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If I could have a conversation with my 8-year old self these are the things I would tell her: .

Don't worry about everything so much. 
Things will turn out far better than you expected. 
Go with the flow. 
Be a kid. 
Stop wanting to grow up so fast. 
It's okay to bend the rules a little now and then.
Never stop asking questions. 
Always wonder. And wander. 
Hugs are awesome, keep hugging. 
Keep dancing in the rain. 
Keep swinging as high as you can on the swing set until your feet touch the sky. 
Oreos are still the best hide under your pillow midnight snack. 
And above it all, I would tell her that I love her. 
Because self love is magic. .

What would you tell your younger self?
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If I could have a conversation with my 8-year old self these are the things I would tell her: . Don't worry about everything so much. Things will turn out far better than you expected. Go with the flow. Be a kid. Stop wanting to grow up so fast. It's okay to bend the rules a little now and then. Never stop asking questions. Always wonder. And wander. Hugs are awesome, keep hugging. Keep dancing in the rain. Keep swinging as high as you can on the swing set until your feet touch the sky. Oreos are still the best hide under your pillow midnight snack. And above it all, I would tell her that I love her. Because self love is magic. . What would you tell your younger self? . . . . . PC: sister 😘 #howloften  #womenofcolorinnature  #womenofcolor  #unlikelyhikers  #brownpeoplecamping  #wehiketoheal  #latinooutdoors  #outdoorjournaltour  #womeninnature  #optoutside  #sweatydirtyhappy 
Here's to all my girls! And most of all my four beautiful daughters. Be strong,  be ambitious and know that you can be and do whatever you want in life!! 😊❤😊❤😊❤ .
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Here's to all my girls! And most of all my four beautiful daughters. Be strong, be ambitious and know that you can be and do whatever you want in life!! 😊❤😊❤😊❤ . . . #TheHDWife  #TheHDLife  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Women  #womensorgasmadvocate  #womentribe  #womenwhocycle  #womenleatherbracelet  #womenurbanwear  #womenasproperty  #womenofcolorinnature  #womensbanquettonight  #womenthat  #womensbook  #WomenEntrepreneurExpo  #womenblitz  #womensworld  #womenknowsportstoo  #womenwholifts  #womensenergy  #womensootd  #Womenunite  #womenonthegrind  #womensthings  #legacy  #tribe  #business  #womeninbusiness 
Day 6, Grand Canyon Horsethief/Butte Fault route, Lava/Chuar Camp. I awoke on Saturday morning hoping this was the day I'd get a ride in a boat across the Colorado River to continue my itinerary. I had been waiting on the beach since 2:30 on Thursday afternoon. I kept telling myself, "One of these times, you'll look up and there's going to be a boat there". And then at 10:30 am, there they were - a whole trip full of boats! I flagged them down and the trip leader, John, said he'd be happy to take me across and take my cache bucket out with him. Even got a bonus ride through Lava/Chuar rapid on his sweet cataraft! John deposited me on the beach at Palisades and I told him I'd make sure to rate his Uber service five stars! I hiked up to the top of the rapid to connect my steps, then spent the afternoon relaxing and playing in the big sandbar before heading over to Tanner Beach for the night.
Day 6, Grand Canyon Horsethief/Butte Fault route, Lava/Chuar Camp. I awoke on Saturday morning hoping this was the day I'd get a ride in a boat across the Colorado River to continue my itinerary. I had been waiting on the beach since 2:30 on Thursday afternoon. I kept telling myself, "One of these times, you'll look up and there's going to be a boat there". And then at 10:30 am, there they were - a whole trip full of boats! I flagged them down and the trip leader, John, said he'd be happy to take me across and take my cache bucket out with him. Even got a bonus ride through Lava/Chuar rapid on his sweet cataraft! John deposited me on the beach at Palisades and I told him I'd make sure to rate his Uber service five stars! I hiked up to the top of the rapid to connect my steps, then spent the afternoon relaxing and playing in the big sandbar before heading over to Tanner Beach for the night.
Sunday morning antics. Photo cred: @sotopear #thealaskalife
#throwback to my first time being at a national park and my first time West of the Mississippi. Enjoy this rare pic of my face and keep an eye out for my posts in the next few weeks. #grandcanyon #optoutside #🌲 #CeeWillTheTrill
When Women get together and tell their stories amazing things happen! Telling our stories is a way of saying WHO WE ARE, what we know, were we’ve been and where we are headed! We believe that the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire! We have a lot to share and the sky is the limit — you just never get to experience the same thing twice - so here, we share what is real! This gathering was a divine intervention, and an unforgettable experience! Thank you @outdoorjournaltour for bringing the love to the Bay Area! We love ya! Shout out to African American Park Experience for your presence and @rei for sponsoring the event! This is what means to be lit 🔥... WE had a blast! 
#womenofcolorinnature #outdoorjournal #africanamericanparkexperience #rei #optoutside #hiketoheal #womenoutdoors #joirnaling #meditating #tibetanbowl #chanting #spiritualconnection #yogaourdoors #yogainspiration #pointreyes #bayarea #womenonfire #communityempowerment #leaders #motherearth #publiclands #diversifyoutdoors #joinus #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #thecolorsoftherainbow #loveiswhereitsat #perfectharmony #thecircleoflife #namaste #amen
When Women get together and tell their stories amazing things happen! Telling our stories is a way of saying WHO WE ARE, what we know, were we’ve been and where we are headed! We believe that the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire! We have a lot to share and the sky is the limit — you just never get to experience the same thing twice - so here, we share what is real! This gathering was a divine intervention, and an unforgettable experience! Thank you @outdoorjournaltour for bringing the love to the Bay Area! We love ya! Shout out to African American Park Experience for your presence and @rei for sponsoring the event! This is what means to be lit 🔥... WE had a blast! #womenofcolorinnature  #outdoorjournal  #africanamericanparkexperience  #rei  #optoutside  #hiketoheal  #womenoutdoors  #joirnaling  #meditating  #tibetanbowl  #chanting  #spiritualconnection  #yogaourdoors  #yogainspiration  #pointreyes  #bayarea  #womenonfire  #communityempowerment  #leaders  #motherearth  #publiclands  #diversifyoutdoors  #joinus  #teamworkmakesthedreamwork  #thecolorsoftherainbow  #loveiswhereitsat  #perfectharmony  #thecircleoflife  #namaste  #amen 
We’ve been loving the posts by @climbinglifekenya. Thanks for sharing an important truth for us to remember :) Happy Friday everyone!  #Repost @climbinglifekenya (@get_repost)
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"A river that forgets its source will surely dry up." - Yoruba Proverb

I let some #africanvibes flow as I carried the rope bag after a day's climb... bet @mammut_absolute_alpine didn't design it to be carried this way 🙄 ... (or did they?🤔) #climbinglifekenya #absolutealpine
We’ve been loving the posts by @climbinglifekenya. Thanks for sharing an important truth for us to remember :) Happy Friday everyone! #Repost  @climbinglifekenya (@get_repost) ・・・ "A river that forgets its source will surely dry up." - Yoruba Proverb I let some #africanvibes  flow as I carried the rope bag after a day's climb... bet @mammut_absolute_alpine didn't design it to be carried this way 🙄 ... (or did they?🤔) #climbinglifekenya  #absolutealpine 
If ever you get the chance to go to New Mexico, specifically the Santa Fe area, this place should be on your top places to see. It's a relatively easy hike with some of the most beautiful slot canyons and formations I've seen. .

