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“Impression” - #TeamCanon in explores #SmokyMountains in #blackandwhite with the #CanonEOS T7i, EFs 10-18mm lens.
Hike #56 "Hiking Hair, Don't Care" Cold and windy day at Marys Peak with my BFF @goingroundandround We had views of Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson and The Three Sisters...oh and the Pacific Ocean. Fun day and treated ourselves to DQ for a Blizzard. #maryspeak #maryspeakoregon #unlikelyhikers #52hikechallenge2018 #journeyto100 #siuslawnationalforest #fatgirlshiking #findyouractive #hikelikeawoman #hikergirl #hike #optoutside #oregon #pnw #pctwannabethruhiker #womenwhohike #weightlossjourney
Wow. This year has been amazing! So many ups and downs, mountains and valleys, rolls and curves. 😏 I'm so grateful for all the opportunities I've had, the people I've met, the experiences I've shared, and the knowledge I've gained. 2018, you were one helluva ride! . . . . #topnine #top9 #2018 #travelingpalominos #bopo #bodypositivity #bigandblunt #effyourbeautystandards #fatandhappy #fatbabe #fatgirlshiking #toddtheshiranian #Baileyraetheretriever #baileytheretriever #traveling #westcoast #Colorado #radicalselflove #loveyou #fatadventures #hiking #ilovemydog #ilovetotravel #girlslovetravel #happy
It’s official! My Hiking Club and Passport Club completion plaques have arrived from the Minnesota DNR. 68 parks and over 197 miles hiked. 71 parks visited. Here are six of my many thoughts on completing this journey for the first time. See the comments below... #minnesotastateparks #mnstateparkshikingclub #minnesotastateparksandtrails #mnstateparkspassportclub
Calming winds wash away your stresses. ❤
Quick little day trip to Jasper feat. High Altitude Poops and skating on Pyramid Lake ✨
The response to our Kilimanjaro trek has been SO overwhelming and supportive. So many of you are curvy adventurers just like us and want a similar experience of camaraderie, travel and a little big of challenge. So we've been working with @whoatravel for a couple months now to figure out a way to provide more size inclusive, plus size adventures. Introducing......WHOA plus!!! WHOA plus is all about traveling and having fun in a supportive group of like-bodied women. And the first official WHOA plus trip that's being offered is the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu!!! The group is limited to 12 hikers and will fill up fast so if you're interested then put down your deposit to secure your spot! A couple of the Curvy Kili Crew ladies will be going too! Link in bio #WHOAplus #plussizetravel #seetheworld #100thpost
My Secret Santa upping my hiking game. The backpack is amazing! #fatgirlshiking
I don’t want to post this picture but that’s why I’m gonna. I might even have the courage to add some less flattering outtakes to my story. Why? I’m friends with my self and my body, but I’m also closely acquainted with the things I’d like to change. Primarily the excess belly fat I carry. I’m not trying to show it off, but I am trying to let go of the shame. I think it’s ok and human and even good to want to improve and present our best self outward. I also think it’s cool to be comfortable in who we are, exactly as we are, right now. This is my best no-makeup-sweaty-hat-hair mid hike pose taken earlier this week by the lovely @bohobungalow. I hope y’all have a good Saturday.
