I have an unhealthy amount of towers and desert routes on my tick list for this fall. So the real question is who’s comin with me?! 😝
The "wild feminine" scares a LOT of people. When a woman is fully in her power and is embracing both the darkness and the light (or stays in the darkness a little "too long) society is often threatened by the fullness of her power.
I have witnessed this in my own life living in a very small village where you just don't "misbehave". I always say "If they start burning witches, I'll be the first one on the pyre" because I simply don't play by the same rules.
I am unapologetically ME, all me, always expanding and growing and you know what? Every time I allow myself to be everything I am without thinking about what others might be thinking about me.... I unearth new gifts and expand upon the gifts I have.
I am a clearer channel, my readings are more powerful (and eerily accurate) and the vibrations all around me rise to meet ME.
It is the wildness I embrace that creates ALL these changes and aligning with my Creation Code which states that I MUST embrace that wildness in order to manifest what I desire.
If you aren't embracing your wildness, what stops you?
If you haven't booked your manifesting blueprint yet to unlock YOUR personal Creation Code what are you waiting for??
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Are those yaks?
You have gazelles!
What kind of sheep are those?
These are all things we hear on the trails. Meet the herd:
Zelph-the alpha, the beast, the crazy
Kishwor-the sneak, the uninterested, the all business Goat
Rumi-the great, the friendly, the fun
Gokyo-the muncher, the goofy, the bloat goat!
#goat #findyourgoat #hikingwithgoats
SCAVENGER HUNT 🗺 : This sticker is placed in a bar somewhere in Downtown Truckee. First person to find it wins a FREE 9x12 watercolor 🎁🎨 Happy searching!
#forceofnature #thetrek #sheexplores #womenwhohike #getitgirl #travelstoke #walkabout #sheisnotlost #makersmovement #womenontheroad #livecolorfully
DAY 6 - August 3, 2019: As i packed up, two bucks walked though my camp. I hoped that this was a good sign for the day. Heading up a canyon towards Glen Pass at dawn, I couldn’t shake the feeling of being watched. I kept thinking about mountain lions nestled in the boulders above me. As I turned a corner, I heard a growl. I frozed, turned around and frantically began hitting my trekking poles against rock to scare off whatever was nearby. A moment later, an older man comes walking around the bend. “Was that you?!” I asked. “What? I said ‘wowww!’ at this view!” He laughed. I started laughing and told him how I was sure I was a goner. He introduced himself as Feral, a PCT hiker who had already finished the AT earlier this year. He told me I needed to eat more than the 1000 calories I was forcing down and that he typically eats 6000 CALORIES a day! I had actually seen him the day before heading up Vidette Meadow at a better pace, so i let him go ahead of me then continued up towards the pass. The area south of Glen was gorgeous with crystal blue lakes that looked liked they belonged in the arctic. It was a bit difficult to enjoy the view because I had forgotten to take Diamox so the altitude was getting to me. I was huffin’ and puffin’ and stopping way too often as I trudged up the switchbacks. I soon met a father/daughter duo who was taking on the JMT after the rest of the family decided to bail at Kesearge Pass. They became my support system, offering kind words and telling me that they were feeling it too (i think they were just being nice!) we finally made it to the top where I met Meredith, a young solo woman from the midwest. Feral was also at the top, enjoying what was probably his 234th snack and it was only 10AM. The view was gorgeous; Rae Lakes were below and I was excited to see them up close. Looking down, I knew we would have to cross quite a bit of snow and encounter more rock scrambling. I went behind the father/daughter duo who quickly made their way down. I was still a bit unsure of the snow so i took my time. On the way down, I saw my first and only Pika! (PART 2 IN COMMENTS)
I had no idea how rugged the mountains in the North Cascades were. Or how beautiful!
Coming from Colorado, I have gotten used to a certain kind of mountains, and Washington absolutely blew me away.
I went on a super challenging hike with @amandapuhleeze and a few of her friends to a gorgeous lake and dove right in. Even though this trail is super popular and the parking area was completely overrun, the lake was empty when we arrived!
I wouldn’t have thought the water would be warm enough to actually swim, but I jumped in anyway, and it was great.
I have always wanted to be the type of person who jumps fearlessly into bodies of water, but often find myself on the edge, watching as others play. Mostly because I hate to be cold! Even though every time I make myself go, it is exhilarating and joyous and so refreshing.
Each time I jump, I do so with less trepidation. And this is a lesson in life and outdoorswomanness.
