"Somehow we gotta find a way
No matter how many miles it takes
I know it feels so good right now
But it all comes fallin' down
When the night meet the light
Turn to day"
Mac Miller - ladders 🎶
From Day 2 - We took a “rest day” this trip where we stayed at Red Eagle Lake for 2 nights in a row. This gave us one day where we didn’t have to wake up and pack up, so we went exploring down the Continental Divide Trail. We spent a lot of time at this location where we picked berries and went swimming in the creek (very briefly) 🏊♂️🍓🏔 #glaciernationalpark #glaciernps #continentaldividetrail #redeaglecreek
Sunken City is located in📍San Pedro Ca. Due to a landslide in 1929 this area is a nice well known stroll along the beach with some graffiti covered concrete views.
to my favorite hike. It’s time for another adventure soon.
There is an account titled @youdidnotsleepthere
which calls out people for placing their tents in impossibly perfect spots just to take a photo. I feel like our campsite for Days 1 and 2 was so perfect it would end up on their page, but we really did sleep here, pinky swear 🌄🏕 What is a little different about the backcountry in Glacier National Park than other National Parks I have been to is that there are very specific campsites that you have to use, and there aren’t very many of them either. For example for this backcountry campground at Red Eagle Lake there were only 4 sites with a max of 4 people per site (so we reserved 2 sites since we had 5 people). Having specific limited sites cuts down on the impact of people in the backcountry and also limits the number of people that can go into the backcountry (further limiting the impact of people on nature). It made it difficult to put together an itinerary and secure sites, but it was pretty nice to not feel like the backcountry was overwhelmed like it can in other parks #glaciernationalpark #glaciernps #ididsleephere #backcountry
Because I miss this place already and these lyrics below have been in my head all day... 🙈
Deja decirte palabras, palabras bonitas,
Deja tocar con mis manos tu cara bonita,
Deja morderte los labios como a una manzana,
Deja que nuestras miradas se metan al alma... ❤️
📝 On a side note: Brené Brown once said, “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
I’ve discovered this to be true. To better our lives we have to start within. We have to accept ourselves for who we are and love that. Not letting our past control our future. Not letting the constant worry about the future ruin the present. Not worrying about what others may say or think about us impact how we show-up everyday. Yes, it’s scary to be vulnerable, but if we hide from everything and everyone how do we expect to be understood or seen by those that matter. It’s time to shine. It’s time to break down walls. It’s time to do what we truly want and not what we think others want from us. Let’s lead by example. Let’s spread more love and kindness, our world needs it. 🙏
#kindnessmatters #love #wonderlandtrail #mtrainier
You can choose to sit there and do nothing, but remember—the world keeps spinning.
A surprising variety of terrains, climates, and experiences await hikers at @chinohillsstatepark
- and new on the site we've got two of our favorite routes.
First up is Telegraph Canyon - probably the premiere route on the western side of the park. Once you get past the sunny section near the opening of the canyon, it narrows and gets shady with lots of lovely native trees, including coast live oaks, sycamores, and rare Teacate cypress and Southern California black walnuts. It's a great trail for hikers and bikers, and birders will have a blast listening for calls here.
Just to the south of Telegraph Canyon, you can rise up out of the shade and climb to the tallest point in the park at San Juan Hill for exceptional views of the surrounding terrain.
Hike them separately (if you're doing San Juan, go early - there's no shade on that route) or stitch them together for a beautiful, full-day loop trail.
Head to modernhiker.com for trail guides for both of these routes, or click the link in the bio. Happy hiking!
#modernhiker #outdoors #hiking #socal #california #orangecounty #socalhiking #optoutside #neverstopexploring #rei1440project #nativetrees #californianativeplants #shade #chinohills
Saturday, August 26, saddle up, get outside, and explore beautiful Trabuco Rose Preserve during a FREE #MeasureM2
Equestrian Ride. Participants are required to bring their own horses. Visit the link in our bio for more information!
On what I like to call “Day 0” we were camping in the front country and day hiked from Logan’s Pass on the Highline Trail 🏔🌲🏃🏻♂️We took the shuttle system from Apgar to Logan’s Pass and while it took awhile we didn’t have to deal with parking (which was awesome cause the parking lot was completely full and some people had to park miles away 😬) #glaciernationalpark #glaciernps #highlinetrail #trailtuesday
Have you marked your calendar yet?
! 😉😜😂 On Day 2 of our backpacking trip through #glaciernationalpark
me and @all_hail_cpr
were eating breakfast and drinking coffee when a moose came over the hill on the trail and was headed straight towards us 😬 I was initially afraid he was coming for my food, but about 10-15 yards away he stopped and took a side trail to get around us. After I was relieved that a moose wasn’t going to steal my breakfast I was mad because I didn’t have my camera with me, but luckily I had my cell phone. This was our second moose sighting for the trip (we saw one the day before while hiking) but definitely the closest moose encounter we had 👏🙌 #glaciernps #backcountry
to weens 1st camping trip ⛺️
Wild flowers in August?? Yes!!!!
Find ‘em in the upper elevations of the Sierras
📍 Mineral King, Sequoia National Park
⛰ Elevation 9,400’
There’s always time for an impromptu photo shoot!