work a camera, and had absolutely no plans, but I knew that I had an adventurous spirit and wasn’t going to just settle for some boring desk job. I took off for Europe and backpacked from England to Croatia, not knowing how I’d get to my next destination or where I’d wake up the next morning. I had no car and would often run 20+ miles to places from the train, and at the end of each day, I’d pitch my sleeping bag wherever I ended up, whether that was in a feeding trough at a Swiss farm or inside a Croatian sea cave. It was an absolute blast, and for once in my life, I actually felt truly alive. I was no longer just mindlessly accepting the medical career that I felt pressured into and was rather doing something that I was passionate about. In the year since that day, I’ve been to 18 countries across 4 continents and made traveling into a full time career. I’ve been incredibly blessed to have such supportive friends and family, and I can’t be more stoked on life. Don’t quit your day dream. 🌎
  • 7,436 0 6 October, 2019
  • It’s hard to believe that places like this even exist on Earth. Peru is full of natural wonders, but Rainbow Mountain is just next level. It feels like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Seeing as how I’ve spent most my life living at over 7000 feet, I didn’t think it was possible for me to get altitude sickness, but this place sure did the trick. The hike to the mountain is a steep uphill that ascends to over 17,000 feet, which makes this the highest elevation I’ve ever been. I think the little old Peruvian lady in this pic was lowkey racing me to the top, and she definitely kicked my butt. These people are tough as they come. 🌈
  • It’s hard to believe that places like this even exist on Earth. Peru is full of natural wonders, but Rainbow Mountain is just next level. It feels like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Seeing as how I’ve spent most my life living at over 7000 feet, I didn’t think it was possible for me to get altitude sickness, but this place sure did the trick. The hike to the mountain is a steep uphill that ascends to over 17,000 feet, which makes this the highest elevation I’ve ever been. I think the little old Peruvian lady in this pic was lowkey racing me to the top, and she definitely kicked my butt. These people are tough as they come. 🌈
  • 7,306 0 4 October, 2019
  • I’ve definitely been missing these beauties just a little bit more lately. Traveling for a career has been super fun, but I don’t think much can compare to life in the Tetons. Honestly, nothing sounds better right now than getting some friends together for a fall campfire or chillin in the hot springs. It feels like I’ve been waking up in a new foreign country every week, but I think my goal for October is to just stay in the states, get caught up on some work, and make sure I take some time to just breathe and enjoy life. I feel like everything can just slip by all too quickly. I’m not entirely sure where I’ll end up yet, but I feel like that uncertainty is just part of the fun that comes with being young. Regardless, I’m ready to just stay stoked and do awesome things with awesome people. Also, thanks to @jackeryusa for keeping me charged up wherever I am. ⛰ #jackerypartner
  • I’ve definitely been missing these beauties just a little bit more lately. Traveling for a career has been super fun, but I don’t think much can compare to life in the Tetons. Honestly, nothing sounds better right now than getting some friends together for a fall campfire or chillin in the hot springs. It feels like I’ve been waking up in a new foreign country every week, but I think my goal for October is to just stay in the states, get caught up on some work, and make sure I take some time to just breathe and enjoy life. I feel like everything can just slip by all too quickly. I’m not entirely sure where I’ll end up yet, but I feel like that uncertainty is just part of the fun that comes with being young. Regardless, I’m ready to just stay stoked and do awesome things with awesome people. Also, thanks to @jackeryusa for keeping me charged up wherever I am. ⛰ #jackerypartner
  • 6,100 0 30 September, 2019
  • If I was the first person to ever discover this place while walking through the desert, I definitely would’ve thought I had heatstroke and was hallucinating. I remember coming around the last bend after the 10 mile hike and just staring at this crazy thing for like 5 minutes without moving because I was so paralyzed by it. There isn’t a single picture on the internet that could do justice for how absolutely epic this fountain of Arizona awesome sauce is. It’s something you just have to see in person to truly experience. 🌵