#ruggedoutdoorswoman #communingwithnature #hiking #backpacking #washingtonstate #northcascades #jumpin #justdoit
#forceofnature #chooseyouradventure #adventureenthusiasts #liveyouradventure #liveyourbestlife #roamnation #vanlife #crosscountry #trekkingtoes #hikinginspiration #hikingadventures #nofear #noregrets #coldwatertherapy #lifeoutside #womeninspiringwomen #womenempoweringwomen #getoutstayout #exploremoreoutdoors #lovenewplaces
The only approval you would be seeking is the approval of the Lord's. For he died for your sins, and for your eternal life he has risen.
THE BEST LIFE ADVICE OF ALL TIME: It’s a simple phrase that really grinds my gears, and mantra that I repeat daily to varying degrees of success. It’s the most important thing anyone has ever told me.
Are you ready for it?
It’s not about you.
That’s it. And it applies everywhere. It’s not about you. My soul sister @erinoutdoors shared it with me one day and changed my life. It has changed everything—how I interact with relationships, how I approach advocacy, how I handle conflict.
We love to take *everything* personally. And a key for me in advocacy and activism is remembering that IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU. How audacious we are, making everything about us. And what freedom we have when we realize it’s not about us.
Yesterday many of you asked how I stay open to discussion, how I handle conflict graciously, how I maintain the energy for this emotional work — and it’s because @erinoutdoors reminds me often that it’s not about me. And that opens me up to so much growth and peace.
It’s not about you — when we have conflict in conversations about advocacy issues. It’s so much bigger than you. When someone disagrees with you, it’s not about YOU.
It’s not about you, it’s about the bigger picture — example: yesterday a colleague strongly disagreed with my post. Instead of making it about me, I understood that it wasn’t personal, it was an opportunity to learn and talk about an important issue.
Or, it’s not about you, it’s just someone projecting their own junk into your space — and that’s definitely not about you, it’s about them — and it’s not your problem, so you most certainly are doing yourself a favor by not taking it personally.
We tell ourselves stories, and we always make it about us. But, it’s not. Classic example: Friend doesn’t text you back? We make up a story that they’re ignoring us—when really they’re probably just busy and didn’t see your text, or they’re sick, or whatever.
It’s not about you.
Practice that the next time you get personally upset about something. Is it about you? Probably not. And my goodness, you get so much energy back when you stop taking everything personally.
It’s a HARD thing to practice. But I dare you to try.
I’ve been experiencing burn out on climbing, working 2 jobs, family and life balance. Everyday is go, go, go with a maximum of 5 hours of sleep daily. I do plan to slow down by next summer, working 3 days full time in dental, 2 days part time outdoors. Chasing dreams and goals is never easy, but always worth it in the end. 🧗🏻♀️🏔❤️ #livingmybestlife
Sunrise or sunset? For us we love watching the sunset because it doesn’t involve an early alarm clock. ⏰ 😍
Photo by @lacey_spalding
Share your story: #adventureful
Loving these shots of our Changing Seas smoked salmon out in the wild, on top of a mountain no less! Victoria (aka @alpinewithv) hiked our feel good fish up to Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies of western Alberta. Victoria used our sustainable cold smoked salmon, lightweight baguette crisps, cream cheese, dill, capers, and 15 minutes of her time to create the perfect alpine appetizer hour. 🐟 Not only can you feel good about eating our farmed salmon from an environmental perspective, but it's a clean, healthy protein that will fuel all your mountain adventures. 📷@mddyelrck. Grab it at your local @wholefoods.
Adventure vest -> ON
Mountains -> CALLING
Booty -> POPPIN
Yee -> YEE
Last Sunday I checked off one of Colorado’s four great 14er traverses. The mile climb from El Diente to Mt. Wilson was spicy and a whole lot of fun.
I am proud of myself, not just for the physical accomplishment, but for finally getting over this enormous mental block I’ve had for about a year when it comes to 14ers. For a while I thought I might never want to summit any of the more difficult peaks, never mind choose to do one of these traverses. Just hearing the word “14er” gave me the chills, and even though I knew they were all physically well within my reach, I just couldn’t shake this one bad experience that had me second guessing myself.
What I realized is that I needed a break to re-evaluate and remember why it is I’m hiking the 14ers.
And on Sunday I remembered. While hiking through Kilpacker Basin in the dark, following the trail by moonlight with the sound of a distant waterfall and the birds singing; the sun was just starting to rise behind me and the shadow of the two peaks I was to climb towered 5,000 feet above the valley floor, and I thought: How lucky am I to be here in this moment, to witness such beauty? How amazing is it that my legs can get me all the way up there and my mind can help me push through?
