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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky” Ravindranath Tagore, StrayBirds. • • • • • #choosemountains #outdoorwomen #sunset #hikinggirl #optoutside #instafit #girlswhohike #pnwputdoorwomen #radgirlslife #andshesdopetoo #hikingadventures #expandyourplayground #mtnchicks #azhike #arizonasunset #rei #rabindranathtagore #sunset #arizonasky #arizonasunset
🎁 Happy birthday to my beautiful 'little' brother!🎉 I hope your day is filled with beauty and I hope your next trip around the Sun is filled with more adventure and love than you could possibly imagine.🎂💜 #mymountain 🏔️
So happy I found a friend as crazy as me. Thanks for taking our photo 📷 @mrjustindean!
On top of the world 🌎❄️ beautiful Brittany @britt.venturesout wearing the Teepee Vibes on that beautiful white blanketed hike ☃️ | Remember code XMAS2017 for a 20% off all purchases #explorebc #wintervibes
Only shot that was clear enough to post! Antelope Canyon was beautiful and freezing but checked off the list. Only complaint, no room to explore.
HERE WE GOOOOO! . Six months ago, on the very last run of a super fun day of skiing A-Basin, I hit a patch of slush and a huge divit that launched me air-born. Without even a split second to think, I landed with an extended left leg and tore 3 out of 4 of the major ligaments in my left knee (ACL, PCL and MCL). Did I mention that this is my second ACL injury, different knee? Yeah.... . Since then, I’ve seen 3 sports medicine surgeons, traveled back and forth from Colorado to Texas for countless appointments, battled to the death with my insurance company and finally decided to wait until the end of the busy event planning season to have the surgery (due to the long and grueling rehab that is sure to consume my life). . Well, the time has finally come and I have temporarily moved back to Texas to undergo the multi ligament reconstruction. Thursday I go under the knife for a 5 hour surgery that consists of 2 cadaver allographs (MCL and PCL) and an autograph taken from my own patellar tendon for my ACL. I will be completely non-weight bearing and in a locked brace for 6-8 weeks, with only 25% weight baring for the following month after that. . Little by little, I will gain back my independence, but not after extensive physical therapy. Depending on my progress during rehab, I am expected to be back to “normal” in 12-14 months, but with the possibility of never being able to ski again. Needless to say, I am scared shitless of that thought, but I am determined to get back on that mountain, as I can’t imagine a life without skiing. . Anywho, I am in need of some prayers and good vibes these next 2 days leading up to the surgery! If you have an ounce of positivity to send my way, I’d be more than happy to take that with me into the operating room, as my anxiety is currently crippling (...haha). . Stay tuned for updates and awesomely gorey pictures! . . . #aclsurgery #aclrecovery #aclreconstruction #aclclub #aclfamily #aclrehab #sportsmedicine #skiordie #skiing #ski #physicaltherapy #positivevibes #positivethinking #prayersplease #skicolorado #mountaingirls #andshesdopetoo #mtnchicks #summitcounty #abasin #keystone #arapahoebasin #sendit #fuckjerry #ridehard #rideordie
#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
My happy place is running and jumping through the snow. Do any of y’all have an activity or gps tracker for your pup? Mum wants to know how far I hike when we head to the forest. Also, Happy Chanukah! 🕎 #jewishhoundsofinstagram #dreamingofawhitehanukkah
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
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Sledding, skiing, snowball snow day with my adventure ladies ❄️ . 📷 @skichickie91 . . #summittheadventuredog #snowday #noschool #outdoorwomen #skidog #mtnchicks #dogsofinstagram
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
Todays adventure had views !! Also, damn i need a good camera ! Wish you guys could see this !! . .. #hikes #hikeeveryday #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #wwexploreambassadors #getoutside #explore #mtnchicks #badasshikingwomen #views
