The organized chaos of car camping ensues... After a summer full of backcountry adventures it feels good to be back with all the car camping comforts. It's taken us some time to accumulate our set up but I think we're doing pretty well with our @primus.us stove, @yeti cooler, @colemanusa lantern, and the kitchen box full of thrift store necessities. What does your car camping kit include??
These were the boulder scrambling that we had to do. We had to scale the side of the mountain on all fours and just basing on the cairns placed by previous hikers to guide us where to go. At this point, I had to stop & sit. I thought I can do it but the terrain and the height have taken its toll on me. So I had to ask my husband that we have to turn back. 😵🏔
[📍#PalisadeGlacier 09.18.17 ]
Week 10: Capped off my first 70+ mile running week with the toughest 50K route we've ever done. The views (and seemingly endless amounts of the fattest, juiciest huckleberries ever) were a nice distraction from the pain though! Photo is from my favorite section of the entire course 💕 10/10 would do again (which we did three weeks later).
"Reconnecting with nature is like resetting your brain.
One cannot escape the ups and downs of life.
But one can always find calm in nature.
One can always find comfort and clarity in the company of woods.
The path to healing lies inside you.
And when you can learn to carry the forest within you,
You are always home.
Your healing has begun."
- from the forest, for you 💕
Had a scheduale change for a shoot today so midway through Utah I pulled the #adventureseptember card and made a 7 hour detour to @deathvalleynps because you know- it's the hottest place on earth and 260+ ft. Below sea level so why not... and I gotta be honest, it was temperate and beautiful AF. Head over heels for this place. This photo inspired by Brad Pitt's #NPS editorial and cover of @GQ #heythatsmyboyfriend // DEATH VALLEY • CA
It's fall which means it's hunting season...scavenger hunting season!
I want you to have an adventure that takes you places, connects you with others, and shows you just how much the universe is listening. .
This is so much more than "tag 3 friends." This challenge will give you a specific thing to find, photograph, and share each week via IG and/or FB. You have 5 weeks to find 5 items that we all are in search for or trying to keep (think money, love, etc)! Time to make them yours!
*1st PLACE WINNER*
You'll receive all of my favorite adventure things including:
- #patagonia hat
- #backpackermagazime fall issue (of course)
- #camelbak waterbottle (#AT themed)
- #rei travel journal ( yes, it's waterproof)
#kavu mini travel bag (for makeup or bug spray...your choice!)
- #subdownnatural B12 gummies
- #rei force of nature bandana
- explore + rather be on trails stickers
- #nuunwildberry hydration energy tablets - #allgoodlipbalm SPF 15
- #doterrabalance essential oil blend
- #tiuperfectfitprotien travel pack
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Sign up by clicking the link in my profile to get all the details, rules, and ways to win! Tag a friend and get ready for an adventure! The hunt starts 10/1 - Happy hunting! 🌲💛🍂
Now entering the best running season ever.
First race is a 10K in two weekends in Issaquah. Fueled by pumpkin spice and butternut squash soup.
Also will run faster for homemade GF pumpkin pie. 📸 @rich.glidden
At 11,000ft (2.3 miles away from our base camp) we reached Sam Mack meadow. It is such a gorgeous alpine meadow. It is tucked in between large granite rocks with a wide stream flowing in the middle; perfect for water refill before going further on Glacier trail. 🏞
[📍#SamMackMeadow 09.18.17 ]
"The only commitment the mountains can make is that if you go to them, they will show you who you are." -Steph Jagger. Grays Peak kicked my ass yesterday but it was my first 14'er ever and I'm proud to say I made it to the top.
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." ~ John Muir 💡
[📍#JohnMuirWilderness , #InyoNationalForest 09.18.17 ]
Good morning! On our 2nd day, our plan was to hike further up to see the Palisade glacier which is another 8 miles rountrip from our base camp-2nd Lake. So we woke up early,had our hearty meal & off we went.
[📍2nd Lake, #BigPineLakes 09.18.17 ]
Week 9 (continued): Mount Rainier was our fourth and final volcano of the summer. Summiting also meant that we'd officially climbed all five of Washington's active volcanoes (St Helens, Adams, Baker, Glacier Peak, and Rainier), too! It was the absolute perfect way to end our Spring/Summer climbing season and the most memorable birthday I've ever had 😊 Looking forward to our next climb of this incredible mountain. Maybe a single day push next time? #summer2017
About 4,000 feet below is Camp Schurman.....Our rope team came from Camp Muir....We traversed the Emmons and part of the Winthrop to summit..Kind of a long route don't you think?? The summer conditions changed quickly this season and soon enough we added an extra two miles roundtrip on our climb. Hard as many things arebbut we climbed and enjoyed it 😃 Stay active and climb your mountain whatever it may be ❤
'Cause my darling, you and I could take over the world and one step at a time,just you and I. 'Cause you're the only one, who brings light just like the sun one step at a time, just you and I. ❤️
That's a song by the way (Just You & I by Tom Walker), apparently me & husband hum and sing this song whenever the trails gets harder & harder to push eachother. haha! To our fellow trail friends do you also have a trail song? 😄🎶
[📍#BigPineLakes 09.17.17 ]
It's been a while since I've posted. I assure you I have gone on many adventures, but I don't always take pictures, and I don't always want to share. I'm selfish like that. Anyway, I found myself in need of a new pair of Nikes and instead of driving back down Parley's Canyon, I took the long home through #ParkCity and over #GuardsmanPass into #bigcottonwoodcanyon . Early #Autumn is in effect and I enjoyed a 3 hour detour with may short hikes including #bloodlake where I helped a pleasant lady rescue her labrador's orange ball that had been dropped in the shallows. I enjoyed and laughed with ecstasy near that sideways pine tree as I leaned straight into the wind and let it support me as I refueled my soul. Through out, i enjoyed the thought provoking and exquisitely hilarous anecdotes of #nickofferman in his audiobook version of #paddleyourowncanoe . Friends, I can't express how lucky I feel to live where I live. The world is beautiful. #gooutside#utahisrad#flyingsolo#adventurelikeyougiveadamn#winteriscoming#nofilter
The 3 days & 2 nights that me & my husband spent on the sierra mountains were unforgettable! This was our first multi-day backpacking trip and we were continuously rewarded with the spectacular views of the Eastern Sierra. 🏔
[📍#BigPineLakes 09.17.17 ]