These mountains remind me that I am tough, strong, and skilled. I climb them to continue to grow, to learn about myself and my environment. Because when I’m out there, nothing matters besides what’s happening in that very moment. It is the most refreshing getaway from the real world, and the greatest reminder that my problems are so small. It’s easy to become consumed by the distractions and worries of the modern world, but this life is truly beautiful and by working towards these summits, I can experience it as fully as possible.
#co14ers #colorado14ers #coloradolife #choosemountains #chaseyourGOAT #coloradical
#forceofnature #goatworthy #hikelikeagirl #hikingculture #idhikethat #likeamountaingirl #mountaingirls #neverstopexploring #outdoorwomen #optoutside #peoplewhohike #peoplewhoadventure #radgirlslife #staywild #sheexplores #thehikemovement #thegreatoutdoors #werehikers #womenwhohike #wildernessculture #wildernessbabes
The summit beer before the summit beer
Heal the spirit & the soul, become whole and watch the God appointed doors swing open and become limitless✨
God has purified, pruned, preserved & positioned you.
Prepare for takeoff✈️
Celebrity Photographer Ron Morales
#inspire #motivate #empower #befierce
#forceofnature #itstime #limitless
Przelałam to biedactwo🤭, ale Geranium to twarda sztuka i daje mi jeszcze jedną szansę, żebym mogła się nim cieszyć 💚
Decided to drive 2 hrs for this morning view: The Great Western Divide, a jagged spine of granite 13,000 feet high and riddled with glacier-gouged canyons & alpine lakes.
Is it even possible to take a picture while holding a book and not have your hand look awkward?
#forceofnature #aaronfalk #readingtime #bookstagram #augustreads
This one hits close to home. I couldn’t be more proud of @creightonbaird ‘s contribution and assistance with this video and for the rest of the crew for dreaming it up and making it a reality. You all blew it out of the water. -
The Imaginary Line: Official Trailer
Short film coming this Sunday 8/25/19
“In January of 2019, during the longest US government shutdown in history, we assembled on the United States / Mexico border to establish the first international Highline over the Rio Grande.
A team of Mexicans and Americans creating a connection. A symbol of cooperation. To show the world we need to work together and not isolate ourselves from one another.
That no matter what you believe in politically, we must face our Border issues from an environmental and humanitarian standpoint.
Big shoutout to @kylor for pouring his heart and soul into this short film. To @Chundafalls and @jimbomq for walking the line and representing their countries. To @coatzinslackech for stepping up big time and being a team leader. To @o0.alina.0o, @spincirrr, @minhavaleriae, Luis Flores, @monoomann, @tavogarza for taking a risk and being the best teammates I could ever ask for. It could not have happened without your participation.”
Ride bikes be happy 🚲
Grateful for some much needed saddle time today. Rode some of my favorite back roads, went over four bridged rivers/streams, saw a few cows, waved at a couple of horses, ate a bug or two, and had a smile on my face the whole dang time.
Day 83 - Mile 1440.4⠀
Dave is still sick. We did not make up the miles today. We have tried to do 30+ mile days in the past week but it seems its just not on the plans. It has evaded us every single day. Today is no different with a dismal 22 miles under our belt. We see hikers we past days before catching up and passing us. ⠀
Shan woke up early, but left Dave to sleep until 6am. After a feverish night he was still feeling really tired. It wasnt until 8am that we hit the trail. Half a mile in we were at Burney Falls. It was super beautiful and put us in good spirits for the start of the day. We hiked past a whole bunch of volunteers doing trail maintenance around Lake Britton Dam and thanked each person for their hard work. Its awesome to see! We hiked fast initially, but as the day went on, Dave started feeling more fatigued. At lunch the fever attacked David again. We were still two miles away from a water source and were low on water. Shan made him push on so they wouldn’t be stuck dehydrated in the middle of nowhere again like yesterday. They got to water, had lunch, and Dave had a nap. It kept the fever at bay. ⠀
At around 6pm with 7 miles until their goal, the fever struck again, this time really hard. Luckily we were at a campsite filtering water, so we put our packs down and set up camp. There was no way Dave was going to make that last 7 miles before sundown. That means we need to do two 30 mile days to make it to Dunsmuir on Friday morning to pick up Shans shoes and do a resupply. Please send us your thoughts, prayers, love and light. 🙏❤️⠀
#pacificcresttrail #pct2019 #pct19 #pct #mexicotocanada
#hiking #hikingculture #optoutside #exploremore⠀
#livebravely #mynextadventure #plantbased #whereverlifetakesyou #hikertrash #sierra #mountains #california
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Life changed the day I truly started to aspire for a life that brings glory to God.
