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Even in just one color, Wire Pass looks spectacular to me.

Shot on expired film, Bronica ETRSI, 2017
Even in just one color, Wire Pass looks spectacular to me. Shot on expired film, Bronica ETRSI, 2017
Life was meant for good friends and great adventures ♥️ Neja, thanks for sharing this incredible photo with us! Photo 📷 by: @nejajesenko. In photo: @nejajesenko @nikajesenko and @mateja_kosir .
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Life was meant for good friends and great adventures ♥️ Neja, thanks for sharing this incredible photo with us! Photo 📷 by: @nejajesenko. In photo: @nejajesenko @nikajesenko and @mateja_kosir . . . . Tag #exploringslovenia  or @exploringslovenia in your amazing photos for a chance to get featured. . . . . #adventuretime  #natureperfection  #theoutbound  #wanderlust  #wildernessculture  #mountainworld  #travelingram  #slovenia  #choosemountains  #outdoors  #outdoorculture  #optoutside  #travel_captures  #adventureinspired  #liveoutdoors  #stayandwander  #getoutthere  #travelblogger  #goatworthy  #travelgram  #livefolk  #ourwild  #exploringtheglobe  #globalcapture  #earthofficial  #allbeauty_addiction  #neverstopexploring  #earthfocus  #whyihike 
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'"- Lewis Carroll ❄
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Paradise has become a winter wonderland! I love how the snow is changing the scenery, it looks different every time we go up the mountain. Slowly ice and snow are covering this waterfall, so cool to watch the transformation! 💗
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"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'"- Lewis Carroll ❄ ▪ Paradise has become a winter wonderland! I love how the snow is changing the scenery, it looks different every time we go up the mountain. Slowly ice and snow are covering this waterfall, so cool to watch the transformation! 💗 . . . Washington💚 . . . #MtRainierNPS  #waterfallwednesday  #ourPNWlife  #winteradventures  #awakethesoul  #whyIhike  #notallwhowanderarelost  #stayandwander  #winteradventures  #TheThirstyWanderers 
Zaman tozlu bir bulut gibi herşeyi bulanıklaştırırken bazı anlar hala çok özel. Evet biri zaman makinesini icat etmeyi başarırsa şu ana ışınlanmak niyetindeyim.😍 #tbt🔙

Some moments are still very special while time blurs everything like a dusty cloud. If someone manages to invent the time machine, I intend to be teleported this moment. 😍 .
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Zaman tozlu bir bulut gibi herşeyi bulanıklaştırırken bazı anlar hala çok özel. Evet biri zaman makinesini icat etmeyi başarırsa şu ana ışınlanmak niyetindeyim.😍 #tbt 🔙 Some moments are still very special while time blurs everything like a dusty cloud. If someone manages to invent the time machine, I intend to be teleported this moment. 😍 . #trekking  #trekkingturkey  #autogramtags  #trekkinglife  #hike  #trekkingday  #trek  #mountainlovers  #mountainlover  #hikking  #trekking  #trekkinglovers  #trekking  #treaking  #mountaintrekking  #lovemountains  #quechua  #treeking  #hikes  #hiking  #hikingtrip  #hiker  #ilovehiking  #hikingadventures  #hikingphotography  #whyihike  #trails  #trekkings  #trekkingadventure  #mountaneering  #instatrekking 
Happy International Mountain Day!!!
No Winter Hikes done yet this season... but sharing a beautiful summit moment from the last hike in The Whites mid-October.. Mt. Jackson..
Some ice and snow on the summit and some beautiful fall colors in the view! Can't wait to get back on the trail 🍃⛰
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Happy International Mountain Day!!! No Winter Hikes done yet this season... but sharing a beautiful summit moment from the last hike in The Whites mid-October.. Mt. Jackson.. Some ice and snow on the summit and some beautiful fall colors in the view! Can't wait to get back on the trail 🍃⛰ . . . . . . #internationalmountainday  #mountjacksonnh  #jacksonwebstertrail  #presidentialrange  #summitseekers  #wildernessculture  #happiness  #adventurenthusiasts  #mymadness  #goatworthy  #whyihike  #NH48  #wmnfhikers  #whitemountains  #hikingislife  #mountains  #womenwhohike  #mtnchicks  #optoutside  #getoutstayout  #newhampshire  #outdoorwomen  #choosemountains  #4kfooters  #hikerbabesorg100 
Happy International Mountain Day! ...from my favorite mountain campsite of all time 🗻
#denali #denaliNPS #alaska
Happy International Mountain Day! ...from my favorite mountain campsite of all time 🗻 #denali  #denaliNPS  #alaska 
Above the summit block.
