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I've been to a lot of places in my life but Banff has got to be one of my all time favorites. An endless opportunity for photos, including this classic spot. I imagine this place is insane in the summer months, but November was perfectly quiet and felt like we had most of the region to ourselves! Thanks Banff! We'll be back. . . . . . #outdoors #wilderness #getoutside #instanaturelover #natgeohub #summit #instanature #camping #optoutside #rei1440project #getoutstayout #theoutbound #thegreatoutdoors #outdoorlife #choosemountains #goatworthy #campvibes #travelstoke #letsgosomewhere #liveyouradventure #campingcollective #briskoutdoors #getoutdoors #liveoutdoors #staywild #banff #explorealberta #canada #alberta #peytolake
Happy #internationalmountainday . Where is your go-to mountain or place you like to visit? Pictured: @yennylynn_5 PC: @_aaron_pop
The Grand Canyon I had just ran from the Bright Angel trail head down to the beautiful emerald green Colorado River and back. Took me 4 hours and I just wanted to nap. Unfortunately I had t get on my way back home so I started driving, but not without stopping at nearly every turnout for a picture or two😂 I managed to get myself into a snow storm as I was heading back to Zion NP to finish my tour of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. I wanna go back but I think I need to see the west coast before I do🤔 #grandcanyon #nationalparks #adventureeveryday #choosemountains #geologyrocks #grandcanyonnp #brightangel #southrim #coloradoriver #landscape #sonya6000 #arizona #utah #adventure #wanderlust #hiking #earth #instatravel #zion
Time is a currency. Each day is a bank account. No one is rich, no one is poor. We get 24 hours each. Spend it wisely. Spend it on what makes you smile. Spend it on what makes you feel alive. Money returns, but time doesn’t. 🌎💕🙏 #bettertakesaction 📸:@link_callo
Some places leave their permanent mark on you.
Some pictures just don’t do the world justice
I heard it was International Mountain Day...I cant even vocalize how much joy I receive from these monsters...they're just....wow. . . . #socal_hiker_mike
Happy #internationalmountainday ! During hot yoga @shefayoga today I learned the heart chakra is green, fitting because we can learn so much from this Earth.. one love y’all 💚 (pic is my National Parks calendar in which December is from Myrtle Falls.. a place I greatly enjoy visiting) . .. . #adventureenthusiasts #staywildish #findyourpark #mountrainier #optoutside #everytrailconnects #idhikethatcrew #washingtontrails #choosemountains 👣
It’s never too late. 🔅 It’s never too late to ask for help. It’s never too late to start over. It’s never too late to say no more, to something you’ve been allowing. It’s never too late to stand up for yourself, when you lacked the courage before. It’s never too late to forgive yourself. It’s never too late to ask for the forgiveness of others you’ve had to lie to, and cover up for. It’s never too late to pray for those who have wronged you. It’s never too late to learn more about yourself. It’s never too late to set the right example for your children, when you couldn’t find the courage before. It’s never too late to believe that you don’t have to be afraid, and that you have the right to feel safe. It’s never too late to make today the first day of the rest of your life. It’s never too late to ask for help. Because you are not alone. #perspective #seenonmyrun #ultrarunning #trailrunning #perseverance #yesyoucan #quitwhining #fuckyoubraintumor #relentlessforwardmomentum #runningmotivation #trailandultra #choosemountains #instarunners #womensrunningcommunity #exploremore #womenwhorun #nevergiveup #behonest #bebrave #justbeyou
Fire and snow
Gut feelings. Your body can pick up on bad vibrations. If something isn’t sitting right with you, it’s not right. Let it go. Focus only on the good that is right in front of you, allow your gut to lead the way, and remove yourself from the bad. #thoughts #life . . . #hiker #hiking #hikingadventures #adventure #adventureisoutthere #wander #adventurous #mountains #choosemountains #wildernessculture #wild #rei #optoutside #forceofnature #osprey #outdoors #wanderlust #explore #exploremore #sheexplores #earth #socalhiker #california #anglesnationalforest #girlswhohike #womenwhoexplore #aventurasdeadri #happyplace