Plus, these high canyon walls make you look taller than you actually are!! 😎😄🙌🏽😎😄🙌🏽
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If ever you get the chance to go to New Mexico, specifically the Santa Fe area, this place should be on your top places to see. It's a relatively easy hike with some of the most beautiful slot canyons and formations I've seen. . Plus, these high canyon walls make you look taller than you actually are!! 😎😄🙌🏽😎😄🙌🏽 . . . . . 📸: sister #kashakatuwe  #kashakatuwetentrocks  #kashakatuwetentrocksnationalmonument  #newmexico  #optoutside  #outsideisbetter  #sweatydirtyhappy  #womenoutdoors  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #unlikelyhikers  #wehiketoheal  #webelongoutside  #TODSL 
“Spending time outdoors is a gift to myself. A way to appreciate my body and its ability and a way to still my mind, reconnect with my purpose and gain perspective. It's an active form of meditation that enriches my senses and reminds me that I am both powerful and insignificant which is an incredible realization to have.” -Jessica / @round_the_way_gal
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“Spending time outdoors is a gift to myself. A way to appreciate my body and its ability and a way to still my mind, reconnect with my purpose and gain perspective. It's an active form of meditation that enriches my senses and reminds me that I am both powerful and insignificant which is an incredible realization to have.” -Jessica / @round_the_way_gal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: she/her ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park, Orange County, California. Ancestral lands of the Gabrielino/Tongva nation ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person stands on golden sandstone rocks, alight with sun, arms outstretched to the skies.]
Here’s a panoramic view of the top of the trail in the Angkor Thom territory. That body of water is part of the ginormous moat around all of Angkor Wat.❤️
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Here’s a panoramic view of the top of the trail in the Angkor Thom territory. That body of water is part of the ginormous moat around all of Angkor Wat.❤️ .KKO-Khmer Off Road Tours . . . . . . . #vacasian  #ysbh  #sfo  #jetsetting  #worldtravel  #teamneverhome  #asia  #womenofcolorinnature  #wanderlust  #travelphotography  #blacktravelmovement  #biketheworld  #southeastasia  #nomadicwarrior  #ysbh  #blackgirlsdobike  #travelsolo  #angkorwatcambodia  #cultureabroad  #travelnut  #travelislife  #worldtravel  #offroading  #worldventures #ysbhvoyager  #unitedairlines  #solotraveler  #siemreap  #cambodia  #angkorthom  #mountainbiking  #siemreap  #angkorwattemple  #cambodia 
When I was younger I mostly had male friends. I had a hard time getting along with girls my age because I wasn't into all the girly things and I didn't like all the drama. I just couldn't relate to girls my age. So, for a long time I avoided making friends with women.
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As I've gotten older, however, I realize that the friendships I seek and are most meaningful are with women. And this isn't to say that I don't have male friendships or that I find them less fulfilling because that is not at all the case. It's simply that in having a strong circle of women friends surrounding me, uplifting me and encouraging me brings a very different vibe to my life. And one that makes me extraordinarily happy.
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To ALL the amazing women in my life (including a very special and loveable 2-year old), thank you for being you and thank you for constantly inspiring me to do better, to be better and to demand better. .
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When I was younger I mostly had male friends. I had a hard time getting along with girls my age because I wasn't into all the girly things and I didn't like all the drama. I just couldn't relate to girls my age. So, for a long time I avoided making friends with women. . As I've gotten older, however, I realize that the friendships I seek and are most meaningful are with women. And this isn't to say that I don't have male friendships or that I find them less fulfilling because that is not at all the case. It's simply that in having a strong circle of women friends surrounding me, uplifting me and encouraging me brings a very different vibe to my life. And one that makes me extraordinarily happy. . To ALL the amazing women in my life (including a very special and loveable 2-year old), thank you for being you and thank you for constantly inspiring me to do better, to be better and to demand better. . . . . . PC: person on the trail #brownpeoplecamping  #unlikelyhikers  #howloften  #sweatydirtyhappy  #optoutside  #outsideisbetter  #womenofcolorinnature  #womenwhohike  #womenoutdoors  #outdoorjournaltour  #wehiketoheal 
Epic beautiful backpacking trip to Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Racheria Falls!  Not 1, but 4 bears graced us with their presence!  We were a bit scared but we continued together making noises.  At camp, @indekahta built a fire to keep us warm as we shared deep personal stories of struggles and victories.  On this trip, we bonded with another soul sister and that is priceless. ❤️
#womenofcolorinnature #sisterhood #sisters #deepconversations #deeplove #respect #hetchhetchy #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #understanding #love #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #womenempowerment #selfdiscovery #spiritual #spiritualjourney #divinefeminine #gregorys #osprey #backpacking #hike #nature #forceofnature #wilderness #naturalwonders #wildwomen
Epic beautiful backpacking trip to Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Racheria Falls! Not 1, but 4 bears graced us with their presence! We were a bit scared but we continued together making noises. At camp, @indekahta built a fire to keep us warm as we shared deep personal stories of struggles and victories. On this trip, we bonded with another soul sister and that is priceless. ❤️ #womenofcolorinnature  #sisterhood  #sisters  #deepconversations  #deeplove  #respect  #hetchhetchy  #yosemite  #yosemitenationalpark  #understanding  #love  #womenwhohike  #womenwhoexplore  #womenempowerment  #selfdiscovery  #spiritual  #spiritualjourney  #divinefeminine  #gregorys  #osprey  #backpacking  #hike  #nature  #forceofnature  #wilderness  #naturalwonders  #wildwomen 
I’ve been in kind of a funk lately. I’ve been feeling less creative, unmotivated, and uninspired. After many years of battling depression, I know that those feelings are strong indicators that I’m going down that unfriendly path towards doom. I’ve noticed that this mostly happens when I’m so busy that I don’t take time to slow down and just chill. ⠀
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My favorite way of practicing self-care is by spending time in the outdoors. When I’m in nature, i feel at peace. I am able to disconnect from my daily stresses and demands and, instead, I’m able to connect with my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reset and feel refreshed.⠀
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Everyone can benefit from taking the time to practice self-care, even those that don’t suffer from depression. If you don’t already, I highly recommend taking a couple of minutes out of your day to connect with nature. Whether that be taking a 10-minute walk in a nearby park, planting a garden, or putting a bird feeder outside your window so you can watch the different varieties of birds that come by. You may be surprised at how much this can change your life. ❤️⠀
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I’ve been in kind of a funk lately. I’ve been feeling less creative, unmotivated, and uninspired. After many years of battling depression, I know that those feelings are strong indicators that I’m going down that unfriendly path towards doom. I’ve noticed that this mostly happens when I’m so busy that I don’t take time to slow down and just chill. ⠀ ⠀ I like to practice self-care in order to show myself the love and attention I need as a human. That means I set time aside each day to focus on myself. No one else but myself. It is not selfish and it’s not something I feel guilty for doing because i’ve found that when I’m being good to myself, it’s easier to be good to those around me. ⠀ ⠀ My favorite way of practicing self-care is by spending time in the outdoors. When I’m in nature, i feel at peace. I am able to disconnect from my daily stresses and demands and, instead, I’m able to connect with my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reset and feel refreshed.⠀ ⠀ Everyone can benefit from taking the time to practice self-care, even those that don’t suffer from depression. If you don’t already, I highly recommend taking a couple of minutes out of your day to connect with nature. Whether that be taking a 10-minute walk in a nearby park, planting a garden, or putting a bird feeder outside your window so you can watch the different varieties of birds that come by. You may be surprised at how much this can change your life. ❤️⠀ ⠀ - @cochi.locaa⠀ ⠀ #latinxhikers  #optoutside  #getoutside  #getoutstayout  #unlikelyhikers  #diversityoutdoors  #forceofnature  #facesoftheoutdoors  #womenwhohike  #outdoorwomen  #womenwhoexplore  #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #latinooutdoors  #keepitwild  #liveoutdoors  #goatworthy  #everyonesoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #latinxoutdoors  #latinabloggers  #yosemitenp  #yosemitenationalpark  #yosemite  #selflove 
“I’ve spent most of my life in Oregon thinking that people that looked like me didn’t hike...brown, short and plus size. When I met my husband 7 years ago, we inspired each other to try new things and that’s when my love for the outdoors began. To this day I don’t see many people like me camping, hiking or cycling which can be intimidating, but I hope to help change that. I want to inspire others who might feel like they don’t fit in to challenge themselves to new adventures because everyone belongs outdoors!” -Yesi / @yesipineduh
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“I’ve spent most of my life in Oregon thinking that people that looked like me didn’t hike...brown, short and plus size. When I met my husband 7 years ago, we inspired each other to try new things and that’s when my love for the outdoors began. To this day I don’t see many people like me camping, hiking or cycling which can be intimidating, but I hope to help change that. I want to inspire others who might feel like they don’t fit in to challenge themselves to new adventures because everyone belongs outdoors!” -Yesi / @yesipineduh ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pronouns: she/her ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon. Ancestral land of the Molalla people. #smithrock  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: person looks out on dry landscape of staggering golden rock formations and desert plants, small ponderosas and junipers. A winding river perfectly contours the dramatic scene.]
“One of the earliest childhood memories I have is of me sitting on the strong shoulders of my grandfather as he traversed & made a path through waist-high grass with a machete in one hand. We were just meeting up with my dad, but to a 2 yr old, it was the greatest adventure in the world, snake-sightings & all! That was back in the Philippines.
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Fast forward to today as a Seattleite: same love for adventure but now I have the means/opportunity to explore more. I am currently trekking in Vietnam and let me tell ya, it is so difficult connecting with other queer hikers of colour just like me. It is very unlikely that I will on this trip, but who knows?! Just gotta keep moving & exploring. There's so much more of this world to see 🙂” -J9 / @janininja
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“One of the earliest childhood memories I have is of me sitting on the strong shoulders of my grandfather as he traversed & made a path through waist-high grass with a machete in one hand. We were just meeting up with my dad, but to a 2 yr old, it was the greatest adventure in the world, snake-sightings & all! That was back in the Philippines. . Fast forward to today as a Seattleite: same love for adventure but now I have the means/opportunity to explore more. I am currently trekking in Vietnam and let me tell ya, it is so difficult connecting with other queer hikers of colour just like me. It is very unlikely that I will on this trip, but who knows?! Just gotta keep moving & exploring. There's so much more of this world to see 🙂” -J9 / @janininja . Pronouns: she/her . Location: Kawasan Falls, Moalboal, Philippines #kawasanfalls  . Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! . . . [image description: person close-up in foreground smiling against a waterfall plunging into milky blue water.]
I love what Sue is doing with Critical Ecology. #diversifyyourfeed!
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“Critical Ecology is space for investigating the past, present and future intersections of social identities, nature and science. Critical Ecology means to ask why certain people are ‘unlikely hikers,’ and what social forces made this so. By unraveling these forces, both contemporary and historical, I hope to socially and politically empower subjugated people. I believe that nature and science are dangerous tools that have been kept from oppressed people for too long. I hope to expand Critical Ecology into a long-form project in the future and is based in the Bay Area. I would love it if you reached out!” -Sue / @belowground_activity
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I love what Sue is doing with Critical Ecology. #diversifyyourfeed ! . “Critical Ecology is space for investigating the past, present and future intersections of social identities, nature and science. Critical Ecology means to ask why certain people are ‘unlikely hikers,’ and what social forces made this so. By unraveling these forces, both contemporary and historical, I hope to socially and politically empower subjugated people. I believe that nature and science are dangerous tools that have been kept from oppressed people for too long. I hope to expand Critical Ecology into a long-form project in the future and is based in the Bay Area. I would love it if you reached out!” -Sue / @belowground_activity . Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! . . . [image description: person in long flowing skirt stands on street in sunshine. Shadows and green-leafy things lace the background.]
Recently, I'm discovering that our Names carry a lot of meaning and purpose in them.  It is literally "our calling". And our name guides us in mysterious ways.  I am quite fascinated by what everyone's names mean.  I learned that my beautiful Genèvieve's name means: Women of the People. My name Sasanna or Sasana in Hindi means: Teachings of the Buddha.  And what is profound for me this morning is realizing that together we lead women on spiritual adventures in nature. (mic drop!😄) **If you are reading this, I really want to know what your name means. Please comment below. 
We are going to Yosemite Hetch Hetchy this weekend and it isn't too late to join. Check out the link in our profile. 
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Recently, I'm discovering that our Names carry a lot of meaning and purpose in them. It is literally "our calling". And our name guides us in mysterious ways. I am quite fascinated by what everyone's names mean. I learned that my beautiful Genèvieve's name means: Women of the People. My name Sasanna or Sasana in Hindi means: Teachings of the Buddha. And what is profound for me this morning is realizing that together we lead women on spiritual adventures in nature. (mic drop!😄) **If you are reading this, I really want to know what your name means. Please comment below. We are going to Yosemite Hetch Hetchy this weekend and it isn't too late to join. Check out the link in our profile. Thank you and Namaste. 🙏🏽 #womenofcolorinnature  #bravingthewilderness  #getoutandexplore  #thegreatoutdoors  #ourplubliclands  #findyourpark  #diversifyoutdoors  #ourdoorasians  #spiritualquest  #spiritualawakening  ##expressyourself  #freedomthinkers  #dance  #healingmovement  #heartopener  #backpackingtrip  #trailblazers  #optoutside  #motherland  #earthelements  #loveheals  #women  #standstrong  #womenwhoexplore  #outdoorwomen  #wehiketoheal  #womenwhohike  #outdoorasian  #soulmedicine 
I tend to be very tough on myself when it comes to speaking up. Get me in a big group of people and I shut down. My mind goes blank and I tend to be silent in group talks/meetings/gatherings. I get self-conscious then I beat myself up for not contributing to the conversation. ⠀
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Over the years I’m learning to be okay with not being outspoken in groups. I admire people who can speak eloquently or express themselves with passion. I use to think that's the only way you could be a leader….but over the years I've come to realize it's not true.  Leaders come in a variety of personalities. You can still be a leader and be reserved. I think it's how you present yourself and by actions that make people want to start listening to you. Leaders aren't only in the workforce or organizations. Everyone’s got a leader in them and we each specialize in our own way of leading. Whether it be in how to set wood flooring, leading a group of hikers down the path, or even guiding a stranger who is lost and needs help. ⠀
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I think leaders are people who make a change in someone’s life. Positive changes are what the world needs right now…. We are all leaders, we influence people in many ways. If you’re a hiker and you have a friend who isn’t too familiar with parks, etc. Start a conversation, maybe even take them out to a short hike close by. You never know how it'll impact their life!⠀
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Almost a year ago I took one of my best friends on a week-long trip for her birthday. We went camping and hiking throughout a lot of Oregon. She was new to the outdoors. She didn’t know what to expect. I don’t think she regrets it, right @larce2? ☺️
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I tend to be very tough on myself when it comes to speaking up. Get me in a big group of people and I shut down. My mind goes blank and I tend to be silent in group talks/meetings/gatherings. I get self-conscious then I beat myself up for not contributing to the conversation. ⠀ ⠀ Over the years I’m learning to be okay with not being outspoken in groups. I admire people who can speak eloquently or express themselves with passion. I use to think that's the only way you could be a leader….but over the years I've come to realize it's not true. Leaders come in a variety of personalities. You can still be a leader and be reserved. I think it's how you present yourself and by actions that make people want to start listening to you. Leaders aren't only in the workforce or organizations. Everyone’s got a leader in them and we each specialize in our own way of leading. Whether it be in how to set wood flooring, leading a group of hikers down the path, or even guiding a stranger who is lost and needs help. ⠀ ⠀ I think leaders are people who make a change in someone’s life. Positive changes are what the world needs right now…. We are all leaders, we influence people in many ways. If you’re a hiker and you have a friend who isn’t too familiar with parks, etc. Start a conversation, maybe even take them out to a short hike close by. You never know how it'll impact their life!⠀ ⠀ Almost a year ago I took one of my best friends on a week-long trip for her birthday. We went camping and hiking throughout a lot of Oregon. She was new to the outdoors. She didn’t know what to expect. I don’t think she regrets it, right @larce2? ☺️ ⠀ -@llituma1 ⠀ ⠀ #latinxhikers  #optoutside  #getoutside  #getoutstayout  #unlikelyhikers  #diversityoutdoors  #diversifyyourfeed  #forceofnature  #facesoftheoutdoors  #womenwhohike  #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #latinooutdoors  #keepitwild  #goatworthy  #everyonesoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #latinxoutdoors  #adventurebaes  #sembrandosemillas  #yourforestsyourfuture  #conservationcultura  #exploregon  #smithrock  #oregonexplored  ⠀
That one time I went bouldering... #pebblewrestling #pebblehumping #v0hero