Above the summit block.
⛰ Today is #InternationalMountainDay in a time when the preservation of their ecosystems is most important and in most danger.  Though raised on an island, I was more drawn to the heights of mountains than the vastness of the ocean.  School taught that the Ko'olau range rock composition would take 20+ years to filter rain and moisture into the delicious drinking water well that supplies O'ahu.  Respect and sustainable use of resources that belong to the aina are all that keep our islands a paradise.  All it takes is a little awareness of our consumption and dependence on the world 🏝 #MountainsMatter
⛰ Today is #InternationalMountainDay  in a time when the preservation of their ecosystems is most important and in most danger.  Though raised on an island, I was more drawn to the heights of mountains than the vastness of the ocean.  School taught that the Ko'olau range rock composition would take 20+ years to filter rain and moisture into the delicious drinking water well that supplies O'ahu.  Respect and sustainable use of resources that belong to the aina are all that keep our islands a paradise. All it takes is a little awareness of our consumption and dependence on the world 🏝 #MountainsMatter 
Arizona Poetry =>
The stately saguaro and tall yucca,
A barrel, cholla, and an ocotillo.
If you didn't grow up in Arizona,
Are these cacti names you would know?
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Mt. Baldly 12/11/18
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Trail Tuesday and International Mountain Day 😁 a wild Gennaya blending into her natural mountain habitat taking in the sunset on the way down Mt. Baldly ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mt. Baldly 12/11/18 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Trail Tuesday and International Mountain Day 😁 a wild Gennaya blending into her natural mountain habitat taking in the sunset on the way down Mt. Baldly ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #internationalmountainday  #mountainwomen  #mtsanantonio  #baldy  #sixpackofpeaks  #socalhiking  #52hikechallenge  #hike51of52  #womenwhohike  #girlswhohike  #whyihike  #mountainwoman  #womenwhowander  #hike  #badasshikingwomen  #wild  #leaveherwild  #winter  #pnw  #trailtuesday 
I found where Mother Nature hides the whipped cream supply...
I found where Mother Nature hides the whipped cream supply...
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas.
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas.
“Scary lives inches from exciting, frightening a hair’s breadth from delicious, their edges lined with healthy boundaries. Fear is a chance to leap into a new perspective. We get to update ourselves. With the right support systems, fear can be a catalyst into sustainable change. Most of our self-talk is negative and it’s rooted in fear. Owning that fear can transform it.” -Kate Shela
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Take ownership of your fears. Hold them close in the night like stuffed dolls and sing them to sleep. Only when you befriend them can you mend them.
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So much of Nepal was frightening and invigorating. So many frigid nights and beds set much higher than I had ever slept before. The moment I learned to acknowledge the fear, shake hands with it, and shrug myself into the next obstacle was the moment the trip really became fun. The moment I let go.
