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did you know that we have a podcast called the Ruckify TreeHouse? 🤔 the podcast focuses on topics like the environment, sharing economy, planet profit businesses, also, chatting with community leaders and a variety of other entrepreneurs and environmental experts 🧡🌲 we highly recommend checking it out on @spotify!
Hey Minneapolis, free climbing! Vertical Endeavors is hosting a Global Climbing Day event this Saturday the 24th to benefit Big City Mountaineers. Free climbing 5-10p + dunk tank and swag for sale benefitting BCM. Check the event on FB at the link in the profile.
Tuolumne Meadows is the premier high country destination during the summer in Yosemite National Park. At 8,600 feet in elevation, it is the largest sub-alpine meadow in all of the Sierra Nevada! 🌾
The Tuolumne River meanders peacefully through the meadow, supporting the high biodiversity of the area. Although they account for only 3% of Yosemite’s land area, meadows contain a large percentage of the park’s plant, animal and insect species. 🦋
Numerous hiking trails begin or pass through Tuolumne Meadows, including the long-distance Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails. Many alpine lakes and peaks are accessible from Tuolumne Meadows trailheads, and you can’t go wrong with any hiking adventure you choose. 🥾
What's your favorite way to explore the high country? 🏔
And all of this cliff jumping and bouldering fun was kayak-accessible only. Which only makes it better in my book.
Two creatures found in their natural habitat.
So I always love #parkrangers
they’re passionate, intelligent, and truly enjoy teaching however I have never loved anyone more than Bill (last video) this guy had us cracking up and had so many stories to tell. Please let me be like this when I’m older 🧓🏼also sorry Marcella V. For all the jokes at your expense 😉😏 #sorrynotsorry #4theparks
#outdoorist #dowhatyoulove #sedona #usdaforestservice #snakes #whathappensinsedona
Mammoth lakes. 8.17.19. 📸 @petercq
This was just one of the breathtaking views of the Eastern Sierras from the impressive White Mountains. Both can be accessed from either side of U.S. 395. Lone Pine is great for Eastern Sierras & Bishop for the White Mountains. The foreground views are blanketed with the ancient bristlecone pine. Some having a recorded age of 4,000 years old, as founded by Dr. Edmund Shulman in 1953.
summer is coming to an end! ☀️ so check off some bucket list experiences ✔️
make it a night to remember and create your own movie theater! build an outdoor cinema 🎥
Ruckify your electronics - projector and speakers and you can even blow the budget by renting a blowup big screen 😄 or keep it low tech simply using a white bed sheet as your big screen!
this is all available on 𝐑𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐟𝐲.𝐜𝐨𝐦! 📱
📸 YFA guides @adambrown842 and @thenickirsch scaled Mt. Conness last week, and Adam snapped these incredible photos!
🐘 The first photo shows the peak looming in the background of some gorgeous and unique Elephant’s Head flowers (Pedicularis groenlandica). If you look closely, you can see their long “trunks” and ear-shaped petals. A very cool find!
❄️ The second photo shows the morning view beneath North Peak, where the temperature was only 29 degrees Fahrenheit. You can see some ice on the surface of the water, alongside a meadow with glacial till. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌡 It is truly incredible how temperatures in the park can vary so widely due to elevation. It’s been in the 80s & 90s in the valley and mid-70s in Tuolumne Meadows, but cool temperatures are always within reach if you’re willing to do a little bit of climbing.
What do @miirflagship, @snowpeak, @utemountaineer and @waywardcollective all have in common? They're all stockist partners of #RANGEmag.
💯 If you're in the need for a summertime read 🌆 stop by any of these shops to grab your copy of our latest issue or find a rad retailer near you at the link in bio. #thisisrange
$12,087 out of a $12,500 goal - go, Thermacell, go!
For the third year in a row, @Thermacell is supporting Big City Mountaineers through a Custom Challenge! They've got an annual Hike and Bike and volunteering opportunities for employees. Plus, the company is matching up to $1,000 in donations from every employee that participates! Thanks for getting youth outside, Thermacell!
Single-use plastic bags have a lower carbon footprint than paper or cloth bags.
Mkay, now that I got your attention, if you refuse plastic bags—keep doing what you're doing. And I'll tell you why the above statement is problematic.
It's true—single-use plastic bags require less resources to manufacture thanks to chemical engineering & the ubiquity of fossil fuels, Mother of All Plastics™️. That gives it a lower carbon footprint than say, brown paper bags (which require trees & water) or cloth bags (which require HUGE amounts of water & land). BUT what that statistic misses is how a plastic bag dies. Whereas brown paper bags can be composted or recycled in your household bin...& cloth bags can be reused for years & maybe composted if it's organic...plastic bags are used once—maybe twice if you're like me & line them in bathroom & bedroom bins—& then either slip into the ocean, are sent to a landfill, or are recycled a handful of times before being sent to a landfill. Aka they will always be trash.
