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Tomorrow we fly to Haiti. Let me take you back to how it all started: - 4 years ago, in the summer of 2014, I got a call from @shroder who, as a ripping skier and fly fisherman based in Jackson Hole, was one of our brand ambassadors. It went something like this, "Hey, you've gotta meet my brother Jesse. He has been working on clean water access in Haiti ever since the 2010 earthquake. He's an awesome guy. Oh and he has a PhD in Sustainability." As you can imagine, we get approached about potential water partnerships on a regular basis. So often they go nowhere, either because the values, goals, geography or timing are not aligned. So I've learned to be very selective on when and where to invest time in exploring partnerships for water projects, actually all partnerships in general. I exchanged a couple emails with Jesse and we scheduled a call. He was in Charleston SC at the time, but would be passing through Southern California in a couple weeks and asked if we could meet in person. I stayed open minded, but I was skeptical it would go beyond talk. - Well Jesse, here we are my man. Four years after we first exchanged emails, we have build 14 rain catchment systems complete with concrete cisterns that hold up to 5000 gallons each. We've also repaired or retrofitted a handful more, improving access to clean water for over 2400 people in the remote mountains of Haiti, including over 1200 students.  We have rebuilt 2 collapsed buildings and 2 roofs, including rainwater harvesting equipment, that were destroyed during Hurricane Matthew. And now we have two more complete systems under construction. We've done this in communities that have been almost completely ignored despite all the global aid that has poured into Haiti since 2010. - Tomorrow we fly to Haiti. Myself along with my dear friends @sean.stahl and @nikellelovaas - @jb.phd  your going to get us at the airport, right?⚡️ Eli, co-founder
Southern California doesn’t have seasons, and we definitely don’t have fall color. Nope. Nothing to see here. . . . #hiking #fallcolors #modernhiker #cuyamaca
📷: Canon I've always found agave to be such a fascinating plant. It's resiliance to withstand both cold and hot temperatures is astounding. I shot this while hiking Mount Wilson in Los Angeles. There was a recent fire that went through the area and the entire ground was scorched in the area. I found it amazing that this plant was burnt around the edges but still came away unscathed. Print available for purchase and trail details through link in profile. #sandiego #hikesandiego #hikeinlandempire #sdhikers #mountwilson #mountwilsonobservatory #lahikes #hikelosangeles #hikesocal #hikecalifornia #visitcalifornia #sandiegophotography #sandiegophotographer #52hikechallenge #modernhiker #socaltravels #unlikelyhikers #alltrails #hikeitoff #adventurenthusiasts #adventurefreaks #canont5 #canonusa #sixpackofpeaks #nursinglife #nationalforests #sangabrielmountains #losangelesnationalforest #optoutside #forceofnature
The mountains; the mountains are screaming my name; take me back to the calm and peaceful land ⛰🌲⛰
The first time I camped in my car, I threw some essentials in the back of my Prius and set out for Joshua Tree. I remember stopping at a gas station to set up my sleeping bag and a stranger asking me, “are you okay?” I must’ve looked like a crazy person. Fast forward to the present moment— I get anxious in the time between my trips. Something about sleeping in the back of my car- underneath the stars- in the middle of nowhere- just sets me absolutely free. So I’ve made a decision to do it more often. Like as many weekends as possible often. I’m excited to try out this temporary conversion on my 2016 Honda HR-V AWD. Check out my makeshift back panel. Im 5’8” and this system fits two people comfortably. I’m ready for some adventures! Next step: Thule Roof Rack! #Honda #HondaHRV #CarCamping #MicroCamper #OptOutside #VanLife #FemaleVanLife #Thule #RoofRack #ADifferentKindofWild #Hiking #REI1440 #ForceOfNature #GirlsWhoHike #GirlsWhoHikeLA #GirlsWhoHikeOC #GirlsWhoHikeIE #WomenWhoHike #FelizAfuera #AndShesDopeToo #UnlikelyHiker #CoastTrekkers #SoCalHiker #52HikeChallenge2018 #NationalParks #ModernHiker #TODSL
Something wicked this way hikes ... is it the ghost of a long lost backpacker? A phantom specter of vanished mass transit? Two teenage lovers crushed by a tree? A former film starlet who took her own life? Or maybe the last Mexican landowner of a famous park ... or live, roaming cultists ... These are just a few of the types of supernatural phenomena you might encounter if you hike one of these seven haunted trails in Los Angeles ... click the link in the bio or head to the site for more ... ((cue Vincent Price Thriller laugh)) #modernhiker #outdoors #hike #haunted #losangeles #california #socalhiking #ghosts #halloween #creepy