Photo 📸 : @brazenbackpacker
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#nepal #annapurnacircuit #werehikers #whyihike #worldnomads #adventuretravel #mountains #hikertrash #travelnepal #awesomenepal #himalayas #himalayasnepal #mountains #expedition #BeautyOfNepal #roamingnepal #travelgram #trekkinginnepal #visitnepal #hikingnepal #hike #hiking #wanderlust #visitnepal
“Scary lives inches from exciting, frightening a hair’s breadth from delicious, their edges lined with healthy boundaries. Fear is a chance to leap into a new perspective. We get to update ourselves. With the right support systems, fear can be a catalyst into sustainable change. Most of our self-talk is negative and it’s rooted in fear. Owning that fear can transform it.” -Kate Shela . Take ownership of your fears. Hold them close in the night like stuffed dolls and sing them to sleep. Only when you befriend them can you mend them. . So much of Nepal was frightening and invigorating. So many frigid nights and beds set much higher than I had ever slept before. The moment I learned to acknowledge the fear, shake hands with it, and shrug myself into the next obstacle was the moment the trip really became fun. The moment I let go. Photo 📸 : @brazenbackpacker . #nepal  #annapurnacircuit  #werehikers  #whyihike  #worldnomads  #adventuretravel  #mountains  #hikertrash  #travelnepal  #awesomenepal  #himalayas  #himalayasnepal  #mountains  #expedition  #BeautyOfNepal  #roamingnepal  #travelgram  #trekkinginnepal  #visitnepal  #hikingnepal  #hike  #hiking  #wanderlust  #visitnepal 
Happy International Mountain Day! Mountains are the 🗝️ to my ❤️.
Happy International Mountain Day! Mountains are the 🗝️ to my ❤️.
“Mom, are those people walking to the end of the earth?” A little boy just within earshot asked this question two weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I remember growing up in a town that took 15 minutes to drive through, knowing nothing else beyond its limits. To that boy, we are walking to the edge of all he knows, and I guess that’s all I am really trying to do—walk to the edge of all I know, now.
“Mom, are those people walking to the end of the earth?” A little boy just within earshot asked this question two weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I remember growing up in a town that took 15 minutes to drive through, knowing nothing else beyond its limits. To that boy, we are walking to the edge of all he knows, and I guess that’s all I am really trying to do—walk to the edge of all I know, now.
Live your life by a compass, not a clock. 🧭 🏔
Happy International Mountain day!
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Happy #internationalmountainday!! I spent the day staring at the beautiful #livingstonrange as I drove to Cardston for a workshop (where I gave my first ever presentation to a crowd of 50 producers). I had alot of time to think about my favorite days of 2018 and they all had a common theme: my favorite people in my favorite place; the mountains.
Happy #internationalmountainday !! I spent the day staring at the beautiful #livingstonrange  as I drove to Cardston for a workshop (where I gave my first ever presentation to a crowd of 50 producers). I had alot of time to think about my favorite days of 2018 and they all had a common theme: my favorite people in my favorite place; the mountains.
/silence/ Another night is slipping by
and I'm wasted but
I don't wanna sleep
Bitter words never hurt
As much as the silence we keep
Why is it this way?
I just wanna say  I believe in love
I believe in you
I believe that you and I
will find some healing
If we let love try
Just one more time
-A.S.U.  #nusatenggara #indonesia #lombok #lomboktravel #travellombok #ig_indonesia #beautifullindonesia #indonesiaku #indonesiaphotography #travel_indonesia #travelinindo #indonesiatravel #whyihike #senaru #rinjani #rinjanicraterrim #mtrinjanisummit #mtrinjani #kompasrinjani
/silence/ Another night is slipping by and I'm wasted but I don't wanna sleep Bitter words never hurt As much as the silence we keep Why is it this way? I just wanna say I believe in love I believe in you I believe that you and I will find some healing If we let love try Just one more time -A.S.U. #nusatenggara  #indonesia  #lombok  #lomboktravel  #travellombok  #ig_indonesia  #beautifullindonesia  #indonesiaku  #indonesiaphotography  #travel_indonesia  #travelinindo  #indonesiatravel  #whyihike  #senaru  #rinjani  #rinjanicraterrim  #mtrinjanisummit  #mtrinjani  #kompasrinjani 
Fire and snow
Fire and snow
I made this skirt 4 years ago for a photography project, and it is still serving me well ❤
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Happy International Mountain Day! Being in the mountains is a reset for me. It’s where life slows down even though the pace speeds up. It’s where I go to regain structure and clarity. Thanks Mountains for all that you’ve done in my life.
Happy International Mountain Day! Being in the mountains is a reset for me. It’s where life slows down even though the pace speeds up. It’s where I go to regain structure and clarity. Thanks Mountains for all that you’ve done in my life.
