Nothing like the smell of lilacs. 💜
I take my waterfalls very seriously...also kinda find the portrait mode on the iPhones to be so frustratingly amazing. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH PHOTOGRAPHERS PAY TO HAVE APERTURE LIKE THIS!? *end rant* 📷: @cxbeans
& his fancy iPhone
These just weren’t your run-of-the-mill waterfalls, each one was so unique. God is such a wonderful artist!
10 Falls Trail didn’t disappoint - over 8 miles of stunning scenery and waterfalls to behold 🙌🏼
Hey all! Happy Saturday! It's Chris & Chris reporting live from @overlandexpo.
Coming to shows like this is a perfect opportunity to connect with the incredible entities who often sit behind the scenes to make Escapod possible. Like Hannah from Wheelbase, who powers the back end of our rental booking solution on Escapod.us. It's our mission to get more people into the outdoors in an ecomincal fashion and the rental fleet is central to that! What's your favorite place to travel when adventure calls? #TowAndBehold #FreeToRoam
Day 3: Shaka Siargao 🍧
Acai bowl fix post surfing 🏄🏻🏄🏻♀️🏄🏻♀️
We rented this motor bike and became our main transportation all throughout our stay in Siargao,well except the boat rides!🙃 I miss living the island life--so laidback,so chill & so local! 🌺
, Siargao Island, Philippines 5.4.18]
“You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.” Tom Hanks • By Mr. Hank’s standard, Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve yields a close second to the most romantic place! This is my beautiful friend @brittanylauren_alamag
wearing my Craters of the Moon inspired mala - black onyx, white moonstone, lava stone and prehnite, combined as a symbol of resilience, extraordinary contrast, self-exploration and growth. You can see more photos and read more about what inspired the design on my website - link’s in the profile. 📿🌑 And don’t forget, a portion of what you spend goes directly back to supporting these parks and the wilderness we all love! Thank you @glynnismutchphoto
for the gorgeous photo.
When you can’t get the clicker to take the photo 😉💕💕 lol
Cruising into the weekend like...
Hiking through Tayrona National Park was incredibly beautiful. Walking under Palm trees and alongside beaches was a great setting for a day hike. The humidity was so high that we were sweating like crazy from the get go. Can't believe we got 2 great days during rainy season! Seriously - how beautiful does this look!!!
Was able to run a mile tonight (with no pain), for the first time since injuring myself 5 weeks ago. Getting injured after only being back in the game for 3 months felt like getting my wings clipped, again (chronic illness kept me from running for 6 years before that).
I know 5 weeks ain’t no thang, and injuries happen and blah blah blah perspective, but it’s all relative and I was a little shook wondering if my re-claimed identity as a runner was just a passing dream.
Anywho, I’m a happy girl, who’s still a runner. ✌🏻
Ford Knoll Summit in Kananaskis, Alberta • I took my calves for an apology hike today. (Yes, they’re still burning almost a week later!) Instead of 2,250’ of gain in 3.5 km, I only climbed a hill today that capped out at 800’ of gain over a slightly lesser distance. We’ll find out tomorrow if they’ve accepted my apology. Either way it was a gorgeous 6 km shoulder season loop, my first past the hwy 66 gate (BECAUSE IT IS FINALLY OPEN!!), with excellent views for scouting conditions of surrounding mountains that are on my hike list this season. Followed by a 1.5 hr hammock lounge by the pond - my faaaavorite! • For those of you wondering for the weekend: Forgetmenot Pond and the Little Elbow Rec area are still closed for construction. Parking in the area is a bit awkward and questionable (the parking lots are closed) but it is possible to get into the area for limited hikes, depending on how far you’re willing to walk out of the way. Forgetmenot (pictured) and the east end of Powderface are looking dry dry dry, and Nihahi Ridge is clearing up beautifully! Not a single other soul was on my trail today, and no sightings or signs of bear activity, but I’m absolutely certain they’re awake somewhere close.
real into ethereal driveway light and naps lately
Mount San Jacinto Peak in SoCal is so prominent, you can climb 17 miles from the desert floor in Palm Springs to the alpine summit at 10,834 ft (then you still have to descend). Aptly named Cactus to Clouds, it is a special level of suffering: Start at 3am to beat the desert heat, watch the sun rise over blooming cacti and flowering yucca that look like fractal romanesco, ascend through junipers and pines, to a summit above the clouds (11 hours later😶). Pretty mind blowing to look down on the puny starting point of Palm Springs and know this soft bag of flesh got you over ten thousand feet into the sky. Ps: Don’t forget to carry 5 L of water and while you’re at it, might as well pack 2 lbs of jumbo strawberries on ice packs in a cooler bc why not. #dontbreakthecoldchain #berrylife #whydoidothistomyself
Uphill all day long
My feet hurt, I’m kinda tired
Ain’t she a doozy.
Another lighthouse for the books! 🌊
How glorious a greeting the suns gives the mountains! - John Muir. -
Great weekend laughing and loving with the Fort Lewis folks!
quite nice being in the front 😏
Monday morning blues have got me dreaming of a Blue Ridge Mountains room with a view. 😏
Some historical graffiti in Daimond Fork Canyon. It was nearby some recent defacements. Keep your names to yourselves, please. Nobody cares you were here.
Early summer sunsets are my favorite —the cloudless evenings, when there is nothing holding in the heat, and the atmosphere seems exquisitely thin and crisp— Over an hour the sky turns a multitude of colors, eventually ending in a fade from blue to green to orange, that is sure to leave a lasting imprint on your memory.
You may either hike it or slide it ... we met a mountain guide who taught us how to get down a snowy mountain - speed up - jump - and slide down. It’s getting quite cold on your bump but it was great fun.
Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta • Had some maaaajor Colorado & Utah desert flashbacks yesterday while exploring some much underrated badlands of Alberta. A little less red but no less fascinating! I’m getting so jazzed about this season and all of the adventures it holds! And, side note for when I get back here for more hiking (when my calves are finished crying over Prairie summit): BRING BUG SPRAY. Lots and lots and lots of bug spray. So much bug spray.
Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis, Alberta • Drove out for the mountains but spent the day with my head in the clouds. 🌫
I get asked a lot how I can afford to travel so often or how I managed to take five months off last summer and spend two of those months bombing around the United States. This is the truth, right here. ☝🏻 I would get no where without my @toyotacanada
Matrix. I try to get out to the mountains at least once a week, and any time I can, I will spend a night. It’s the easiest, most affordable way to get away and take a break, and it’s incredibly versatile as an adventure mobile, pack horse, bed or office. And I swear I sleep better in my car nest than I do any “real” bed!! 🚗💨 You don’t need anything big or fancy, just a clever eye and a sense of adventure (and a lot of blankets)!
Desert vibes 🌵 in Central Oregon.
Thinking about celebrating Mother’s Day in the Smokies this weekend? Take the Mom in your life on a beautiful wildflower hike! 🌼🍄🍃🦋You’ll find a link in my bio to my latest blog post with @outdoorproject
on 10 of my favorite Wildflower Hikes of the Smokies. 🌿🌸💚 @greatsmokynps
Got back from California just in time to turn around and head west. Eight hours of beautiful plains ending in the Black Hills. I’ve decided that I’m most relaxed and happiest with wide open skies - although the lightening strikes and downpours were pretty cool, too. #LessIsMuir #RucksackRomp #HeartlandKid