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ak_wildechildThe first snow collects on paws and mukluks. Crisp, clean air runs through our lungs as we cavort through blanketed forests. #winteriscoming

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Happy mukluking @ak_wildechild #stegermukluks
ak_wildechildThe first snow collects on paws and mukluks. Crisp, clean air runs through our lungs as we cavort through blanketed forests. #winteriscoming  ak_wildechild#fairbanksalaska  #thealaskalife  #ilovealaska #alaskanwomen  #radgirlslife  #womeninthewild #womenofcolorinnature  #sheexplores  #livewylder #forceofnature  #vacationforlife  #mydogismy #livelifeoffleash  #outdoorwomen  #outdoorasian #womenwhoexplore  #mukluks  #welovewinter  Happy mukluking @ak_wildechild #stegermukluks 
“I didn’t grow up Outdoors in a ‘mainstream’ way but have always had a relationship with the Outdoors. My family in Mexico is really connected to the land and has helped me keep our traditional ways. My mom is a single parent & it was really hard to access the Outdoors. I didn’t get to experience it consistently until my adulthood and I cherish every moment now. I I work as an outdoor educator and strive to create an inclusive and equitable space for my students and communities.” -Monserrat (Guachichil/Mexica) / @in_lak_ech
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“I didn’t grow up Outdoors in a ‘mainstream’ way but have always had a relationship with the Outdoors. My family in Mexico is really connected to the land and has helped me keep our traditional ways. My mom is a single parent & it was really hard to access the Outdoors. I didn’t get to experience it consistently until my adulthood and I cherish every moment now. I I work as an outdoor educator and strive to create an inclusive and equitable space for my students and communities.” -Monserrat (Guachichil/Mexica) / @in_lak_ech . Pronouns: she/her . Check out and follow @browngirlsclimb! #browngirlsclimb  . Location: Vedauwoo, Wyoming #vedauwoo  . Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! . . . [image description: four climbers beside red rock smiling and showing off their muscles.]
I was a bit spooked van camping in front of Charcoal Kilns! Maybe it’s just from years of doing drugs (I don’t use today), but I was paranoid. I was hearing voices, soft whispers, and the creaking noise and footsteps sound around my van was killing me. I really believe spirits were lingering around me this night bc I felt it, no joke! I locked my doors, jumped in the back of my van and pulled my sleeping bag over my head. I was terror-stricken! Some spirits are playful, but it can be pretty overwhelming, spine-chilling and frightening when we can feel them. I also believe that my ancestors were protecting me, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to sleep through the night. I’m grateful for my ancestors presence because I felt safe in the midst of feeling terrorized! Death Valley didn’t get its name for no reason! I’m glad I made it through the night. It was definitely nice to see the kilns in daylight. Note: I researched this place and this location is known in Death Valley as the haunted grounds. Plus, this place was investigated on the show Ghost Adventures! I was definitely in a hot spot (ghost spot)! It wasn’t the effects of drugs, spirits actually live in these grounds... @#womenofcolorinnature #spiritualrealm #ancestors #deathvalley #charcoalkilns #lonepine #vanlife #womenwhoexplore #diversifyoutdoors #outdooradventures #outdoorasian #womenwhotravel #natureseekers #outdoors #wildlife #fiercewomen #publicland #findyourselfoutside #solotravel #discoveryourworld #mindfulpractice #takeahike #pavetheway #becauseyoucan 🖐🏽
I was a bit spooked van camping in front of Charcoal Kilns! Maybe it’s just from years of doing drugs (I don’t use today), but I was paranoid. I was hearing voices, soft whispers, and the creaking noise and footsteps sound around my van was killing me. I really believe spirits were lingering around me this night bc I felt it, no joke! I locked my doors, jumped in the back of my van and pulled my sleeping bag over my head. I was terror-stricken! Some spirits are playful, but it can be pretty overwhelming, spine-chilling and frightening when we can feel them. I also believe that my ancestors were protecting me, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to sleep through the night. I’m grateful for my ancestors presence because I felt safe in the midst of feeling terrorized! Death Valley didn’t get its name for no reason! I’m glad I made it through the night. It was definitely nice to see the kilns in daylight. Note: I researched this place and this location is known in Death Valley as the haunted grounds. Plus, this place was investigated on the show Ghost Adventures! I was definitely in a hot spot (ghost spot)! It wasn’t the effects of drugs, spirits actually live in these grounds... @#womenofcolorinnature  #spiritualrealm  #ancestors  #deathvalley  #charcoalkilns  #lonepine  #vanlife  #womenwhoexplore  #diversifyoutdoors  #outdooradventures  #outdoorasian  #womenwhotravel  #natureseekers  #outdoors  #wildlife  #fiercewomen  #publicland  #findyourselfoutside  #solotravel  #discoveryourworld  #mindfulpractice  #takeahike  #pavetheway  #becauseyoucan  🖐🏽
Happy Saturday Folks! Let’s bust out the gear and get at it! 💪🏾🙋🏽
Happy Saturday Folks! Let’s bust out the gear and get at it! 💪🏾🙋🏽
Thank you, Harlie, for pointing out that history plays a part in some people’s disinterest and even fear of the outdoors. “Black Faces, White Spaces” by, Carolyn Finney is a great book on the subject.
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“Sometimes it’s difficult to face the history of why we might feel like we don’t belong in the wilderness. But from forests to beaches, we DO have a place in our natural world. It’s so important to protect our public outdoor spaces.” -Harlie / @heckaharlie
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Thank you, Harlie, for pointing out that history plays a part in some people’s disinterest and even fear of the outdoors. “Black Faces, White Spaces” by, Carolyn Finney is a great book on the subject. . “Sometimes it’s difficult to face the history of why we might feel like we don’t belong in the wilderness. But from forests to beaches, we DO have a place in our natural world. It’s so important to protect our public outdoor spaces.” -Harlie / @heckaharlie . Pronouns: she/her . Location: Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin #ribmountain  . Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! . . . [image description: person stands in a thick deciduous forest, profile facing right.]
A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be. She will open your heart to its fullest potential, and that is stronger than magic. I love you Sister @sasanna 💚 #womenofcolorinnature #livingourdream #socialjustice #freedomfighters #rideordie #ourpubliclands #diversifyoutdoors #outdoorasians #wewillbeheard #yogainstructor #outdooryogis #sisterhood #mindfullness #travelinggram #travelblogger #kindredspirits #compassionateliving #meaningoflife #staywoke #spiritualjourney #reallove #mothernature #forestlove #service #bethechange #travelingislife #strongwomen #stayingpositive #makingithappen #livingourdream #namaste 👊🏽
A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be. She will open your heart to its fullest potential, and that is stronger than magic. I love you Sister @sasanna 💚 #womenofcolorinnature  #livingourdream  #socialjustice  #freedomfighters  #rideordie  #ourpubliclands  #diversifyoutdoors  #outdoorasians  #wewillbeheard  #yogainstructor  #outdooryogis  #sisterhood  #mindfullness  #travelinggram  #travelblogger  #kindredspirits  #compassionateliving  #meaningoflife  #staywoke  #spiritualjourney  #reallove  #mothernature  #forestlove  #service  #bethechange  #travelingislife  #strongwomen  #stayingpositive  #makingithappen  #livingourdream  #namaste  👊🏽
Phew! Summer alpine season has nearly come to a close in the high Sierra and I can't help but feel so full and so exhausted. It's been a helluva season of bountiful learning, deepening love, and harnessing ambition. I'm beyond excited for next years' season and all of the potential it contains.

But for now, after waking up hours before the sun several times a week, hiking so many miles, and ingesting too many bars, my body is telling me to start cragging and try harding for a bit. Bring on the grigri 😄