No matter how you flip it, single-use plastic bags suck because they just. don't. die. Yes, they have a lower carbon footprint, but their footprint on the Earth will remain as a fossilized layer of plastic for millennia. While initial statistics are important, they may be misleading. The whole truth is found with some digging and critical thinking.
The best option? If you have a reusable bag, keep using it & forget I said anything. If you don't have one, find one & use it religiously.
And that's my Tuesday #PlanetAdvocateTip.
With help from our friends from @NOLSedu and @COBS_org, we're starting to send alumni from Big City Mountaineers programs out for longer outdoors experiences. Cynthia (2017), for example, was preparing for a hiking and kayaking trip to Alaska through NOLS when she sat down for a chat with us. Listen to what the outdoors and experiences like the BCM expedition mean to her, in her own words. ☝🏽 Link in the profile. ☝🏽
There’s a joy in carrying your world on your back. Everything is more simple and you have all you need to survive. Even when your backpack is about the same size as you and you look like a pack mule—it’s still pretty great 👍🏼 #wonderfulwildwomen
Neseli, eglenceli, bol kahkahalı güzel bir kamp oldu. #gokcetepe
fakat ekisi gibi sakin değil. Çok kalabalik. Bayramlarda uzak durmak şart oldu. 🤔 çadır kurabilecek alan yoktu. Belli bolgelere yığın yapılmış çöpler. Ara ara kendini bilmeyen bağıran veya muzigin sesini sonuna kadar acan insanlar. Sanırım bir daha bayramda tercih etmem.
#gokcetepe #gökçetepeormankampı #enez #kamp #camp #outdoor
#outdoorist #globaloutdoorsurvivalclub #amarok #vwamarok #travel #dogadayasam #dogadakiinsan #gezgin #rotayok
Little fish. Big adventures. Full nets. Colorado, you sure are special.
The dreamiest of weekends in Big Sur ✨🌊
It was around this time of day when we went climbing after work. The flowers that had been in full bloom earlier while I was guiding had closed up, ready for the night. I snapped some pictures of the clouds, of John, of the yellow buds that contrasted so well with the cool blue sky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The next day every trace of yellow was gone, leaving only the green stems and wilted flowers behind. Things change quickly out here in Wyoming. Flowers explode across a once plain pasture and vanish a week later, storm clouds roll in on an otherwise perfect day, the wind blows hard in your face but then dies down before dark. I try to get outside as often as possible, to soak in as much beauty in nature as I can before it morphs into something new, something different. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I count myself lucky to witness such a beautiful view before the circumstances change. And I can only imagine what else is out there right now that I just so happen to be missing.
Deep in the forest there is a cabin, where coffee is brewed and flows through the the veins, words appear on paper and slowly unravel into stories. Oh, and books are devoured for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. #cabinliving #endlesssummer
#outdoorist #writemore #arizona
Breazy summer nights will soon be replaced with the early chill of fall. To help get you through the transitional season we're offering 30% off of packable layers and whigh performance outerwear at our online shop. Grab the #GOLDWIN
Windbreaker and the rest of our lifestyle collections now, through August 25th.
let’s plant some trees! 🌲🌲🌲
together we’re going to change the world! 🌎
by renting instead of buying and having a tree planted for every sign-up, transaction and review on Ruckify, we are all environmentalists, doing what we can to assist in making an environmental impact!
Moving closer to the peaks with my partner in crime. See you on the summits more often mountain people.
#outdoorist #theoutbound #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #nature #keepitwild #earthofficial #wildernessculture #optoutside #getoutside #findyours
Things are gettin ferny
Visiting lots of firsts this past week and in the coming weeks. Olympic National Park has been one on my “must see” list for a very long time and it did not disappoint. The great part about my general lack of planning anything is that I was able to stay longer than I thought I would. I loved it that much! Now in Vancouver Island I am feeling the same... PNW, you really are the best. Needed this dose of greens and ocean more than I realized. 🌿🐋
Is it even a ride if your horse doesn’t spook the minute you get your phone out to try and take a video? 😂 Fun adventures this morning and the always helpful and humbling reminder that horses don’t really care about your agenda or your ego. Are they going to get in the trailer? Maybe. Are they going to spook at nothing? Maybe. Are they going to jig for half the ride? Maybe. Are they going to go over that bridge? Maybe. Are they going to try and say hi to the bicycle? Maybe. The maybe is the adventure and what a wonderful adventure it is. 😊
Summer is ending. I think repeating that frequently will help me accept that it’s true. *breaks down in seasonal despair* And as the heat of summer finally breaks, and the mornings creep with crisper air, I paused to take inventory of this nearly bygone season.
