Adult humans, cats, dogs, and babies.
I spent all day today exploring the Sacred Valley - from Urubamba to Colca to Pisac and I took the local public transport in doing so. With the three transfers I did, the locals spoke to me, whether in Spanish or English - or even in baby language. On my 2nd local ride, I thought I could take a nap as this lady next to me was asleep but her baby, wide eyed and all, interacted with me, playing with my watch, sweater, bag, whatever he could push and touch, along with a few minutes long stares. He kept at it the entire ride. Yesterday, a stray dog followed us the entire hike and today some felines at the cat sanctuary cuddled with me. If you ever move to South America, Asia, Middle East etc. be prepared to open up and connect with people, animals and babies. Human (and animal) connection is in full force.
For some, this can be a challenge but if you learn to see the beauty in it, it definitely makes life more magical. It's up to you how you want it to be.
Photo: This dog knows better how to socialize than some humans I know. #hiking#trekking#backpacking#travel#travelblogger#neverstopexploring#womenwhohike#weareoutdoor#womenwhoexplore#adventure#wanderlust#sheexplores#nomadlife#nomads#explore
Deep Creek!!!! We were so excited to hit this spot, because we knew we would be getting closer to site 3, where we were camping and having our ceremony before sundown. The canyon opens up here before narrowing again. Glorious.
This is not my Tuesday. I really, really wish it was, though.
On this Tuesday, I have one kid with strep, one who’s snorfling with crazy congestion, and I’m watching my fun fall plans for the week crumble.
So, mentally, I’m climbing rocks and listening to the creek running through Vail.
Photo snapped by @ashleyoutside_00
Aren't those pillars pretty! Missing sunny Arequipa.
@ellysage is having a brand new store opening at Bugis Junction on 1st November & they're giving away $50 vouchers on their Instagram daily! 🎉
Yal can key in for a 10% discount too which can be used both online & offline, yay to pretty clothes! ✨✌🏻
WEEKEND MORNING SCHEDULE:
1:30am: alarm goes off.
1:45am: literally roll out of bed.
1:55am: spill coffee.
2:15am: start driving north.
3:15am: realize I might have forgotten my headlamp (keep driving).
4:30am: meet friends at trailhead (find headlamp in trunk) & start hiking in the dark.
5:30am: build a mini snowman on trail.
6:30am: realize we’re in the fog & get no sunrise to shoot.
7:00am: enjoy the cold, wind, & fog.
7:15am: attempt to thaw fingers.
9:45am: back to trailhead.
10:00am: coffee, eggs, pancakes, & more coffee.
PC: my good friend, @coreyoutdoors
Coming up on this was a sobering moment. At the end of September, there were a few days where we weren't sure if our trip would happen due to the closure of The Narrows after a landowner with a crossing parcel was (from what we understand, rightly) dissatisfied and frustrated with the appraisal given to their parcel by the current political administration. The park administration and landowners were able to reach an agreement to keep the trail open for the rest of 2018. Hopefully, it will stay accessible into the new year and beyond. We chose to marry in the backcountry because these places are our church... Hopefully people will become more aware of what is happening with our natural spaces as a result of the positions of our current administration in the White House. They need our protection and conservatorship. They need to be respected for their priceless value. If they are cut, diminished and not cared for they will be gone, and we and the world will be lesser for it. When you vote, please remember them.
Although it's way up in New Hampshire, Mount Osceola is named for a 19th century leader of the Seminole people of Florida. No one is quite sure how this came to be. Suffice it to say many native names were placed on the peaks of the White Mountains, be they connected to the region or not. I hiked up here a number of weeks ago to a socked in summit. I'll have to go back again sometime as I hear the view is wonderful.
I like cows
And they like me
I like cows
Just wait and see
When they go 'moo'
Hey, move over!
Uh uh uh
-- The Suburbs .
Quite a surprise to come around the bend and stumble into some free rangers in the slot canyon! Four close to the water and another three up on the embankment. Moo.
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Men’s journal gear of the year, Outside magazine staff pick, expedition portal - editors choice.
Photo | @jeffreycoats
Ho sempre saputo di non essere la più bella, la più brava, la più dolce o la più femminile.. poi ho cercato di esserlo, ma ovviamente recitare una parte non è mai stato il mio forte.. poi per non avere più paura di niente ho costruito un muro.. poi ho scoperto chi sono e che forse per tanti aspetti sono strana.. poi quel muro ho cercato di abbatterlo, ma ogni volta che mi sporgevo fuori un secondo venivo ributtata dentro.. poi ci sono un sacco di altre cose che vorrei solo che un giorno venissero semplicemente accettate, senza essere capite.. e poi ci sono io che tutto va troppo veloce e mi gira la testa.. io che vorrei che qualcuno mi fermasse e mi dicesse: “Guardami, il posto dove cerchi di nasconderti sono io.” 💙🏔#mountaingirl#girlswhohike#womenwhohike#mountains#picoftheday#landscape#girlswhotravel#womenwhotravel#love#tb#passion#missingthatfeeling
"The best view comes after the hardest climb."
The hike to Abbott Ridge in Glacier National Park was simply incredible. It was a tough day hike, most of it straight up. But the views on this hike are like no where else. Once you get out of the trees it's mountains and glaciers and more mountains in every direction! If you want to read more about this hike and see more epic mountain views I've just written a blog post about this one. Link in bio!
Where the glacier meets the sky, the land ceases to be earthly, and the earth becomes one with the heavens; no sorrows live there anymore, and therefore joy is not necessary; beauty alone reigns there, beyond all demands.
it feels good to be lost in the right direction...
My soul lives in Colorado but I’m 📍here in Pittsburgh! Tonight my Yoga instructor said something I think I’ve heard a MILLION times before but it struck me tonight.. “energy creates energy”
That’s a simple idea right? Well here goes my mental health awareness post, its been a hard year. There have been days I wanted to quit, stay in bed + start over tomorrow. But this simple quote really inspired me to remember that even at my all time lows I need some self energy to combat them + come out on top. Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it + keeps it alive. Not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.
▶️where focus goes
energy flows 🌬