Cred 📸 to:: @tessgferguson
Phew! Summer alpine season has nearly come to a close in the high Sierra and I can't help but feel so full and so exhausted. It's been a helluva season of bountiful learning, deepening love, and harnessing ambition. I'm beyond excited for next years' season and all of the potential it contains. But for now, after waking up hours before the sun several times a week, hiking so many miles, and ingesting too many bars, my body is telling me to start cragging and try harding for a bit. Bring on the grigri 😄 Cred 📸 to:: @tessgferguson
Once I accepted my role—that I am an important person with a purpose—I have listened to that still small voice and she says things to me. You must always confront that which you fear. You gain strength by that, you see. And there’s a bit of magic here. ⠀
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Once I accepted my role—that I am an important person with a purpose—I have listened to that still small voice and she says things to me. You must always confront that which you fear. You gain strength by that, you see. And there’s a bit of magic here. ⠀ ⠀ - Gloria Anzaldúa ⠀ ⠀ #latinxhikers  #estamosaqui  #getoutside  #getoutstayout  #unlikelyhikers  #diversifyoutdoors  #diversityoutdoors  #forceofnature  #facesoftheoutdoors  #womeninthewild  #outdoorwomen  #womenwhoexplore  #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature  #latinooutdoors  #keepitwild  #goatworthy  #everyonesoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #latinxoutdoors  #latinabloggers  #adventurebaes  #aventuraslatinas  #puertorico  #isladeculebra  #gloriaanzaldúa 
Up to the highest point in the state and  30ft under ground in a cave in one weekend. Yes, I'm pooped. #WeekendWarrior #womenofcolorinnature #melaninbasecamp #optoutside
Another heart wrenching trail experience. This is what being lost on the trail looks like. What should’ve been a four hour hike turned into a six hour hike of being lost at Sidewinder Canyon in Death Valley. Most people know that when trailing in desolation area or unbeaten paths, the only clue we have is to follow cairns and/or foot tracks. Unless one knows how to read topography, then it’s easy sailing. The cairn I was following led me into to cliff, very dangerous grounds. I felt distressed, my panic button was on and my boots were shaken! I did set up other cairns so that I can retrace my way back but the gust of wind was so strong, that it must’ve knocked them down. It would’ve been impossible to look for my set up, being that the trail was all pebbles and boulders. So, I stopped, stood there looking at different peaks, and all looked the same. I kept trekking, and finally a miracle happened, a path opened and it led me back to safety! We all know that feeling of making it back to our car, yes relieved! When I got to my car, another trekker was starting the same trail, and I shared my experience with him. He said, “wow sorry that happened to you, I can totally relate, it’s pretty terror stricken to be lost on a trail”. Bill was his name, and he is a professional topography map designer for US military operation, what do you know, a pro in topographic designer! He said, the slot I went into wasn’t even on the topograph, I was shaking my head! The good news is that I was persistent and I went for my second round on the trail with Bill, and I got to experience Sidewinder and all 3 Canyons (as I desired), from another light! I was extremely grateful! There is nothing that the trail can’t heal 🙏🏽#womenofcolorinnature #hikelife #parksforall #naturalleaders #bewithnature #trustyourprocess #liberateyourself #mothernature #diversifyoutdoor #outdoorasian #outdoorpacificislander #optoutside #adventuregap #forceofnature #womenwhoexplore #wocinnature #higherlearning #deathvalley #sidewindercanyon #desolationwilderness #canyon #trailblazing #spiritualpath #growthmindset  #speaklife #believeyoucan #selfdiscovery #selfmastery #trails #lessonlearned.
Another heart wrenching trail experience. This is what being lost on the trail looks like. What should’ve been a four hour hike turned into a six hour hike of being lost at Sidewinder Canyon in Death Valley. Most people know that when trailing in desolation area or unbeaten paths, the only clue we have is to follow cairns and/or foot tracks. Unless one knows how to read topography, then it’s easy sailing. The cairn I was following led me into to cliff, very dangerous grounds. I felt distressed, my panic button was on and my boots were shaken! I did set up other cairns so that I can retrace my way back but the gust of wind was so strong, that it must’ve knocked them down. It would’ve been impossible to look for my set up, being that the trail was all pebbles and boulders. So, I stopped, stood there looking at different peaks, and all looked the same. I kept trekking, and finally a miracle happened, a path opened and it led me back to safety! We all know that feeling of making it back to our car, yes relieved! When I got to my car, another trekker was starting the same trail, and I shared my experience with him. He said, “wow sorry that happened to you, I can totally relate, it’s pretty terror stricken to be lost on a trail”. Bill was his name, and he is a professional topography map designer for US military operation, what do you know, a pro in topographic designer! He said, the slot I went into wasn’t even on the topograph, I was shaking my head! The good news is that I was persistent and I went for my second round on the trail with Bill, and I got to experience Sidewinder and all 3 Canyons (as I desired), from another light! I was extremely grateful! There is nothing that the trail can’t heal 🙏🏽#womenofcolorinnature  #hikelife  #parksforall  #naturalleaders  #bewithnature  #trustyourprocess  #liberateyourself  #mothernature  #diversifyoutdoor  #outdoorasian  #outdoorpacificislander  #optoutside  #adventuregap  #forceofnature  #womenwhoexplore  #wocinnature  #higherlearning  #deathvalley  #sidewindercanyon  #desolationwilderness  #canyon  #trailblazing  #spiritualpath  #growthmindset  #speaklife  #believeyoucan  #selfdiscovery  #selfmastery  #trails  #lessonlearned .
Double Ninth Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday focused on vibrancy, good health and good luck. To do that, it is customary to climb a high mountain, drink chrysanthemum tea, visit elders and ancestors' grave sites which all have cleansing and healing properties. We also sweep the grave sites, burn incense and lay out food offerings on the mountain. Essentially sharing an outdoor picnic with live and dead folks alike! 😁🙏🏽🍱 Usually, we celebrate this day with family. But this trip was different and special because a young person organized a hike with friends as a way to connect more with our heritage and learn from others as well. (I'm holding photo of my paternal grandfather.) It was so beautiful to create new meaning and understanding for a routine family ritual that I once did only because my grandma wanted me to.
#doubleninthfestival #traditional #chineseholiday #traditions #ritual #ancestors #worship #mountain #meaning #symbol #family #holiday #asianculture #asian #heritage #womenofcolorinnature #womenofcolor #nextgeneration #immersion #history #graves #respect #goodluck #health #optoutside #picnic #adventure #generations #sanfrancisco #mtdavidson
Double Ninth Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday focused on vibrancy, good health and good luck. To do that, it is customary to climb a high mountain, drink chrysanthemum tea, visit elders and ancestors' grave sites which all have cleansing and healing properties. We also sweep the grave sites, burn incense and lay out food offerings on the mountain. Essentially sharing an outdoor picnic with live and dead folks alike! 😁🙏🏽🍱 Usually, we celebrate this day with family. But this trip was different and special because a young person organized a hike with friends as a way to connect more with our heritage and learn from others as well. (I'm holding photo of my paternal grandfather.) It was so beautiful to create new meaning and understanding for a routine family ritual that I once did only because my grandma wanted me to. #doubleninthfestival  #traditional  #chineseholiday  #traditions  #ritual  #ancestors  #worship  #mountain  #meaning  #symbol  #family  #holiday  #asianculture  #asian  #heritage  #womenofcolorinnature  #womenofcolor  #nextgeneration  #immersion  #history  #graves  #respect  #goodluck  #health  #optoutside  #picnic  #adventure  #generations  #sanfrancisco  #mtdavidson 
Double Ninth Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday focused on vibrancy, good health and good luck. To do that, it is customary to climb a high mountain, drink chrysanthemum tea, visit elders and ancestors' grave sites which all have cleansing and healing properties. We also sweep the grave sites, burn incense and lay out food offerings on the mountain. Essentially sharing an outdoor picnic with live and dead folks alike! 😁🙏🏽🍱 Usually, we celebrate this day with family.  But this trip was different and special because a young person organized a hike with friends as a way to connect more with our heritage and learn from others as well. (I'm holding photo of my paternal grandfather.) It was so beautiful to create new meaning and understanding for a routine family ritual that I once did only because my grandmother wanted me to.
#doubleninthfestival #traditional #chineseholiday #traditions #ritual #ancestors #worship #mountain #meaning #symbol #family #holiday #asianculture #asian #heritage #womenofcolorinnature #womenofcolor #nextgeneration #immersion #history #graves #respect #goodluck #health #optoutside #picnic #adventure #generations #sanfrancisco #mtdavidson
Double Ninth Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday focused on vibrancy, good health and good luck. To do that, it is customary to climb a high mountain, drink chrysanthemum tea, visit elders and ancestors' grave sites which all have cleansing and healing properties. We also sweep the grave sites, burn incense and lay out food offerings on the mountain. Essentially sharing an outdoor picnic with live and dead folks alike! 😁🙏🏽🍱 Usually, we celebrate this day with family. But this trip was different and special because a young person organized a hike with friends as a way to connect more with our heritage and learn from others as well. (I'm holding photo of my paternal grandfather.) It was so beautiful to create new meaning and understanding for a routine family ritual that I once did only because my grandmother wanted me to. #doubleninthfestival  #traditional  #chineseholiday  #traditions  #ritual  #ancestors  #worship  #mountain  #meaning  #symbol  #family  #holiday  #asianculture  #asian  #heritage  #womenofcolorinnature  #womenofcolor  #nextgeneration  #immersion  #history  #graves  #respect  #goodluck  #health  #optoutside  #picnic  #adventure  #generations  #sanfrancisco  #mtdavidson 
Hugged a tree lately? 😁🌲🤗
Top 3 reasons why I love 🌴:
*Provider of fresh clean oxygen for us to breathe *Controller of soil erosion for us to have stable land
*Bearer of fruits for us to enjoy and be nourished
🌳Thank you Trees!  I love you! ❤️😁
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#gratitude #treeoflife #treehugger #trees #womenofcolorinnature #optoutside #hug #lifeofadventure #life #love #fruits #landscape #womenwhohike #women #hike #peak #fun #silly #happy #forceofnature #diversity #diversifyoutdoors #findyourpark #outdoorjournaltour #melaninbasecamp #rei #ospreypacks #backpacking #backcountry #osprey
Hugged a tree lately? 😁🌲🤗 Top 3 reasons why I love 🌴: *Provider of fresh clean oxygen for us to breathe *Controller of soil erosion for us to have stable land *Bearer of fruits for us to enjoy and be nourished 🌳Thank you Trees! I love you! ❤️😁 =================== #gratitude  #treeoflife  #treehugger  #trees  #womenofcolorinnature  #optoutside  #hug  #lifeofadventure  #life  #love  #fruits  #landscape  #womenwhohike  #women  #hike  #peak  #fun  #silly  #happy  #forceofnature  #diversity  #diversifyoutdoors  #findyourpark  #outdoorjournaltour  #melaninbasecamp  #rei  #ospreypacks  #backpacking  #backcountry  #osprey 
Hugged a tree lately? 😁🌲🤗
Top 3 reasons why I love 🌴:
*Provider of fresh clean oxygen for us to breathe *Controller of soil erosion for us to have stable land
*Bearer of fruits for us to enjoy and be nourished
🌳Thank you Trees!  I love you! ❤️😁
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#gratitude #treeoflife #treehugger #trees #womenofcolorinnature #optoutside #hug #lifeofadventure #life #love #fruits #landscape #womenwhohike #women #hike #peak #fun #silly #happy #forceofnature #diversity #diversifyoutdoors #findyourpark #outdoorjournaltour #melaninbasecamp #rei #ospreypacks #backpacking #backcountry #osprey
Hugged a tree lately? 😁🌲🤗 Top 3 reasons why I love 🌴: *Provider of fresh clean oxygen for us to breathe *Controller of soil erosion for us to have stable land *Bearer of fruits for us to enjoy and be nourished 🌳Thank you Trees! I love you! ❤️😁 =================== #gratitude  #treeoflife  #treehugger  #trees  #womenofcolorinnature  #optoutside  #hug  #lifeofadventure  #life  #love  #fruits  #landscape  #womenwhohike  #women  #hike  #peak  #fun  #silly  #happy  #forceofnature  #diversity  #diversifyoutdoors  #findyourpark  #outdoorjournaltour  #melaninbasecamp  #rei  #ospreypacks  #backpacking  #backcountry  #osprey 
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Because brown girls go hiking too.
I feel slightly guilty for saying what I'm about to say, but I only shed light on topics that are of importance to me, so here goes nothing: brown girls go outside too. No, really, we do. Not to throw shade on any of the endless numbers of accounts with enormous followings featuring white women in the great outdoors, because those pages are great too but seriously though, where my brown girls at?? As a person who checks quite a few boxes that are considered minority: ✔ female ✔ brown ✔ gay, I could go on but for the sake of simplicity I'll stop there, speaking for myself and others who are not Caucasian, who don't have long flowing blonde hair and light eyes, here I stand hesitantly on a pedistol asking the question that is: why are these women the ones being featured at such great volumes?? what about us?...
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From #wonderfulwildwoman  @miss.thrift.and.drift ・・・ - Because brown girls go hiking too. I feel slightly guilty for saying what I'm about to say, but I only shed light on topics that are of importance to me, so here goes nothing: brown girls go outside too. No, really, we do. Not to throw shade on any of the endless numbers of accounts with enormous followings featuring white women in the great outdoors, because those pages are great too but seriously though, where my brown girls at?? As a person who checks quite a few boxes that are considered minority: ✔ female ✔ brown ✔ gay, I could go on but for the sake of simplicity I'll stop there, speaking for myself and others who are not Caucasian, who don't have long flowing blonde hair and light eyes, here I stand hesitantly on a pedistol asking the question that is: why are these women the ones being featured at such great volumes?? what about us?... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #womenofcolorinnature  #wonderfulwildwomen  #womenwhoexplore  #outdoorwomen  #sheexplores  #herwanderfullife  #loveyourmelanin  #wildwoman  #sheexplores  #selflove  #wonderfulwildwomen  #wander  #explore  #getlost  #staywild  #nature  #roadtrip  #outdoors  #hiking  #love  #freedom  #fun  #natureaddict  #gypsysoul  #adventure  #travel  #wanderlust  #wanderoften  #thegreatoutchea  #adventuresisters 
Sending the last days of alpine season like.... 😴 #ridgesarefornaps
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David MitchellIn.  You meet yourself reflected back at you by your fellow travelers. Over 2 days, we traveled about 17 miles, covering a good portion of Pinnacles National park.  We found out what each of us womxn were made of: determination, strength, joy, light, and wisdom. 🦋 There is a new appreciation for sisterhood since we hiked about 2 hours in the dark trusting each other and our lamps.  Later, safe in the tent, we gathered around candles and shared why we joined this Women of Color in Nature adventure group. It was inspiring to hear the various stories and moving perspectives about the value of this group.  Together, we are breaking down the paradigms of oppression. Together, we go FAR! "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” -T.S Eliot 
#quotestoliveby  #quotes #travel #journey  #spiritualpath #paradigmshift #womenofcolorinnature #findyourpath #pinnaclesnationalpark #pinnacles #hike #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #empowerment #outdoorwomen #outdoors #optoutside #camping #sisterhood #nomore #womenscircle #socialjustice #liberation #exploration #adventure #diversifyoutdoors #diversity #womenofcolor #peopleofcolor #activism
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David MitchellIn. You meet yourself reflected back at you by your fellow travelers. Over 2 days, we traveled about 17 miles, covering a good portion of Pinnacles National park. We found out what each of us womxn were made of: determination, strength, joy, light, and wisdom. 🦋 There is a new appreciation for sisterhood since we hiked about 2 hours in the dark trusting each other and our lamps. Later, safe in the tent, we gathered around candles and shared why we joined this Women of Color in Nature adventure group. It was inspiring to hear the various stories and moving perspectives about the value of this group. Together, we are breaking down the paradigms of oppression. Together, we go FAR! "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” -T.S Eliot #quotestoliveby  #quotes  #travel  #journey  #spiritualpath  #paradigmshift  #womenofcolorinnature  #findyourpath  #pinnaclesnationalpark  #pinnacles  #hike  #womenwhohike  #womenwhoexplore  #empowerment  #outdoorwomen  #outdoors  #optoutside  #camping  #sisterhood  #nomore  #womenscircle  #socialjustice  #liberation  #exploration  #adventure  #diversifyoutdoors  #diversity  #womenofcolor  #peopleofcolor  #activism 
I've peaked... lolz get it?!?!?? But seriously, today was amazing! Montroc/Tré le Champ - Lacs des Chéserys - Lac Blanc - La Flégère - La Floria - Chamonix. 16 kilometers going up 1051 meters (just about 10 miles/3448 feet)
I've peaked... lolz get it?!?!?? But seriously, today was amazing! Montroc/Tré le Champ - Lacs des Chéserys - Lac Blanc - La Flégère - La Floria - Chamonix. 16 kilometers going up 1051 meters (just about 10 miles/3448 feet)
Being at this place, in this present moment I can’t help but honor myself for overcoming drug/alcohol, sex, gambling, suicide attempt, stealing and compulsive lying addiction. I was in the game for 27 years, and I was in and out rehabilitation, jails and other institution. That was my path at the time. I am truly grateful to have 8 years (going on on 9), clean and sober. I solely believe that there is NO  chemical solution to a spiritual problem. Nature is an element that empowers and helps me heal from my wounds. It’s a miracle that I made it to the road of recovery. WE DO RECOVER. #womenofcolorinnature #cleanandsober #saynotodrugs #natureheals #lifeisbeautiful #forceofnature #optoutside #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen #outdoorjournaltour #diversifyoutdoors #hiketoheal #hikedeathvalley #deathvalley #sandunes#desert #findyourself #reflection #loveyourself #nochemicals #spiritualconnection #spiritualpath #higherself #feeldeeply #godisgood #loveheals #omshanti 🙏🏽 #BeanOutsiderContest.
Being at this place, in this present moment I can’t help but honor myself for overcoming drug/alcohol, sex, gambling, suicide attempt, stealing and compulsive lying addiction. I was in the game for 27 years, and I was in and out rehabilitation, jails and other institution. That was my path at the time. I am truly grateful to have 8 years (going on on 9), clean and sober. I solely believe that there is NO chemical solution to a spiritual problem. Nature is an element that empowers and helps me heal from my wounds. It’s a miracle that I made it to the road of recovery. WE DO RECOVER. #womenofcolorinnature  #cleanandsober  #saynotodrugs  #natureheals  #lifeisbeautiful  #forceofnature  #optoutside  #womenwhohike  #womenwhoexplore  #outdoorwomen  #outdoorjournaltour  #diversifyoutdoors  #hiketoheal  #hikedeathvalley  #deathvalley  #sandunes #desert  #findyourself  #reflection  #loveyourself  #nochemicals  #spiritualconnection  #spiritualpath  #higherself  #feeldeeply  #godisgood  #loveheals  #omshanti  🙏🏽 #BeanOutsiderContest .
"My name is Jaylyn and I’m from the Navajo Tribe. I’ve created a group called @nativewomenswilderness to bring our Native Women together in the celebration of our love for the Wild. I'm also hoping to begin the change of the outdoor stigma of what women should look like in the outdoor realm.  If you look at our outdoor industries, very rarely do you see any women of color, let alone a Native Woman. I want to change this. I also want this to be a place where other women can come together, to share their stories, to learn, and to be in admiration & support of each other. I have always lived in the Outdoor World, from wandering the desert lands of New Mexico as a child, to climbing the 14ers of Colorado and fly fishing their trout." -@nativewomenswilderness
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"My name is Jaylyn and I’m from the Navajo Tribe. I’ve created a group called @nativewomenswilderness to bring our Native Women together in the celebration of our love for the Wild. I'm also hoping to begin the change of the outdoor stigma of what women should look like in the outdoor realm. If you look at our outdoor industries, very rarely do you see any women of color, let alone a Native Woman. I want to change this. I also want this to be a place where other women can come together, to share their stories, to learn, and to be in admiration & support of each other. I have always lived in the Outdoor World, from wandering the desert lands of New Mexico as a child, to climbing the 14ers of Colorado and fly fishing their trout." -@nativewomenswilderness . Pronouns: she/her . Location: Mt. Evans, Colorado #mtevans  . #nativewomenswilderness  . Tag #unlikelyhikers  or #unlikelyhiker  to be featured! . . . [image description: person stands on mountain top, high above distant mountains in foreground, holding sign reading “mt evans 14,265”]
Food plays a HUGE part in our lives, especially with being Latinx. ⠀
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When we go on camping trips this isn't any different. We don’t just settle for some flavorless food out of a bag which who knows what the actual ingredients are. One of my specialty go-to recipes is Ecuadorian Tuna Ceviche. I learned to make it when I went to visit my parents home town Sucua,Ecuador (pictured). I don’t like shrimp so my tia made me a tuna ceviche instead….It is sooo delicious and SO easy to make. So it became my go-to camping meal.⠀
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1 can of Tuna in oil ⠀
1/2 onion (Red is traditional..it just makes me cry too much so i use sweet vidalia onion)⠀
2 small tomatoes⠀
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Have a pot half full of water and let it get hot. You don’t have to boil it, just made sure its a little over luke warm. ⠀
Slice onions very thinly, after youre done slicing them add them to the warm water. This helps the harsh onion taste go away. If you have plenty of salt please add this too. ⠀
Once those are in the pot leave them alone for a while and cut your tomatoes in cubes.⠀
Open the tuna can (preferably EZ-open, but if not then VERY carefully open it with your knife ...this isn't the safest)⠀
Rinse out onions with the warm water, add to a bowl along with tomatoes and tuna. ⠀
Squeeze the time limes and add a touch of salt. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.⠀
Eat with crackers, arroz, cuscus, chips, anything you want! ⠀
Dont forget to share, food has a way to bring people together especially around a camp fire :) ⠀
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#latinxhikers #optoutside #getoutside #getoutstayout #diversifyoutdoors #forceofnature #facesoftheoutdoors #explorando #womenofcolorinnature #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #liveoutdoors #goatworthy #melaninbasecamp #theadventuregap #browngirladventures #thegreatoutchea #vamosoutdoors #campingfood #Caminatas #sucua #allyouneedisecuador #latinabloggers #camping #foodie
Food plays a HUGE part in our lives, especially with being Latinx. ⠀ ⠀ When we go on camping trips this isn't any different. We don’t just settle for some flavorless food out of a bag which who knows what the actual ingredients are. One of my specialty go-to recipes is Ecuadorian Tuna Ceviche. I learned to make it when I went to visit my parents home town Sucua,Ecuador (pictured). I don’t like shrimp so my tia made me a tuna ceviche instead….It is sooo delicious and SO easy to make. So it became my go-to camping meal.⠀ ⠀ Things you will need:⠀ 1 can of Tuna in oil ⠀ 1/2 onion (Red is traditional..it just makes me cry too much so i use sweet vidalia onion)⠀ 2 small tomatoes⠀ Salt⠀ 2 limes⠀ ⠀ Utensils:⠀ Knife⠀ A small cutting board (or a rock)⠀ Bowl⠀ Camping cookware ⠀ Camping mini stove⠀ ⠀ Have a pot half full of water and let it get hot. You don’t have to boil it, just made sure its a little over luke warm. ⠀ Slice onions very thinly, after youre done slicing them add them to the warm water. This helps the harsh onion taste go away. If you have plenty of salt please add this too. ⠀ Once those are in the pot leave them alone for a while and cut your tomatoes in cubes.⠀ Open the tuna can (preferably EZ-open, but if not then VERY carefully open it with your knife ...this isn't the safest)⠀ Rinse out onions with the warm water, add to a bowl along with tomatoes and tuna. ⠀ Squeeze the time limes and add a touch of salt. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.⠀ Eat with crackers, arroz, cuscus, chips, anything you want! ⠀ Dont forget to share, food has a way to bring people together especially around a camp fire :) ⠀ ⠀ It weighs less than 1 lb also, so it's light and can feed up to 2 people. The lemon cures the fish, so it could even be made before your trip. It actually tastes better the next day! ⠀ ⠀ #latinxhikers  #optoutside  #getoutside  #getoutstayout  #diversifyoutdoors  #forceofnature  #facesoftheoutdoors  #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #latinooutdoors  #liveoutdoors  #goatworthy  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #campingfood  #Caminatas  #sucua  #allyouneedisecuador  #latinabloggers  #camping  #foodie 
It's WocWednesday!  Today we feature world traveler, successful entrepreneur, and renaissance woman!! ❤️ I've known Jenn since high school and WOW has she done a lot and been through a lot since then.  She is an inspiration to so many, including myself!  This post not only highlights her current Nepal adventures, but it is also meant to honor those loved ones who have passed on. ================
@chic_chaton: So very worth it. There is such joy and healing in the journey. On our ninth day on the Annapurna Circuit, my brother and I made it to the through Thorong La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. We did it in honor and memory of our mom. 💙 A day prior, we had met a man named John. He told us he was 58 years old, and that this was his first trek ever but he was determined to finish the Circuit. He gave himself four weeks to do it, and pushed himself above and beyond his comfort zone. When I asked him what inspired him to do the Annapurna Circuit, he said that he first learned of it 17 years ago while on a trip with his wife in Thailand. It was their dream to go. I looked at John, solo in the mountains and knew maybe he had something somber to tell us. He did. He had lost his wife to cancer three years ago, and he was doing this for both of them. My brother and I shared a knowing acknowledgement as we mentioned we had lost both our parents, most recently our mom to cancer. Often on these long arduous journeys you meet souls experiencing similar challenges, walking on the path to healing. John from Toronto, bro and I are thinking of you and your wife. May your love carry you over the mountain pass. ❤ #womenofcolorinnature
#thoronglapass #annapurnacircuit#annapurna #nepal #trekking #trek #mountaineering#mountain #altitude #hike #hiking #thegreatoutdoors #getoutside #nature #prayerflags #visitnepal #travel #wanderlust #dametraveler #passionpassport #girlslovetravel #exploreeverything #thorunglapass #healing #igtravel #wocwednesday #extraordinary #journey #himalayas
It's WocWednesday! Today we feature world traveler, successful entrepreneur, and renaissance woman!! ❤️ I've known Jenn since high school and WOW has she done a lot and been through a lot since then. She is an inspiration to so many, including myself! This post not only highlights her current Nepal adventures, but it is also meant to honor those loved ones who have passed on. ================ @chic_chaton: So very worth it. There is such joy and healing in the journey. On our ninth day on the Annapurna Circuit, my brother and I made it to the through Thorong La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. We did it in honor and memory of our mom. 💙 A day prior, we had met a man named John. He told us he was 58 years old, and that this was his first trek ever but he was determined to finish the Circuit. He gave himself four weeks to do it, and pushed himself above and beyond his comfort zone. When I asked him what inspired him to do the Annapurna Circuit, he said that he first learned of it 17 years ago while on a trip with his wife in Thailand. It was their dream to go. I looked at John, solo in the mountains and knew maybe he had something somber to tell us. He did. He had lost his wife to cancer three years ago, and he was doing this for both of them. My brother and I shared a knowing acknowledgement as we mentioned we had lost both our parents, most recently our mom to cancer. Often on these long arduous journeys you meet souls experiencing similar challenges, walking on the path to healing. John from Toronto, bro and I are thinking of you and your wife. May your love carry you over the mountain pass. ❤ #womenofcolorinnature  #thoronglapass  #annapurnacircuit #annapurna  #nepal  #trekking  #trek  #mountaineering #mountain  #altitude  #hike  #hiking  #thegreatoutdoors  #getoutside  #nature  #prayerflags  #visitnepal  #travel  #wanderlust  #dametraveler  #passionpassport  #girlslovetravel  #exploreeverything  #thorunglapass  #healing  #igtravel  #wocwednesday  #extraordinary  #journey  #himalayas 
"Amateur." You say that as if it was a dirty word or something, but "amateur" comes from the Latin word "amare," which means love, love. To do things for the love of it. - @gaelgarciab ⠀
I recently heard that quote in Mozart in the Jungle and honestly it hit home. I’m the type of person to doubt myself a lot and not try to claim something in specific just because I considered myself a noob or not well educated on the subject. I still do it sometimes. But day to day I try and convince myself to express how much I love something and own it. I’m still new in the hiking world...and when I hear friends who are experienced in it i tend to act like I don't know much about the subject. Reality is this is something i'm passionate about and love. I’m not 100% in the know of everything but i’m down to learn and share stories.  Everyone's experiences are different and these are our stories. ⠀ -@llituma1

