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Perfect depiction of a crisp, winter morning
And birds circled overhead. 🎶 Stormy Weather - Little Dragon
So happy I found a friend as crazy as me. Thanks for taking our photo 📷 @mrjustindean!
Adventure time in Sedona with @siralfredbrussel and @theawesomedrdre
Can’t get enough of these #peaceful #winterwonderland vibes. ❄️❄️❄️ #lovealaska
Finally made it to the M after multiple attempts between unhappy baby and my SI pain! It was only 3 miles, but 3 is better than 0! Feels like recovering is taking forever! Hopefully I'll be able to start running soon! #hokaoneone #hokachallengeratr #optoutside #forceofnature #womenwhohike #willyougooutwithme #womenwhohike #runallthemountains #recovery @hokaoneone
I’ve been thinking about throwing some Lightroom presets up for sale on my website. Comment 📸 if you would be interested in purchasing a preset pack for $25. The preset for this photo would be included!
💛Dreaming of the trail. Where will you hike in 2018? New blog post up about resupplying on the PCT & JMT; ArtemisHikes.com or click the link in the bio⬆ #longdistancehiking #optoutside #getoutstayout #exploremore
The two weeks ago we were able to stay in a fantastic cabin with Tremblant Mountain Chalets.
Elevated monkey status. #Boulder 🙈
To my twin (before I chopped my hair off) who unlike anyone else wreaks of spontaneity, who is fun and so caring. She’s the only one who would, at the drop of a hat, drive up to the mountains with me and spend time off the grid in the middle of nowhere. She brings out the adventurer in me, the outdoorsman in me, all of which I think are the best versions of myself. Thank you Aft. I love you so much. I miss you so much. I want you to move back so much. I’m so proud of you and am so thankful for you. To Rat Lake, to mountain women, to you. Happy birthday 💍 . . . #thehappynow #gratitudejournal #forceofnature #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #pnwphotographer #optoutside #getoutstayout #MyLifeOutside #travelblogger #natgeotravel #ofhumans #instablogger #portraitstream #LiveAuthentic #vscocam #moment #montanamoment #AdventureInspired #exploretocreate #TheOutdoorFolk #adventureoften #ForgeYourOwnPath #outsidemagazine #WildernessCulture #lettheoutsidein #wildernesscollective #wethecreators #humanedge
The magnificent Mount Shuksan. A peak that has rivaled and in many ways been personally favored to Baker. As we hiked up to Artist Point, our snow shoes crunching the crushed snow beneath, Shuksan began to appear, until it was fully revealed beyond the false summits of our hike. It stands jagged and colorful, leaving routes for avalanches and weary alpinists. Though I’m only describing it, it feels personified along with every other grand summit I’ve seen. I plan on attempting this more often, and hope it can relate to others that have felt unique reactions to certain mountains or ranges in the past. Perhaps that’s something that can keep the magnitude of them alive; sharing their attributes in not only physical form but emotional responses as well. . . . . . . . #optoutside #rei #rei1440project #forceofnature #fujifilmx_us #kodak #hipcamp #washingtoncoast #seattlecreatives #lesothers #shootfilm #lookslikefilm #filmisnotdead #pnw #snowboard #westcoast #getoutside #cascades #wildernessmakesyoubetter #washington #besidemagazine #hiking #skiing #getoutside #offset #stocksy #portra400 #travelstoke
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature” | Rachel Carson
Moment? Ich, in der Abfahrtshocke auf der Loipe? Normal sind die Latten unter meinen Füßen ja breiter, mehr Kanten haben sie meistens auch. Mein Tag vor ein paar Jahren auf der Biathlonstrecke in Ruhpolding mit Fritz Fischer war trotzdem ziemlich lustig, vielleicht sollte ich mal wieder die Skating-Ski anschnallen?! 🤔 Pic by: @tantebiate #throwback #latergram #biathlon #winterlove #vielzuschmaleski #ruhpolding #fritzfischer
#TrailTuesday #Tips Can you tell I'm so happy in this photo because I'm hiking? I wouldn't have been so happy and wouldn't have made it this far on the trail if I hadn't been prepared because I would've fallen. That may look like snow on the trail, but it was all ice. Fortunately, I knew I'd need to wear ice cleats. I'm thankful for my sister's knowledge about hiking & the area, and her advice has helped me so much on top of other advice I've heard. If you're fairly new to hiking, especially winter hiking like I am, I'd like to share a few things today so you can enjoy going outside to play, AKA #hiking. 😉 1. Keep an eye on the WEATHER and let someone know where you're going and when you should be back. Conditions can change rapidly, and know before hitting the trail if any fronts or storms are forecasted. 2. LAYER, LAYER, LAYER! I recommend base layers that can wick away sweat and/or dry quickly. I love having a light down jacket layer and or down vest layer. As you exercise and change elevation or temps during the day, it helps to have layers to adapt. Start hiking a little cool. Frigid temps call for warm socks (wool recommended - I love Darn Tough!), hats, gloves/mittens, and a Buff or balaclava. Waterproof or repellent outer layers and windproof options are highly recommended. 3. WATER and snacks. Stay hydrated. If temps are freezing, you'll need a hydro flask or insulated Camelback because you can't stay hydrated if your water is frozen. 4. GEAR. Comfortable shoes & clothing are a must. Hiking poles are great! They can help with balance and fatigue. I recommend being able to change attachments for terrain. Have a backpack for water, snacks, and layer storage. Gaiters and ice cleats may be necessary on certain trails. Gaiters help keep out snow or debris. Ice Cleats are very important for an icy trail. I recommend spikes, not coils. Hillsound has cleats with an over-the-shoe strap which is great. There's a video with them a few posts ago. 5. Phone. I don't always have a signal, but there are apps that can be used offline for maps. Screenshots of trail maps can be sufficient too. I also use my phone for my camera most of the time. #52HikeChallenge2017
Back in the studio today and ready for lift off! 🚀 Detail of Fire and Ice. 18”x24” resin on wood panel. #sold
Keep calm and carry on.