w o n d e r l a n d ❆ ❅
Happy #trailtuesday ☃️ I channeled my inner child today & played in the snow!!! So. Much. Fun. I’m a newbie when it comes to hiking in snowy conditions, but my microspikes did the job! Easy to use & great traction!! Really looking forward to more winter snow hikes! 🤩 I didn’t summit any mountains today because— well, you’ll see why later 😅 (video coming I promise). Also, I’m learning that it’s not always about getting to the peak. Today was just about enjoying the journey & going with the flow. 😎 I explored & played in the snowy mountains & then tested out the new camp/backpacking stove. 10/10 day. V happy. 😌
Black sand beach walks
I heard it's international mountain day so I'll change it up and post some mountain related content. But only today. 😏 A rare photo of myself. Photo by @abram_finnan Happy international mountain day! . . . #travelalberta #explorealberta #nikon #d750 #alberta #yyc #explorecanada #rockies #canadianrockies #banffnationalpark #banff #mybanff #nationalparkscanada #parkscanada #imagesofcanada #mountainlife #optoutside #choosemountains #getoutthere #alpineclubofcanada #bowhut #mtolive #waptaicefield #icefieldsparkway #stnicholaspeak #wapta #mountaineering
Happy International Mountain Day! Being in the mountains is a reset for me. It’s where life slows down even though the pace speeds up. It’s where I go to regain structure and clarity. Thanks Mountains for all that you’ve done in my life.
Heading home from 3 days of Guide Training at Fowler Hilliard Hut. Members of the Paragon Guides team viewing the Uneva Peak slide in the distance from the top of “Avalanche Bowl,” Ptarmigan Hill.
feeling all those winter wonderland vibes ❄️!! if you want to add a bit of spice to the holidays for that someone special ( or give yourself a present 🎁 #yolo ) make sure to check out my precious post for a little idaho-inspired giveaway from @jenniekilcup !!🎄❄️🎄
Happy International Mountain Day! I'm so grateful to live in such close proximity to these big pointy rocks. 🏔🏔 // 📍 unceded səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) territory // #beautifulbritishcolumbia #vancouvertrails #optoutside #everytrailconnects #mountainlove #getoutstayout #timetoplay #protectourwinters #internationalmountainday #mountainsmatter #choosemountains
Apparently it’s #internationalmountainday so here is a picture of my favorite mountain 🏔
Photo from Mount Verstovia overlooking Sitka. I took this photo the day I left for Thialand. I am currently on my last flight back home and just can’t wait to get out on the trails. I wonder how much more snow is on the mountains. . . . . . . . #peaceful #hike #home #alaska #almosthome #lovethetrails #mountain #whywehike #seekthetrails #showmeyourtrails #alaskaishome #trailviews #homewardbound #ilovealaska #throwback #sitkaalaska #mountedgcumbe #oceanview #snowinthemountains #horizon #bluesky #greentrails #choosemountains #choosenature #naturephotography #alpineview #calm #goinghome #homegoing #alaskatrails
"Everybody should do in their lifetime, sometime, two things. One, is to consider death. To observe scowls and skeletons and to wonder what it would be like to go to sleep and never wake up. Never. That is a very gloomy thing for contemplation, but it's like manure. Just as manure fertilizes the plants and so on. So the contemplation of death and the acceptance of death, is very highly generative of creative life. You get wonderful things out of that. And the other thing to contemplate, is to follow the the possibility of the idea that you are totally selfish. That you don't have a good thing to be said about you at all. You are a complete, utter rascal. Now when you go deeply into the nature of selfishness, what do you discover? You say I love myself if I seek my own advantage. Now what is the self I love? What do I want? And that becomes an increasingly, ever deepening puzzle." -Alan Watts