At first I wondered, “what have I even done this summer?” but then I took a peek at my journal. Summer, you’ve been good to me. You always are. This summer I:
Started my season with a desert trip to Valley of the Gods with badass writer/artist women + their dogs.
Visited Monument Valley for the first time, both solo and with Brody.
Found the all-time greatest campsite along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon using just map.
Climbed in Arizona, Moab, St. George, and Colorado.
Took my first helicopter ride.
Traveled to Belize to swim, hike, float a river, snorkel the world’s second largest reef, ride bikes, and eat the best huevos rancheros ever.
Rescued two dogs from a cliff while climbing in Colorado.
Started watercolor painting, just for fun.
Flew to LA for 36 hours to watch my best friend get baptized in the ocean.
Road tripped around southern California with the Goal Zero crew from Alabama Hills and serving ice cream on the PCT to Spaghetti meeting the ocean for the first time.
Visited Chicago for the first time, successfully avoided deep dish pizza.
Attended two outdoor women’s retreats.
Floated the Colorado River for the first time.
Traveled to Bend, Carbondale, Tuscon, Moab, St. George, Page, Denver, Santa Barbara, and the Uintas more.
Not too shabby, summer. Not too shabby. And there are still plenty of adventures on the docket before the calendar claims the first day of fall.
Tell me, what was on YOUR summer agenda that you’re proud of?
Monday vibes from #Colorado.
🌞🏔 The first five days of this trip were about endurance training at altitude; the last five about reconnecting with nature and myself. No peak-bagging or heavy expectations, just blocking the noise and growing as a mountain athlete and person. /// Three years ago I couldn’t get my eyes to focus long enough to read a paragraph, walk a straight line, or find the words to truly articulate the confusing situation I was trapped inside of, as is often the case with #braininjury
- Now I get to proactively work on being a better human every day. No one was going to fix this for me. Grateful I found the strength to turn the world upside down and get what I needed and devoted to ensuring others get a similar chance to thrive. #Gratitude
Swipe ➡️ to see what I actually did yesterday. Did you know that cigarette butts take 18 months to 10 years to decompose? It’s not just that they take forever to decompose (depending on conditions) but they also release harmful and toxic substances into the environment- lead, arsenic, and cadmium. When these contaminants get into our soils and waterways they degrade the surrounding ecosystems. But that doesn’t mean they’re biodegradable! According to @truthinitiative 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered each year! This translates to roughly 1/3 of all litter collected by cities! 🗑 I will collect trash all day long, and not be remotely bitter about it, but the most upsetting thing is that this teaches younger generations that it’s ok to leave your straw wrappers, straws, styrofoam plates, bottle caps, candy wrappers, and ziplock bags all over our beaches, parks, and trails. This perpetuates that cycle of leaving cigarette butts buried in the sand or floating off the dock in a lake or ocean. So in the words of Tina Belcher, hold onto your butts! And check out my story if you want more info on how littering impacts us and what we can do about it!📸 @mr.bigstrings •
#climbing #climblikeagirl #packitout #climbingphotography #staywild #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #sheexplores #timetoclimb #nature #strongwomen #goexplore #beyouroutsideself #bouldering #mountaintherapy #forceofnature #mountain #optoutside #slaydies #travel #doyouboulder #trashtag #womenonlead #boulderinglife #girlsboulder #adventure #wanderlust
#outdoorist #outdoorwomen #girlsascending #livewylder
This ankle break has complicated my life in a multitude of ways. For the time being, I am unable to work and while many people would enjoy time off there is nothing I want more than to be back in the field. Providing opportunities for youth to access the outdoors is more than a job for me, it’s where I can make a difference and an impact. As with all things, times of struggle are just a crappy way of life teaching you lessons. A big thing I’m learning from this challenge is PATIENCE. Heal body, HEAL! The mountains are calling me. 📸 @marisajarae 🏕 @big_city_mountaineers #outdoorinstructor #dreamjob
When cloudy Colorado days turn out to be some of the brightest...😊
We want to give a big shoutout & thanks to all of you guys! You make Instagram so much fun. We are always inspired by your stories and love keeping in touch. Keep tagging us with #GoThereStartHere
so we can #repost
and share your story with other adventurers. ✌️ #GetOutside
#TheTrailheadCO #BuenaVistaCO #WinterParkCO
Photo: Susan Wood
Sunrise over Grays Peak. It’s always nice to get one of the more popular 14ers to your self 😁