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Today = 👍🏼👍🏼 —— 📷: @erickpaepke on my Sony A7iii w/ 24-70mm f/4
good stuff —— 📷: Sony A7iii w/ 24-70mm f/4 | 24mm | 1/40” | f/22 | iso 800
My favorite kind of porn is cloud porn ☁️ 🙊🙈🙈 I Will be missing them mountains this weekend 😭 • • #adulting #weekendvibes #gottamakethatmoney #cloudporn #sunrise #echomountain #letsgo #adventuretime #wildandfree #socalhiker #hikecalifornia #hikelife
May 18: “and I don’t really understand how some creepy underpass could feel like home, but I had this odd feeling of familiarity—like deja vu. Amongst the calm atmosphere in the cool shade, i felt the saturation of experience and accomplishment lingering in the shade. I could only giggle inwardly at my shameful amount of glee escaping my pores. ...but really, I HAD actually been there before through the eyes of many I sheepishly, yet boldly, stalk on social media. I recognized the cardboard that littered the walls, covered in scribbles and graffiti. And i recognized the scattered bottles and the coolers filled with magic. It was then, amongst these things and these hikers, that i realized that I had been there before, and it was also then that I knew I would walk through there once more.” - #thegnomadheart (blog post to come!) #pct #pct2018 #trailmagic #futurepcthiker
Just chillin’ on a 440,000 year old lava bed
alpine lake booty
I may have those days where I remember the bad times. The scars will always be there. The pain doesn’t hurt as bad. New memories and happy times somehow take over those spaces over time. I’ll be honest most of those happy times have been spent on a mountain. • • #lifeisbetteroutdoors #makingmemories #socalhiker #adventuretime #optoutside #forceofnature #getoutdoors #hikecalifornia #sierras #kearsargepass #potholelake #socalhiker #mountgould #independence
🤷🏻‍♀️ sometimes you just gotta sit on the slope for a little while #WipeoutWednesday
My soul needed this
These sites were everything I had hoped for! Page you have a piece of my heart! Mother nature is exquisite in her ways... 🙏🏻 #page #horshoebend #arizona #traveling #may #alwaysca #keepexploring #hikemorebitchless #peoplewhoadventure #happypeoplehike #godscreation #gridlesslife #optoustide #hikewithlove #youknowwheretofindme #wanderlast
May 18: when you meet your hiking hero and you nerd out for days to come. Such a sincere pleasure and so encouraging! ❤️ #wilderbound #pct #trailmagic @wilderbound
The Mountains can create their own weather We could see the clouds rapidly forming from the snow and frozen lakes, it’s a beautiful sight to see. From sitting down to eat our leftover pizza after summiting, to feeling and hearing that static electricity in the air⚡️⚡️ • • 📸 @stephlikestohike Overlooking Kearsarge Pass. It was so beautiful and completely different going up then back down. Can’t wait to go back and explore more. • • #mountgould #13er #kearsargepass #pct #onionvalleycampground #sierras #adventuretime #exploremore #optoutside #forceofnature #socalhiker
When I told @lachona_flor that it was time for a challenge, I had no idea I was in for a relentless 1000 ft. of elevation gain per mile from trailhead to summit. It definitely wasn't all smiles, but a challenge is supposed to hurt. - “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl - (Mt. Baldy via the Old Mount Baldy route, 5/19/18) - - - #mtbaldy #summit #oldbaldytrail #thelimitdoesnotexist #choosemountains #everybodyoutside #everytrailconnects #forceofnature #squadgoals #gethigh #altitude #summitseekers #mountainhigh #mountainlovers #elevated #whatsthealtitude #staywild #alltrails #mtsanantonio #mountbaldy #6packofpeaks #girlswhohike #baldysummit #mountsanantonio #socaltrails #socalhikes #dayhike #alwaysCA
Take the road less traveled. - #road #desert #explore #california #alwaysca
a good day