True story: my formal education is in psychology and sociology; the study of one...and the study of many. I structured it that way on purpose, because I knew that in order to understand how groups behave, you must first understand how people feel. To understand how people feel, you must first understand the impact that other people have had, will have, and can have on the individual. *Shout out to 17 year old me for being so forward-thinking.* Anyhoo, in Sociology, when talking/writing about words or concepts we have something called “an operational definition.” An operational definition is how you are defining a word for the purpose of a conversation or paper. For example, I use the word “Source” or “Source Energy” a lot to refer to “God.” I use “Source” because I my definition of God includes all living beings and celestial bodies on this planet and any other. I believe there is one cause to all things and that cause is much bigger than the “Earth God,” I was taught to worship. So if I were writing a paper or talking to someone...I would operationally define “source” as “god” that way when anyone saw or heard it, they would know what I was talking about. Operational definitions are important because the challenge the writer to get clear about what they are saying before they say it. It also makes the writer take responsibility for what they mean when they are using certain words. It adds belief to language. It asks an internal question...”what does this word mean...TO ME.” .
So today, I am interested in what some words mean to you. Words like “healing,” “love,” “friendship,” and “self-love” these are words I see used a lot, but almost never explained. I’d like to challenge you to create “operational definitions” for those words. .
Feel free to share in the comments below!
Camping and pondering winter plans. Myself @melindaawheeler and @rachaelovesun are waiting to hear if we’re gonna be able to rent a super rad cabin in Park City for the winter.
It’s fully furnished, which is necessary because you know I don’t own anything to put in a home. And it’s a great deal!
Keep your fingers crossed that we get our dream cabin! 😀
What do y’all got going on this winter?
#sawtoothmountains #stanleyidaho #seasonaljobs #sheexplores #choosemountains #radgirlslife #freshairandfreedom #mountaingirls #andshesdopetoo #wildernessbabes #outdoorbella #girlswhohike #sheadventures
Woke up to 19k today, whaaaaat!! 🤯🤯🤯 Thank you all so much for bringing us along on your adventures! We hope you love following along as much as we do ❤️
spent the past 4 days cross-countrying through the Merced River Basin performing hydrologic field studies with two other badass women to monitor one of our watersheds for work (!!)
highlights included: wildflowers galore, the Clark Range keeping a faithful eye on us the whole time, stelllar stealthy swimming holes, and conversations about big walls, skiing, and scientific careers. it's been pretty amazing to find other women who are on similar paths this season; especially not having women like this in my life most of the time growing up. feeling especially grateful for this season of my life
Yessss! Pysched for the weekend like @brookemaush here! Get out and tag your awesome climbing pics #flashfoxy
to be featured! #tradclimbing #tradisrad
It's been a while since I've shared a photo from our Britany and Brody Bad Selfie series so here ya go! 😋🐕
Daydreaming of Lake Michigan today. Or, maybe I'm actually asleep at my desk and really dreaming because I'm old and decided a concert on a week night sounded like a good idea.😳😳🤦♀️🤦♀️
Oh boy this is a long, slow Friday and I am ready for the weekend! .
Keep my awake and tell me what fun adventures or plans you have for this weekend!! 😁
If you're headed out to the trails or crag, remember to pack your @11thessential and leave it better than you found it!!😁🚮🏔🌲
This is ancestral land of the Odawa people. .
#britanyinwanderland #britanysadventuresinwanderland #seekthetrails #brodybearpaws
The universe never steered me wrong, the universe never lied. 🧡 It’s all by design. #tashaadventures
Choose courage over comfort. Choose whole hearts over armor. And choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. ~Brené Brown .
PC: @patrikbangleportraits thanks for theses great photos of me attempting to find balance after hiking up 5,300 ft and half way into our 12 mile hike.
If you don’t have four dogs in your adventuremobile, you’re not doing it right 🤷🏻♀️
There’s nothing quite like these Mountain View’s from @amber22408 😍
Tahoe is calling and I must go 😆
I still don’t understand how I get so dirty.
I’m showering at LEAST once a week?!
One of my favorite things about raising kids in the same mountain town I grew up in is sharing all the things I adored about this place growing up with them as they grow up. We know as adults that our world is in trouble, but we can’t ask our kids to help us save it if they don’t care about it and the only way to do that is to take them outside to experience it themselves. To raise a generation that cares about the planet is truly a privilege and we need to treat it as such.
