Bristlecone pine in the white mountains
“I’m so happy!” I couldn’t tell you how many times I said those exact words along the PCT. I cried so many happy tears and while watching this today, I cried again. It’s a beautiful thing when nature can recharge you, cleanse you, and give you life again. I’ll forever be chasing this magical feeling☝🏼
#takemeback #pct2018 #whatsthenextadventure #raelakes #flashbackfriday
I don’t think anything will fill my heart and my endorphins the way the PCT did. 🤷🏽♀️
enjoy this photo of Rae Lakes in the Sierra Nevada’s. Nothing but magical views here! 🙌🏼🏔 #pct2018
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” .
For going to those mountains was really going home. For the sake of finding my truly wild self. Stay wild, my girl, you are free. #pct2018 #tbt
Wandering around Ciudad Perdida, finding more "houses" by the minute 😍
La Ciudad Perdida or Lost City in Colombia!
Beautiful but very hard 4-day hike to get there and a great way to spend my 30st birthday 🙌😎😍
Nothing like a mountain range to make you feel small and insignificant.
Forrester Pass | A year ago i was trudging thru the High Sierra, a very formative experience. Day 2 in the sierra i got caught up one night in an early snow storm. my tent flooded and i was completely soaked. my sleeping bag was wet. my puffy, my melly and even my shirt soaked thru. it was below 25 degrees that night and shit went downhill fast. i wasn’t sure what to do. i thought about jumping into the river next to my tent to warm up, but for whatever reason i didn’t. i would’ve died if i got in the river for certain. swept away and drowned in freezing torrents. the confusion that entailed can’t really be summarized but jumping into a freezing cold river in the middle of the night completes that point. i couldn’t think straight but i knew if i let myself close my eyes i would’ve died. i’m happy i stayed awake that night. .
i mentally checked out after this hypothermic incident. my fingers, toes and nose lost feeling for 10+ days. life seemed delusional during this time. i made mistakes that i really regret. like not having socks for this stretch. it was stupid and i should get scrutiny. but here i am, so i’ll scrutinize those instead, before they make my mistakes. i crushed the sierra though, fearing another snow storm or the end of my thru hike. i did 30-38 miles a day, minimal 2 passes a day, from 4 am to 9 pm. that is until i made it to Kennedy Meadows. i reminisce back on this time with a great deal of respect for the Sierra, because when you don’t, they will kill you. and if you do respect them, they will still try.
#pacificcresttrail #forresterpass #highpoint #thesierra #sierraneveda
Remembering that time @lilianahallman
packed out NOT ONLY 10 days of food, BUT S’MORES! And hauled it over Forester Pass (tallest point on the PCT). After a grueling day of post-holing and mental struggle, we all gathered around the campfire and shared laughs and pride in our wonderfully challenging day. .
For a glimpse of posthole paradise: swipe ➡️ #champ #nutellaischamp #pct2018 #sierras
Some clouds have the power to make a person’s day.
Groovy finds on county lines 🦋🌈✨
Also why hasn’t a lava lamp emoji been created yet? 🙄
Retro Beetles & Pine Needles. 🌈👒🦋🌲🍋
You do not need to schedule your hours, you need to schedule your attention. It is your energy, not your time, that is limited each day.