“And then I realized that to be more alive, I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear, and gained my whole life” . Journey to 100// Stawamus Chief - Squamish, BC . As most of us understand, fear is powerful. Fear of judgement, fear of what could go wrong, fear of failing, succeeding, falling or rising.. it controls the quality of a life in so many aspects. I can say this, because I have, and do, let it control my actions on many accounts. A healthy dose of fear keeps our species alive. I am not saying all fear should be eliminated, because we need it to survive. But when we break free of doubts, of those fears that keep us from living the life we dreamt about when we were fearless kids, we really start to notice the vast greatness we could be experiencing through the course of this life. What is it that stops us from living every dream we had as children? I obviously don’t have the answer for everyone, but I can guess fear plays a big part in the “why” of that question . Do you remember what the answer would have been, if you asked your 5 y/o self what kind of amazing things you were going to do with your life when you were “all grown up?” (When does that all grown up thing even happen?🤔) .. don’t let fear lie in the way of those big dreams you had when you were 5. It is said; do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain🔥 #journeyto100
Buff pass without the snow. #steamboatsprings #steamboat #choosemountains
Heard it’s #internationalmountainday 💙
In celebration of International Mountain Day 2018, Proactive visited the Shawangunk Mountain Range for a hike to Sam's Point & Verkeerderkill Falls. . We hope you all had the chance to climb, hike, or photograph a mountain today! Tag #proactiveahw on your best Mountain Day shot for the chance to win a free Proactive t-shirt! . Join us on an upcoming social hike, our last of 2018! Become a site member or log-in to register! . Upcoming Social Hikes 12.16 ~ Bear Mountain 12.18 ~ Twin Mountain (Catskills) . Be proactive, join the adventure. . www.proactiveahw.com . 📷:@dahill_road
Snow hiking is the best! Heading to Aspen this weekend to chase after more snow 📸@Christianwinward #coloradolife
The first secret to learning how to manifest anything you desire is to uplift, increase and enhance your experience of consciousness. It's vital that you intimately understand that how you perceive the world is how the world manifests itself for you. The mind is like a mirror, always reflecting back to you what you see out there. • • • #roamtheplanet #bevisuallyinspired #forgeyourownpath #letsgosomewhere #wonderfulglobe #greatnorthcollective #lifewelltravelled #getoutthere #collectivelycreate #keepitwild #choosemountains #livefolk #awakethesoul #earthofficial #takemoreadventure #wanderlust #welivetoexplore #roamearth #vzcomood
Funny how a few years ago I absolutely loathed winter time. Now, I am looking for every opportunity I can to be out playing in the snow. Two major things changed to bring me to thia point.... 1️⃣ You can't beat the Colorado sunshine you get to enjoy with the snow and 2️⃣ I learned the importance of good gear 👌 Bring on the white stuff. • • • • • • • • • • • • #amongthewild #westbysouthwest #colorado_fame #colorado_creative #adventureenthusiasts #liveferal #goatworthy #choosemountains #outdoorsociety #unrulydreamers #mountainpeopleunite #sunrises #coloradotography #coloradountamed #landscapephotography #themountainsarecalling #forceofnature #todsl #bns_mountains #rei1440project #viewcolorado #beyondthesummit #wildernesstones #earth_reflect #wildandco #earthgridz
I started looking over a few old photos from past adventures... it’s not something I do super often, but maybe I should given how many pictures I take. ⠀⠀ For starters, doing this totally filled me up with gratitude- I’ve been able to go on years of adventures to some incredible places. It also reminded me of how much my soul gets fed from exploring. ⠀⠀ I feel most like myself when I’m in an unfamiliar environment, somewhere that the colors pop and the smells are totally unfamiliar, meeting people who will later star in stories I’ll end up retelling for years. Getting from point A to B suddenly turns into a livelier quest. ⠀⠀ I’ve got a long list of places I look forward to going to someday, but right now I’m feeling endlessly grateful for all the places I’ve already been taken.