#generationwild #busyraisingthenextgeneration #planetlovers #treehuggers #parentinginthewild #braveandfreeadventures #childhoodunplugged #kidswhoexplore #letthembelittle #bringthekids #vitaminN
#forceofnature #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #neverstopexploring
#intentionalliving #outside_project #amongthewild #wildkeeper #hikeitbaby #wildwomansworld #raiseawildchild #adventureparenting #childrenofmountains #mumsgoneclimbing
Happy camper 🤗🤗 #alpineprincess
Two years ago, I trekked my way up Mt Baker (Koma Kulshan) with a group of 5 random people to raise money for Peaks of Life uncompensated care fund. I had trained vigorously for this climb – however summit day came around and I found myself mentally unprepared as a lenticular cloud moved in and I simply wasn’t feeling up for it. I remember starkly thinking “What the F—ck is wrong with me?!? I must be insane” for a good portion of it. The clouds hugged the summit and we ended up reaching the top in a partial white-out, with absolutely no views. On the way down I was the slowest and I felt like puking almost the entire time. I remember telling myself this was my last summit for at least a year, this pain and self-doubt simply wasn’t worth it. A couple weeks later, I was planning my next mountain. . . .
I haven’t stopped since. I’ve now completed all 5 volcanoes in Washington unguided as well as 2 in Oregon and 1 in California and a number of ‘cool peaks’. What’s next? Well…after spending a good amount of Summer summiting things all over Washington I’ve decided to focus my next adventure on learning alpine trad. Will it work out? Will I ever be considered ‘good’? Will I be competent enough to trust myself leading a pitch for the less experienced? Well, I’ll never know unless I try. . . . It’s funny how things work out. Moral of the story: some things are worth working for. Also, “Type two fun” is a very real thing. Almost like an addiction. Climb on friends, and happy Friday! 😁🧗♀️🏔️
#onward #pnwpeakbagger #peakbagger #alpine #tradisrad #alpinetrad #dirtbagclimbers #climballthethings #washingtonexplored
I just have to power through 2 more doubles before I’m down to only 1 job like a normal human and im pretty happy about that. Can’t wait to have a life again 🕺🏻
Reposted from @robintuck1 - Starting a hike in the middle of the night is a grind, but all the pain disappears as soon as those first rays hit your face. ⠀
Happy Friday, hope you have an awesome weekend full of adventures 🤙 - #happyfriday
Staring at the mountains like...
SO much happening right now and it’s incredibly exciting but also dreadfully difficult and scary. Time to go embrace the possibility of failure.
Nolan’s 14, here we come!! Expect my feed and stories to be dominated by Colorado mountain running talk for the next ten days or so. Can’t wait to go try this thing with @tarebear22 and @ilana_jesse.
In the meantime, check out my latest podcast over at @fastestknowntime - hot off the press, recorded yesterday afternoon and published this morning.
What’s the biggest public failure you’ve ever had? (Spoiler alert: I’ve had many, and will be happy to share them here... just not right now, because I’m off chasing my next one 😅).
And, yes, I know that this shot is from Patagonia and not from Colorado. The Nolan’s mountains may look much less impressive but they’re WAY higher up and difficult in a very different way from the big walls in Torres del Paine. Phew.
#chasingsunshine #mountainrunning #speedrecords
Really enjoying my week of no responsibilities before I start class again on Monday
Friday feels got us like ayyyyy! 😜
Let me make this very clear. I am not ready for the snow to return. I am not ready to think about the snow returning.
But I eagerly look forward to the cooler weather and moody skies and fall colors I know are coming soon.
And that unfortunately proceed winter...
I originally didn’t want to do this route. To get to the top we’d have to climb straight up the granite slab as it leaned out over the Arkansas River. It would require us to climb higher than the bridge next to us- and the bridge wasn’t any ordinary one. I’m talking about the ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE. It crosses 955ft above the Arkansas and until 2001, it was the highest bridge in the world. IN THE WORLD. And we were going to climb way above it. So yes, I was nervous and my palms were sweaty and I thought, “There’s no way I can do this.” But @wanderwithjoey told me I could, and he was right. I decided to go for it. I couldn’t remember the last time I really pushed myself. I once read some life advice that said do something every day that scares you. I realized I hadn’t been following that...
Moral of the story, get out there and push yourself! Do something that makes you sweat, pee your pants, want to cry, whatever. There’s no better feeling than accomplishing something you didn’t think was possible. Leaving my comfort zone and experiencing the @royalgorgebridge was the best thing I’ve done in awhile. I can’t wait to get back and do it all over again. .
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#royalgorge #viewcolorado #colorado_creative #coloradogram #coloradosprings #visitcolorado #climbing #climbinggirls #viaferrata #weekendwarrior
Whenever you feel hopeless, all you need to do is go outside and realize that you have been molded into human form for some reason. You are somewhere you may never be again. Your actions, no matter how inconsequential you think they may be, have been essential. 🌱✨☀️