I haven’t gotten out of bed yet, ha! So here’s a picture of me on my mini getaway to my best friends house. Just a little TLC from people I love and I look this bright and shiny...or is it a filter? 😂. I have four finals I haven’t studied for, but i went hiking for the first time in a while on Thursday, I had a great day of work yesterday, some quality time with friends this week, and I dabbled in some trail magic yesterday (more pics to come). I am a happy happy camper that’s going camping in a week! Just feeling joyful ✨
Took a quick two mile hike as a second workout yesterday. Can I say WOW 😮. I lost my hiking legs and now I hate school because of that 😂 🏃🏽‍♀️ #hike24 #52hikechallenge2018
#Repost @resilientsquad with @get_repost . HURRY HURRY, there's still time! This is a good one🙌🏻👌🏻👊🏻 ・・・ ‼️ G I V E A W A Y ‼️ . . Since Mother’s Day just passed, we want you momma’s to keep being celebrated, so this giveaway is dedicated to you! . . This month, @resilientsquad has joined forces with @always_ca and one lucky lady will receive the following items: . * A Resilient Squad black tank (size L) + 3 stickers and a patch. * An “I ❤️ Mountains” teal tee (size M) + 2 stickers and a patch. . All of these items will go to one lucky winner! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are the rules: 1. Like this post 2. Follow these accounts; @resilientsquad + @always_ca 3. Tag a momma in the comments * each comment counts as an entry. Each entry equals more chances to win! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giveaway entries close on Wednesday, 5/16/18 at 7:59pm PST. The winner will then be announced on our IG story at 9pm PST on Wednesday, 5/16/18. Good luck! 👊🏼💯 . . At this time, the giveaway is only open to US participants. Thank you. . . #Resilient #resilientsquad #risewithresilience #manywillfallfewwillrise #hiking #hikinggroups #optoutside #exploreoutside #outdooradventures #getoutside #wehike #socalhikers #adventuregroups #whatsyour20 #hitthetrails #outdoorapparel #clothingbrand #mountainsquad #rei #wekeepyououtdoors #sdhikers #outdoorlifestylebrand #giveaway #alwaysca
Feeling grateful today. For the little things—a regular schedule with regular sleep. My semester ending, even though I have summer school. @rei sales. Iced coffee. portable back massagers. Cauliflower rice. Homemade tri-tip. And my two best friends, because TLC is magic. ✨❤️
And suddenly a wave of emotions flood my soul. Inspiration Point. • • #mtlowe #inspirationpoint #waterfallwednesday #nowaterfalltoday #emotional #hiketherapy #forceofnature #cloudporn
CLOSED...‼️ G I V E A W A Y ‼️ . . WINNER: @these_legs_climb . . Since Mother’s Day just passed, we want you momma’s to keep being celebrated, so this giveaway is dedicated to you! . . This month, @resilientsquad has joined forces with @always_ca and one lucky lady will receive the following items: . * A Resilient Squad black tank (size L) + 3 stickers and a patch. * An “I ❤️ Mountains” teal tee (size M) + 2 stickers and a patch. . All of these items will go to one lucky winner! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are the rules: 1. Like this post 2. Follow these accounts; @resilientsquad + @always_ca 3. Tag a momma in the comments * each comment counts as an entry. Each entry equals more chances to win! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giveaway entries close on Wednesday, 5/16/18 at 7:59pm PST. The winner will then be announced on our IG story at 9pm PST on Wednesday, 5/16/18. Good luck! 👊🏼💯 . . At this time, the giveaway is only open to US participants. Thank you. . . #Resilient #resilientsquad #risewithresilience #manywillfallfewwillrise #hiking #hikinggroups #optoutside #exploreoutside #outdooradventures #getoutside #wehike #socalhikers #adventuregroups #whatsyour20 #hitthetrails #outdoorapparel #clothingbrand #mountainsquad #rei #wekeepyououtdoors #sdhikers #outdoorlifestylebrand #giveaway #alwaysca