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"Being outside, in the mountains, you forget about the chaos of the world, you just focus on all the beauty there is. There's nothing I'd rather do than be outside in nature, breathing in the fresh air and feeling the sun on my skin♥️" . LOVING all of these @MtnChicks stories and #MtnGoals coming in! You can share yours with us too simply by sending us a message. We'd love to hear what you @MtnChicks have planned for 2018! - @thehikingyogi_ . We also have some December events coming up! RSVP by visiting our site! www.mtnchicks.com ------------------------------------------ Upcoming Hikes. Visit mtnchicks.com to RSVP! * Alberta: Mtn Chicks Go Ice Skating, Dec 16 | British Columbia: Snowshoe Event, Dec 16 | NorCal: Pinnacles NP Trip, Dec 16 | SoCal: Urban Stairs Hike, Dec 16 | Washington: Snowshoe Artist Point, Dec 17 | Colorado: Snowshoe Event, Dec 19 | Arizona: Gregory Packs Holiday Event, Dec 23 . . #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #likeamountaingirl #sheexplores #alpinebabes #mtnchicks #sheadventures #girlswhohike #mountaingirls #outdoorwomen #wildernessbabes #girlgetters #wearimitless #outdoorbella #liveyouradventure #sheisnotlost #dirtbagdarling #choosemountainswomen #wonderfulwildwomen #liveoutdoors #homeonwheels #womeninthewild #wwhmember #unlikelyhikers #girlswhohike #yoga #yogainspiration
Hope everyone got to enjoy a little sunshine this past weekend!! I had grand plans for a Lookout snowshoe but underestimated the route finding challenges. Our consolation prize sure wasn't bad though!! 👍🙏🏻❄️ . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #mountrainier #snowshoeing #winter #adventureanywhere #choosemountains #bestmountainartists #briskoutdoors #back40hikes #exploremore #getoutside #hikewashington #livewashington #radgirls #sheadventures #upperleftusa #wildher #herpnwlife #mtnchicks #ourpnw
$20 for a sweet merino wool Vila?! Heck yeah! Today only (save $9) and choose from 3 awesome prints.
Watching the snow through the falls
Ilinizas Norte, 5248 meters high and getting the 'hang' of it!! Mijn tweede 5000 meter top! En zo chill als ik erbij lig op de 1ste en 2de foto zo ging ie dus ook! Dat slapen in die berghutten is een ander verhaal.. maar allememaggies het is het waard! Enne hier had ik dus ook sneeuw! Maar het ligt op een berg.. zoals het hoort in mijn bescheiden opinie.. #blijei #ilinizasnorte #justdidit #sneeuwenijs #goingalselsa #climbinggirl #mtnchicks #girlswhohike #stravahike #ecuador #alpinechick
I thought cold weather hiking would be more difficult. I’m not a fan of the bitter cold and I struggle with icy cold fingers/toes even when I’m inside most winter days. However, when I hit the trail with a friend and dressed in warm layers, it was surprising how my mind quickly shifted away from the temperature. We had the best morning, enjoyed the sunrise and snow, and had the perfect mama “reset” we both needed! #10kwomentrailproject #appalachiantrail #coldweatherhiking
Sometimes it feels like I’m screaming into a void that seems black and vast. Every IG update - I find myself growing weary. Weary of scrolling & no longer seeing anyone I recognize, and now not even seeing people I follow but people I “might like to follow”. Tired of scrolling & seeing the same pictures as if everyone jumps on trends without realizing their own voice and perspective is enough. Seeing videos of people literally “hacking” the system and gaining 100k+ followers in 24 hours, and putting it on the internet for others to try and game the system as if honesty and hard work aren’t something to be admired anymore. Seeing accounts with so much creativity feel hopeless because of some weird man in the sky controlling their social media reach and engagement, and taking it personally as if they are somehow not good enough. We’re all feeling the grind, we’re all feeling the exhaustion of trying to figure out ways to get our message across without completely losing ourselves. When I’m having these moments of doubt, I ask myself why I’m placing my value on something that in a few years will probably be obsolete. And I think it stems from wanting to be accepted. Wanting to feel like in this insanely large world, I’m reaching someone and making an impact no matter how big or small. But lately, I’ve started to realize everything starts with me. We all want likes and comments without really MEANINGFULLY engaging with others. In an app that’s supposed to be about communication and forming relationships, we want to see all of the benefits without putting in any of the work. We comment with 2 words or without thinking about how much time someone put behind their photos or captions. We rush through it all, without trying to form lasting connections. We do things in hopes of getting something in return, without trying to make others feel as loved and as admired as we want to feel. So if you’re feeling the sting of Instagram, shake it off and instead focus on what really matters: spreading your story, & forming genuine relationships with others on here. I’ll be making an effort to be more present and to start building relationships. Comment if you’re with me!
