When everything feels like an uphill battle just remember the view from the top 🏔
My first summit on foot: Emery Peak, Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park, Texas. Big Bend has a place in my heart after that trip. My dad and I only went down on Saturday and Sunday but I could’ve spent a couple weeks there. I also got to see the Rio Grande ✨
Week 24.1: Our whole week was spent at the expansive Big Bend National Park. Such diverse landscape however very reminiscent of home. The first picture is where a cotton plantation used to be. Plaid overload was in front of the Santa Elena Canyon standing at the Rio Grande. The river divides the nations down the middle. Our campsite was very centrally located and it was an hour drive any way we went to see something, some of the pics are ones we saw just driving around. Emery Peak is the tallest peak in the park and we hiked about 85% (the last part is unsafe with rock climbing and overhangs). The boys are enjoying lunch and these bees would not leave us alone! This one bee was on Winston's face for 10+ minutes walking all over, then it went to Cadence, then to me! At our turn around point at this pretty look out we had a snack and 3 of these Mexican Jays were flying all around us trying to get crumbs. Their color was so vibrant (their backs are all blue), that one was less than a foot away from me! Last hike was to the famous Balanced Rock. My yoga obsession continues, this one was harder than I thought it was going to be. It was the perfect hike before we left. #thejewelledlife#texas#bigbend#nationalpark#santaelena#riogrande#emerypeak#birdsandthebees#balancedrock#dancerpose
Besides pulling my achilles' tendon, having bear mass explode in my backpack which burned our skin for hours, getting bitten to death by bugs, and rained out of the park, Big Bend you're alright. #vanventureamerica#emerypeak
My silence in here these days is caused by an awesome family holiday around in Texas. This morning hike resulted in a 10 mile (16 km) trail up and down the mountains. It lead to this beautiful sight! 😍
One of my favorite 'things' in the whole world has got to be the untouched nature - just like this. It's simply amazing.