Reposting @clingingrock_kyle:⠀ ...⠀ "Our groups residing model with her appropriately colored attire and brightly colored accessories make photographing a breeze!! Take notes people and get some flashy colors!! @katie_brightside learning some better belay techniques for a more comfortable experience on the last pitch of Looking Glass Arch!!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #climbing #like4like #blackdiamond #aacgram #moab #photography #scarpa #badasswomen #optoutside #forceofnature #desertrats #liveclimbrepeat #arcteryx #model #rockclimbingwomen #tradgirl #multipitch #girlpower #guidelife #publiclands #autumn #friendsgiving"
Between playing #Picolo in the hot tub, sneaking into a hotel to send 20+ people down a water slide at once, climbing on and jumping off of a rock statue, family dinner, drinking every day, making a ton of new friends, and of course snowboarding in whistler.....I'd have to say this was an awesome vacation that I will definitely not forget. Thanks you to everyone that made it possible! You guys are the best!! . . . #Whistler #WhistlerBlackcomb #BritishColumbia #Canada #OptOutside #ForceOfNature #GetOutside #HikRLife #TheOutbound #Snowboarding #WildernessCulture #WanderOut #ExploreMore #Snowboarding #TakeMoreAdventures #Adventure #WeAreOutdoor #Canon #NeverStopExploring #GetOutStayOut #ASDT #WomenWhoExplore #GirlDiscoverers #MountainGirls #MTNChicks #TheDiscoverers #Mountains
That face when you haven’t showered in a week, and you’ve officially lost all control of your hair’s behavior. But who really cares, when you wake up in the desert surrounded by nothing but wilderness? (Not us!) // A new road trip report is now on my blog! Link in bio. • “While on the road, we make plans, revisions, and lots of skillet potatoes. Dirt is our dry shampoo, and the sun kisses our cheeks and mouths, leaving its scarlet mark. We watch shooting stars cut through the night sky, snuggled up on the desert floor with nothing between us and the galaxy but air and atmosphere.”
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That look you get when you come across mountain lion tracks hiking alone
Goal: to have a cabin in a place like this 😍
|Just a little writing📝| I think if more people got outside and saw what they could overcome in the literal mountains, they would have the confidence needed in order to overcome their figurative life mountains. Sharing these pictures, just in case you forgot their messages!⛰️
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The rains continue today so I went to check out the most significant archaeological site in Costa Rica. The ruins date back to 1000 BC and their cobblestone roads stretched for a 15k radius. In 1600 AD the site was mysteriously abandoned. I love history and being able to experience it first hand, it makes me feel connected. . . . #travel #travelbug #travelstoke #costarica #waterfall #stayandwander #theoutbound #findyourpark #neverstopexploring #beautifulearth #sober #love #themountainsarecalling #alpinebabes #outdoorwomen #getoutside #getoutstayout #wildernessculture #mtnchicks #mountaingirls #briskoutdoors #cascadiaexplored #exploremore #lifeofadventure #liveyouradventure #optoutside #forceofnature #adventureculture #adventurevisuals
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::: 12 1/2 december 2017 • she tells the moon all her secrets* • from my series: night_blooms link in bio . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poemsarespellsandwitchesarepoets #poetryisnotdead #nightblooms #moonsecrets #ritual #intuition #forceofnature #manifest #nightcolors #alisvolatpropriis #802 #Strega #Nocturnestra .
