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Our first backpacking trip ✅
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Not gonna lie, I 🙋🏻‍♀️ was pretty nervous. All the things that could’ve gone wrong wracked my brain and planted doubt. But mistakes are our best teacher and with that... we geared up and headed out. 🌲We had so much fun!
Our first backpacking trip ✅ . . Not gonna lie, I 🙋🏻‍♀️ was pretty nervous. All the things that could’ve gone wrong wracked my brain and planted doubt. But mistakes are our best teacher and with that... we geared up and headed out. 🌲We had so much fun!
You never know what you might encounter on the trail 🐮
You never know what you might encounter on the trail 🐮
This is Theo, our 8-month old German Shorthaired Pointer. He is also our loyal hiking companion. You’ll see him on our page often because his face is definitely cuter than ours. 😉
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Theo loves...
- Bouldering (we’ve nicknamed him “Scrambles”)
- Playing with other dogs
- Running as fast as he can 💨
- Eating chicken
- Snuggling with his humans
This is Theo, our 8-month old German Shorthaired Pointer. He is also our loyal hiking companion. You’ll see him on our page often because his face is definitely cuter than ours. 😉 . . Theo loves... - Bouldering (we’ve nicknamed him “Scrambles”) - Playing with other dogs - Running as fast as he can 💨 - Eating chicken - Snuggling with his humans
Sometimes you just have to stop and look up. It’s amazing what is right in front of you.
Sometimes you just have to stop and look up. It’s amazing what is right in front of you.
I hope I can be this relaxed all weekend long. #caturday
I hope I can be this relaxed all weekend long. #caturday 
We heard it’s snowing in Ohio this morning. ❄️ We will take the crunchy fall leaves and 60* weather in North Carolina.
We heard it’s snowing in Ohio this morning. ❄️ We will take the crunchy fall leaves and 60* weather in North Carolina.
We don’t see water too often, but we are so impressed every time we do. #tbt #maidofthemist
We don’t see water too often, but we are so impressed every time we do. #tbt  #maidofthemist 
Cleaned up our local greenway path for Impact Day! Trash doesn’t belong in our green spaces. @keepnaturewild @thewildkeepers #keepnaturewild #impactday #thewildkeepers
I love hanging back on walks and watching these two. It’s special to watch their relationship grow. #mansbestfriend #mcm
I love hanging back on walks and watching these two. It’s special to watch their relationship grow. #mansbestfriend  #mcm 
We love fall days with family. 🍂#flashbackfriday
Traveling makes us want to travel more. It’s such a conundrum. We’re hoping backpacking around North Carolina and Virginia will help. 😉
Traveling makes us want to travel more. It’s such a conundrum. We’re hoping backpacking around North Carolina and Virginia will help. 😉
Happy Halloween! 🎃
Happy Halloween! 🎃
Did you know that trekking poles can help take about 40lbs if pressure off your knees? 😱
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I bought and used trekking poles for the first time just a few weeks ago. Let me tell you, life changer especially when it’s pouring down rain on rocks.
Did you know that trekking poles can help take about 40lbs if pressure off your knees? 😱 . . I bought and used trekking poles for the first time just a few weeks ago. Let me tell you, life changer especially when it’s pouring down rain on rocks.
We have been eagerly waiting to get gear to start backpacking (had to free up some funds). So we’re a little obsessed now with researching gear and finding the best options (within budget 😉). Do you have any favorite gear or backpacking trails?
We have been eagerly waiting to get gear to start backpacking (had to free up some funds). So we’re a little obsessed now with researching gear and finding the best options (within budget 😉). Do you have any favorite gear or backpacking trails?
We love our pup. 🐾 #gsp
We love our pup. 🐾 #gsp 
Moving to a new state and knowing no one is freaking hard.
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So I decided it was time to get out and meet people. I joined a hiking @meetup for a rainy, foggy hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was so nervous (meeting new people is hard!). Thankfully, these were some of the nicest, most welcoming people I have ever met. I cannot wait to go again. If you’ve ever thought about joining a group or trying a new class, challenge yourself to try it at least once. 🙌
Moving to a new state and knowing no one is freaking hard. . . So I decided it was time to get out and meet people. I joined a hiking @meetup for a rainy, foggy hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was so nervous (meeting new people is hard!). Thankfully, these were some of the nicest, most welcoming people I have ever met. I cannot wait to go again. If you’ve ever thought about joining a group or trying a new class, challenge yourself to try it at least once. 🙌
We are so proud to be #wildkeepers with @keepnaturewild this fall. .
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As a wild keeper, we are working hard to reduce our footprint and pick up litter.
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Theo and I picked up this bag on our morning walk. Honestly, I was pretty shocked I even picked up this much. You know you see it, but you think- “someone else will get it” or “it will just go away”. Well, it’s time we stop looking at litter so apathetically. #keepnaturewild #impactday
We are so proud to be #wildkeepers  with @keepnaturewild this fall. . . As a wild keeper, we are working hard to reduce our footprint and pick up litter. . . Theo and I picked up this bag on our morning walk. Honestly, I was pretty shocked I even picked up this much. You know you see it, but you think- “someone else will get it” or “it will just go away”. Well, it’s time we stop looking at litter so apathetically. #keepnaturewild  #impactday