  • If I was the first person to ever discover this place while walking through the desert, I definitely would’ve thought I had heatstroke and was hallucinating. I remember coming around the last bend after the 10 mile hike and just staring at this crazy thing for like 5 minutes without moving because I was so paralyzed by it. There isn’t a single picture on the internet that could do justice for how absolutely epic this fountain of Arizona awesome sauce is. It’s something you just have to see in person to truly experience. 🌵
  • 9,004 0 24 September, 2019
  • I’ve done quite a few things in my couple decades on this Earth, but this was probably the most absolutely wild and surreal experience of my life. For several days, I lived in the guest hut of a Massai Mara village right below Mount Kilimanjaro. My mornings were spent wandering the plains of the African savannah being mesmerized by the beauty of this magnificent continent. My evenings were spent cooking with the friendly locals and playing games with the kids all up and down the streets. They didn’t speak much English, but I still felt like we could communicate in a different language that didn’t even require words. Despite looking entirely different than them, they treated me just like family and I felt so loved by the tribe. I wish I could share some pictures of my African friends, but they seemed very against me taking any photos of them, so I guess that’ll have to be a memory just for me. Here’s a shot of one of the bigger residents of the region instead. This wonderland will always hold a special place in my heart. 🐘
  • I’ve done quite a few things in my couple decades on this Earth, but this was probably the most absolutely wild and surreal experience of my life. For several days, I lived in the guest hut of a Massai Mara village right below Mount Kilimanjaro. My mornings were spent wandering the plains of the African savannah being mesmerized by the beauty of this magnificent continent. My evenings were spent cooking with the friendly locals and playing games with the kids all up and down the streets. They didn’t speak much English, but I still felt like we could communicate in a different language that didn’t even require words. Despite looking entirely different than them, they treated me just like family and I felt so loved by the tribe. I wish I could share some pictures of my African friends, but they seemed very against me taking any photos of them, so I guess that’ll have to be a memory just for me. Here’s a shot of one of the bigger residents of the region instead. This wonderland will always hold a special place in my heart. 🐘
  • 13,797 0 22 September, 2019
  • No matter where I go, I’m always on the lookout for hot springs. Kicking back in a volcanic hot tub with friends makes for one relaxing evening, especially if it’s in the middle of the jungle. It’s the absolute chillest of vibes. On our way to these incredible springs, we stopped by @circlekstores and picked up some of their simply great coffee, because no Oregon adventure is complete without a good cup of brew. I need more awesome days like this in my life. #makeyourmix #circlekpartner #ad
  • No matter where I go, I’m always on the lookout for hot springs. Kicking back in a volcanic hot tub with friends makes for one relaxing evening, especially if it’s in the middle of the jungle. It’s the absolute chillest of vibes. On our way to these incredible springs, we stopped by @circlekstores and picked up some of their simply great coffee, because no Oregon adventure is complete without a good cup of brew. I need more awesome days like this in my life. #makeyourmix #circlekpartner #ad
  • 6,276 0 20 September, 2019
  • Doesn’t this look like something from Iceland or Indonesia? I could hardly believe I was in the US when I saw this awesome volcano sticking up from the ground in southern Utah. Can anyone spot me? Im the tiny blue dot at the very top of the volcano. Some places just have a way of making you feel so tiny. 🌋
  • Doesn’t this look like something from Iceland or Indonesia? I could hardly believe I was in the US when I saw this awesome volcano sticking up from the ground in southern Utah. Can anyone spot me? Im the tiny blue dot at the very top of the volcano. Some places just have a way of making you feel so tiny. 🌋
  • 12,343 0 12 September, 2019
