4hour Sunday Walk through the city and along the river. No excuse to stay inside, even if the weather is not perfect... and yeah sure if you live close to a national park it's so much more appealing to go outside. But it's all in your mind!!!! I love to see the xmas decorations around and I hope we will se them lightened before we leave Warsaw on Wednesday. Then we're off to the Baltic coast in Germany...
Big Mahalo to Jay Lee and Team! "The last cleanup of the month of November culminated at H3 Freeway Scenic Overlook where we tackled both the Kailua side and Kaneohe side overlook. This was our third time coming back to this site and our first cleanup in five months.
Even with a low turnout, we still prevailed and carried on what we set out to do. We had a total of five volunteers (four students and one adult). As you saw my previous post, there lots of graffiti tags on the Kailua side overlook and unfortunately I made the mistake of not bringing the WBGR with me so therefore we were unable to do graffiti removal. Next time we come back here I’ll definitely bring the WBGR with me no matter what.
The Kailua side overlook saw plenty of litter and no syringes. We spent an hour an half at this site collecting litter where the total amount of rubbish we collected was 55 lbs. There wasn’t much else for us to do at this overlook as we intended to spend hour and a half cleaning up the site and moving onto the next overlook, which is the Kaneohe side.
The Kaneohe side overlook didn’t see too much litter, but lots of small shards of bottle glass pieces in the garden path where Teresa has been focusing on putting in new plants with her gardening work. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to join us today so we had to do the gardening work without her. We focused on collecting litter at first and then did gardening work afterwards for the remainder of our cleanup. The girls and myself pulled out weeds and plucked out the small shards of glass pieces from the garden patch. In addition to there being lots of glass pieces there were also lots bottle caps and this is where the magnet broom came in handy for today’s cleanup without a doubt. The amount of rubbish we collected at this site was 24 lbs." #808cleanups#leavenotrace#stewardship#cleanbeaches#cleantrails#volunteer#cleanup#cleanups
Big Mahalo to Joy Sarsale Ibarra and Team! "We had a great day at Kahuku yesterday! The rain had just cleared up so our small but mighty volunteer team of 13 had challenges working with wet sand for most of our cleanup. No nets or bulky marine debris, but Kahuku always has microplastics to keep us busy. After about 2 hrs and a wet sifting demonstration later, we were able to collect a total 269 lbs of plastics and trash from Kahuku. Thank you so much to our student and military volunteers, especially the moms from Keiki O Ka Aina for joining us yesterday. And thank you Michael David Loftin for his constant support for our adopted location. Next cleanup will be on Saturday December 15th. Hope we’ll see you there!" #808cleanups#leavenotrace#stewardship#cleanbeaches#cleantrails#volunteer#cleanup#cleanups#himarinedebris
Type II Fun: always start the activity with a positive attitude, endure a bit of misery and suffering while doing it, but be totally stoked after 😀 #rockclimbingwomen @rockclimbingwomen
High Sierra Camp
Hike 2/Day 3: We reached Garnet Lake at the foot of Mt. Ritter and Banner Peak. Camp set up and dinner cooked under the lights of our headlamps, just in time to be ready for staring at the setting moon and the raising of the Milky Way (> tomorrow‘s post)
And just like that we’re all grown up and ones getting married and the other is having a baby. Childhood memories will always be magic and wild and purely hilarious because of you sissy.
This little human you’re growing is in for a lifetime of amazing adventures with you as their momma, no doubt.
yesterday’s theme (day 17) of #2minbcphotochallenge6 was #tossergene (a “gene” way too many people have tbh 😩). this is a selection of the toys I picked up yesterday during my 5 hour beach walk at Coney Island.. 😥 I picked up a total of 39 whole completely useable beach toys (animal and sandcastle molds… shovels / rakes) and 26 broken pieces of toys / shovels. I also picked up 12 *other* toys (not your traditional beach toys) like dolls and action figures. beach toys are one of the most obvious types of beach plastic as they are meant to be brought to the beach and played with there.. but often, they get left behind… and buried deeper in the sand or swallowed up by the ocean. they’re viewed as cheap and disposable and not precious at all. it’s so easy and affordable to just buy more if you lose them... (ugh) 💩💩💩 and in terms of *other* toys… it’s appalling how nearly every toy is seemingly made of plastic these days. 😭 like there is no way around it. with the holiday season upon us, be mindful of what you are gifting to the kiddos in your life. what happens to those toys after they out grow them? could you buy wooden toys to gift instead? instead of buying 25 plastic toy gifts… maybe buy just 1..🎁 what you choose to spend your money on is a vote for what you believe in! 💸 it seems like an impossible and maybe even pointless battle to try to fight… but I think we have to try. 💕
“Wilderness is a place where the wild potential is fully expressed, a diversity of living and nonliving beings flourishing according to their own sorts of order. In ecology we speak of "wild systems." When an ecosystem is fully functioning, all the members are present at the assembly. To speak of wilderness is to speak of wholeness.”
