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Sometimes we ignore our truth only to eventually be slapped in the face with it. I suppose I’ve always lived on the edges, the moments of in-between and never having enough. The dreamland where sometimes it feels like I’m the only one who lives there—the only one who can taste colors and smell the rain. But in some ways, the very things I’ve struggled against are also those aspects of my soul that I love the most—and so, I guess it just comes down to not only acknowledging our truth, but also making the choice to live it as well. I will always be a wild card. #rain #nature #onelife #relax #journey #behappy #wildchild #forest #hiking #optoutside #adventure #beyou #life #smile
Throwback to the most incredible and dangerous hike and coast ever!
What are you up to next Wednesday, June 27? Why not join Nora Livingston, the Committee’s Lead Naturalist Guide for a ramble through the Mono Basin’s diverse and beautiful habitats, looking for birds, flowers, mammals, rocks, clouds—and more! Natural History Ramble • 8:00am–12:00noon • $75 per person / $65 for Committee members • Sign up at monolake.org/seminars. • #monolake #guided tour #naturalhistory #easternsierra #monocounty #monolakecommittee #leevining #longlivemonolake #optoutside #adventure #discover #nature #outdoors #landscape #exploring #mountains #sierranevada #greatbasin #wildlandscapes #visitcalifornia #adventureisoutthere #thegreatoutdoors #neverstopexploring
. . . ❤ Let go Let love ❤. . . . The heart is made of Douglas Fir and so very pretty. I love the fullness of it and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that it's made of wood. That makes this tree loving mountain mama happy. If it speaks to you, you'll find it waiting for you in the shop. . . . Heart 'stone' courtesy of @turquoisevalley . . . #dangbravegirl #itsallaboutthelove #woodenheart #douglasfir #treehugger #wild #freespirit #treelovers #underthesamesky #motherearth #mothernature #optoutside #opthandmade #livingthegoodlife #homegirl #countrygirl #cowgirlhippie #instasmithy #handmade #mountainmama #explore #letgoletlove #justbeathe #letthelovein #bravelove #gratefulmaker #treeheart #heartspeaks #loveyourlife #loveheals
Long day, letting my mind wander. #optoutside #counting #down #thedays
Somewhere nice to sit #35mm
Getting a little secondary help to keep us from tipping over until Mobil tech can come out and replace the broke front landing gear! This lifestyle is full of ups and downs but would trade it in or a second!!
Thanks @billandpauls for a great event supporting the #northcountrytrail and @grandrapidswhitewater We’re leaving with more supporters and dreams of a trail and river trip! #recreation #trails #rivers #puremichigan #optoutside
Party time! 🎉🐾
Want to know the best way to capture the trees? How about just learning how to capture Anthony with a digital camera?? From July 6-8 we’ll be in King’s Canyon National Park documenting our adventures with triptographer @designms ! He will be teaching us the basics of photography so we can capture these moments and every moment of our lives beyond! Use code PHOTO101 to get 10% off! Sign up via the link in profile or 👉 http://bit.ly/SA-KC-July2018 📷: @designms #shoestringwarrior
These views from the Eastern Sierras never get old. . . . #socal_hiker_mike
Lame Title, C Hill, June 21, 2018|| We started the day with a nice morning run along the trails around C Hill. Today’s workout was specific to climbs. With TRT just around the corner, it’s good to fit in some workouts that focus on steep hill climbing with a fair mixture of rolling hills and downhill. The best parts about these workouts are keeping the same intensity throughout and working on transitioning from run to hike to run without losing any of that intensity. These are good days! #runcarsoncity #TRT100 #carsoncrew #tahoemtnmilers #ascentruns #ARtrailambassador #rowdybars #rowdyrousers #silverstatestriders #sub24 #arbonne #tracksmith #ChiRunning #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #trailbliss #lovethisplace #lovemyfriends #preserveourlands #zerolimits #optoutside @ascentruns @rowdy_bars @visitcarsoncity
Beautiful, wild and free 🌻
The Lake of Glass. Elevation: 10,808ft. Gorgeous. 🏔 If you do this hike @rockynps , don’t stop here, it looks like the end of the hike, you’ll think it’s the end, you’ll even hope it’s the end, but—- SKY POND still awaits another 80ft above this! This isn’t it! Take in the beauty, but keep going past the rocks on the right. Worth every breathe. #lakeofglass #glasslake #rockymountainnationalpark #rockymountains #usnationalparks #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #hike #optoutside #greatoutdoors
Happy summer solstice! It’s a long day, spend it well #GoodStuff 📸: @mountain.made.rick
the valley makes vacquiaroz . . . #optoutside #ivyleague #14er
Happy first day of summer!!! 🌞 It’s the longest day of the year, use it!!!