#latinxhikers #optoutside #getoutside #getoutstayout #diversifyoutdoors #diversityoutdoors #facesoftheoutdoors #womenwhohike #outdoorwomen #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #keepitwild #liveoutdoors #goatworthy #everyonesoutdoors #melaninbasecamp #theadventuregap #browngirladventures #thegreatoutchea #vamosoutdoors #latinxoutdoors #latinabloggers #adventurebaes #joffrelakes #vancouver #explorevancouver #escápateatuwallpaper r #nofilter
"Amateur." You say that as if it was a dirty word or something, but "amateur" comes from the Latin word "amare," which means love, love. To do things for the love of it. - @gaelgarciab ⠀ I recently heard that quote in Mozart in the Jungle and honestly it hit home. I’m the type of person to doubt myself a lot and not try to claim something in specific just because I considered myself a noob or not well educated on the subject. I still do it sometimes. But day to day I try and convince myself to express how much I love something and own it. I’m still new in the hiking world...and when I hear friends who are experienced in it i tend to act like I don't know much about the subject. Reality is this is something i'm passionate about and love. I’m not 100% in the know of everything but i’m down to learn and share stories. Everyone's experiences are different and these are our stories. ⠀ -@llituma1 #latinxhikers  #optoutside  #getoutside  #getoutstayout  #diversifyoutdoors  #diversityoutdoors  #facesoftheoutdoors  #womenwhohike  #outdoorwomen  #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #latinooutdoors  #keepitwild  #liveoutdoors  #goatworthy  #everyonesoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #latinxoutdoors  #latinabloggers  #adventurebaes  #joffrelakes  #vancouver  #explorevancouver  #escápateatuwallpaper  r #nofilter 
Meditation pulled me out of depression, helped me manage chronic pain, calmed me when in rage and in stress.  When stressing about a problem, it may be counter intuitive to stop thinking about it. But do stop. Allow the mind to rest on a singular point of focus like the breath.  The dust settles and the chatter quiets and the answer will appear. "Like a calm pool can reflect the moon, a calm mind will have clarity. When there is agitation, there is no reflection or clarity," said a Vietnamese nun.  She also said that we are great learners of the external world. What about our internal world?  Spare a minute each day for meditation.  It will make a huge difference in the quality of life. How has meditation helped you? ===========================•
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Meditation pulled me out of depression, helped me manage chronic pain, calmed me when in rage and in stress. When stressing about a problem, it may be counter intuitive to stop thinking about it. But do stop. Allow the mind to rest on a singular point of focus like the breath. The dust settles and the chatter quiets and the answer will appear. "Like a calm pool can reflect the moon, a calm mind will have clarity. When there is agitation, there is no reflection or clarity," said a Vietnamese nun. She also said that we are great learners of the external world. What about our internal world? Spare a minute each day for meditation. It will make a huge difference in the quality of life. How has meditation helped you? ===========================• • • #meditation  #philosophy  #ancientwisdom  #wisdom  #womenofcolorinnature  #womenwhohike  #findyourpark  #archesnationalpark  #meditate  #womenofcolor  #peopleofcolor  #soysaucenation  #optoutside  #adventuregap  #california  #wehiketoheal  #she_explores  #grounding  #light  #mantra  #chant  #loveyourself  #healing  #spiritual  #spiritualpractice  #buddhism  #namaste  #utah 
Meditation pulled me out of depression, helped me manage chronic pain, calmed me when in rage and in stress.  When stressing about a problem, it may be counter intuitive to stop thinking about it. But do stop. Allow the mind to rest on a singular point of focus like the breath.  The dust settles and the chatter quiets and the answer will appear. "Like a calm pool can reflect the moon, a calm mind will have clarity. When there is agitation, there is no reflection or clarity," said a Vietnamese Buddhist nun.  She also said that we are great learners of the external world. What about our internal world?  Spare a minute each day for meditation.  It will make a huge difference in the quality of life. How has meditation helped you? ===========================•
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#meditation #philosophy #ancientwisdom #wisdom #womenofcolorinnature #womenwhohike #findyourpark #archesnationalpark #meditate #womenofcolor #peopleofcolor #soysaucenation #optoutside #adventuregap #california #wehiketoheal #she_explores #grounding #light #mantra #chant #loveyourself #healing #spiritual #spiritualpractice #buddhism #namaste #utah
Meditation pulled me out of depression, helped me manage chronic pain, calmed me when in rage and in stress. When stressing about a problem, it may be counter intuitive to stop thinking about it. But do stop. Allow the mind to rest on a singular point of focus like the breath. The dust settles and the chatter quiets and the answer will appear. "Like a calm pool can reflect the moon, a calm mind will have clarity. When there is agitation, there is no reflection or clarity," said a Vietnamese Buddhist nun. She also said that we are great learners of the external world. What about our internal world? Spare a minute each day for meditation. It will make a huge difference in the quality of life. How has meditation helped you? ===========================• • • #meditation  #philosophy  #ancientwisdom  #wisdom  #womenofcolorinnature  #womenwhohike  #findyourpark  #archesnationalpark  #meditate  #womenofcolor  #peopleofcolor  #soysaucenation  #optoutside  #adventuregap  #california  #wehiketoheal  #she_explores  #grounding  #light  #mantra  #chant  #loveyourself  #healing  #spiritual  #spiritualpractice  #buddhism  #namaste  #utah 
Day1: At Badwater Salt Flats. I’ve always wanted to experience this beautiful place, and now I’ve fulfilled that wish. It’s mind blowing to walk on Salt. Take yourself to places you’ve always dreamed of. #dreamitreal 😀 It’s a Beautiful Life. 🌍 God and Mother Earth is just amazing #womenofcolorinnature #womenwhoexplore #healingcrystals #earthelements #mothernature #badwaterbasin #saltflats #deathvalley #optputside #trustyourprocess #flyhigh #gothere #treatyoself #expandandexplore #godisgood #soareyou #behappy #youdeserveit #seetheworld #itsabeautifullife #spiritualpath #spiritualdevelopment #spiritualconnection #liveit #beit #doit.
Day1: At Badwater Salt Flats. I’ve always wanted to experience this beautiful place, and now I’ve fulfilled that wish. It’s mind blowing to walk on Salt. Take yourself to places you’ve always dreamed of. #dreamitreal  😀 It’s a Beautiful Life. 🌍 God and Mother Earth is just amazing #womenofcolorinnature  #womenwhoexplore  #healingcrystals  #earthelements  #mothernature  #badwaterbasin  #saltflats  #deathvalley  #optputside  #trustyourprocess  #flyhigh  #gothere  #treatyoself  #expandandexplore  #godisgood  #soareyou  #behappy  #youdeserveit  #seetheworld  #itsabeautifullife  #spiritualpath  #spiritualdevelopment  #spiritualconnection  #liveit  #beit  #doit .
A reminder to LAUGH, it cures a multitude of ills!  Tag the funny silly happy women in your lives to say, "Thank you for the tears of joy!" 💕😂💕 "There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons." ~Stephen Chbosky. ==================#allsmiles #inspiration #care #forceofnature #diversifyoutdoor #nature #naturelover #namaste #wisdom #laughs #earth #love #onelove #humankind #kindness #oneness #womenwhohike #womencircle #communication #women #womenempowerment #outdoorwomen #womenofcolorinnature #wocinnature #bonding #outdoortherapy #therapy #sisterhood #yosemite #laughing
A reminder to LAUGH, it cures a multitude of ills! Tag the funny silly happy women in your lives to say, "Thank you for the tears of joy!" 💕😂💕 "There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons." ~Stephen Chbosky. ==================#allsmiles  #inspiration  #care  #forceofnature  #diversifyoutdoor  #nature  #naturelover  #namaste  #wisdom  #laughs  #earth  #love  #onelove  #humankind  #kindness  #oneness  #womenwhohike  #womencircle  #communication  #women  #womenempowerment  #outdoorwomen  #womenofcolorinnature  #wocinnature  #bonding  #outdoortherapy  #therapy  #sisterhood  #yosemite  #laughing 
Witness spectacular waterfalls and soaring granite cliffs without the crowds of Yosemite Valley.  You will hike alongside the reservoir the whole time.  If you love being near water, this trip is for YOU! 
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A safe space for women to experience themselves and others in nature, connection and healing.  We will guide mindfulness practices such as sound meditation, yoga, mindfulness walk.  Its all soul medicine my friends. 
MEET AT: Hetch Hetchy Entrance, Groveland, CA 95321 (Google Map)
Destination: Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Rancheria Falls