📸: Mohamed Almari
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'If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done' -Thomas Jefferson
My sweet boys crushing it on their first overnight trip packing their own things :) We all camped to the left of the lake where the wind took it's toll on a few if the tents 😂
The boys turned 1.5 years old today! It also marks a year since I left the job with the worst boss and work conditions I've come across. Last week, the boys had several firsts. It was their first time with packs on, winter camping, and sleeping in a tent with me! They did stellarly in all of the above :) There are many more firsts for them to come. And for me as well! Really, we all have much more space outside of our comfort zone than in it. Find what new thing intrigues you most and put your all into it. Put yourself out there. Also, that can mean standing up for yourself! Just as I quit that job, it may be hard, but it is SO important to learn to stand up for yourself! Cleanse your life of as much badness and negativity as you can. Help your friends do the same. It brings on a wonderful feeling to care for people. The environment needs all the love it can get too. Simply appreciate a beautiful sunset, make it a point to go on a hike this week, or clean up some rubbish you see. Take a stand and turn over that leaf :) Also, when exploring the great outdoors, remember to leave no trace! Give a hoot and don't pollute!
Staycation! Secret Tip 001: Snowbird! Don’t think the only time to go to @snowbird is to ski The Greatest Snow Earth! Yes, winter is coming Ann could be here next Thursday which is Thanksgiving and the project opening date. However, until the ski season officially open you can ride the tram and have lunch at 11,000 feet and watch the sunset over the American Fork Twins! And that’s not all the Cliff Spa is also open. What an absolutely fantastic afternoon and evening with Julie! We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves! Yes, that is right Snowbird to ourselves. OK, there were a few other people. But compared my 5,000 closest friends that came for Octoberfest it was a little bit quieter this evening. I actually love coming to Snowbird all year long! Yes, I’m spoiled as it’s only a 12 minute drive from my house and that is if I go the speed limit, which of course I do. I do, really. It’s Julie that speeds! So I as sit here in the Cliff Spa Lounge writing my memoirs of another perfect day at Snowbird. Please don’t tell anyone that right now you can enjoy awesome food, beautiful sunsets, and some peace and quiet. Because WINTER IS COMING! And it will be a whole different kind of awesome. Yes, I will be here for all of that and I’m sure you will be too. Because here are NO bad days at Snowbird just different kinds of AWEsome! Do agree? Let me know if you do. Remember the other side of Snow is Magical. If your not sure what that is send me a DM and I’ll tell you. #hiking#hikingbuddy#naturelover#adventure#travelphotography#hikingphotography#naturephotography#nature#wanderlust#letshikeutah#utah#utahphotographer#staywild#outdoor#leavenotrace#kuhlclothing#kuhl#borninthemountains#favoritethings#madeforwearing#engineeredclothing#wevegotyoucovered#snowbirdresort#snowbirdutah#snowbird#snowbirdskiresort
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It’s hard to go to the beach these days and not to notice trash on the beach or in the water. During my vacation in Thailand, I was shocked by the amount of trash in the water. I’d been picking up trash on my hikes, but this motivated me to pick it up during my beach walks and surf sessions. In Cali, Gordon and I surf where the San Gabriel river meets the ocean and it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll see trash float by us while we’re waiting for a wave. We do our best to grab things like bags and stuff them into our wetsuit. Pictured at my feet was today’s catch, some from the water and a few pieces from a walk along the jetty. Even if it’s small, we hope we’re making even the slightest difference. #womanofthewater#leavenotrace#protectouroceans#beachcleanup#surferswhocare#womenwhosurf#everydayisearthday .
@thisisforthewomen and @wearemona have teamed up to showcase powerful ‘Women of the Water’ who are taking up space in the big blue. Submit your entry using the hashtag #womanofthewater and tag @thisisforthewomen and @wearemona for your chance to win a kick ass prize! They’re also paying their respects to Mamma Ocean herself by donating 10% of profits of select items to @surfrider for the entire month of November.
A few minutes and a few feet from the previous post, this sky happened. First sunset of first backpacking trip.
😏 You should’ve camped out too, @matt_krah!! 😉
@SonyAlpha 7R II | FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM | [bracketed] | f8 | ISO 100 | 24 mm