Wishing I was back on the mountain.🏔 #fbf . 📷: @bleedingumz.3y3
142 days to walk from Mexico to Canada! finishing on the 50th anniversary of the Pacific crest trail...I’m so blessed to have had this opportunity. Connecting with nature is a very powerful experience! Compiled with a goal, you end up create an feeling that is so beautiful,it’s very hard to explain. Fill with joy,excitement and sense of accomplishment. I must set my sights on the next goal! CDT 2020! Triple crown here I come! #pctthruhike #pacificcresttrail #lifeisgood ##ohyeahadventures #greatadventures #freedom #hiking #hikertrash #thruhiking #menwhohike #modernhiker #adventurefreak #alltrails #pct2018
Flashback Friday includes a special shoutout to my hiking buddy Leslie: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! what a fun trip this was to Palm Springs to hike San Jacinto. Dying to go back and do Cactus To Clouds. You in?? . . . #optoutside #california4fun #california #girlswhohike #girlswhohikela #sixpackofpeaks #modernhiker #hiker #modernhiker #hikescapela #socalhiker #lahikes #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #outdoors #wildernessbadass #hiking #wanderlustoutdoors #optoutside #californiacaptures #visitcalifornia #naturalcalifornia #palmsprings #sanjacinto
New prints from my drawing available at www.brittanywanderlust.com💕 LINK IN BIO
Change of plans! 👀 #SoCalTravels . In 1924, a herd of fourteen American bison was introduced to Catalina Island to provide the backdrop for the production of a film. The herd remained on the Island after filming was complete and since its creation in 1972, the Catalina Island Conservancy has accepted the responsibility of maintaining a healthy herd, while minimizing their impact on the important wildlands habitat of Catalina Island. The Conservancy is also committed to recognizing the free-ranging bison’s significance on Catalina as a heritage herd woven into the Island’s cultural and economic fabric. . Herd Management A primary consideration in this balance is the size of the herd. Based upon previous scientific study, the Conservancy has determined that the Island can support a healthy bison population of no more than 150 individuals. . To counter a growing herd size, the Conservancy initiated a contraception program in 2009 as a cost effective and humane approach to maintaining the bison population at sustainable levels. This program has been extremely successful and no additional bison calves have been born since 2013. Contraception halted temporarily in 2015 and the Conservancy expects that this year, 2018, will see the first bison calves born on the Island in 5 years! . Once Conservancy biologists evaluate the number of new calves, the sex of the calves and the number of remaining fertile female bison, they will determine when the contraception program needs to be re-initiated for some or all of the females. Careful monitoring of the bison herd will be required as the young are born and mature. . Be aware that the bison on Catalina Island are a free-roaming, undomesticated herd. As such, they can act out defensively if they feel threatened or provoked. Interactions with bison may result in serious injury or worse. . 📹: @hikespiration Source: @catalinaconservancy
Happy Friday 🍁🍁🍁🍂🍁🍂 . . . . . . . #pmgridchallenge #fallvibes
We’re writing our own future with each decision we make. We don’t always know what’s out there. But we make it happen or let it pass by. Either way we carve out our path. There are times where we need to just be in the here & now and enjoy the present moment around us. Soak in the sun and feel the energy surrounding us. Going out into the unknown with our goals, but knowing that plans are always made to be broken. Don’t be upset if those plans come to fruition or not. There may be something way more exciting in store that you may have never dreamt of. Always be on your toes, ready for change. Go out into the unknown. It can make you really happy. It can change your life forever. You never know what will come out of it until you try. And if we never tried will we have really lived the life we were meant to? —— What do you think about as you look into the horizon? . . . . . . . . #morningmusings #freewriting #unedited #freethinker #personalthoughts #wildandfree #andshesdopetoo #mtnchicks #carveyourownpath #lifejourney #thefutureisyours #peoplewhohike #thewildwest #placeritacanyon #wanderlust #socalhiker #modernhiker #adventuremore #journaling #natureismytherapy #freethought #onthehorizon #naturescape #landscapephotography #iphonecapture #wildernessculture #wildernessbadass #bewildandfree #getoutside
Looking forward to winter.