Snow hiking is the best! Heading to Aspen this weekend to chase after more snow 📸@Christianwinward #coloradolife
Snow hiking is the best! Heading to Aspen this weekend to chase after more snow 📸@Christianwinward #coloradolife 
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“Let that fire that burns within you illuminate the world.”.
~the power within co.
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. “Let that fire that burns within you illuminate the world.”. ~the power within co. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• : : : : : : : : : : : : #mountainviews  #utah  #sheadventures  #naturalutah  #mountaintherapy  #naturegram  #natureart  #herwanderfullife  #naturephotography  #weloveutah  #lovewhereyoulive  #utahmountains  #mothernature  #adventurevisuals  #hikingadventures  #hikingculture  #welivetoexplore  #awesomeearth  #whyihike  #welivetoexplore  #choosemountains  #wearethewild  #thatview  #liveyouradventure  #outdoorwomen  #womeninthewild  #beutahful  #alwaysexploring 
Frozen butt cheeks but the sun was shining and we could see a feast on the horizon 🤩 .
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Sending all the good vibes to @vanessafraser for a smooth recovery on her knee surgery.. I’m pretty positive you are made of sunshine V, I can’t wait for more creative mountain adventures soon while you heal 😉💕
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Frozen butt cheeks but the sun was shining and we could see a feast on the horizon 🤩 . . Sending all the good vibes to @vanessafraser for a smooth recovery on her knee surgery.. I’m pretty positive you are made of sunshine V, I can’t wait for more creative mountain adventures soon while you heal 😉💕 . . . 📸@sandylarissa . . . #internationalmountainday  #whyihike  #hikealberta  #hiking  #hike365  #mtnchicks  #mountainchicks  #womenwhohike  #radgirlscollective  #womenwhoexplore  #mybanff  #getoutside  #freshairandfreedom  #backcountry  #yayforearth  #mountaintherapy  #ladyalliance  #liveconsciously  #liveintentionally 
#whyihike #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer  #powder_logistics sneaking into the white room during a little guide training.
No shame overposting about this stunning place! Nolan jokes that I'm probably the only girl who brings hiking boots instead of heels to Vegas😂
White Domes Trail & Rainbow Vista Trail
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One of my favorite evenings solo backpacking. There's something to say about digging you toes in the sand at sunset, looking up to see the light fade behind the rim of the canyon where you started.
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One of my favorite evenings solo backpacking. There's something to say about digging you toes in the sand at sunset, looking up to see the light fade behind the rim of the canyon where you started. . . . . . #arizona_landscapes  #wildernessculture  #arizonaisgorgeous  #igersphx  #staywild  #roamtheplanet  #igsouthwest  #southwest  #igarizona  #landscapephotography  #hiking  #hike  #camping  #backpacking  #mountains  #sunrise  #allaboutadventures  #grandcanyon  #earthpix  #southwestisbest  #parkroamers  #arizonahiking  #arizonahighways  #whyihike  #natgeotravel  #grandcanyonnationalpark  #coloradoriver  #autumn  #rimtorim  #canyon 
Happy national mountain day! I didn’t get to make it up to one but here’s one of my favorites I got to visit recently along w bad run-on sentences!

This was a very last minute, but intensely soul-filling trip as I have wanted to go to Yosemite for many years now and I finally had the opportunity last month and got to share it with boo thang @victoriaa.wild. 
We arrived at a friends house around 7 or 8pm the night before just north of San Francisco, hung out for a bit, went to the gym to stretch since we had been driving all day and then decided to go to REI to get a map and plot out our trip. 
Decided on Glacier point as it would be one of the best spots to see half dome and the valley lit up for sunrise (debated on half dome vs. el cap (dawn wall) for a bit) and I decided to just drive through the night to be able to wake up for the sunrise and already be in the park - was absolutely worth it. 
This sunrise is up there for me with the Enchantments and Grand Canyon - I don’t know how to put it into words really but I think the 2nd photo in this post encapsulates the feeling haha. I went out to an overhang over the valley to watch part of it and felt so immersed.

