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Jill Sessa

jill.sessa

- Full time traveler 5 years - #wordpress biz - Now on #Ural Formerly @vespaandalaptop - Overland Expo Cool Ride Finalist - πŸ“Cali, making tracks NW

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I love how he keeps sitting in the same position he would be if the sidecar was still on. Photo from before that right head was dismantled.  #sidecardog #uralmotorcycles #ural #notgoinganywhereforawhile #fulltimetravel #solotraveler #digitalnomad #ural #womenwhoride #womenwhowrench #motolife #advrider #adventurerider #heidenau #k37 #boxertwin #aircooled #chihuahuasofinstagram #mykidhaspaws #whorescuedwho @uralmotorcycles
And the winner is... Sunwave! @aquabound 4 piece Whiskey purchased through @alpacka_raft . Isn't it beautiful?!? (Yeah yeah, I know the Fuego was the more discussed choice for safety etc, but once someone commented on how the pattern resembled a certain person πŸ˜– I couldn't go with it, haha!!) . It arrived end of a tough day yesterday so only got in a quick paddle, but WOW. I was already using a very light paddle, but this is incredible!! Super smooth in the water, pulls easily. Can't wait to hike with it, will fit right in my pack. And since I'm now waiting for parts for the moto... We'll have plenty time to use it... . . . #thisispackrafting #packraft #mykidhaspaws #myhomehaswheels #inflatablekayak #solotraveler #digitalnomad #fulltimetravel #alpinelake #highsierras #mammothlakes #395 #twinlakescampground #campingwithdogs #girlswhocamp #womenwhocamp #adventurerider #advrider #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #exploretheworld #paddling #aquabound #yesaquabound #newpaddle
So proud of this guy!! Today, we paddled (well, I paddled, he looked cute) SIX different lakes and hiked between each one! This is the only moment I carried him the whole time. 9000-11000 ft elevation. 8 miles covered. One bed now very happily snuggled in. . . . . #thisispackrafting #packraft #chihuahuasofinstagram #mykidhaspaws #myhomehaswheels #inflatablekayak #solotraveler #digitalnomad #fulltimetravel #alpinelake #highsierras #mammothlakes #395 #twinlakescampground #campingwithdogs #girlswhocamp #womenwhocamp #adventurerider #advrider #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #exploretheworld #paddling #dogswhohike
Church of the Moving Meditation. . We got out on the water quite early (to avoid the shrill screams of the mom next site over! I hope no one in life is as critical of her as she is of her family, wow.) . Plenty cozy thanks to @gorumpl poncho and a dog that would rather lounge on my lap (and arm!) than paddle very hard. . That's just fine as I'm going to hike into a lake this afternoon. (Possible when your boat and paddles together weigh only 7 lbs!) And at 9000ft+ expending energy is still a bit tough. . Happy Sunday! XOXO . . #thisispackrafting #packraft #chihuahuasofinstagram #mykidhaspaws #myhomehaswheels #inflatablekayak #solotraveler #digitalnomad #fulltimetravel #alpinelake #highsierras #mammothlakes #395 #twinlakescampground #campingwithdogs #girlswhocamp #womenwhocamp #adventurerider #advrider #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #exploretheworld #paddling
Just relaxing in his @alpacka_raft to start his Saturday 😎😍 Something I'm getting used to is lack of a keel.  Something I'm enjoying for meditative videos is lack of a keel!  I'm holding the camera still while the water rotates the boat. . We're staying in an actual campground for a week and these lakes are the number one reason why. This is 100 steps from our tent. 8 minutes from pouring the coffee to launching the inflated boat this morning! And while we have closer neighbors than I normally choose, everyone I've met is lovely. Human interaction isn't so bad sometimes hahahaha. There's also a free shuttle into Mammoth Village and at least 5 other lakes to paddle in easy reach. . . . #thisispackrafting #packraft #chihuahuasofinstagram #mykidhaspaws #myhomehaswheels #inflatablekayak #solotraveler #digitalnomad #fulltimetravel #alpinelake #highsierras #mammothlakes #395 #twinlakescampground #campingwithdogs #girlswhocamp #womenwhocamp #adventurerider #advrider #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #exploretheworld #paddling
When you have to come into town to get internet to set up your new computer... But the actual views captured on the default screensaver are right outside the Village. Ugh, tough!! Damn, I love the Sierras!! And for those keeping track ... Yes this means my "I'm leaving Mac" experiment was a #totalfail . . . #digitalnomad #solotraveler #applefangirl #itried #fulltimetravel #macpro #easternsierras #395 #wordpressdeveloper #workfromanywhere #myhomehaswheels #womenwhoride #womenwhocamp #mammothlakes
#thisispackrafting #bikerafting Here's a photo essay of why I am so in love with the @alpacka_raft Caribou for my travels. (And why I'm swapping out my beloved @aquabound Swell with the new 4 piece Whiskey, lol. Although I managed with the longer paddles just fine on the 8 mile ride back to town.) . Yes, that is a waterproof zipper on the stern and yes you can put your gear into the tubes of the boat! . The Caribou is specifically designed for loading a bike on the bow. The extra weight meant I was able to even sit right up on the edge. . And damn.... If floating the Owens River with 360 views of the Sierras isn't the way to spend a 100° day! . . . #packrafting #paddling #inflatablekayak #easternsierras #bishopca #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #aquabound #alpackaraft #alpackarafts #packraft #digitalnomad #digitalnomads #solotraveler #exploretheworld #visitcalifornia #395 #californiadreaming #adventurerider #advrider #fulltimetravel #wanderlust #womenwhoride