I have said before that life is about relationships, platonic and romantic. But i still have not come up with a way to manage them. I am not good with that, especially being an introvert and being a homebody. Even so, i still crave sincere and real connections, and cling to those that provide that gift—it truly is a gift for me, and if i love on you more than usual, it’s because you have that special thing i so appreciate. The problem is, I feel at emotional capacity. 💯 at capacity and I can’t deal with much else. Especially when I am faced with consistent change of plans, flaking, or avoiding. I am not a very open and forthcoming person from the get-go. I know some people are worth fighting for, and a lot of times, it’s just the situation that changes things. But I am just tired, and am teetering on the edge of shutting down and moving away from those people. All the people. But I recognize, that’s not healthy, and that just promotes poor life choices...like eating my life away with Oreos. 😂. Anyone relate? Do I just need more self-care? More prayer? (Debbie votes yes 😘) How do I garner more patience? Do you love Oreos like i do? But are they actually vegan? #realtalk
This photo is everything I feel today. Terrible angle. I probably thought I would look sexy, but I mean, let’s be real. That belly hanging out. My facial expression is special. (Zoom in, i dare you.) The attitude is 💯. And you can see the shadow of my GoPro in the dirt. This is how today feels. My second to last day of a five day weekend and if it were another time, I definitely would be crying. But I have no more tears. And let’s be real for another second, crying makes my eyes burn because mascara hates me. LOL.
Monday is always dedicated to my man crush, he melts my heart, sweeps me off my feet, loves me unconditionally. Laughs at my quirks, supports me, he’s quite amazing and one in a million and I love him beyond measure. #mancrushmonday #mylove #zionnationalpark #observationpoint #hikewithbae #monday #8miles #elevation #alwaysca #keepexploring #optoutside #hikemorebitchless #lifeoffthegrid #wayfaringwomen #peoplewhoadventure #happypeoplehike #outdoorlife #california #bornfornia #meetmeatthetop
Blue and Gold | 📍: North Beach, San Francisco, CA —— Sony A7iii w/ 24-70mm f/4 70mm | f/4 | 1/400″ | iso 100 |
I am so grateful for this blessing, my son and a life full of adventure! ❤️️✌️#adventureawaits #motherandson #myguy #imomsohard #catalinaisland #ripitlife #alwaysca #peaceandshakas #iwillloveyouforever #blessed #happysouls #hikecalifornia
I definitely am missing the beach...and doing a #thruhike . #tct #fbf #starlightbeach
I need more green and winding trails in my life 😍
1. Up Icehouse Canyon to the saddle before 8 am 2. The views aren't THAT bad. 3. Peak #1 : Timber (how I actually feel about summits! jk) 4. That elevation gain, though. 5. Peak #2 : Telegraph 6. Peak #3 : Thunder Not pictured: finishing up with a black diamond slope made entirely of scree down to the notch. 😆 - All my love to @lachona_flor , @bleedingumz.3y3 , & @cristylu11 for taking me on this epic peak-bagging sufferfest. #tbt - - - #telegraphpeak #thundermountain #timbermountain #threeTstrail #sangabrielmountains #ANF #altitude #letsgethigh #getdownriseup #alpinebabes #outdoorwomen #andshesdopetoo #alpinewomen #mountainlove #icehousecanyon #girlswhohike #backcountrybabes #switchbackchics #abovetheclouds #liveoutdoors #alltrails #hikingculture #socalhikes #alwaysoutside #alwaysCA #outbound
I feel like I’m the only one that hasn’t finished the six pack of peaks this year 🙈🙈 #throwbackthursday #tbt #cuttingitclose #sanbernardinopeak #views #socalhiker #sixpackofpeaks #hiketherapy
Heading into the next two weeks with a whole mess of things to look forward to. Especially getting my eyebrows done, because it looks like my semester just ruined those 😂. But after being weirdly sick for two days, I am looking forward to it being full of a little of everything! Camping, going away party, finally starting the City Slicker Challenge for Orange County, finals week, did I say camping?? A little bit of trail magic-ing, and hiking ❤️. Eff this semester, but I am so excited for it to be over!!