We spent the day here and roamed around trying to soak in everything we could ending it with watching the sunset on half dome as well as some buck grazing right next to us - was pretty surreal until a dude went up to them and started taking pictures right in their faces lol - part of me wanted the buck to maim his phone 🙄

It was also surreal to finally see these giant walls in person that I’ve read about and watched some of the worlds best climbers on - to try to fathom what goes through your mind as you ascend thousands of feet.
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#nationalmountainday #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #halfdome #sunrise #valley #mountains #mountain #treelineoutdoors #choosemountains #whyihike #stayandwander #amongthewild #theoutbound
Happy national mountain day! I didn’t get to make it up to one but here’s one of my favorites I got to visit recently along w bad run-on sentences! This was a very last minute, but intensely soul-filling trip as I have wanted to go to Yosemite for many years now and I finally had the opportunity last month and got to share it with boo thang @victoriaa.wild. We arrived at a friends house around 7 or 8pm the night before just north of San Francisco, hung out for a bit, went to the gym to stretch since we had been driving all day and then decided to go to REI to get a map and plot out our trip. Decided on Glacier point as it would be one of the best spots to see half dome and the valley lit up for sunrise (debated on half dome vs. el cap (dawn wall) for a bit) and I decided to just drive through the night to be able to wake up for the sunrise and already be in the park - was absolutely worth it. This sunrise is up there for me with the Enchantments and Grand Canyon - I don’t know how to put it into words really but I think the 2nd photo in this post encapsulates the feeling haha. I went out to an overhang over the valley to watch part of it and felt so immersed. We spent the day here and roamed around trying to soak in everything we could ending it with watching the sunset on half dome as well as some buck grazing right next to us - was pretty surreal until a dude went up to them and started taking pictures right in their faces lol - part of me wanted the buck to maim his phone 🙄 It was also surreal to finally see these giant walls in person that I’ve read about and watched some of the worlds best climbers on - to try to fathom what goes through your mind as you ascend thousands of feet. . . . #nationalmountainday  #yosemite  #yosemitenationalpark  #halfdome  #sunrise  #valley  #mountains  #mountain  #treelineoutdoors  #choosemountains  #whyihike  #stayandwander  #amongthewild  #theoutbound 
Happy International Mountain Day! Pic from the summit of what is, and always will be, my favorite 14er, Mt. Rainier
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Mountains have been so many things for me, I hardly know where to begin. They have been a source of comfort and growth. They have challenged me, humbled me, broken me a skosh, built me, and put many things in perspective. There’s something about feeling truly small and insignificant that helps one realize the important things in life. May your mountains, be they literal or figurative, bring you growth and understanding ❤️ Happy trails and happy international mountain day!
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#internationalmountainday #mountainwomen  #womenwhohike #girlswhohike #whyihike #mountainwoman #womenwhowander #hike #badasshikingwomen #herpnwlife #wild #leaveherwild #winter #pnw #pnwlife #pnwonderland #14ers #mtrainier #mtrainierwatch #trailtuesday
Happy International Mountain Day! Pic from the summit of what is, and always will be, my favorite 14er, Mt. Rainier ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary. ― Friedrich Neitszche ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Mountains have been so many things for me, I hardly know where to begin. They have been a source of comfort and growth. They have challenged me, humbled me, broken me a skosh, built me, and put many things in perspective. There’s something about feeling truly small and insignificant that helps one realize the important things in life. May your mountains, be they literal or figurative, bring you growth and understanding ❤️ Happy trails and happy international mountain day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #internationalmountainday  #mountainwomen  #womenwhohike  #girlswhohike  #whyihike  #mountainwoman  #womenwhowander  #hike  #badasshikingwomen  #herpnwlife  #wild  #leaveherwild  #winter  #pnw  #pnwlife  #pnwonderland  #14ers  #mtrainier  #mtrainierwatch  #trailtuesday 
The @proactiveahw business team enjoying the scenery at Sam’s Point. Sign up as a site member at www.proactiveahw.com and come hike with us! Our next social hike is on Bear Mountain, at Bear Mountain State Park, NY, Sunday 12/16. ⛰
The @proactiveahw business team enjoying the scenery at Sam’s Point. Sign up as a site member at www.proactiveahw.com and come hike with us! Our next social hike is on Bear Mountain, at Bear Mountain State Park, NY, Sunday 12/16. ⛰
A little throwback to last winter when we went up Washington from Monroe for sunset, and ended up catching some pretty remarkable wind, clouds, and light. No matter how many times you go up Washington, each time, the conditions never fail to be entirely different.