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” -edward abbey, desert solitaire . Photo: @von.co . . . #wildernesswire #protectpubliclands #ourwild #staywild #getoutside #neverstopexploring #wildplaceswildpeople #allaboutadventures #utah #monumentvalley #modernhiker #wildernessculture #wildernessbadass #naturelovers #optoutside #backcountry #fridayinspiration #desertsouthwest
Wish I could go back today 😁🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
This app has connected me with some amazingly like minded people, including an awesome couple who have the same idea as I do to motivate people to get outside to LIVE AND THRIVE by showcasing their adventures (like I do!). The hat I’m wearing here is from their clothing collection they created. It says “Take A Hike”, which I fell in love with because anyone who knows me, knows hiking is in my top two favorite hobbies 😍 Check em out! @ashleyy_parks & @liveandthriveco and click the link in their bios for more rad stuff! 🤙❤️🌲🍁 #ad #liveandthrive #vermont #vermontshots #hike #hikingadventures #modernhiker #neverstopexploring #adventures #inspireadventure #optoutside #staywild #beyondthesummit #hikingculture #explore #peoplewhohike #outdoors #itsamazingoutthere #getoutside #nature #peoplewhoadventure #letsgosomewhere #wanderlust #findamazing #createyourtrail #MyMadness #sunset #sunset_ig #sunset_pics
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going" -Beverly Sills- #modernhiker #hikerslife #puncakdenaitigaputeri
Sunrise at Delicate Arch Utah
“Take her to the wild, and prepare to be humbled.” Life is so short & precious. Act like a kid as often as you can, and treat yourself to fun, amazing experiences. TBT to 2012, camping at Lassen Volcanic NP. Such an experience... camping under the Milky Way, hiking Brokeoff Mt. (one of the volcanic peaks), being surrounded by land of sulphur, bubbling mudpots, hissing steams, and being at the site of Lassen Peak (which is still one of CA’s active volcanoes along the Cascade Range). Highlight for me was gazing up at the Milky Way every night from Lassen. I would totally move up Northern California. Too, too beautiful up there! 🖤🌋🏕
Alhamdulillah Gunung Behrang 1500m berjaya untuk kali ke 2 💪 mendaki waktu demam tersangatlah memenatkan dengan suhu badan yang tinggi, batuk, selera makan tiada belum lagi bab pacat penuh kena gigit di kaki sampai berbintat dibuatnya 😥😫 - - - #thruhiking #modernhiker #natureloversmacedonia #naturephotography #peaksport #goneoutdoors #mossyforestjungle #instagramtr #happyhiker
"No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movement of water, or gardening - still all is Beauty." -John Muir Follow me and comment below if you like my photography! Check out my blog for more of my adventures! www.ryandemasters.com #hikingculture #modernhiker #hiking #hike #california #cali #view #wanderlust #wanderer #getlost #hikingblogger #highonlife #OptOutside #milesfromordinary #EpicEveryday #ushikers #lakes #friends #outdoors #family #epic #strawberry #loversleap #God #natural
“I always wanted to explore the outdoors. Growing up, the mountains, rivers, and forests would call to me in the most enchanting of ways. Barriers such as a religious/working class background, dyspraxia, anxiety, and chronic illness however, kept me separated from the land. I’m 32 now. In the past three years my life has drastically changed. I’ve lost everything of material value that I worked for since the age of 16. I’ve faced serious illness and felt more physical pain than I ever wish to feel again. The outdoors is healing me. One breath, one step at a time. I’m no longer afraid. The land celebrates my clumsiness, my fatness, and my queerness. It’s a beautiful thing to feel celebrated in all the spaces you once felt unworthy. I am so grateful.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Bev | they/them | @childofwitches ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Castlewood Canyon State Park, Colorado. Ancestral lands of the Cheyenne, Ute+ #castlewoodcanyon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikely hiker to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: person smiling, posing for photo at scenic viewpoint background consists of winding river below through rocky, tree-lined gorge.]
We have one life to live...don't waste it on if onlys, what ifs, or buts! When people asked me about my trip, the most common phrases I heard were: "That's so awesome that you're doing a road trip! I would love to do that, but..." OR "I would totally want to do what you're doing if only..." I usually just smiled back in response, but in my head, I was screaming. I had been saying those same words only a few months before, but then I changed my mindset and made the trip possible. Life changing! 📸: @raul.a.rozo
La fois où je courais en montagne et que je vois deux gars monter et que je demande à l'un deux s'il veut bien me prendre en photo avec mon cell... Finalement, il me dit qu'il se fera un plaisir de me photographier avec son appareil photo... Wow ça m'arrive pas tout les jours de tomber sur un photographe en montagne et qu'il veuille me photoagraphier comme ça à l'improviste! C'est super gentil de ta part @meuniermax ! J'adore les photos. Tu es super généreux d'avoir pris 5 minutes pour le faire. Allez voir sa galerie ça en vaut le coup d'oeil 😉 . That time whe I was tuning in the mountains and I saw two guys go up and I ask one of them if he wants me to take a picture of me with my cell ... Finally, he tells me he will be happy to photograph me with his camera ... Wow, it doesn't happen every day to meet a photographer in the mountains who wants to photograph me like that unexpectedly! It's super nice of you @meuniermax ! I love the photos. You are super generous to have taken 5 minutes to do it. Go see his gallery it's worth a look 😉 . . . #shootingphoto #improvisé #enmontagne #montorford #photography #ofme #running #trailrunning #mountainsarecalling #alpingirls #exploreqc #vajouerdehors
Taipei Day 108 I’ve been dreaming of tomorrow that I forgot to remember about today. God has been nudging at me to not forget about the promises He has kept in my present circumstances. My heart longs to see what’s on the other side of these seas, but then again, I’m already on the other side of those seas. I’m thankful. 📷: 10.14.18
TROOPER - hailing from #UnitedKingdom , thru hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail 2018* His indomitable spirit was reminiscent of how explorers and adventurers exist in the annuls of imagination. Most hikers choose a trail name to symbolize their journey, sometimes it chooses them. Shot on the trail after many days from their last bath, bed, beer, or burger, somewhere between despair and euphoria, my goal was to catch PCT hikers in all their enduring glory.