Begin our drive early in the morning to arrive at 10:30am. 
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Witness spectacular waterfalls and soaring granite cliffs without the crowds of Yosemite Valley. You will hike alongside the reservoir the whole time. If you love being near water, this trip is for YOU! BENEFITS: A safe space for women to experience themselves and others in nature, connection and healing. We will guide mindfulness practices such as sound meditation, yoga, mindfulness walk. Its all soul medicine my friends. MEET AT: Hetch Hetchy Entrance, Groveland, CA 95321 (Google Map) Destination: Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Rancheria Falls Begin our drive early in the morning to arrive at 10:30am. More details: Link in Bio MORE DETAILS: Link in BIO. ==============================#yosemite  #hetchhetchy  #event  #backpacking  #wocinnature  #womenofcolorinnature  #bayarea  #womenwhohike  #wehiketoheal  #outdooradventures  #optoutside  #nature  #hike  #weekendwarrior  #womenscircle  #sisterhood  #consciousness  #forest  #forestbathing  #naturetherapy  #lifeofadventure  #lake  #explore  #adventure  #diversifyoutdoors  #meditation  #spiritual 
We are off to the west coast next weekend to check another item off of our bucket list. We're going to YOSEMITE! 😍🗻⛺️⠀
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It’s our first time exploring @yosemitenps so we’d love to know your favorite hikes and where to see the sweetest views. We are super excited we have this opportunity and can’t wait to share our adventure with y’all! ⠀
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We are off to the west coast next weekend to check another item off of our bucket list. We're going to YOSEMITE! 😍🗻⛺️⠀ ⠀ It’s our first time exploring @yosemitenps so we’d love to know your favorite hikes and where to see the sweetest views. We are super excited we have this opportunity and can’t wait to share our adventure with y’all! ⠀ ⠀ Photo provided by talented Atlanta artist, photographer & travel buddy: @tiltandfade⠀ ⠀ #latinxhikers  #optoutside  #keepitwild  #liveoutdoors  #goexplore  #unlikelyhikers  #diversifyoutdoors  #diversityoutdoors  #forceofnature  #facesoftheoutdoors  #womeninthewild  #womenwhohike  #outdoorwomen  #womenwhoexplore  #goatworthy  #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #latinooutdoors  #everyonesoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #latinabloggers  #adventurebaes  #yosemitenationalpark  #yosemitenps  #yosemitefalls ⠀
I AM GOING BACK... The last time I was in Death Valley, I only stayed for a day, and I felt incomplete when I left this place. All good because I’m returning to this Mother Land and this time I will explore all the beauties of the Valley including myself 🙏🏽 Photo taken August 2017 @ Death Valley #womenofcolorinnature #optoutside #offthegrid #roadtrip #vanlife #soloflow #goin #innerbeauty #positivethinking #bravefrontier #selfdiscovery #spiritualjourney #newperspective #livingmylife #embracingchange #deathvalley  #serenity_nature #experienceitall #lifeofadventure #healyourself #bethechange #gogetit #meditate #radiatelove #downtoearth #forceofnature #sheexplores #storyofmylife #blessed #godisgood
I AM GOING BACK... The last time I was in Death Valley, I only stayed for a day, and I felt incomplete when I left this place. All good because I’m returning to this Mother Land and this time I will explore all the beauties of the Valley including myself 🙏🏽 Photo taken August 2017 @ Death Valley #womenofcolorinnature  #optoutside  #offthegrid  #roadtrip  #vanlife  #soloflow  #goin  #innerbeauty  #positivethinking  #bravefrontier  #selfdiscovery  #spiritualjourney  #newperspective  #livingmylife  #embracingchange  #deathvalley  #serenity_nature  #experienceitall  #lifeofadventure  #healyourself  #bethechange  #gogetit  #meditate  #radiatelove  #downtoearth  #forceofnature  #sheexplores  #storyofmylife  #blessed  #godisgood 
Really itching to get outside before the rock gets too cold. #tbt to hot, humid, & beehive infested climbing in Canada. ☀️🐝🇨🇦
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I've been reading some of the #metoo stories and it has inspired me to share my own.  I sometimes wonder if I share too much of myself on social media. But, then I remember that one of my favorite things to do is read captions with beautiful stories. Stories that make me cry, or laugh or inspire me to keep fighting for humanity. .