A little throwback to last winter when we went up Washington from Monroe for sunset, and ended up catching some pretty remarkable wind, clouds, and light. No matter how many times you go up Washington, each time, the conditions never fail to be entirely different.
My best advice about living life to the fullest is waking up each day with a growth mindset. It’s realizing that you deserve to be proud of each step you take no matter how big or small. It’s doing what feels right no matter what. Chasing your passion without worrying about how you may be judged or perceived by others. It’s about being natural and your best self in any and all situations.
My best advice about living life to the fullest is waking up each day with a growth mindset. It’s realizing that you deserve to be proud of each step you take no matter how big or small. It’s doing what feels right no matter what. Chasing your passion without worrying about how you may be judged or perceived by others. It’s about being natural and your best self in any and all situations.
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Mothership pullin' up.
Mothership pullin' up.
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Gorakshep (16,942 ft) —> EVEREST BASE CAMP (17,600 ft) —> Loboche (16,207 ft)
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The views at EBC were better than I expected them to be. Specifically of the Khumbu Icefall. The Icefall is one of the most dangerous sections of the Everest climb as the icefall itself can move up to 3 feet per day! One of the neatest parts about base camp was actually walking down to the glacier. If you sat and listened you could hear the cracking and moving of the ice. It was eerie and beautiful all at the same time.
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On our way down from EBC there were 2 guys sitting on a rock looking exhausted. We joked about them taking a donkey the last 1/2  mile to base camp unknowing that this was only a bad joke. They shared with us that just 2 days prior in Dingboche, a woman actually died due to altitude sickness. Apparently, she had chosen to take a donkey from Namche to Dingboche despite feeling the initial symptoms of AMS. She got to Dingboche sat down for dinner and couldn’t eat. She went to bed that night and never woke up. Later on we would learn that 3 other people had also died during our trek. 2 due to altitude and 1 due to falling off a cliff.
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This trek is not a joke. We wish we would have understood how dangerous the altitude really is. We both came into the trek confident knowing that we climb mountains in Colorado and live at a higher elevation than most people.  If we would have known that 3 people had died due to the altitude we probably would have made a decision to turn around rather than push on when Luke got sick.
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During the trek back down fatigue set in and we decided to stop early in Loboche. After another baby wipe shower and dinner I was ready for bed. As I laid down something felt off…. My throat started feeling swollen, shivers took over my body, and my head started to feel more pressure than I had felt the entire trip thus far. Something wasn’t right…
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#nepal #everest #everestbasecamp #mounteverest #himalayas #mountains #travel #adventure #trekking #basecamp #ebc #himalaya #mountain #travelphotography #wanderlust #trek #travelgram #nature #photography #photooftheday #everest2018 #whyihike #climbing #instatravel #natgeo #travelblogger #mteverest
**Day 10 Gorakshep (16,942 ft) —> EVEREST BASE CAMP (17,600 ft) —> Loboche (16,207 ft) . The views at EBC were better than I expected them to be. Specifically of the Khumbu Icefall. The Icefall is one of the most dangerous sections of the Everest climb as the icefall itself can move up to 3 feet per day! One of the neatest parts about base camp was actually walking down to the glacier. If you sat and listened you could hear the cracking and moving of the ice. It was eerie and beautiful all at the same time. . On our way down from EBC there were 2 guys sitting on a rock looking exhausted. We joked about them taking a donkey the last 1/2 mile to base camp unknowing that this was only a bad joke. They shared with us that just 2 days prior in Dingboche, a woman actually died due to altitude sickness. Apparently, she had chosen to take a donkey from Namche to Dingboche despite feeling the initial symptoms of AMS. She got to Dingboche sat down for dinner and couldn’t eat. She went to bed that night and never woke up. Later on we would learn that 3 other people had also died during our trek. 2 due to altitude and 1 due to falling off a cliff. . This trek is not a joke. We wish we would have understood how dangerous the altitude really is. We both came into the trek confident knowing that we climb mountains in Colorado and live at a higher elevation than most people. If we would have known that 3 people had died due to the altitude we probably would have made a decision to turn around rather than push on when Luke got sick. . During the trek back down fatigue set in and we decided to stop early in Loboche. After another baby wipe shower and dinner I was ready for bed. As I laid down something felt off…. My throat started feeling swollen, shivers took over my body, and my head started to feel more pressure than I had felt the entire trip thus far. Something wasn’t right… . . . #nepal  #everest  #everestbasecamp  #mounteverest  #himalayas  #mountains  #travel  #adventure  #trekking  #basecamp  #ebc  #himalaya  #mountain  #travelphotography  #wanderlust  #trek  #travelgram  #nature  #photography  #photooftheday  #everest2018  #whyihike  #climbing  #instatravel  #natgeo  #travelblogger  #mteverest 
“why do you need to climb mountains? why can’t we just enjoy them from the ground? what’s the point of being up there?"