Happy International Mountain Day and Travel Trip Tuesday 🏞️ P.S. All the cool people wear life jackets.. errrkay. | The mountains are my favorite place! There's nothing quite as beautiful to the eye as those majestic peaks, evergreens, and pure wilderness surrounding me. | Travel Tip this week is to try new things when traveling! It's the perfect time to experience different foods, sports, cultures, histories, the and activities. This was my first time canoeing (properly). I canoed in college with friends, but usually I was in front doing all the work and my best friend Jill was in back relaxing. 😑😂. This was so much fun - even when a sudden storm came between those peaks and we had to race back to the dock! Just made it more of an adventure. 😋🏞️ | 📍 Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AB, Canada. 🏞️ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ 🇨🇦 #canoeing #explorebanff #mybanff #lakelouise #banff #outdoorwomen #canoe #girlswhotravel #mountaingirls #mtnchicks #rockymountains #wilderness #canada #canadianrockies #mountains #traveler #womenwhoexplore #traveltiptuesday #parkscanada #explorealberta #alberta #girlsthatwander #tuesdaythoughts #explorecanada #adventures #tuesdaytips #adventurer #choosemountains #traveltips @aggiepresets
Sunburn and powder stashes... Just how we like it! * * We finally made it to the top of the Slides. Happy for the sunshine today but bring on more snow! ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄
Today is... International Mountain Day!!!! ⛰ ❤️ I’m so grateful for these places to play in, pray in, dream in, be joyful in, to form incredible friendships in, to push my barriers and discover my limits or lack of. This place that humbles me, makes me strong, teaches me to endure, to be more grateful, that gives me peace and clarity. #internationalmountainday #lovemountains #celebrate #adventure #trailrunning
“it’s such a rare and incredible thing, to be alive. to laugh so hard your body forgets how to breath and scream because you can and change in every way without ever trying. to kiss and cry and eat dessert and stare at the ceiling and wonder if you’re happy enough. think yes (flowers that grow without being planted and old dogs and children who reach out to touch the sky because they don’t know the limits of the world just yet) think no (big storms that erase small costal villages and the boy with sad eyes who broke you so bad you don’t recognize your own reflection and stolen wallets in misfit hands) close your eyes and think what you think and don’t ever stop.” - unknown to be continued (1/2)
“I’d rather own a little and see the world, then own the world and see a little” ~ Alexander Sattler. That’s truly how I feel these days. But sometimes I need a reminder. It’s easy to get caught up in keeping up with the “Jones’s” , especially this time of year. I rarely go in stores but now that I’ve been doing a little Xmas shopping, suddenly my entire home and wardrobe needs to be replaced. Everything looks so beautiful, shiny and new. I start questioning how much money I need to make or things I “need” to buy. But it’s all just stuff and no value. And going into debt because I need more stuff isn’t worth it. That’s why travel is important to me. They are memories that are irreplaceable and hold value in my life. Having purpose and compassion have also brought value to my life. At the end of the day it’s not how big your house is or how much money you make. It’s about all the good you do and the lives you touch. #collectexperiencesnotthings #stayhumble #staygrounded #begrateful #appreciate #livekindly #becompassionate #minimalism #travel #healthiswealth #naturelover #outdoorlife #getoutside #seetheworld #choosemountains #backpacking #plantbased #vegan
California is known as the state that doesn’t really have ‘seasons’ but really if you look hard enough, you can find what you’re looking for ❄️ #happyinternationalmountainday
Winter has never been my favorite season but this year I have managed to embrace winter and it is making me so freaking happy! Like I love hiking in the snow....say what!❄️ I never would have thought I would ever say that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Turns out having good winter gear really does make all the difference. Also turns out that that winter gear doesn’t have to cost a small fortune like I originally thought. My new favorite winter hiking boots from @llbean keep my feet nice and toasty and only cost $90. I love them so much you guys!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is some of your favorite winter gear? . . . . . . #Sheadventures #happypeoplehike #Theoutbound #Adventurethatislife #Trustthewild #Seeyououtthere #Womenwhohike #Liveyouradventure   #Lifeelevated #Wildme #Outdoorwomen #zionnationalpark #Adventureoften #Theoutdoorfolk #Outdoorbella #getoutstayout #choosemountains #everytrailconnects #thegreatoutdoors #keepitwild #stayandwander #exploremore #goexplore #liveoutdoors #optoutside #hikelikeawoman
Contender for best day of 2018 #findyourpark
Fall or Winter? Pick one. 📷: @martysmash
Finally getting brave enough to post my Milky Way shot from the November 2018, meet-up at Hog Pen Gap. It wasn’t the best of shooting conditions 🥶 , but it was absolutely the best of shooters. ✨📷✨. It was also my first group night hike. Pretty amazing with so many lights on the trail. Thank you #igastrogroup for a great meet-up and shoot. * * * * * #exploregeorgia #atlantatrails #peachstatepride #wandernorthga #sky_marvels #nature #nightphotography #optoutside #travel #wanderlust #ig_color #georgiahikers #hey_ihadtosnapthat #artsofvisuals #choosemountains #naturephotography #myskynow #sky_brilliance #milkyway #natgeo #nikonearth_ #nikonnofilter #nikon100 #getoutside #nature #getoutside #iskyhub #longexposure #lightroommobile
Mountain glory 🏔
The Indian Peaks cloaked in snow as seen from the summit of Green Mountain.