This is my #metoo .

I was playing hide and seek at an uncle's house the fist time it happened. I was 9, or maybe 10. I went to look for a place to hide. And shortly after, a slightly older boy came and sat beside me and said, "I'll hide here with you" and we both giggled nervously. Next thing I know he grabs my crotch and tells me "shhhhhh". I push him away and I run out of my secret hiding spot. Never again did I play hide and seek. .

I think back to that day and wonder, what was it about my 9-year old body that felt like an open invitation to touch? Well, let me tell you. 
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There wasn't anything. 
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I was a child, playing. .

That day was the beginning of my shame. This body that was betraying me with so many changes. All I wanted to do was to keep running around with my cousins and the neighborhood kids. Except now, the boys looked at me different. And my mom and dad kept telling me, "You cant play with them anymore, you're different now". But what does that mean? I don't want to be different. I just want to play. .

My story is probably not that much different from other womens. This invasion of our innocence, of our trust, of our body. These stories need to be shared.  We need to come together as a community of women supporting women, and of men supporting and standing up for women, of humans treating humans like humans. The world needs to know that the fight for women's rights and equality is far from over. And this, I know to be true when The President of the United States is recorded saying, "You can do anything....Grab them by the pussy, you can do anything" and gets away with it. 
Clearly, there is a very real problem.