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i will try to capture the essence of the experience that i fell in love with only a year ago: the journey to the summit urges you out of your mind and into your body. it is an escape from daily life and it reminds you what it means to truly be immersed by nature & to be a part of it. it is a challenge and a conquering with the reward of incredible beauty. as much as i try to capture it in photos, the experience cannot be replicated. the mountains are hundreds of millions of years old and will be here long after us. you can see first hand the infinitely slow process of the rockies crumbling, the forest breathing, living and dying; the same cycle of nature that has given us life. to climb is to invoke the ultimate privilege: to experience the intensity, the beauty, the joy, and sometimes the fear & the pain that comes with it - it is an homage to life, a piercing reminder of how lucky we are to be alive and able to experience. and with that, it is easy to see that nothing else really matters.

why do i climb mountains? because i can. and you should too.
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“why do you need to climb mountains? why can’t we just enjoy them from the ground? what’s the point of being up there?" . i will try to capture the essence of the experience that i fell in love with only a year ago: the journey to the summit urges you out of your mind and into your body. it is an escape from daily life and it reminds you what it means to truly be immersed by nature & to be a part of it. it is a challenge and a conquering with the reward of incredible beauty. as much as i try to capture it in photos, the experience cannot be replicated. the mountains are hundreds of millions of years old and will be here long after us. you can see first hand the infinitely slow process of the rockies crumbling, the forest breathing, living and dying; the same cycle of nature that has given us life. to climb is to invoke the ultimate privilege: to experience the intensity, the beauty, the joy, and sometimes the fear & the pain that comes with it - it is an homage to life, a piercing reminder of how lucky we are to be alive and able to experience. and with that, it is easy to see that nothing else really matters. why do i climb mountains? because i can. and you should too. . . . #scrambling  #scramble  #hiking  #mountains  #kananaskis  #mountaineering  #rockies  #explorealberta  #albertaviews  #views  #hikealberta  #hike  #canadianrockies  #explorecanada  #exposure  #nature  #outdoors  #backpacking  #climbing  #trekking  #adventure  #travelalberta  #getoutside  #naturalbeauty  #nofilter  #summit  #whyihike  #peaks  #views  #peakbagging  #mountainculture 
Skate on a frozen lake and live to tell about it✔️
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Skate on a frozen lake and live to tell about it✔️ . . .📷 @katiezilla
I'm daydreaming of sunny days in the mountains because the weather outside is frightful.
I'm daydreaming of sunny days in the mountains because the weather outside is frightful.
