I did this hike exactly one year ago, and it’s definitely one of my favourites! The beauty is obvious, but I appreciate the remote location more than anything.
Autumn days wandering through the woods 🍂🍂
Offend people with your willingness to love outside the boundaries. It’s easy to care about people when you know it’s socially acceptable. But I think authentic love has the courage to treat every human with dignity. Anyways, I want to be like that, and I still have a long way to go. - Garrett Russell
Another beauty from Kenosha Pass 🍂
Basilika Vierzehnheiligen, Bad Staffelstein
This is one of my favourite lakes in the Cascades, and what incredible weather as late in the season as October 17! I’ve been back to this hike more than any other, and the view is always so stunning. In less than a week I’ll be driving from Seattle to Toronto, and I’m excited for the views that kind of road trip always provides. In the meantime, I’m trying to squeeze in some mountain time before I have to leave!!
↮ A common misconception of happiness is that it’s something you need to find in order to have it and that you will need protect it from the world around you as soon as you claimed it.
Many years ago, when I left my comfort zone and everything I knew behind for the first time, backpacking another continent, I went out on a mission to figure out what I really want and what would make me happy. Funny thing was that I didn’t really know what “happiness” actually was.
Back then, I thought happiness would be this mysterious thing that would reveal itself to me as soon as I found out what I wanted to do with my life.
The truth couldn’t be further away from this.
Actual happiness is like a muscle. First of all, you need to learn how to tackle it before you can actually train it.
There will be good and bad days but the more you know about how you train it, the easier it gets.
When you stop caring and you are becoming lazy or distracted, it might not be as resilient as it could be. The good thing is, the more experienced you are in training that muscle the easier it will be to get it back into shape.
Another good thing is, it doesn’t matter how old you are, or where you are in life, it’s never too late or too early to care for your own happiness.
To begin, you don’t need anything but an open mind and patience.
also...does anybody know from what date on pumpkin spiced lattes are being sold? Is there something like a worldwide official opening day?
"When I used to read fairytales, I never thought I would end up in the middle of one." (Lewis Carrol)
Hide & Seek 🏔💨
Mountain-peaks hiding in the clouds. Mountains look better with snow & ice on them, don‘t you agree?
Eat less meat to stop climate change.! 🙏🏻
I might be working on a calendar. This photo might be in it...
Following tracks along the Nantahala River.
This dates back to this August - Maple Loop pass at sunset. I don’t remember a time when I smiled as much as I did on this particular evening. ❤️🏔
While wandering around through the foggy heath I stumbled across this isolated tree. Don't know what caused it to grow so slanted, but it resulted in a nice composition.
Objects in the mirror may appear more colorful than imaginable.
Route 112, Kinsman Notch, NH
The valleys are on fire.
Mount Moosilauke, NH
Flashback to last summer. Family, friends, good grub, a little vino and a photo bomb by @iantuttle
RAW: Philadelphia presents-OVATION: Featuring Juana Rafaela Photography. So this is what my corner looked like... crazy lights, probably too much stuff and lots of colors. The show was a blast. A lot of preparation but so worth the effort. Thanks to all who came out, sent well wishes, supported and encouraged. Special thanks to my three biggest fans; my husband, my son and one of my sisters. You guys were awesome! Many many thanks! 👏👏👏🙏👍One love❤️, one heart♥️. #
Sorry for blocking the escalator 🤷🏻♂️