Brown Faces in Iceland: In our room last night, Danica and I were talking about how refreshing it is to be surrounded by other people of color on this trip. We don’t have to worry about being the odd one out, the only brown face for miles. She and I shared very similar experiences regarding the outdoors - how, at first, neither of us thought this outdoor world was for people like us — because we rarely saw POC representation in the outdoors and I especially rarely saw people of larger size. Now, as we are amongst a delightful array of brown on a shoot for a major outdoor company, we can hopefully help to be the representation that the next generation of outdoor adventurers needs. . . . Thank you to @clenderman , @jamesharnoisphoto , and @loveyerland for your awesome support on this project
When someone follows you on Instagram, and you look at their pics and follow them back, and then they unfollow you because all they wanted was one more follower. I feel cheap and used - haha. #Coolpix , #nogames . Here are a few more from my #socalhiking #socalbackpacking trip in November. . #sangorgonio #sangorgoniowilderness #altitudetraining #altitude #socal6pack #toooldforgames #toooldforthiscrap #hilarity #happyplace #middleagedathlete #MountainMama #diversifyoutdoors #adventuregap #fatgirlshiking #melaninbasecamp #webelongoutside
One year ago, I got to share the story of my first solo hike at The Moth Grand Slam in Denver. It was one of the most vulnerable and powerful moments of my life, and I’ve gotten to connect with so many people who’ve felt the same kind of things. Your story matters and you never know who might really need to hear it. Here’s a little clip, and the link to the full story is in my bio. Thank you for existing @mothstories . . . . . . #themoth #storyslam #hikingstories #fatgirlshiking #unlikelyhikers #takingupspaceoutdoors #storyteller #optoutside #mothstories
The crew has put in A LOT of trail miles this week as we get closer to our climb. Only 78 days till Tanzania!!! #curvykilicrew #kilimanjarotraining #countdowntokili
A few things I learned on today's hike. 1) I still need to practice my layering 2) My dog doesn't understand where squirrels disappear to and 3) Hiking in late fall sucks because I get lost EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. When is the forest service gonna rake all these leaves??? #justkidding #seriouslytho #wheresthetrail
Iceland is epic in so, so many ways 😲
It’s almost the weekend. Which means it’s almost time for @lizcgruber to get here! And while her and Dillon only have 36 hours in Colorado, we are gonna make the most of it! . . . Here’s a shot of me hiking in my Meowy Christmas shirt at Lagerman Agricultural Preserve. . . . [Ancestral lands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute] . . . #fatgirlshiking #trailsnotscales #unlikelyhikers #bodyliberation #choosemountains #choosemountainswomen #fatventure #optoutside #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #alwaysoutside #womenwhoexplorecolorado #optoutside #300daysofsunshine #explorecolorado #coloradolove #mybodytookmehere #besthikingseason #hikeyearround #boulder #bouldercolorado
We look freezing cold, but I don't remember being chilled. That's how it is when exploring the outdoors. What a great time we had last Saturday on our @Fatgirlshiking hike. We visited the Peace Park, which many of us didn't even know was there! Put the next Fat Girls hike on your radar: a loop through Greenouh Park. Date TBD. #fatgirlshiking #missoula #hikingmissoula #missoulaopenspace #1LessChickontheCouch #justmove #ActiveWoman #mtchick #montanagirl #bopo #bodypositive #healthatanysize #ThisBody #fatandoutdoorsy
Everyone: "Is this a river or a lake? We should find out before we go on it." Me: ...
While in Utah, Jason and I were walking along a path having a conversation when I looked up and saw mountains aglow! I’m pretty sure I walked away from him in mid-sentence and headed straight towards them. He just stopped and stood there as I walked farther away. As I came down a hill and turned a corner there was a little pond and more glowing mountains. I stopped and took a breath. There have been many writers who have tried to articulate the feeling that occurs when you see something like this, but no words can accurately capture it. Not everyone has this feeling, and even fewer “get it” when it’s haphazardly explained... but those of us that do... we look over at one another and we smile, because we know, without words, what the other is feeling with just one glance.