  • I don’t think I’ve ever posted a shot from what might be the most popular photo spot in all of Wyoming. I feel like the only time I ever go here is when I’m showing friends around, and there’s usually a big row of camera dads lined up here who are using tripods no matter how bright it is. When I show up, one of them usually cracks a dad joke about how I’m so brave for not wearing a coat, and then he calls me “sport” and his cargo shorts grow two pockets. I also have a huge list of stories from other people I’ve met here. One time, this dude started talking about how “some crazy teenager named David Rule” jumped into Delta lake and then pulled up my own insta page to show me. I just nodded and said “hmmm yes, he does seem a bit psycho”. Another time, a couple asked me when the elk turn into moose for the winter. I just replied “oh, that’s November 12th, Moose metamorphosis day. It’s truly a sight to behold”. You never know what kind of characters you’ll run into at Schwabachers. ⛰
  • I don’t think I’ve ever posted a shot from what might be the most popular photo spot in all of Wyoming. I feel like the only time I ever go here is when I’m showing friends around, and there’s usually a big row of camera dads lined up here who are using tripods no matter how bright it is. When I show up, one of them usually cracks a dad joke about how I’m so brave for not wearing a coat, and then he calls me “sport” and his cargo shorts grow two pockets. I also have a huge list of stories from other people I’ve met here. One time, this dude started talking about how “some crazy teenager named David Rule” jumped into Delta lake and then pulled up my own insta page to show me. I just nodded and said “hmmm yes, he does seem a bit psycho”. Another time, a couple asked me when the elk turn into moose for the winter. I just replied “oh, that’s November 12th, Moose metamorphosis day. It’s truly a sight to behold”. You never know what kind of characters you’ll run into at Schwabachers. ⛰
  • 6,693 0 10 September, 2019
  • This is probably the first decent picture I ever took. Shortly after getting my first camera a couple years ago, I went on an awesome roadtrip down to Lake Powell to meet some friends for spring break. We passed right through Moab and I snagged this shot with my cheap little Nikon d3300. Honestly, it was mostly luck that this one turned out good because I definitely had no idea what I was doing. If you look through my first hard drive, there are thousands of absolute cringe-worthy garbage shots before anything started to look good. Just goes to show that if you ever want to be good at something, you need to be willing to fail over and over first. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great, so get out there and do something awesome. 🌵
  • This is probably the first decent picture I ever took. Shortly after getting my first camera a couple years ago, I went on an awesome roadtrip down to Lake Powell to meet some friends for spring break. We passed right through Moab and I snagged this shot with my cheap little Nikon d3300. Honestly, it was mostly luck that this one turned out good because I definitely had no idea what I was doing. If you look through my first hard drive, there are thousands of absolute cringe-worthy garbage shots before anything started to look good. Just goes to show that if you ever want to be good at something, you need to be willing to fail over and over first. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great, so get out there and do something awesome. 🌵
  • 5,517 0 8 September, 2019
  • There’s no better way to wrap up the summer than by getting lost in the backcountry of my favorite rectangle. From the turquoise blue river to the giant moose roaming the valley, this is as perfect as a place can get. I also think I figured out that @isaacspicz is just Huckleberry Fenn in disguise. Despite how beautiful this spot is, it’s also a long hike, and so we always like to bring plenty of yum yums. To prep for this trip, we stopped by @circlekstores, which is a perfect place for people on the go. Devouring some of their Mountain Mix definitely hit the spot at the end of a long day. #makeyourmix #circlekpartner
  • There’s no better way to wrap up the summer than by getting lost in the backcountry of my favorite rectangle. From the turquoise blue river to the giant moose roaming the valley, this is as perfect as a place can get. I also think I figured out that @isaacspicz is just Huckleberry Fenn in disguise. Despite how beautiful this spot is, it’s also a long hike, and so we always like to bring plenty of yum yums. To prep for this trip, we stopped by @circlekstores, which is a perfect place for people on the go. Devouring some of their Mountain Mix definitely hit the spot at the end of a long day. #makeyourmix #circlekpartner
  • 6,116 0 6 September, 2019