When it is 100°+ and blowing hot wind, you do everything you can to stay slightly cooler and hydrated. I put this platypus with ice inside my back armor pocket of my riding jacket. Logan has a chill skin lining his bag, ice in a silicone bag inside his duffel as well as leaning up against the whole bag. When it melts it becomes our drinking water and I get more ice at the next stop. Only 80-90 miles between stops and shade for 10 mins. Not an ideal day to drive, but not a lot of choice (except for driving at night!) 280 mile day and then we'll be in an air conditioned hotel room for a couple days! . . . #adventurerider #advrider #womenwhoride #digitalnomad #solotraveler #mykidhaspaws #chihuahua #sidecarmotorcycle #sidecardog #395 #easternsierras #uralmotorcycles #ural #fulltimetravel #irodetoday waytoohot
Okay, peeps, important life decisions to be made here! ... New @aquabound paddle, which blade design... Top/blue or Bottom/orange. My @alpacka_raft is persimmon 😎 Votes and opinions?!? . . . #thisispackrafting #kayakcamping #paddle #fiberglass #happychihuahua #packrafting #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #buythebest #bikerafting #rafting #postingfromthelake #notpaddling
Carry THE BEST outfitted First Aid (First Care!) kit possible to be ready for anything the adventure throws at you - or people in need along the way. πŸ€•πŸ₯⛑️ Hopefully all you ever need it for is.... surgery on your well worn moto-boots 😎 @outer_limit_supply this kit really does it all! . . . #fulltimetravel #advrider #adventurerider #womenwhoride #womenwhocamp #solotraveler #thesebootsaremadeforwalking #digitalnomad #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahualover #mykidhaspaws #overlander #motorcycletravel #motorcycleadventure #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #dirtybiker
A glimpse at why I love #goatyoga !! @bigbearyoga Lisa Ann was a terrific instructor for this- she really worked in the experience of the goats, and correlated to how we experience our yoga practice. Highly recommend, it's every Saturday this summer, I believe.  Plus the farm is WAY COOL. . . . #goats #babygoats #yogawithgoats #solotraveler #digitalnomad #yogaforlife #ididyoga #advrider #womenwhocamp #womenwhoride #bigbearlake #visitcalifornia #exploretheworld #explorecalifornia #alpinelake #mountains #optoutside #getoutandplay #getoutstayout #fulltimetravel
So... Yesterday we did a thing. And I brought the drone so we have pictures of this thing. (The max limit, please swipe through!) Vanity, ya know?!? You can tell how vain I am by that selfie-hair!! Two weeks of dirt roads has greatly increased my confidence in my @uralmotorcycles Gear Up. Enough to tackle 2N13. "You know this is a high clearance road, right?" says the Ranger. Says the Jeeper. Says the KLRer. Yes. I know. Yes. I'm going to make it.  Just watch. Three long sandy inclines almost made me regret the challenge accepted. Then we got up each of them. Challenges are good. Even if they leave you dead tired at the end. Yeah. I'm proud of myself and my #sidecarmotorcycle and #sidecardog !! #fawnskin to #greenvalleylake  This is how I celebrate my freedom! . . . #uralmotorcycles #ural @warnindustries winch makes me confident!! #winch #offroadadventure #advrider #adventurerider #horizonsunlimited #womenwhoride #irodetoday #wellyesterdaytoo #myride #solotraveler #digitalnomad #4thofjuly #visitcalifornia #exploretheworld #dirtybiker @kalabercreations makes it possible!!
My happy place. A cuddly chihuahua , hot coffee, sunny views for days. If I'm not out on the water by this time of day, you're likely to find me here. Big Bear Lake is just beyond those trees. I'd say we have the perfect spot for viewing fireworks tomorrow night. There'll be no avoiding them but at least we can avoid the crowds! ... #fulltimetraveler #solotraveler #digitalnomad #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahualover #mavicair #dji #drone #bigbearlake #fawnskin #boondocking #womenwhocamp #womenwhoride #camping #nationalforest #ecovessel #hotcoffee  #morningview
So, what's a girl to do when she gets back to the campsite and realizes she forgot to do laundry while in town because her #altitude headache is making her brain stop? And we are down to the last pair of undies?  Throw the necessities into the #scrubbabag and strap it on to #vlad and take it rock climbing! Laundry a la Steinbeck #travelswithcharley  Most technically challenging ride yet, I may have smelled my clutch! No pics of the hardest parts because alas... I rode alone (sorry, Mom!)I It was hair-raising, proof is in the photos! Headache went away for at least a few hours, I'll take it. . . . #uralmotorcycles #adventurerider #sidecarmotorcycle #womenwhocamp #womenwhoride #advrider #notboulderingyetbutclose #beoldlater #bigbearlake #butlerpeak #offroadadventure #fulltimetravel #getoutandplay #ural #exploretheworld #visitcalifornia #solotraveler #digitalnomad #notaminimalistcamper #workfromanywhere

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