escaped for a couple of days to spend some time in the sequoias.
Of all the backpacking trips I’ve taken every Summer, this has got to be the bestestestest, ‘cause there’s nothing like having your best friend/ love/partner/ greatest critic/ number 1 fan, sharing all accomplishments, decision making, ridiculousness, funny dance moves to avoid a bee, screams of frustration, trail slogging or trail flying.. day in and day out, 8 days in a row. Believe it or not, this trip was the longest we’ve ever hiked together, just us two.
The trail is better with you in it @karifishy.
Thanks for trusting me to take you on this trip! [Also shoutout to @_sanilas_
for bringing us real food at the trailhead at the end! 🍔]
#lastdayofSummer #summer2018 #welivedtotellthetail #didnotkilleachother #SequoiaNationalPark #InyoNationalForest #visitCalifornia #backpackingcalifornia #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #parkchat #unlikelyhikers #brownpeoplecamping #latinaoutdoors #filipinosonthetrail #hst #highsierratrail #imOUTdoors #felizafuera #backpacking #hiking #hikerchat #womenwhohike #outdoorwomen #skirthiker #happiestoutdoors #optoutside #findyourpark #mybodytookmehere
And all at once, summer is over. As the days continue to get shorter and the nights grow colder, i am reminding myself to absorb every last bit of heaven around me. It may be dwindling down to my last days as a Clovis resident, but new beginnings and exciting changes are in near sight✨
Also, big thanks to @b.quaidphotography
(Isn’t she amazing 😍)
to the time I went to Sequoia National Park and realized I had a fear of heights?? 👀 I'm completely fine on roller coasters, but this is NOT OKAY 😱 our mini two day vacation was okay though :) #summer #sequoianationalpark
Looks like someone’s been drikin the tree huggin water. ❍ September 9th #dirtyhippie
Always looking towards the light 🌞
Incredible color of Columbine Lake - Sequoia National Park
How beautiful is this night shot from @gzenn0
?! Hands up if you'd rather be sitting at a campfire with your friends right now?! 🙌🙌
One of the most important things I’ve learned recently is Stop. Caring. What. Other. People. Think! We spend way too much time listening to what other people say and worrying about what others will think. And guess what... the worrying and caring has gotten me absolutely nowhere. I lived my life trying to please everyone else and wasn’t doing what truly makes me happy. When you start doing things for YOU and moving yourself towards your true goals it is so empowering and motivating. Through parts of this journey I have felt like I was being selfish, and others will perceive it that way. Putting yourself first might cost you some relationships and that’s okay. Surrounding yourself with supportive, positive people is far more important. It’s so important to do what you love and chase your dreams no matter how far fetched they may seem and whether other people think you can achieve them or not! So many people end up with regrets because they were afraid to take that leap. Afraid of what? I’m done being afraid. I’m ready to take that leap, but more importantly I’m ready to fail. I’m ready to pick myself up from my failures. I’m ready to learn from them and turn them into success instead of dwelling on them. For the first time in my life I’m turning that fear into motivation and it feels so great! .
#positivevibesonly #optimism #chaseyourdreams #motivational #doyourbestforgettherest #stopcaringwhatothersthink #doyou #beenlisteningtogaryvee #sequoianationalpark #travel #travelphotographer #roots #roadtrip #igersusa #insta_america #natgeo #peoplewhoadventure