It’s kinda hard to be at work today when just yesterday I was sitting on top of the world, taking in the most epic views of Yosemite. . . . . . #optoutside #52hikechallenge #hike49 #hiking #toughwomenonly #mtnchicks #fuckcrohns #crohnswarrior #happypeoplehike #hikerbabes #hikerbabesorg100 #meditationinmotion #yosemite #misttrail #vernalfalls #nevadafalls #johnmuirtrail
The plan: a full day of hiking that included the pictured Palisades and Grotto Falls, plus a 5 mile hike. What happened: missed a turn after Grotto and surprised ourselves when we ended up back at the van. Drove to lunch.
#pridemonth = rainbow pictures for daaaays
I have been a little MIA on the feed this week, here is my doctor’s note. . . . Last night was magic! These two blew us away with their love and hospitality. Such a blast!! PC: @thefoxesphotography Officiating & Florals: @thegreatestadventurewed Dress: @pronovias
Orcutt Hills with some of our Depot crew...Asa hiked the whole way! Love my little crew! #bigelowfamilyrocks #optoutside #getoutside #hike @mckelliemann thank you for taking this photo... our selfies are hilarious - but this is way better!
Happy first day of Summer, meaning more sunsets and fun! ☀️ That picture was taken in the South of France💕 #golfesttropez
Colorado is currently in the lead for where I want to live. Mostly because of cheap gas prices but also because it's amazing.
Sometimes I always feel like I’m slacking on instagram posts, especially when special moments like Father’s Day happen. As if I’m failing at a job by not letting all of you see and hear what’s happening. I realize that no, I’m not failing I just like to keep some moments treasured and hidden, most of the time unintentionally. But I do want to share a bit of Father’s Day encouragement to all of you who maybe were a little discouraged this last Father’s Day. You see this picture of a picture is such a huge deal for what it represents in this present season. My dad is completely sober on all accounts- physically, emotionally and spiritually. Since we moved to California it’s been a hard adjusting season but we knew that God was calling us here and apart of it I’m now seeing was for my earthly dad, Joey. When we got here he was just out of jail and living homeless in a park bathroom. After much prayer and hard work on all of us siblings, my mom and dads parts-Joey is now checked into @socalteenchallenge learning to live his best life sober with God. Most of my big life moments he’s missed but he said the sweetest words to me when we dropped him about 10 days ago. “Mija, I’m done with my old life, I’m sorry I missed your wedding. I see things clearly now and I’m done missing anything else in my kids lives. I’m ready to be the best father And grandfather to you and your baby girl I can be.” Cue the river of tears. So much love and restoration is existing in these moments and I got to spend the very first Father’s Day with my dad in his new life and state of being. I’m thankful that God always put forgiveness in my heart for him and prompted all of us kids to never give up fighting for hope in his recovery. If your story with your dad is similar, don’t lose hope for him because a miracle can happen and you’ll want to be there to see it unfold. Happy Father’s Day Dad, I am so proud of you and the new life you’re building. #dadsday #fathersday #madenew #finditliveit #verilymoment #theartofslowliving #littlestoriesofmylife #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #thatsdarling #loveintentionally #loveauthentic #optoutside #getoutstayout #postitfortheaesthetic #flashesofdelight
Today is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. We’ve been enjoying these long summer nights, especially while in Canada - where the sunset is nearly two hours later than it is for us in SoCal! Here’s a pic of my dream boys the other night at the playground at 10pm (because I locked our rental car keys in the trunk and we had to wait for CAA to come to our rescue). The boys didn’t mind the extra playtime 😉🌅#summersolstice #theirsmiles #waskesiulake #whatbedtime ?