#tbt Weverton Cliffs from this past August. My first #hike on the #appalachiantrail ended up here! A beautiful sunset that ended with my buddy and I descending the trail in a d a r k rainstorm with no rain gear or flashlights, and I didn’t have my glasses... needless to say this 2 mile journey was one of my more epic feats in my opinion. Following the #whiteblaze downward, wet, and blind! I’ll never forget it! 🥾🌘🤓 #maryland #at #appalachiantrail2018 #girlswhohike #womenwhohike #optoutside #explore #adventure #glassesgirl #rainydays #sunset #exploremore #roamtheplanet #findyourtrail #fatgirlshiking #blindhike
When you’ve had a less than desirable day at work and you were super tired and you show up to the gym to see words of encouragement from your tent buddy, you do a kick ass workout! #curvykilicrew #kilimanjarotraining #mountainsisters
#storytime - Y’all. I rescued a chicken during #Snowmageddon . That’s right, I’m a #Chicken Hero. I was just #hiking and she was deep in the woods and I think some doggo tried to get her, she looked a little roughed up and freaked tf out. So I was like “Ma’am...MA’AM... I’m gonna need you to settle down and get in this here towel so I can transport you back to safety...Ma’am! Not gonna say it again, I’m gonna need you to calm down & not use that type of language.” I picked up her and she was surprisingly cool about it...Then I carried her all the way to her chicken yard “safe space” area...I dunno what they call it, I don’t have chicken experience. The End. #ChickenSelfie #notallheroeswearcapes
Wild and free. ❤
I’ve been trying to record/recall all the trails I hiked this year, and I realized that until this hike in May, I’d been too intimidated to try anything rated “difficult.” It was the first time I really surprised myself with what I’m capable of, just as I am. I didn’t have to wait till some indeterminate future day when I’d prove myself worthy by being “fit” enough or thin enough to be on a hard trail. You always hear how “you’re stronger than you know,” but it’s actually true. Nothing can stop you. ⛰ . (📸 @videoblend ) . . . . . . #sanjuanmountains #bluelakestrail #coloradical #fatgirlshiking #girlswhohike #mountainstories #coloradolive #girlsgoneintothewild #wildernessculture #hikelife #unlikelyhikers #alpinelake #abovetreeline #hikingstories #takingupspaceoutdoors #sheexplores
When December comes around I find myself spending a lot of time reflecting. It’s been a whirlwind of a year. More opportunities have developed that I ever imagined might. I feel privileged, honored, grateful, and SO aware of how my privilege has played a key role in making those opportunities possible. I’m embarking on one more grand adventure of the year and I know that it’s privilege that’s brought me here, too.
I think this is one of my favorite spots in all of Chautauqua. Can you name that trail?? Also, those blue skies! 🙌☀️🏔 . . #skirtsportsambassador @skirtsports #skirtsportshiking #triplepockettights #womenwhomove #chautauqua #snowhiking #winterhiking #fatgirlshiking #optoutside #hiking #curvyfit #plussizefitness #biginboulder #bopoinboco
Woof, how you doing tree?
The west was getting out of gold, The breath of air had died of cold, When shoeing home across the white, I thought I saw a bird alight. In summer when I passed the place I had to stop and lift my face; A bird with an angelic gift Was singing in it sweet and swift. No bird was singing in it now. A single leaf was on a bough, And that was all there was to see In going twice around the tree. From my advantage on a hill I judged that such a crystal chill Was only adding frost to snow As gilt to gold that wouldn't show. A brush had left a crooked stroke Of what was either cloud or smoke From north to south across the blue; A piercing little star was through. ——- Robert Frost #robertfrostpoem #lookingforasunsetbirdinwinter #mamawmagic #southernappalachia #appalachia #gsmnp2018 #decemberwoods #tennpearl #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #fatandoutdoorsy #fatgirlshiking #homesweettn #unlikelyhikers #woodsmagic #treesinwinter #tendertennesseechristmas #easttennessee #yallmeansall #allyall #shortdaysofwinter
“Forgotten Harvest” -When you’re so #rural even the corn whispers #lonely rustles... Sometimes it gets a little #creepy while #hiking out here. #TeamCanon #explores #NorthCarolina with the #CanonEOS T7i and EFS 18-135mm STM lens.
