This was the moment that made me believe in myself again. The moment I recognized the strength I have, the talents, the ability to do the things I want to achieve.
One of the harder things about PPD + Anxiety is the loss of hope for one's life. I stopped believing in myself, my dreams, my hopes and aspirations. I look back and kick myself for all the time I lost not moving my goals and my life forward. I know I can't get that time back, but hope is something I've since gained. An even stronger desire to push forward, move on, and find joy in my every day. I look forward to working hard to get where I want to be, and enjoying every moment along the way.
This was taken up at Cedar Breaks National Monument.
We did a great hike yesterday from Guardsmans Pass! From climbing the summit, down to Lackawaxen Lake, to Bloods Lake and back to the car. It was 4.6 miles and one of the best hikes I’ve done in the Wasatch. The scenery, the high vistas, and the autumn colors were just outstanding!
Autumn 🍂 in the mountains. Such a blessing to see. Maybe not so much for my legs, hating me today. #wasatchmountains #hike
Ten minutes from my door. Proud to call this dreamy place my home.
Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.
Dipping toes together into the river of life. I will miss these divine wise sisters ... .
#film #portra400 #nikon #rioabajorio #wasatchmountains #utah
Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.
Thanks for joining me on this beautiful butt burner of a hike @micahraereiss
Blanche was calling so I gave her a visit. No one on the trail except the young bull moose I had a 15 min stand off with on the way up!!!! Get’n my fill of the Wasatch while I can.
This was simultaneously one of the best hikes I’ve ever done and the worst. W.O.W trail top to bottom 10 miles and took 4 hours and 40 minutes. Included some of the most beautiful views, every type of foliage available in the Wasatch, two sprains on the same ankle, one cut up leg, and two ver unnecessary miles that killed me.
#hiking #wasatchmountains #wowtrail #parkcity #midway #utah #fall #autumn #trees
This was such an awesome place to sit for an hour. A different view in each direction. :) #wasatchmountains
Art and foos I can’t think of a better combination. “Into the Forest” edition of 100.
Sunday is not slow cooker day. It’s slow smoker day.
I made some delicious pulled pork for my family for sunday dinner.
Set your Traeger or green mountain grill to 225. While that’s heating up, rub down your pork shoulder and then transfer it to the pellet grill. Once on, place your meat probe deep in the meat without hitting the bone. To help keep some moisture in the chamber, take a pan and fill it with water and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Also, every hour it’s smoking, spritz it with a 50/50 mix of apple juice and apple cider vinegar.
Once your meat has gets up to 175 degrees, take it and wrap it in tin foil. Spritz it one more time before you cover the meat. Place your probe back in and cook till it gets between 195 and 201. This is when the muscle fiber breaks down and gets super tender. And I want to stress to you TEMP, NOT TIME. You cook to temp for bbq, not a set time. Once at between these temps, pull it off and place it in a cooler to rest for 30 minutes. Once done resting, take it out, pull the meat and enjoy!!!!
The autumn colors along Guardsmans Pass right now are spectacular!
Twin Pines. First light dancing in the tree-tops as it creates shadow and highlights on the Wasatch Range.
Some of Utah’s Aspen groves are nearly 80,000 years old. @bemorewithless
and myself explored this one today. So crazy in the woods right now. Love the colors of fall.
⛰Peak N°84 - Round Peak, ele. 5,535’. Located in the foothills just west of Springville, UT. Not the most impressive peak, but one of the most important for this journey. Round peak can easily been seen from the house I grew up in (see last photo). I spent many days looking up at it, wondering about that very visable trail on it’s north side. My dad use to spin tales of deer hunting above it and hiking up with a teacher searching for Kolab (perfectly cube shaped) rocks. I first ventured up there with a Boy Scout group, the 1.2 miles and steep elevation nearly killing me. Later I would find myself up there with friends, shooting B.B. guns, searching for the hidden springs or burning leaves and grass with a lighter we found (almost started a giant grass fire once). The mountain used to call to me, awakening adventures and wild excursions in my mind. I later found myself in college studying Parks, Recreation & Tourism learning about land management, environmentalism, multi-use recreation where I began leading trips for an outdoor program in locations all over Utah. This was a must hike for me and as I lumbered up that steep trail my mind was flooded with nostalgic memories from my childhood. I am thankful for open and accessible public lands, energetic friends and parents who let me explore all over the hills and neighborhoods my hometown. Climbed on September 18, 2018. #100peaksin52weeks #optoutside #keepitwild #ourwild #keepitpublic #nature #getoutandplay #gooutside #climbpeaks #hikerlife #takeahike #hiketrails #hike #wasatchfront #wasatchmountains #100peaks52weeks