“I am feeling weak today. I am feeling fluffy and overly stuffed today. I am feeling as though my space could fill mountains with the amount of air displaced mass it obtains. ...” Read the rest of my newest blog post. Link in bio
“She didn’t just walk on the wild side, she lived there, dancing in the streets and setting fire to its sky.” -J. Iron Word . . . . . . . . . . #mtbakerwilderness #mtbakersnoqualmienationalforest #beautifulexplorers #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #mountainlust #nwisbest #mtnchicksdoitbetter #goneoutdoors #outdoorbella #amongthewild #adventureenthusiasts #badasshikingwomen #choosemountains
This little guy - too cute. Spotted him on Mt Wellington, Tasmania. I need my time in nature like I need air in my lungs. Which makes living in Tassie the life of my dreams 🤩🏞
There’s often a moment where we realize our lives aren’t what we pictured them to be... they’re actually better than anything we could’ve ever imagined. Mine isn’t perfect. There’s still storms of chaos and uncertainty. But to wake up every morning and tell a story, share an experience, and inspire others to just go for it, is exactly how I want to continue living my life. A little morning meditation for ya. We’re all capable of achieving way more than we think possible. What are you grateful for? What are you holding back? What if you made that risk today? 📸 credit by my inspiration buddy @katiegraves_. #STMBLWDS . . . . . #stalyonexplorersclub #artistspalette #deathvalley #socaladventures #destinationearth #goneoutdoors #ourplanetdaily #thevisualscollective #theglobewanderer #earthofficial #destinationearth #adventuremagazine #visionofpictures #gohypetravel #earthpix #natgeotravel #discoverglobe #theadventurenomads #ourmodernplanet #instapassport #artistmotive #thediscoverer #ZUMApress #mtnchicks #girlscreating #travelphotography #freepeople #gingerontherun
Super excited!! 😁 My work just increased the PTO for next year so now I'll be able to earn 2 extra days and now roll over 7 days instead of 5! Is this a sign that an extra trip was meant to be? 🤔 I think yes! This means I can have more fun adventures like this hike was in the Dolomites 💚 What are your bucket list trips? #iwantadventureinthegreatwidesomewhere #beautifuldestinations #italy #dametraveler #femmetravel #sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #girlswhotravel #girlslovetravel #darlingescapes #adventure #adventureisoutthere #iamtb #iamatraveler #wigwib #passionpassport #mtnchicks #wildernessbabes #globetrotter #girlsthatwander #italy_vacations #dolomiti #wanderlust #trentinotravel #globelletravels #wearetravelgirls #girlsborntotravel #neverstopexploring #traveltheworld #likeamountaingirl
Ohhhhh hiiiiiiiii! Selfieeee with @bmbell0110
“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains” - John Muir ⛅️ Reminding myself that sometimes it’s the small things in life that make me feel complete. Trying to detach myself from what society expects of me and what I expect of myself is a daily challenge. #cheers #wintersun
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Well, it’s time to start exploring again I think... I’m running out of photos to share!! Lol all the rest are sitting in a data recovery center in another state hoping to be recovered!! That’s ok, it’s a lot warmer than it should be so I still have some time to get out there and explore!! This was taken last week in Northern AZ.. I didn’t have enough time there so perhaps I will go back there on this next trip I’m taking? but this is all the definition of adventure right? Not knowing where you’re going to end up!!! “engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory.” —- I’m still gonna try for Wave permits.. the ever elusive... —- . . . . . #herwanderfullife #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen #wildernessbabes #wildernessculture #narcissisticnomad #andshesdopetoo #adventuregirls #theoutbound #outdoorsupply #backcountrycom #mountaingirls #radgirlscollective #adventureismydrug #adventureofalifetime #adventurecollective #adventureawaits #whatsyour20 #optoutside #rei1440project #seetheworld #livealifeworthliving #weliveweexplore #getoutside #alpinebabes #likeamountaingirl #campingofficial #traveling_the_blue_planet