Thanks for making our first year so incredible, #fatventurers ! We love you! 🏔✨⛺️💛 Stay tuned for more from us, including our second issue Kickstarter, more digital content, and fun merch! Want to snag our first issue before we order reprints? Click the link in our bio! 👆 . . . . . #topnine #fatgirlflowfam #comfyfat #sunsouttumsout #sunsoutarmsout #fat #fatlife #fatisenough #fatisadescriptiveword #fatbabe #fatpositivity #fatacceptance #fatgirlscan #getoutside #optoutside #antidietrevolution #activeliving #activelife #bodyliberation #fatinthewild #fatgirlshiking #trailsnotscales #unlikelyhikers #alwaysoutthere #activezine #zine #haes #indiemedia #artistsoninstagram
We work so hard to get somewhere, to realize a dream, to arrive at some destination, that we often forget that though some satisfaction may be waiting at the end of our endurance and effort, there is great and irreplaceable aliveness in the steps along the way. || Mark Nepo . Group hikes last weekend with the Portland, OR chapter on ancestral land of Clatskanie & Chinook people & the Missoula, MT chapter on the ancestral land of Pend d’Oreille and Ktunaxa people. . Group hikes coming up👇 Saturday, Dec 15: Chicago, IL New York, NY Sunday, December 16: Seattle, WA Philadelphia, PA Vancouver, BC & A Fat Positive Paint Party in Portland, OR . Image description: 2 photos [ 1. Group of 8 people & 1 dog stand holding a banner that reads “Fat Girls Hiking, Trails Not Scales” in a building covered with graffiti art & a tree growing behind them with moss & leaves on the ground. 2. Group of 5 people & 1 dog holding a a sign that says “Fat Girls Hiking, Trails Not Scales” with trees & power lines in the background. The grass is mostly brown with patches of green. ]
Ready for the Holidays! .... ❄🙌🎅
I don’t foresee myself shutting up about how much I loved Basque Country anytime soon. I try not to function on regret, but oh lordie, this move to the South of France didn’t come too soon. — Je ne me vois pas fermer ma bouche par rapport à quel point j’ai adoré le pays basque dans le futur proche. J’évite de fonctionner sur des regrets, mais mon dieu, ce déménagement dans le sud n’est pas arrivé trop tôt. • • • • • #fatgirlsbewinning #womenwholift #andigetdressed #whatfatgirlsactuallywear #psstyle #fatgirlstraveling #fatgirlsrock #fatgirlshiking #nelleaquitaine_focus_on #sudouest_focus_on #igersgironde #igersbordeaux #goldenconfidence #fatshion #cntraveler #dametraveler #theeverygirltravels #exploretheworld #expatwomen #expatlife #expatfrance
I have a lot of feelings about my body — mostly the health of it. It’s great to feel self love and accept my body, to eat what I want without berating myself, to maintain a stable weight, but I am still obese. I carry excess weight around my midsection and I am almost 40. I notice inflammation when I eat certain types of food and sometimes I think it’s worth it. Food is delicious! Eating is one of life’s great pleasures, but the excess I am prone to can be destructive. My body is sensitive to how I feed and move it and I notice this more as I age. I’m trying to figure out how to take better care of my body without making that the thing that needs all of my time and energy and attention. I’ve got some ideas.
