Saturday, August 14, 2021

Surf Wyoming 2021

WARNING: Neither Fr. Bryce or Kurt are responsible for putting cool ideas into the minds of those who are wild at heart.

Friday marked our annual Surf Wyoming adventure. This year's destination, Mirror Lake in the Big Horns.

You can't just call on any buddy for a mission like this. Ol' Kurt was the right man for the job.

In a nut shell, we saddle the horses and pack our paddle board into mountain lakes and conquer them. I figured there was no better way for Kurt to learn to ride a horse than with a 40 pound pack on his back. Chief and him did well. I can think of three major episodes where lesser cowboys would have turned back and walked home. Well done ol' son. You make me proud.

Once arrived we hobbled the horses and went to work.

Pumping up this 11' bad boy is no easy chore.

A short prayer to your guardian angel before mounting doesn't hurt.

Fortunately I'm an experienced mountain surfer. 

And we're off.

Looking good partner. You earned your hat today. Wear it with pride.

Nothing like a cold Coors Light to celebrate victory. 

My surfer inspiration Bear Woznick says that the most radical thing you can do in life is abandon yourself to the wild adventure of God's will. I would have to agree. Following God's will for us is anything but boring. It's an adventure. Sure it takes courage. But more than anything it takes faith. Faith that He has our best interest in mind and wants to help us become fully the men and women He has created us to be.

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