I don’t feel bad about this, part of the journey is the end. - Thanks @salewa for the awesome support through my adventures! ⛰
If I have to practice my inversions, Harms Woods seems like an appropriate place...
If you could save one animal from extinction, who would it be? Would it be the sea turtles? Would you save the sharks? The corals? FYI corals are animals; each coral is actually composed of thousands of tiny little stinging coral polyps! • What if you could save them all? The marine ecosystem is a fragile connection of inter workings. The corals give habitat to reef fish, which provide food for sharks and larger predatory fish. If you disturb one minute portion of this web, it can all fall apart. • That’s why it’s so important to take care of our planet. How will you save it? • Read more in our new blog! https://www.conservantion.org/single-post/2018/12/08/Conservation-Conscious-Part-2-What-we-think-about • #optoutside #sustainability #conservation #bethechange #keepitwild #goinggreen #liveadventurously #vanlifers #adventureawaits #wildernessculture #forceofnature #nature #rei1440project #outdoors #wildplanet #staywild #noplanetb #mypubliclands #vanlifeproject #getoutside #lovetheearth #vanlifemovement #vanlife #naturephotography #protectourplanet #greenenergy #choosemountains #mountains #goparks #vanlifeproject
It’s time for holiday lights at The Living Desert Zoo Gardens in Palm Springs. A note that I didn’t think about until we were walking around the zoo, most of the animals are asleep! Duh. There are barely any animals to see, so not worth the money in my opinion, but the holiday lights were fun-ish. 🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ • • • • • #adventureculture #adventuregram #adventuremobile #adventuretillwedie #alifealive #awakethesoul #awesupply #bestplacestogo #bevisuallyinspired #chasingessence #choosemountains #discoverglobe #exploreourearth #forgeyourownpath #freshairandfreedom #goatworthy #greettheoutdoors #hello_worldpics #landscapehunter #lensbible #lifewelltraveed #liveadventurously #liveyouradventure #majestic_earth #modernoutdoors #simplyadventure #staywild #takemoreadventures
I’ve always considered myself to have a very adventurous spirit, whether it’s driving out to hike trails, travel to new cities, try new food or try something new, I’m always down. When I moved to Seattle 5 years ago I had probably only been out hiking a handful of times. After I got Jodie, my life changed in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Her adventurous spirit and relentlessly curious mind encouraged me to get out more and we’ve never looked back since. So on #nationaltakeahikeday it’s only fitting to post a photo of my constant adventure buddy. Here’s to many more adventures and moments to cherish forever 🤙🏻 . . . . . . . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #stayandwander #getoutstayout #optoutside #rei1440project #roamtheplanet #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #wanderlust #awakethesoul #choosemountains #mountrainier #earthfocus #explore #exploretocreate #dogs #dogsofinstagram #huskiesofinstagram #keepitwild #upperleftusa #dogmodelsearch #wanderwashington #seattlelife #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #beautifuldestinations
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