They say that when the local chieftain of Iceland, Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði, renounced the Old Norse religion to embrace Christianity, he threw away the statues of the Norse gods into this waterfall. This was the origin of Goðafoss - the waterfall of the gods. . . . . [2017.8.10] #godafoss #origin #waterfalls #chasingwaterfalls #exploreiceland #liveauthentic #liveoutdoors #natureaddict #waterfallgram #forceofnature #neverstopexploring #optoutside #betteroutside #earthofficial #liveyourdream #wanderlust #iceland #visiticeland #travelstoke #ourplanetdaily #serendipity #adventuregram #travelgram #blessed #lifeofadventure #lifeonthego #naturelovers #visiticeland #toomanywaterfalls #zen
@kendral33 // "I'm still pretty new to climbing, but I don't think the adrenaline rush will ever go away. Especially the mini-high you get when you reach the top. The feeling that due to skill or physical ability or often times just pure grit, you made it. -- The view from the top isn't too bad either.” // . Chosen by @mrsdaniellephillips . . #ChooseMountains #ChooseMountainsWomen _________________________________________________ For gear, visit choosemountains.com or follow the link in our bio. Tag us, to be featured. ✌🏼
Waves enjoying her new found abode in the trunk of a redwood while Reef is holdin' down our home for the evening! #camplife #TheMitchellTribe
“To live, to truly live, we must be willing to risk. To be nothing in order to find everything. To leap before we look.” - Mandy Hale #womenwhorunwiththewolves
12 miles of strenuous backcountry hiking; temps dropping into the 30's; 4 waterfalls and a cozy camping spot under the mighty redwoods for the evening. Mad credit to my husband and myself for being the true definition of adventure parenting! #bestteamever #adventuremamas #nowgiveusallthemargaritas #TheMitchellTribe
Being sick and stuck at home makes me miss these kind of nights a little extra. ⛺️
My favorite picture from this weekends hike 💚🌾
Marathon training in New England: 4 miles of 4x800s on the snowy track in the rain. Went home to take a quick shower before school pickup, and discovered we have no hot water. WOMP WOMP. I’m still trying to warm up as I wait for the oil guy.
This is a tired, poor, huddled mass of a tree. It doesn’t even yearn to breathe free. It just wants to retire and do nothing. 😅 Let’s call this “The Midlife Crisis Tree—at Sunrise.” 😂 I thought this might be the year we skipped the tree. For the first time in well over a decade, we won’t be home for Christmas, and couldn’t we just save ourselves the effort? To say I’ve been overwhelmed lately is putting it lightly. (On a scale from underwhelmed to whelmed to overwhelmed, I’m pretty much always tipped towards over, but the last month or so has had me even more whelmed than usual — uberwhelmed? 😬.) “No tree” felt not quite right, so up it went. It’s an artificial tree that was really expensive when I bought it something like 10 years ago, and if you know me you know not wasting is one of my core-est of values. In recent years, the tree has more problems with each passing year. A hinge here or there is broken—the bough hanging too low, looking for support. Prelit branches of the tree no longer light up in sections, no matter how long we spend—arms scratched to bleeding—reaching into its recesses to plug and unplug various connections in the hopes of a brighter result. This year, in fact, we could only get three of the many sections to light. Admitting defeat, I wound a few random strands of lights around the no-longer-prelit tree, asked the kids to hang whatever ornaments they liked wherever on the tree they liked, and called it ... well ... good enough. The lights are not even, the branches are box-crushed in places (because really, I’m supposed to reshape what feels like a thousand branch pieces?), and there is no rhyme, reason, theme, or pattern to what the tree is wearing. This is a Midlife Crisis Tree. But, as Hemingway said, the sun also rises. And there’s so much beauty in that.
Throwback to Lisbon, earlier this year.
This morning I found out that I won a lottery spot to run the Chicago Marathon next year, so I celebrated with 5 easy miles in the rain. I’m so excited to get a chance to run this race and see the Windy City 🌃
We're setting up for the Free Outdoor Summit. Come to @outdoorchatt at 5:30 today to learn a new outdoor skill from the @girlsincchatt girls, score a door prize from @rei, and have some grub from @greentambourinechatt #ForceOfNature #comeoutandplay
These NEW long sleeve tees will be available at the @biodomeproject as well as on my Etsy page this week ! This is my all time favorite ecosystems print now on garments for winter, so pick one up and stay warm and look fresh! Not only will you get a rad shirt, but also a free print and a good warm feeling that you helped the environment when a portion of each purchase will do just that!!! #weartheplants #explore #ride #rei #tee #tshirt #optoutside #plantlife #plantlifeclothing #adventure #shopsmall #screenprinted #supportartists #supportsmallbusinesses #donate #forceofnature #freestuff #garden #hike #handmade #holidaypromo #livewithnature #localbrand #localbrandtosavepublicland #clothing #camp #branding #nature
#TravelTuesday We're reminiscing about our last trip to #Yosemite. #CertifiedHappy #Life #HikingWithNatures