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#howloften #unlikelyhikers #brownpeoplecamping #womenofcolorinnature #wehiketoheal #outdoorjournaltour
I've been reading some of the #metoo  stories and it has inspired me to share my own. I sometimes wonder if I share too much of myself on social media. But, then I remember that one of my favorite things to do is read captions with beautiful stories. Stories that make me cry, or laugh or inspire me to keep fighting for humanity. . This is my #metoo  . I was playing hide and seek at an uncle's house the fist time it happened. I was 9, or maybe 10. I went to look for a place to hide. And shortly after, a slightly older boy came and sat beside me and said, "I'll hide here with you" and we both giggled nervously. Next thing I know he grabs my crotch and tells me "shhhhhh". I push him away and I run out of my secret hiding spot. Never again did I play hide and seek. . I think back to that day and wonder, what was it about my 9-year old body that felt like an open invitation to touch? Well, let me tell you. Nothing. There wasn't anything. Not one thing. I was a child, playing. . That day was the beginning of my shame. This body that was betraying me with so many changes. All I wanted to do was to keep running around with my cousins and the neighborhood kids. Except now, the boys looked at me different. And my mom and dad kept telling me, "You cant play with them anymore, you're different now". But what does that mean? I don't want to be different. I just want to play. . My story is probably not that much different from other womens. This invasion of our innocence, of our trust, of our body. These stories need to be shared. We need to come together as a community of women supporting women, and of men supporting and standing up for women, of humans treating humans like humans. The world needs to know that the fight for women's rights and equality is far from over. And this, I know to be true when The President of the United States is recorded saying, "You can do anything....Grab them by the pussy, you can do anything" and gets away with it. Clearly, there is a very real problem. We cannot stay silent. We have been silent for far too long. . . . . . #howloften  #unlikelyhikers  #brownpeoplecamping  #womenofcolorinnature  #wehiketoheal  #outdoorjournaltour 
Happy Woc Wednesday! It’s a pleasure to feature our dear sister @sunnyheartsu! This Woman is all heart! She is one of the most nurturing, compassionate, loving, down to earth, and to mention super naturally funny human being we have met. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to journey with her in Mother Land! We love ya Sista Tume 🙏🏽~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
”What a fun and adventurous weekend we had. Thank you Women of Color in Nature for inviting me and taking me with you. Thank you @indekahta and @sasanna for taking care of me and helping me from the beggining to the end. For first timers such as myself it could be quite intimitating to just pick up and go backpacking and camping. However, you ladies made it so easy and fun. Thank you! I would just like to encourage women of all shapes, colors and sizes to go and explore yourselves, your fellow women and nature by going out there. Be brave, be accepting and be kind to yourself, to others and to nature. I am very grateful. Bayarlalaa”. @sunnyheartsu. #womenofcolorinnature #womenempowerment #unlikelyhikers #sisterhood #sacredmoments #spiritualpath #walkingwithpurpose #exploringnature #selfdiscovery #selflove #seetheworld #seeyourself #seeyourstrong #treatyoself #meditation #lakesylvia #motherland #mongolia #onthetrail #heaven #lifeofadventure #keeptraveling #heartjourney #ourmission #ommanepadmehum #she_explores
Happy Woc Wednesday! It’s a pleasure to feature our dear sister @sunnyheartsu! This Woman is all heart! She is one of the most nurturing, compassionate, loving, down to earth, and to mention super naturally funny human being we have met. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to journey with her in Mother Land! We love ya Sista Tume 🙏🏽~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ”What a fun and adventurous weekend we had. Thank you Women of Color in Nature for inviting me and taking me with you. Thank you @indekahta and @sasanna for taking care of me and helping me from the beggining to the end. For first timers such as myself it could be quite intimitating to just pick up and go backpacking and camping. However, you ladies made it so easy and fun. Thank you! I would just like to encourage women of all shapes, colors and sizes to go and explore yourselves, your fellow women and nature by going out there. Be brave, be accepting and be kind to yourself, to others and to nature. I am very grateful. Bayarlalaa”. @sunnyheartsu. #womenofcolorinnature  #womenempowerment  #unlikelyhikers  #sisterhood  #sacredmoments  #spiritualpath  #walkingwithpurpose  #exploringnature  #selfdiscovery  #selflove  #seetheworld  #seeyourself  #seeyourstrong  #treatyoself  #meditation  #lakesylvia  #motherland  #mongolia  #onthetrail  #heaven  #lifeofadventure  #keeptraveling  #heartjourney  #ourmission  #ommanepadmehum  #she_explores 
The first snow collects on paws and mukluks. Crisp, clean air runs through our lungs as we cavort through blanketed forests. #winteriscoming
The first snow collects on paws and mukluks. Crisp, clean air runs through our lungs as we cavort through blanketed forests. #winteriscoming 
The key to being happy is knowing that we have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. Being in nature allows us to find clarity within ourselves... It’s a pathway that we choose to walk on in order to discover ourselves and to find a deeper meaning of what life calls for. #womenofcolorinnature #movementwithpurpose #passion #discovery #selfdiscovery #newperspective #selflove #love #happiness #backpacking #optoutside #forceofnature #women #womenempowerment #wocinnature #peakbagging #mountains #pyramidpeak #desolationwilderness #southlaketahoe #california #homeiswheretheheartis #travel #wanderlust #clarity #makesense #findyourself #freedom #spiritualjourney
The key to being happy is knowing that we have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. Being in nature allows us to find clarity within ourselves... It’s a pathway that we choose to walk on in order to discover ourselves and to find a deeper meaning of what life calls for. #womenofcolorinnature  #movementwithpurpose  #passion  #discovery  #selfdiscovery  #newperspective  #selflove  #love  #happiness  #backpacking  #optoutside  #forceofnature  #women  #womenempowerment  #wocinnature  #peakbagging  #mountains  #pyramidpeak  #desolationwilderness  #southlaketahoe  #california  #homeiswheretheheartis  #travel  #wanderlust  #clarity  #makesense  #findyourself  #freedom  #spiritualjourney 
Who has inspired you on this #motivationmonday? ⠀
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It’s hard sometimes for us to get motivated and going on Mondays but Daniel @man_and_wolf is inspiring us to challenge ourselves to climb to greater heights(in all aspects of life) and to continue exploring new places. This photo is of him doing his thing at the top of Mt. Rainier - the highest mountain in Washington. ⠀
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Having grown up in one of the most sprawling cities in western North America, my access to the outdoors was limited to city parks and county beaches. Our family of six, which survived on one income, never had the opportunity to vacation and very rarely left the city. Regardless, in me stirred a desire to visit ancient forests and climb the mountains pictured in the many volumes of National Geographic.⠀
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When the time came for me to attend a university, I opted for a California State University nestled in the heart of the Redwood forest. There I stood beneath thousand year old giants and along side turquoise colored streams. From then on, I challenged myself to grow into a skilled mountaineer, climbing harder and higher peaks with the goal of increasing the visibility of people of color outdoors.⠀
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#latinxhikers #optoutside #unlikelyhikers #diversifyoutdoors #diversityoutdoors #forcesofnature #facesoftheoutdoors #womeninthewild #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #keepitwild #everyonesoutdoors #melaninbasecamp #theadventuregap #browngirladventures #thegreatoutchea #vamosoutdoors #latinxoutdoors #latinabloggers #conservationcultura #mtrainier #mountrainier #hikewashington #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #motivationmonday
Who has inspired you on this #motivationmonday ? ⠀ ⠀ It’s hard sometimes for us to get motivated and going on Mondays but Daniel @man_and_wolf is inspiring us to challenge ourselves to climb to greater heights(in all aspects of life) and to continue exploring new places. This photo is of him doing his thing at the top of Mt. Rainier - the highest mountain in Washington. ⠀ ⠀ Here is his story:⠀ ⠀ Having grown up in one of the most sprawling cities in western North America, my access to the outdoors was limited to city parks and county beaches. Our family of six, which survived on one income, never had the opportunity to vacation and very rarely left the city. Regardless, in me stirred a desire to visit ancient forests and climb the mountains pictured in the many volumes of National Geographic.⠀ ⠀ When the time came for me to attend a university, I opted for a California State University nestled in the heart of the Redwood forest. There I stood beneath thousand year old giants and along side turquoise colored streams. From then on, I challenged myself to grow into a skilled mountaineer, climbing harder and higher peaks with the goal of increasing the visibility of people of color outdoors.⠀ ⠀ - @man_and_wolf ⠀ ⠀ #latinxhikers  #optoutside  #unlikelyhikers  #diversifyoutdoors  #diversityoutdoors  #forcesofnature  #facesoftheoutdoors  #womeninthewild  #womenwhohike  #womenwhoexplore  #explorando  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #latinooutdoors  #keepitwild  #everyonesoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #latinxoutdoors  #latinabloggers  #conservationcultura  #mtrainier  #mountrainier  #hikewashington  #findyourpark  #mountrainiernps  #motivationmonday 
How do you say "YES" in Mongolian, Filipino, and Chinese languages? 😁🇵🇭🇨🇳🇲🇳 🇺🇸We love learning from each other's cultures!  How do you say YES in your mother tongue?
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#representationmatters #diversitymatters #diversity #language #languagelearning #mothertongue #culture #represent #homeland #unitedwestand #mongolia #philippines #china #diversifyoutdoors #nature #optoutside #forceofnature #women #womenwhohike #adventuretravel #backpacking #education #desolationwilderness #camping #wocinnature #womenofcolorinnature #she_explores
How do you say "YES" in Mongolian, Filipino, and Chinese languages? 😁🇵🇭🇨🇳🇲🇳 🇺🇸We love learning from each other's cultures! How do you say YES in your mother tongue? ================== #representationmatters  #diversitymatters  #diversity  #language  #languagelearning  #mothertongue  #culture  #represent  #homeland  #unitedwestand  #mongolia  #philippines  #china  #diversifyoutdoors  #nature  #optoutside  #forceofnature  #women  #womenwhohike  #adventuretravel  #backpacking  #education  #desolationwilderness  #camping  #wocinnature  #womenofcolorinnature  #she_explores 
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I feel slightly guilty for saying what I'm about to say, but I only shed light on topics that are of importance to me, so here goes nothing: brown girls go outside too. No, really, we do. Not to throw shade on any of the endless numbers of accounts with enormous followings featuring white women in the great outdoors, because those pages are great too but seriously though, where my brown girls at?? As a person who checks quite a few boxes that are considered minority: ✔ female ✔ brown ✔ gay, I could go on but for the sake of simplicity I'll stop there, speaking for myself and others who are not Caucasian, who don't have long flowing blonde hair and light eyes, here I stand hesitantly on a pedistol asking the question that is: why are these women the ones being featured at such great volumes?? what about us?...
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- Because brown girls go hiking too. I feel slightly guilty for saying what I'm about to say, but I only shed light on topics that are of importance to me, so here goes nothing: brown girls go outside too. No, really, we do. Not to throw shade on any of the endless numbers of accounts with enormous followings featuring white women in the great outdoors, because those pages are great too but seriously though, where my brown girls at?? As a person who checks quite a few boxes that are considered minority: ✔ female ✔ brown ✔ gay, I could go on but for the sake of simplicity I'll stop there, speaking for myself and others who are not Caucasian, who don't have long flowing blonde hair and light eyes, here I stand hesitantly on a pedistol asking the question that is: why are these women the ones being featured at such great volumes?? what about us?... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #womenofcolorinnature  #wonderfulwildwomen  #womenwhoexplore  #outdoorwomen  #sheexplores  #herwanderfullife  #loveyourmelanin  #wildwoman  #sheexplores  #selflove  #wonderfulwildwomen  #wander  #explore  #getlost  #staywild  #nature  #roadtrip  #outdoors  #hiking  #love  #freedom  #fun  #natureaddict  #gypsysoul  #adventure  #travel  #wanderlust  #wanderoften  #thegreatoutchea  #adventuresisters 
☀️ Happy Saturday ☀️! We’re about to trail blaze to the summit peak ~ 9,983 ft. in elevation... See y’all on top... 🇵🇭🇨🇳🇲🇳 🇺🇸#womenofcolorinnature #sisterhood #optoutside #diversifyoutdoors #philippines #china #mongolia #unitedwestand #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen #wildernessculture #backcountry #backpacking #eldoradonationalforest #pyramidpeak #laketahoe #desolationwilderness #happycamper #happiness #empowerment #selfcare #soulmedicine 🏔🏕
☀️ Happy Saturday ☀️! We’re about to trail blaze to the summit peak ~ 9,983 ft. in elevation... See y’all on top... 🇵🇭🇨🇳🇲🇳 🇺🇸#womenofcolorinnature  #sisterhood  #optoutside  #diversifyoutdoors  #philippines  #china  #mongolia  #unitedwestand  #womenwhohike  #womenwhoexplore  #outdoorwomen  #wildernessculture  #backcountry  #backpacking  #eldoradonationalforest  #pyramidpeak  #laketahoe  #desolationwilderness  #happycamper  #happiness  #empowerment  #selfcare  #soulmedicine  🏔🏕
I’m in a new city, embracing new adventures and new possibilities. With that being said, I joined an online dating app. I went on a date, my first date in YEARS. I was a little nervous but it seemed we had a lot of common interests so I went through with it. We had a lot to talk about. Our main similar interest was hiking and the love for the outdoors. He had been to Pictured Rocks so he gave me some recommendations. ⠀
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While he was talking to me about hiking I couldn’t help but notice how he assumed I didn’t know much about the subject. He asked me if I had a tent to take with me....or if I even had the right gear to go. Not going to lie..at first I  just wanted to roll my eyes and dismiss him. I was little turned off that this guy was trying to mansplain on camping. After the date was over I kept thinking about it and it actually made me super angry that he would think that I don’t know much about this subject. Then it came to me...it’s not his fault. I don’t fit the description of the common hiker. Who would think this short Latinx with eyebrows on fleek and makeup on would enjoy the outdoors so much? 😝
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#latinxhikers #optoutside #unlikelyhikers #diversifyoutdoors #diversityoutdoors #forcesofnature #facesoftheoutdoors #womeninthewild #womenwhohike #womenofcolorinnature #brownpeoplecamping #latinooutdoors #keepitwild #liveoutdoors #goexplore #everyonesoutdoors #melaninbasecamp #theadventuregap #browngirladventures #thegreatoutchea #vamosoutdoors #explorecolorado #latinabloggers #conservationcultura #aventuraslatinas #adventurebaes #tinderstories #gardenofthegods #siamesetwinstrail
I’m in a new city, embracing new adventures and new possibilities. With that being said, I joined an online dating app. I went on a date, my first date in YEARS. I was a little nervous but it seemed we had a lot of common interests so I went through with it. We had a lot to talk about. Our main similar interest was hiking and the love for the outdoors. He had been to Pictured Rocks so he gave me some recommendations. ⠀ ⠀ While he was talking to me about hiking I couldn’t help but notice how he assumed I didn’t know much about the subject. He asked me if I had a tent to take with me....or if I even had the right gear to go. Not going to lie..at first I just wanted to roll my eyes and dismiss him. I was little turned off that this guy was trying to mansplain on camping. After the date was over I kept thinking about it and it actually made me super angry that he would think that I don’t know much about this subject. Then it came to me...it’s not his fault. I don’t fit the description of the common hiker. Who would think this short Latinx with eyebrows on fleek and makeup on would enjoy the outdoors so much? 😝 ⠀ That’s what Adriana and I are trying to do...break down the norm! Shout out to all people of color embracing their love for the outdoors and making it the new social norm. ⠀ ⠀ -@llituma1 📷: @yemj_ 💁🏽⠀ ⠀ #latinxhikers  #optoutside  #unlikelyhikers  #diversifyoutdoors  #diversityoutdoors  #forcesofnature  #facesoftheoutdoors  #womeninthewild  #womenwhohike  #womenofcolorinnature  #brownpeoplecamping  #latinooutdoors  #keepitwild  #liveoutdoors  #goexplore  #everyonesoutdoors  #melaninbasecamp  #theadventuregap  #browngirladventures  #thegreatoutchea  #vamosoutdoors  #explorecolorado  #latinabloggers  #conservationcultura  #aventuraslatinas  #adventurebaes  #tinderstories  #gardenofthegods  #siamesetwinstrail