I’m a little behind on everything right now. My room just got cleaned for the first time in weeks, my camping gear still has a solid layer of dirt on it from Utah, I’ve ghosted a perfectly nice guy on Tinder because I just can’t remember to respond to him, my big volunteer application is stuck in proofreading purgatory, and I have a bunch of (ever patient) friends who I owe a phone call/text or a brunch session to (I love you all dearly). Just trying to remember to breathe a little and take it one step at a time. 🌱
As much as I enjoy my life out here, having my family 2400 miles away during the holidays can sometimes be hard. . . I’m so excited to be flying home in a weeks time to see my family. But until then, I’ll enjoy not dealing with shoveling snow, this view and all those wonderful holiday movies on Netflix. Happy Holidays! 🎄🎉🎁⛄️ . . . . . . . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwdiscovered #pnwcollective #pacificnorthwest #holidays #mounterie #washington #wanderwisely #wander #stayandwander #theglobalwanderer #mountainchicks #badasshikingwomen #pnwgirls #herpnwlife #liveintrepid #amoungthewild #nikonlove #forceofnature #thediscoverer #compassoutdoors #tourtheplanet #mountainstones #mtnchicks #bethechange #optoutside #roamtocreate #seetheworld
8 facts about my sister @maryanne.e.davies ❤️ . . 1. She knows everything there is to know about plants & trees 🌲 with a degree in horticulture. 2. She was a hunter/jumper 🐎 horse-something competitor in our younger years (🤷🏼‍♀️ Idk horse talk) 3. She can draw nearly lifelike art. 🎨 4. She carried me out of the wilderness when I fell off a boulder in Squamish and nursed me back to health. 😍 5. She’s in the process of completing her real estate license. ✌🏼 6. She is one of the smartest most logical people I know. 🤓 7. She’s kept me sane for so much of my life even if she doesn’t realize it. 🤪 8. She packed her entire life up 3 years ago to follow her dreams (brave AF!) 🌍 . Bonus!.... This incredible soul is flying home in 6 days.😍✈️ #homefortheholidays #sisters #bcbabe #wildchild #canada #daughteroftheearth #mountaingirls
When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine! Or just move to a sunshine state 😜 ••••••••••••••••• Happy #trailtuesday! I’m the gal in the Santa hat who will always smile and say hello to you, even if you don’t. I’ll even offer to take your picture when I see you and your mate struggling to get that oh-so-perfect summit selfie. There’s that smile.
When you’re hiking in Bryce Canyon in Utah and the landscape reminds you of a mix of Sossusvlei in Namibia, Cappadocia in Turkey and Mars (where I haven’t visited... yet 🙃) . . . . . . #brycecanyon #utah #travel #traveltuesday
Had a great time climbing with some new friends last night.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... Literally. Where's the freaking snow?! At least here in Colorado, were blessed enough to be able to drive up the mountains and find snow... but I'm hoping and praying Illinois gives me a white Christmas this year🙏❄🎄
Mono Lake is cool.
“the hardest part is coming to the realization, that nobody is really going to save you but yourself, that pain is life’s most valuable teacher and that you will never find happiness until you are completely in love with yourself. that’s all.” r.m. drake • • • 📸 @adamcharlescheek
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Love this shot from the Border Angels hike over the weekend. Be sure to check out borderangels.org or @borderangelsofficial for more information on this awesome organization. #borderangels #waterdrop #waterislife #nomoredeath