probably my favorite sunrise
We need vulnerability. It’s hard as hell sometimes (or all of the time! 😆) but it’s only by getting comfortable *enough* in that tenuous and tender space, that we can live bravely & joyfully. ❤️
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When your best friend of 17 years comes to town, of course, you end up accidentally matching...
In the swing of things
Miles pass by, day heats up
Guzzle down water
We woke up and walked into what we had been told should have been several miles of 3-6" of water but turned out to be completely dry except for a 40 foot stretch of knee deep water. We crushed our way out of the park, passing several larger groups closer to the parks border. As we started walking the forest service road that would lead to our next trail head, a truck pulled up and offered us a ride to Flagg ranch, which he happily said yes to. We jetted over there and I promptly ate several gas station burritos (noticing a trend yet?). After getting our fill of premade food we hitched back to our trail head where we met up with what was left of the other group. Unfortunately 2 of our crew had had enough of the mosquitos and decided to head back to their awesome van. Caveman ( @cavemanontrail
) and jetfighter ( @roastbeefmcweef
) will be dearly missed the rest of the trail. We spent the night at the trail head where we met a really awesome Israeli film maker who filmed us telling the story of the bison charge.
Today I summited the third tallest mountain in California! White Mountain is my first 14er. Right as we got to the summit, we took our picture and headed right back down because dark clouds started to form above us and thunder was roaring nearby. Before this hike, I started to doubt myself. I started to think “this is going to be hard” and “I’m not going to be able to breathe”. I had anxiety last night just thinking about all the possible ways I wasn’t going to summit. However, when I woke up this morning I was greeted by the beautiful sunrise lurking afar. Something about sunrises just hits my soul, and it gave me the boost to put on my shoes and start the climb. Throughout the hike I still had moments where I had to reassure myself “one step at a time” and also “breathe in, breathe out”. It was hard. Around 13,800 my head started to feel fuzzy but I knew I could do it. With that final push, I made it to the top! 17 miles later, with sore feet and images of cute marmots on my phone, I had summited my first 14er and I’m pretty darn proud of myself” - words of encouragement from @mtnchicks
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We have such amazing women in this community! Today and tomorrow, you can catch me, founder @dani_the_explorer
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With a little over 20 days to go for MOUNTAIN 2.0, I’m super excited how this dream is slowly shaping up to a reality. A vision to help some young climbers from all across the globe (quite literally 🙈) learn the art of mountaineering
Thankful to @mounteverestofficial @kullumanaliheavenonearth
for coming on board with this
The team is taking up shape, filling up the last few seats, hope you haven’t missed out on this opportunity. All hands down. #Nevergivein
Some ghosts are so quiet you would hardly know they were there
We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea. And you don't believe in miracles 🌏
Alaska’s rivers are big, fast and cold. Crossing is often the hardest part of the trek and sometimes it’s impossible. On this route, we were lucky enough to follow the river for 10 miles without crossing before heading up the mountains.
Sunrises and the Tetons... this is why I live here ❤️
“Live your life by a compass not a clock.” – Stephen Covey
My weekend consisted of hiking up a mountain to a lake, meeting an awesome new friend, hiking back down, meeting up with friends to go outdoor bouldering for the first time (and pet doggos), going to a lake, getting a burrito, and going home to shower and crash. Pretty damn solid weekend. And this coming weekend is gonna be taking a rookie on his first overnighter. This is how you summer.
Storm cells over the foothills.
Explored new sections of the Chattooga this past weekend, but couldn’t be more stoked for the weekend coming up. @thwilso
and I will be camping at Burrells Ford and exploring north up the River Trail towards Ellicott Rock. Just praying it’s the first weekend this year where it DOESNT rain the entire weekend 🙄
Today’s your day big man. You are four. As you said, now you can be on gate duty with Brooks!
You are hilarious. You are strong. You have such intuition to know what each person needs at any minute. You are kind. You give the best hugs. You are incredibly smart. You’re the perfect balance of little boy and young man even at just four years old.
You love Thor and Black Panther. You love “robots in disguise more than meets the eye”. You love your ninja turtles. You love legos and drawing and books and maybe most of all your big brother and sister.
God was so good to give us you four years ago. Like I told you last night, you’re our miracle and you had to fight strong in those first moments. And you did. And we’ve seen that same strong spirit in you every day since.
Happy Birthday Teel Harlan. Daddy, Layla, Brooks and I love you to the moon and back a million times ... and Jesus loves you even more.
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This is 29. \\ I’ve had so many unkind words + names spoken over me the past few years. This last year was one of the toughest. I went through so much pruning + stripping myself down. I punished myself, I became raw, I used myself as a punching bag, because of those words. •••
Don’t ever let someone tell you a person can’t change. It’s simply not true. God can change ANYONE. He rebuilds, reshapes, and refines your life into exactly who He created you to be in the gentlest of ways. It doesn’t need to be violent. And during the soul searching + yucky introspective looking, find people who believe in tourney and remind you of His grace + glory. •••
So this year, I’m choosing a free-running-wild-joy, one that’s so big I can wrap up everyone to run with me.
I’m ready to embrace my too-muchness and not-enoughness and stop calling it ugly. To operate out of a place of belonging and invite others to feel truly known. To not let others’ words dictate how I lead my life.
This year is my year of reclaiming joy. Won’t you join me? 💛💛💛 #thisisme #stayawaketolove #livebravely
Jumping into Monday. 🏄🏄 Have a great week, all!! 🤙🏼🤙🏼
📍 Dowtown Reykjavík, Iceland
Breaking away from the minke whale theme with a splash of colour. I found this cute little seal faced puffer fish nestled amongst the corals on the wall at North Horn. Let me know if you want more minke photos because there are 100’s. And I know some people can never get enough minke action 💙🐋🤣
Roy and Kathleen Sneddon came to China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge to solve the mystery of their son’s disappearance. 14 years ago David vanished without a trace while hiking the gorge. The official story is that he was swept off a mountain pass by an avalanche. And, after hiking in the gorge for three days, navigating the slippery, narrow paths a thousand feet above a roaring river desperate to swallow you whole, it seems a tragic but probable explanation.
Driven by their Mormon faith, however, the Sneddon family has a far more nefarious theory: North Korean agents, abetted by the Chinese government, kidnapped their son when in Shangri-La and he is alive, living in North Korea. The reasons why this theory is less outlandish than it might initially sound are detailed on their website, www.helpfinddavid.com. North Korea has kidnapped thousands around the world, including in Shangri-La, and David fits the profile of someone they might target.
Roy says that the most important lesson on his life is, “Prophets are on this earth, and I have seen them at work.” He continued, “If my son was dead, that would not be a problem. We would see him again in the afterlife. But we know he is still on this earth. We have to find him.” #bokphoto
Yesterday was...well, pretty dang amazing. Sammy and I completed our summer dream loop, linking Mount Daniel with Jade Lake. Coming in at around 26 miles, it was long and beautiful and oh so worth the sore muscles today 😃 Photo: @sam__davis
Going back to the basics from time to time is a must.