Passing Toulumne Meadows gave a very noticeable change. All of a sudden all of the JMT hikers on the trail where gone, and left was the very few pct hikers in the Sierras at the time, and the deer trying to eat your things
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Boca getting refreshed at Falling Waters down the trail from Little Haystack Mountain
Spent this weekend in Whistler running @coastmtntrail WAM55k and it was nothing short of epic!! By far the most challenging 50k mountain run I've ever done and longest I've ever been away from baby Logan! Climbing up to the Rainbow Glacier twice with 11000ft of elevation gain made for some hella steep climbs and descents. And the best part is my bud Tash came out from Ottawa to race and hang out. And she killed it considering there are no mountains in her hood to train on!!
I just recommended a book (The Alchemist) to a good friend. I thought she could benefit from the simple and impactful truths found in the pages. So, I took the book off my own shelf and flipped through it. I found this quote that I had highlighted... "when a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his (or her!) dream." Think about that.
What's the quickest way to get two long time friends and fellow IFMGA Guides attention? An unexpected avalanche in September right next to your rock climbing route.
This day we spent rehearsing and getting a feel for the Salbitschijen granite and all its glorious flakes and stellar cracks. We also confirmed our suspicion that we would be in full alpine conditions. The packs were definitely going to weigh a little extra to mitigate the potential hazards.
@jeffbanksmountainguide stressed that the next day's 25 pitches and all transitions need to be super fast. So like the professional and meticulous planner he is, we practiced all of it on the wall until he was satisfied... and that avalanche thing happened.
2nd photo cred: @lotusalpine, climber, guide and photographer extraordinaire.
Bosnia we love you. What a surprise! We were not even sure to go to Bosnia Herzegovina...but we can now say, so far, it is our favorite country with Norway (in Europe). Breathtaking views, very good (and fatty) food, amazing people. We don't want to leave anymore! Picture: Lukomir.
One of our nurses @alysa12 spent a day at the Lake of Glass in the northern region of Colorado. 🌊 🏔 ☁️
To us, travel nursing is an avenue to explore new places. Whether those places are hiking trails, farmers markets, coffee shops, or museums. Travel nursing has something for everyone. And we think that’s pretty neat. What’s your favorite part about travel nursing? Let us know in the comments!
9/23 | Mile 1,612:
Summiting Parkview in freezing temperatures and 50mph headwinds was enthralling compared to the last few hundred miles of trail. Crushing at 12,400' is one of the best feelings.
Descending the mountain was even more of a rush. The clouds lay below us as we raced to the highway to beat then approaching storm.
Shot on the Sony #rx100m3 . New blog post is live. Link in the bio.
"MOTIVATION is what gets you started, HABIT is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn 🙋🏻
#nevermissamonday it starts your tone for the whole week and keeps your habit going! 🔥I used to skip Mondays🤦🏻♀️... and then Tuesday and Wednesday too and well, you get the picture. 😏 Leaving this dude everyday is so hard! 😥🐾 Maybe someday I'll get to be that stay at home dog mom that I dream of. 🤞🏼 .
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📍Wicca Lake, Valhalla Provincial Park, British Columbia Canada -------------------------------------
I've been thinking a lot about personas. Probably just about everyone has an online persona that is slightly different than who they are in person.
For instance, people generally think I'm kinder and more outgoing than I really am. In reality, I'm actually extremely introverted and have social anxiety and tend to be a little self absorbed. I don't pay a whole lot of attention to people and things around me and don't really engage well with others. I like to spend an exorbitant amount of time by myself and although I can be outgoing, I'm usually not. •
Just about everybody I know in real life that are avid social media users have different personas online than in real life. Why is that? •
After a lot of observation (of myself and others) I have come to the conclusion that other than obvious cat fishing, for the most part, it just isn't intentional. Online personas get a lot of bad rap, and I understand why. But we demonized them as if they're intentionally false when more than likely, you have one too.
Most people don't even realize that they do. And I think I finally understand why: •
Most of us have an ideal "us". An image of who we think we are, or an image of who we want to be. The person we strive to be.
It isn't that it gets falsely displayed on Social Media, because more often than not, these personas are also trying to show up in your real life, too. They are the measuring sticks in our lives that we measure our every action against. They are us, at least, a part of us, just our more perfect selves. And as you know, humanity and perfection are not synonymous. •
So in the end, I think observing online personas is a way to see where a person's values and priorities are. It's an easy way to see what is important to them. You might see the perfect mom persona, or the perfect wife persona. Maybe the perfect selfies or the perfect adventurer. Maybe the perfect Guru or the perfect Goddess. Maybe the perfect friend or the perfect body builder or the perfect pretty life. It isn't usually insidious. It's a general display of what we value.