I have been off the trails for awhile and today I opted for hiking instead of the gym. While I was on the trail I started asking myself why I don’t hike more as being outdoors just makes me a happier person. I really started thinking about it and there isn’t anyone holding me back but myself. Yes work is crazy and busier than hell but no one is saying I can’t take a lunch or go for that short hike or run. So today the internal talk I had with myself basically went something like this, “Stop making excuses. No one is stopping you. Go for that hike. Go have lunch with a friend. Go to the gym. Do what makes you HAPPY.” Yes there might be a few things that hold me back ( financially) from doing what I want but ultimately I am in charge here and I am consciously choosing to live a life I love. More hikes to come! #hikela #hike #alwaysca #girlswhohike #feelssogood #outdoorbliss #baileycanyontrail #dowhatyoulove #livealifeyoulove #nomoreexcuses #getyourassoutside #smlocal #doingmything
a spot of gold || Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8 || Tahoe National Forest, CA
Did I run out of my house at 7am in just my underwear to take this photo? You bet I did...and then I went back to bed | Sony A7iii w/ 28-75mm f/2.8 | San Francisco, CA
That surfy feeling #tbt
| Tahoe National Forest, CA
Are you ready for the twist? | Sony A7iii w/ 24-70mm f/4 | Yosemite National Park, CA
Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, LIVE!” ~ Roy T. Bennett
Always a good reminder! Have a wonderful week! 😁👍
📍Glacier Point, Yosemite 📸: @vicious.vince
#glacierpoint #glacierpointyosemite #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitevalley #yosemitenps #yosemitenp #ighikers #exploremore #todsl #stayandwander #staywild #hikrlife #takeahike #thehikemovement #nationalparkgeek
#alwaysca #explorecalifornia #cahill #letsgoonanadventure #adventureready #keepitwild #wanderlust #optoutside #motivationalmonday #wildernessculture #uhikelikeus #outdoorwayoflife
There’s a chill in the air | Sony A6300 w/ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 | North Cascades National Park, WA
another casual commute view 🤷🏻♀️ | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8 | San Francisco Bay, CA
🍁 | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8
Mountain Crush Monday | The Funnel @ Squaw Valley, CA
aka A Comedy of Errors (including: not driving to the right trailhead, trying to walk to the right trailhead from the wrong one and going the wrong way, losing the trail completely and climbing over giant fallen redwoods “it looks trail-ish”, etc.) | 🤷🏻♀️: @a11.gator
| 📷: Sony A7iii w/ 50mm
mountain morning | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8 | Desolation Wilderness, CA
pauses along the PCT to look over Upper Echo Lake in Desolation Wilderness | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8 | Desolation Wilderness, CA
Bummin’ with my best friend 🍂
I can’t wait for more sierra snow so I can come back and ride these mountains. | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8 | Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness, CA
The winds gusted against our tent all night. Snow was falling from the sky for periods of time through the night. And then this, at sunrise. The wind never stopped gusting and even with gloves on my hands were frozen. Winter is coming. 🙌🏽 | 📷: Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8 |📍: Lake Aloha looking out at Pyramid Peak, Desolation Wilderness, CA
Bash and I finally made it out to Natural History Museum of LA! @nhmla
🦕 I have been anxious to bring him since they opened their dinosaur hall and it was well worth it! 😍 Watching Bash running around with so much excitement that we got to see the dinosaurs was a true delight. Feed their imaginations and watch them grow! 👦🏼♥️ If you haven’t been to NHM, I highly suggest it! 🏛
cra➡️zy sunrise this morning | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8
I don’t think I’ve ever regretted waking up early 🌝 | Sony A7iii w/ 50mm f/1.8
Waking up to the text “Snowbird and Jackson Hole the first week of December?” is second only to the excitement of waking up and finding out it’s gonna be a powder day
Summer ends tomorrow 🙌🏽 (finally)... Time to start sharpening my edges and getting the wax out. | 🎥: @erickpaepke
There’s probably some allegory here about how approaching the top of the ridge via bootpack is somehow akin to the feeling you get from looking at your calendar for the rest of the week on a Tuesday afternoon but 🤷🏻♀️. #prayforsnow
Mid-thigh high moguls and a bluebird May day at Mammoth... can it be winter again already? | Sony A7iii w/ 24-70mm f/4 | @ Mammoth Mountain, CA