Some afternoons are just too pretty to be inside ☀️ I was lucky enough to head out to Tin Cup Lodge for the day last Friday for work purposes. The night before we weren’t sure if it was a go because the weather didn’t look promising, but luckily for us everything was beautiful that morning!
Last month I had the pleasure of photographing She Moves Mountain’s Climbing & Yoga Retreat, where women from the PNW, and beyond, gather for a weekend of sending, laughing and general badassery. It’s been an honor to photograph women as they challenge and push themselves on the wall. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of these events and for the friendships that have continued. Check out @she_movesmountains
to join me at an upcoming Retreat, and use code SMMTORY at checkout for 10% off ❣️
Monday isn’t so bad when your job is making jewels! Working hard to create more and explore different designs. I’m currently on the hunt for a vintage camper that I can make into my mobile studio. Small steps to making this dream come true. So much gratitude for all of the support and endless love I receive from you all. ❤️✨
Having an attentive belayer is crucial to boost your confidence while on lead. At our Leading Sport Clinics, you’ll learn the steps on how become a confident lead climber, while becoming a stronger partner in any climbing relationship by understanding how to be an attentive lead belay. There are limited spots still open to sign up and join us for our Leading Sport Clinic at Smith Rock July 21st-22nd or Mt. Erie August 4th-5th!!
You know that feeling after a vacation when you’re just so excited to get back to reality?
Yeah, me neither....
Jetting off somewhere soon? Make sure you pack your Maddi Alexander travel essentials. From our swimwear and travel wash to mini versions of our hero products, we’ve got everything you need to keep your skin looking and feeling amazing this summer. #MaddiAlexanderMoments
Handmade in Zambia, each unique piece of African Tulip jewellery is handcrafted using Fine Silver and African gem stones.
I’ll never forget this picture because it sparked a passion to improve my environment. It was my first time on Bali Island at the end of a cross-Asia Birthday trip. Flying Taipei to Singapore to Hong Kong to Bali meant I crossed the South China Sea FOUR times in under a week. I met up my friends then booked this beach side hotel for a final solo night
This moment, this image, was the first time in 2 weeks I sat down and quietly reflected on the experience but I just couldn’t get the flashbacks out of my head, of litter and debris everywhere I went. It physically made me ill to see the beauty of this remote island dotted with road side trash.
Sitting there, I made a small commitment to myself. I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t know if I could make a difference. But I knew I couldn’t do NOTHING
Upon returning home, I begin looking for opportunities, beach clean ups or hiking trail maintenance and for about a year still felt useless. Most of the non profits I helped meant well but SERVICE always seemed to get tied up in admin or logistics. I was frustrated that I couldn’t GIVE my volunteer time away haha
SO, I started do it myself. I grabbed some trashbags and head off to a local hiking trail, feeling kinda silly as people stared or asked to buy a box of thin mints
Some days I walk around the LA River in despair at the endless empty bottles of 40’s and foam takeout boxes filling my bag. But I know it matters. Even if all my efforts merely OFFSETS the amount of waste my household produces... I’m proud in the quiet moments I strain straws out of the river. I’m proud to be a keeper of my word, even if I only silently promised myself and no one else
Extremely blessed for friends that has seen my efforts and offer to help. I’m thankful for the support and I apologize these outings are often spontaneous. To be honest, I also greatly enjoy doing this by myself but will def organize bigger cleanups for all my magnanimous friends🌳
The water are crystal clear, in an amazing turquoise color. The air is so fresh. And I stand and smile thinking I'm the luckiest person in the world! #blessed
Empowered women, empower women! 🙌🏻
📸 from the lovely ladies @peaks.and.rosycheeks
"Wir hoffen ihr hattet einen guten Start in die neue Woche! Montag ist bald geschafft! 💪🏽⛰👯♀️ (🇬🇧 we hope you have a good start to the new week! Monday is done soon!)
📍Schärtenspitze // Nationalpark Berchtesgaden
“Daryll, you look dark,” she said. For a while I didn’t say anything... after several minutes, I fired back, “So what have you been doing this summer?” She responded with, “Oh, just working.” There’s my point. 😂😏🙄🏔🌲🇺🇸💙
“We turn not older with years but newer every day.”
A weekend filled with mountain roads, fireside conversation, soaking up the sun riverside, and a surprising brown bear sighting on the trail. Although both of our hikes went not as expected, I wouldn’t have it any other way because I was with my favorite human and the pup. Thankful for a weekend of being home in the mountains.
Exploring the grounds of Eilean Donan Castle 🏴 May 2018
"Under the desert sun, in the dogmatic clarity, the fables of theology and the myths of classical philosophy dissolve like mist. The air is clean, the rock cuts cruelly into flesh; shatter the rock and the odor of flint rises to your nostrils, bitter and sharp....What does it mean? It means nothing. It is as it is and has no need for meaning. The desert lies beneath and soars beyond any possible human qualification. Therefore, sublime." Ed Abbey
Blowing off the cobwebs before another busy week ahead with a hike (and a bit of a scramble) up Blencathra’s steep ridge ⛰ After a week off, the sharp ascent was just what needed to kickstart our #ClimbingKiliForTom
training again. And today we managed to reach the insane amount of £4,020 for the @the_bhf
which definitely gave us more of the push we needed to work through our hangovers. Since we got back from Romania, life has been more than a little overwhelming - and I had a lot of catching up to do with client work, hence the radio silence on here. Normal posting resuming... and maybe even some travel posts to come! But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves just yet! 😉
Sunday night inspo 😍✨ If you could travel to anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? ✈️🌍
Getting excited to rack up and send off into the week ahead? Join us this upcoming weekend at Smith Rock (July 21st-22nd) or at Mt Erie in Washington (August 4th-5th) for our Leading Sport Clinic to push your mental barriers and jump on the sharp end. Check out the link in our bio for more info!
Day 14, AT Section: Walking through Shenandoah National Park. Where the hikers are part of the attraction! I've had 10 tourists in 1 day ask me if I'm headed to Maine.
Half of them respond that it's been a dream of theirs to hike the AT or another long distance trails for years. The other half think we are crazy for doing this.
It’s really something else when you get above the tree line in the Rockies. It’s also a little harder to breath!
Magical mornings at Colchuck Lake ☀️
A Saturday trip up to the top of Paddy’s Peak. Note to self- just because it’s mid July, doesn’t mean it’s not still cold a-f at the top 😋
These bad boys ✨🤤 triple stone turquoise stunners, all natural cuts from the sleeping beauty mine. Simple ring design that packs a punch. Available now at @jubeeleebend
Happy Summit Sunday ladies!
Here’s woman who hikes @thewhimsicalwoman
at Forester Pass, the highest point along the Pacific Crest Trail!
If you’re a woman who hikes and out on the trail accomplishing great mountain feats we want to know about it! Share your summit moments and trail tales with us by using our hashtag #womenwhohike
, and find and follow women who hike too! We’ll be continuing to follow @thewhimsicalwoman
and she continues along the Pacific Crest Trail NOBO!
You walk for a long time and all you see are two walls from each side.. But then you take a turn and finally you can see the end bright and clear, and you know where you're heading.. #hopeful