Out of 560 applications, Explore Austin was one of only 26 awarded a grant from the @rei #ForceOfNature fund. This fund is committed to ensuring women are equally inspired and equipped to explore the wild and we are stoked to be part of its inaugural year. I will #OptOutside next Friday in honor of all our fierce, courageous female Explorers that don't let anything stop them from climbing mountains or scaling rock faces. Join me via the link in the @explore_austin bio!
We took a 9 mile hike yesterday not knowing it was #nationaltakeahikeday . It was meant to be. See my stories for more trail pics. ☺️
Lesson learned a top a mountain ⛰: sometimes a break is all you need. From the hustle. From the thinking. From the overanalyzing. Life gets going so fast. The secret is in the slowness & a mountain really has nowhere else to be other than where it is. 💕
Bay area Unlikely Hikers! We’re just TWO weeks away from our group hike and meet-up in Oakland! I tried to pick something as easy to get to as possible. Please RSVP on the fb page or shoot me an email so I can keep you in the loop of any changes. I need an idea of how many people will be there.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, California. Ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone.
Sequoia Bayview Trail. Less than 5 miles, under 600 feet elevation gain.
More info on the fb page or on my blog ▶️ jennybruso.com
Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured!
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“I was walking through icy streams
That took my breath away
Moving slowly through westward water
Over glacial plains
And I walked off you
And I walked off an old me
Oh me oh my I thought it was a dream
So it seemed.”- @maggierogers
Day 1 vs. Day 437 💪
A lot of the time we look at someone who is fit and healthy and just assume they have always been that way. I was sooo guilty of this before!
But what we don't see is all the effort that goes behind a transformation. All the hard work and sacrifice. All ups and downs. All the cognitive re-wiring that happens. It takes EFFORT to truly change your health for the better. I know this now being on the other side.
So when someone comes to me looking for a quick way to lose some weight, I let them know that I can't help them. Because the only way to TRULY change is to work hard on yourself. Physically, mentally, emotionally. And that's what I'm in business to help people do. To help YOU do. Just reach out friend! Always here for you 💕
We had to go all the way to California to find sweater weather 💜
Sunrise in the #alabamahills sponsored by @zukespets #livelifeoffleash#zukes#letsgozukes
Good news though - the temps are dropping below 80 for our IG camping trip, this weekend. And by below 80, I mean 78/79° 😂🌵
Saturday sleep deprivation, and a weekend working has me daydreaming of my upcoming time off for the holidays! I can’t wait for a white Christmas in Washington ❄️ Christmas never feels quite right without snow! What are some of your holiday traditions?
Thought for the day: Not only do we all have our own paths to find but our paths will intersect with hundreds of others along the way. Some may parallel with us for hundreds of miles while some may be a mere yield sign we see in passing. Whatever the crossing may be, they are all of importance along this journey we call life. Embrace each chance we have to cross someone else’s path, however fleeting it may be. #friyay#mccoveythejeep - @Regranned from @superstephiesteph -
This part of the White Mountains marks the start of the Samaria Gorge. It was amazing to walk from these impressive mountains all the way to the coast and finish the day by swimming in the sea. Anywhere that allows the mountains and the sea to be enjoyed in the same day is my kind of paradise.
@lomogogo You add a pep to my step, a zeal to every adventure, a wonderful creative spark to life, and you have been a shining light in the darkest of times. Happy friendaversary! Thank you for being you. I love you, ladybird! #mushygushy#sonya6000
I had a blast with show hosts Rosie and Romey on the Rosie On The House radio show this morning, talking about my Arizona Trail thru hike. Archived recordings will be up later today at www.rosieonthehouse.com/radio
"But to look back from the stony plain along the road which led one to that place is not at all the same thing as walking along the road; the perspective, to say the least, changes only with the journey; only when the road has, all abruptly and treacherously, and with the absoluteness that permits not argument, turned or dropped or risen is one able to see all that one could not have seen from any other place."
- James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)
At Greeter Falls in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area on 9/10/17