Winter is coming but we’ll enjoy fall for the minute 🍁❤️ #fallfilter #kitchitikipi #puremichigan #jpluskgetaway
Thataway for your early morning, caffeinated yum yums. Well, here's the final bit of this project from demo to new gas station...one of the funnest projects surrounded by even funner subs and owners. #pnw #optoutside #note8 #washington #arlington #photography #gorgeous #workday #hikewashington #outsidemagazine #rei #rei1440project #modernhiker #hikes #hiketheworld #adventure #wanderlust #wanderwashington #filipino #wilderness #washingtonhikersandclimbers #lovethisseason #fall #sunrise #paint #arrows #striping
The Grand Canyon is simply magical. So glad that I hiked Bright Angel Trail to Plateau point so that I could watch the ever changing light and scenery. #brightangeltrail #plateaupoint #grandcanyon #womenwhohike #naturephotography #optoutside #grandcanyonhikers #lahiker #cantstopwontstop #adventurelife #womenwhoexplore #modernhiker #wildernesswanderers #cloudscapes #nofilter
When the photographer is being photographed. I wonder what his perspective looked like. #pmgridchallenge #fallvibes
#tbt to this unforgettable shot in Yellowstone National Park. Perspective is everything.
Tag the shithead. 🐧 #HoodRatHiking
"The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less." 😔~Joseph B. Wirthlin Starting today, take atleast a minute of your time to appreciate the people that were there with you during your cloudy days. 🖤🌫 #thankfulthursday . . . 📸@adventures.with.august #hikingadventures #hiking #takeahike #optoutside #neverstopexploring #womenwhohike #travel #herwanderfullife #findyourselfoutside #werehikers #unlikelyhiker #staywild #peoplewhohike #modernhiker #wanderlust #forceofnature #rei1440project #mtnchicks #roadtrip #summer #sheisnotlost #goatworthy #california #sandiego #americathebeautiful #100peakschallengesd #peakbagging #idhikethat #cloudporn
“Growing up as people of color, activities like skiing, hiking, kayaking etc., weren’t known by the familiar term ‘outdoor activities’—they were known as ‘white people shit.’ So for two queer women of color growing up in the south, it wasn’t that the outdoor community was rude to us; it just didn’t feel like a world accessible to us. Once we began traveling and doing adventure sports, we quickly realized how underrepresented we are as a community. At times, we’ve normalized the idea that people will often stare at us, record us or make us feel uncomfortable for taking up space; but we continuously work hard to remind ourselves that we’re much bigger then that. ” -@lesbinomadic ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona. Ancestral lands of the Hopi, Diné, Southern Paiute, Ute+ #horseshoebend ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikely hiker to be featured! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: two smiling people embrace during classic selfie high above u-shaped river bend through red rock desert.]
Had an incredible time at @outdoorbloggersummit #2018obs in Virginia. Gave a fun talk on social media and the outdoors that got a lot of brains storming, met a solid set of phenomenal outdoor writers, enthusiasts, thinkers, and brand reps - and even caught a fish! Despite the sleep deprivation, I’m back in LA with tons of ideas and motivation for Modern Hiker and our role in the outdoor online community ... but still, my favorite part of coming home is a pitbull kiss ‘n’ snuggle attack 😍 #modernhiker #hiking #outdoors #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbull #snuggle #dogkisses
#tbt - Redwoods 🙌🏼
#Repost @exploremorebucketlist ・・・ We were stopped in our tracks along the Merced River when we saw this reflection. So serene, but looming in the distance was a huge wildfire burn scar. 🌲 What a beautiful, unexpected reminder that regrowth from destruction takes time but will always create space for renewed beauty & strength. The raw, rough side of Yosemite makes me fall deeper in love every time I’m there. . . . . . . #goldenhour #sunset #sunset_madness #yosemitenps #yosemite #wildfire #halfdome #yosemitenationalpark #wanderlust #exploremore #girlswhohike #optoutside #rei1440project #exploremorebucketlist #adventurelife #getoutside #keepitwild #forceofnature #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #wonderful_places #natgeo #theoutbound #staywild #hikemore #idhikethat #alltrails #modernhiker #views
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