One of best things about hiking is how easy it is to make new friends on the trail ... especially when they’re cute and furry. . . 📷: @ne1l.s1na . . #mtnchicks #womenwhohike #rei #optoutside #mountains #wildernessculture #todsl #outdoors #womenwhoexplore #hiking #easternsierras #mammothstories
Worst. Hike. Ever. Let's do it again. 🗻 📷:@lesnalina #chainsawrob #halfdomecables #optoutside #throwbackthursday
Oh hey! 🌼 📸: @calvdart
When looking back doesn't interest you anymore you're doing something right. . . . I actually enjoyed (?) tonight's track workout. 6x400 is manageable in my mind, turns out it was. 2mi warm-up and 1mi cool down before and after. I'm not fast anymore (it's pathetic) but hoping this helps just a smidge so I'm not out on that course all freaking day. #workinprogress #marathontraining2018 #marathontraining #outdoorwomen #womenwhorun (Pic from Tuesday's #morningrun )
How does one become “woke”? 🤔 Where do I go to get my “woke” card? 🧐I've never protested or been to a rally, can I still be an ally or speak on a subject? 🙄Is it enough to simply believe in justice or does one need to be radically active in pursuing it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉🏾Activism for dummies 101, like me.👈🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well first, READ, EDUCATE YOURSELF, TALK, LISTEN! PAY ATTENTION. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Currently there are a lot of issues that just can't wait on the social justice (don't be scared of that word) table right now, BLM, Housing Inequality, Refugees, Colorism, The Environment, Immigration.. The list goes on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Social Justice issues can feel overwhelming, tasking and like you're one dancing with the devil at times. Questions start to pour in. You’re confronted with online trolls. The words get too big, I’ll admit, it's a slippery slope, it's not pretty and more often than not, it will break your heart. 💔 26 years of radically existing and there are still moments where I don't feel like I know what I'm talking about, BUT Your story Your opinions Your voice IT MATTERS, Silence is a privileged action. If YOU don't start voicing your narrative, then somebody else will and I can almost guarantee you that it will be inaccurate. Speak up! Know you're going to make mistakes, sometimes trip over your own words. And in these moments admit you were wrong and center back to your original intention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether its making a phone call, a donation, or volunteering your skills. I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH-- Your drop of contribution matters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you start to doubt your strength (power) within whatever space you are in, remember those who came before you like MLK, like Mister Rogers, like Angela Davis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do it for your community, do it for the culture, do it for humanity. We need you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . . . . . . This picture was taken by @alisonvagnini for REI summer2018 catalogue. . #radicalactivism #fucktrump #familiesbelongtogether
Summertime and the livin’ is easy... . Ready for summer adventures! . #summersolstice #fullofbs
Slowly learning to embrace that feeling of being uncomfortable. What sometimes feels like I’m drowning in an ocean of discomfort and anxiety I push myself to keep moving forward because my own fears have often been my biggest obstacles in chasing my dreams
Getting lost is one of my specialties. Had we stayed on trail, we would have never found this empty riverbed. It also provided coverage from the passing storm! #summersolstice 📸 @abbysauerwein
how picturesque is this cliffside highway? 😍🌼🔝
Hello Summer ☀️🌊👙💙 . To more adventures, travel, and time outdoors! 👍🏼 #summersolstice #summerbodyinprogress #summertime
wonder upon wonder... #tbt to last year at this time when we met and walked amidst beautiful giants.. . . me capturing thing1, capturing wonder.. 💕 and today he started his first day of his first summer internship ..🙌🏼😭 . . . #4kidventures #sequoianationalpark #hiking #Godswonders #neverstopexploring #bedarefuloutthere #optoutside #wildernessculture
#tbt to last year around this time when we roadtripped it from LA to Sequoia, to Zion, to Bryce Canyon, to Vegas.. then flew home. hot, happy, tired.. and full of awe. . . . #4kidventures #hiking #brycecanyon #familyadventures #Godswonders #neverstopexploring #optoutside #wildernessculture
The Seward Adventure Station & Lodge has opened its doors for the season! Whether your looking to book a room for the night, pick up some info on Seward’s adventure activities or are interested in checking the place out. Stop on in and see what what we’ve been up to! @ 334 4th ave in the former Seward Ranger Station Building 🐻 @adventure_seward
Happy First Day of Summer! This year I am extremely grateful to be spending quality time with family in Guadalajara 🇲🇽 and experiencing more of my beautiful Mexican culture! Last year I was solo traveling, biking through the countryside of Amsterdam 🇳🇱 . What is your favorite summer destination? . . . . . . . #travel #travelblogger #travelling #inspiration #womantraveler #viajar #viajes #solotravel #wanderlust #travelgram #michiventures #travelphotography #guadalajara #mexico #worldcup #visitmexico #passionpassport #welltravelled #optoutside #getoutside #nature #outdoorbloggers #girlswhoexplore #shewanders #girlsabroad #travelbabe #travelworld #travelholic #summer #cathedral
Locks, wrappers, shoes...anything was acceptable on this little portion of fence line in LA #runyoncanyon #losangeles #hiking #trails #smoggy #california #52hikechallenge2018 . #optoutside
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