I went on a desert hike last week. I walked over 15,000 steps. Took me five hours, and I was beat for the rest of the day. I saw some cool cacti, but I really only want to hike four miles TOPS in a day, and two sounds more like it. * The Man took this photo of me. * #cacti #saguaro #saguarocactus #meandthesaguaro #Arizona #arizonaplants #arizonacactus #cactus #arizonalandscape #sonorandesertlandscape #sonorandesert #sonorandesertscene #sonorandesertcactus #deserthike #fatgirlshiking #fatgirlstraveling #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingviews #deserthiking #arizonahiking #sonorandeserthiking #sonorandeserthike #iwenthiking #over1500steps #ihikedtoomuch #hikinginthedesert
ITS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!! Come spend the weekend with me under the redwoods and by the sea at: A NatureChola Glamp-Out Dec 22-23 I’ve been wanting to host something like this for so long!!!! A time to come together, POC and allies, to be in community in a place that connects us all, the outdoors! FREE tickets for this event will go live: Weds. 12/12 at 5pm PST..mark your calendars and set your alarms🚨 because we have limited space! We will be spending the night in the dreamiest of campsites on the Central Coast. Think Pinterest decor with patio lights and the sickest #diversifytheoutdoors pioneers lineup..*cough *cough @josebilingue @teresabaker11 You won’t want to miss out! Special thanks to @hipcamp for believing in the vision of this and with no hesitations, supporting it! Y’all are best! Can’t wait to share the weekend with you! #createyourtrail #winterdreamteam #naturechola #getoutstayout
Do you consider yourself beautiful?? When in reality the question should be WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL that defines us. Is it the color of our eyes, the way our lips pucker, shiny hair, clear skin, thin waist or how big our assets are? How about the imperfections we carry every day. The stretch marks or body scars that will forever be a reminder of who we became. #Physical How about the tears that we shed in solitude. Knowing struggles, knowing suffering, knowing loss and have found our way back out of the depths of darkness. The hysterical thoughts that calls us insane. #Mentally Is it our shoulder we provide when they need someone to lean on. Is it our kindness to listen to others when they lack audience. Is it holding someones hand when they are afraid. #Actions || @janettemrtz / Janette . Image description: 2 photos [ 1. Hiker facing forward on trail looking back at the camera, wearing a purple backpacking pack, black top & leggings with long black hair pulled back & holding a trekking pole. Trail is rocky with gray/white rocks & there are huge tan/brown rock formations in the distance along with desert plants. ]
“Please don’t forget: I am my body. When my body gets smaller, it is still me. When my body gets bigger, it is still me. There is not a thin woman inside me, awaiting excavation. I am one piece.” ••• I started a new book this weekend, and my mind keeps going back to this passage. Thank you, Lindy West, for perfectly putting this feeling to words . . . #lindywest #selflove #bodypositive #diversifyoutdoors #forceofnature #OptOutside #TakeAHike #WomenWhoHike #unlikelyhikers #fatgirlshiking #trailsnotscales #HerPNWlife #pnw #washingtonstate #PNWonderland #cascadiaexplored #iphoneography
“Catawba Cabins” -It’s quiet out today... #TeamCanon #hiking my #NorthCarolina #Mountains with the #CanonEOS T7i and 18-135 STM lens. #littleredbarn
#MelaninMonday “There’s always something beautiful outside.” * * Location: The ancestral land of the Yuhaviatam/Maarenga’yam & Cahuilla (source: native-land.ca app) ——————————————————————————— DM or tag #takingupspaceoutdoors for a feature or just to share with us your love of the outdoors. * * #takingupspaceoutdoors #blackgirlstrekkin #melaninbasecamp #pocoutdoors #outdoorafro #representationmatters #diversifyoutdoors #unlikelyhikers #coloroutside #theadventuregap #blackfolkshiketoo #melaninpoppin #diversitynadventure #sheroams #diversityandinclusion #fatgirlshiking #webelongoutside #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlshiketoo #DiversifyYourFeed #hiking #forceofnature #optoutside #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #gohike
From the hills to the bay ... Alameda Creek Trail and surrounding parks is a gem. Part of the East Bay Regional parks for hiking and biking at times it’s hard to believe you’re in a major urban area. You can easily string together a 20 - 40 mile car-free ride or even cross the bay. When I lived there, didn’t want to tell others how great this trail system is. Now it can be told. #brownpeoplecamping #fatgirlshiking #outdoors #unlikelyhikers #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #girltrek #leftcoast #walking #northwest #nature #wanderlust #seashore #ontheroad #roadtrip #roadtrippin #ontheroadagain #goodvibes #goodvibesonly #seaside #seasideca #sanfranciscobay #explorecascadia #sfbayarea #alamedacreek #alamedacreektrail #explorecalifornia #dogwalking #walkingthedog #dogwalk
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