Double arch at night
Double arch at night
I nicknamed the Columbia Gorge the “Cold Hawaii” because of it’s lush foliage and countless waterfalls.  Last year when it caught fire I finally understood how much the region had changed.  Massive population increases reduced the water table making a temperate rainforest arid enough to catch fire.  It’s sad what has happened to this rugged beauty.  I visited an old favorite hike yesterday and unintentionally ended up hiking through the burned area.  It was a beautiful display of destruction and regrowth with native  crawling  blackberries and holly as new ground cover.  The trees were dead and every one I touched left wet charcoal on my hands.  These pictures are beautiful, but were made by human destruction .  Every new person that moves to this region will impact the natural beauty that is around.  Now I understand Tom McCall’s speech from 1971, “Come visit, pease don’t stay.” #whyihike #rainforest #fire #fog
I nicknamed the Columbia Gorge the “Cold Hawaii” because of it’s lush foliage and countless waterfalls. Last year when it caught fire I finally understood how much the region had changed. Massive population increases reduced the water table making a temperate rainforest arid enough to catch fire. It’s sad what has happened to this rugged beauty. I visited an old favorite hike yesterday and unintentionally ended up hiking through the burned area. It was a beautiful display of destruction and regrowth with native crawling blackberries and holly as new ground cover. The trees were dead and every one I touched left wet charcoal on my hands. These pictures are beautiful, but were made by human destruction . Every new person that moves to this region will impact the natural beauty that is around. Now I understand Tom McCall’s speech from 1971, “Come visit, pease don’t stay.” #whyihike  #rainforest  #fire  #fog 
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Are you one of those that crossed holiday shopping off your list months ago, or are you scrambling? Don't forget to shop for your fave outdoor enthusiast at wildearthsupply.com. 🎄🎁 FREE SHIPPING with code JINGLE until Dec 31. #wildearthsupply 
Often you don’t even need to travel far to take in some fresh air and catch good views... #bowriver #cochrane #bridge •
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Looking for a great morning workout with a view?  Switchbacks up Sulphur Mountain 🏔 •
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#throwback to 2016, when I embarked on a solo #backcountry #winter camping trip to #pointcampground.  I’m looking forward to another winter excursion like this in 2019... but probably not in January again. ☺️
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#throwback  to 2016, when I embarked on a solo #backcountry  #winter  camping trip to #pointcampground . I’m looking forward to another winter excursion like this in 2019... but probably not in January again. ☺️ • • • #mountains  #mountainlife  #hikingadventures  #viewpoint  #outdoors  #nature  #wellness  • #hiking  #camping  #travel  #hikinglife  #whyihike  • #canada  #canadianrockies  #alberta  #peterlaugheedprovincialpark  • #liveyouradventure  #mecnation  • @albertatourism
A quick scramble to Midnight Peak.  I’ve discovered a few different options with the Baldy Peak ridges up here.  I will return!
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I spent some time with good company in Whistler this August.  We bounced around a few trail ideas and ended up deciding on #joffrelakes ... while this trail can often be over crowded in the summer, we hit the timing just right. We saw only a few other hiking groups.  Beautiful scenery, and a well kept trail (also well worn). This was a great way to spend the afternoon. •
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I spent some time with good company in Whistler this August. We bounced around a few trail ideas and ended up deciding on #joffrelakes  ... while this trail can often be over crowded in the summer, we hit the timing just right. We saw only a few other hiking groups. Beautiful scenery, and a well kept trail (also well worn). This was a great way to spend the afternoon. • • • #mountains  #mountainlife  #hiking  #hikingadventures  #viewpoint  #outdoors  #nature  #wellness  #summit  #hikinglife  #whyihike  • #canada  #beautifulbritishcolumbia  #liveyouradventure  #mecnation 
We have a tradition.  Every year the girls and I go to #dinosaurprovincialpark to camp and explore the #hoodoos.  Last year I lost all our hiking photos. This year, the girls made sure I saved them. •
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We have a tradition. Every year the girls and I go to #dinosaurprovincialpark  to camp and explore the #hoodoos . Last year I lost all our hiking photos. This year, the girls made sure I saved them. • • • #hikingadventures  #viewpoint  #outdoors  #nature  #wellness  #ilovebeingadad  • #hiking  #scrambles  #camping  #travel  #hikinglife  #whyihike  • Location: #canada  #canadianrockies  #alberta  • Community: #liveyouradventure  #mecnation  • Tags: @albertatourism
Cathedral Lakes • 09.08.18 #LoPoandVsCaliforniaAdventure