Looking out for fires
GRATEFUL for everything good in life. Nothing will ever be exactly how we want it, when we want it. • • I just couldn’t stop looking back and getting another look at all the beauty around me. Frozen lakes and beautiful peaks everywhere. • • #mtagassiz #sierras #snowhike #alwayslearning #amongthewild #hiketherapy #neverstopexploring #thoseviews #abc7eyewitness #socalhiker #adventuretime #forceofnature #optoutside
Welcome to Monterey
when the clock strikes gold —— 📷: Sony A7iii w/ 24-70mm f/4 | 📍: San Francisco, CA
"Home" for three days
I decided to mealprep last night. I kicked some ass at it too. I am at my heaviest although I don’t look like it, and it’s effing depressing. So because my health has to be a priority, i decided to meal prep with lots and lots of oven-baked veggies and some chickens. Will I be successful? Well, I hope so. I thought I have been by exercising more and staying more active, but I guess that’s not enough. And maybe this is what I need. Besides sleep lol. Sorry if this is too much sharing, but thats just how it’s always been for me on IG. You’re coming along for the ride 😆
I was left wanting more 💕💕 • • I was out of my comfort zone but still loved it and can’t wait to try it again and push myself a little further every time. First time doing so many new things in one day. Even turning back because of time was a first for me but it was the best decision we made. • 📸 @sdhiker • • #thesierras #mtagassiz #behumble #hikelife #adventuretime #idhikethatcrew #alwayslearning #socalhiker #hiketherapy #letsgetlost
Vans are good hiking shoes yeah? My husband killllls me sometimes😂 I would literally have Plantars Fasciitis (gets on google.. ) by the end of the hike. Bless the soles of your poor feet 😩🙌🏼 this hike isn’t a very far one but still, that’s a no for me. #hikingprobs #hikingrookie #optoutside #nothankyou #norcal #californiablogger #califormiapoppy #husbandsofinstagram #bloggersbelike #bopo #trailblazingwomen #travelphotography #resetting #bekind #letsgooutdoors #alwaysca #califormiablogger #tahoesouth
Trying to look like a girl on my day off 😉💃🏽
If you would have asked me five years ago at my college graduation where I would see myself in five years, I’d laugh if you had told me I would be here. That i would be in respiratory school and that i would be a backpacker wanting to hike the #pct someday. I also never would have imagined the magnitude of heartbreaks and pain that I would undergo by friends, family and strangers, and the number of plot twists that have occurred In my personal self, my faith, my personal relationships, and my career goals. Has it been a season a growth? Absolutely. Is it over? I highly doubt it. But I do know my appreciation for things has changed, and I am really looking forward to the next chapter in my life as I approach my second graduation in December. #thegnomadheart
Honestly, yesterday was one of the best days I’ve had resort riding this season. Ski mom and I couldn’t stop smiling all day. —— 📍: The Funnel, Squaw Valley
Looking into different kinds of paradises...and it seems like it’s been semi-decided (but i have commitment issues) that #Hawaii may be in the works for January 2019. Post-grade life and late birthday bash hopefully with a number of friends. But now I am really daydreaming and finals are around the corner! Whoops! 😂 #Havasupai
Best run of the day- we hiked to the top of the Funnel above Shirley and made the first tracks down 🙌🏽 #springskiingcapital #mysquawalpine
The best kind of friendships are the fierce lady friendships where you believe in each other,defend each other, and thinks the other deserves the world. ❤️️#girlfriends #instasunset #sunset #joshuatree #sunsetbliss #friendship #lovethesegirls #desert #adventure #alwaysca #desertlife
Can’t get enough of old hiking photos 😍 #tct
When you look like #hikertrash , but you is happy 😆
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