The first thing I felt when I saw Marcos in front of me on the boardwalk was fear. But as I got closer and looked into his eyes I saw that he too was afraid. I was filled with compassion. I didn’t want this beautiful creature to fear me. And in that moment I realized I was no longer afraid of him.
Fear. I think it’s something society instills in us from a young age, to be afraid of things that are different, things we do not understand.
“You’re quitting your job, what about saving for retirement?” “You’re surfing in Australia, what about sharks?” “You’re backpacking through Vietnam, you might get robbed.”
All these anxieties forced upon us. Artificial fears that do not belong to us. They paralyze us and cause us to settle...
May we all have the strength and courage to transform from fear to freedom, to wake up, to have hope and be inspired.
May we all have a Marcos moment.
Playing with 🔥and casting spells last night.
At the end of this trip when we got to the Faroe islands @outdorphins
and I decided we should try to experience the nightlife. At 10pm we started checking out the local bars. The first one was dark and dank, with just 5 old men sitting at the bar quietly, a broken pool table, red velvet seats, and dark green walls. We accidentally ordered $15 vodka ojs. Then we went to some others, all empty, and then decided to give up and go to sleep. Turns out we were early to the party and things start to pick up 1am-5am.
Sometimes when you see a photo, you can almost read the story oozing out of it. This is one of those shots to me. When I saw these strangers, just pinpricks on the endless dunes making their way slowly across the horizon, I had to capture it. What story does this shot tell you?
I'm trying to learn to be more comfortable out there on my own. Just me, the pup, and the trail. I know come summer the trails are pretty busy in the Greens and Whites but I'm still nervous. I've still done days where a friend and I were the only ones out there, not another soul was passed.
Does anyone have recommendations on how to be more comfortable, or if carrying pepper/bear spray helped you feel more at ease?
Fortunate to have this lady and these mountains to keep the stoke high.
This is @kt_roams
, one of our guides at She Moves Mountains. Yesterday she turned 30 and celebrated by climbing 30 pitches at Index (without any falls). Katie is someone who follows her heart unabashedly, whether its love for adventure or love for humans she puts her whole self into every pursuit. We are so lucky to have her on our team. Happy birthday Katie! Thank you for all that you are to this world #shemovesmountains
The Norway coast is somethin else
The only regret I have in life is being in some of the most beautiful places in the world like Hawaii, Costa Rica, Paris and my 14er summits...without having any knowledge of photography. Using my phone to take photos and cheap apps to try to make the photos “better.” It’s only as of late that I’ve taken a more serious interest in photography and how it can help my small business. Taking my own photos allows me to control my own marketing content and website. But I can’t do it all and I still don’t know everything. That’s why I’m teaming up with some people who are dedicated to the craft and want to empower you to become a better photographer.
If you’re like me though you like taking photos of your adventures. That’s why we’ve designed these workshops to be on site training. It’s simple, you hike, you meet some other amazing people, you learn how to hone in on what you want out of your photography and you apply what you’re learning in the moment. . First daycation photography series is June 10th. We will meet at the top of Loveland pass and hike Mount Sniktau as featured here. @aaron_tuleja_
will lead the photography session and I’ll make sure you are in the best of care hiking! Can’t make this one? There’s more to come!
So join us for Sunset on Sniktau and conquer this 13er in style!
Link in bio to sign up!
#yogimagee #yogimageeexpeditions #sunsetonsniktau #daycationseries #daycations #sunset #13er
• Solid •
“Try as we must
The stone will prevail
For we are but sand
On this solid veil”
Feelings of inadequacy, fear of failure, and not wanting to show up alone. These are the most common reasons I hear for women not wanting to climb.
Don’t allow these reasons to stop you. Our goal at @she_movesmountains
is to shatter feelings of inadequacy, teach women to embrace failure, and create community. Here is a story from @im_nicolemarie
about her experience with SMM. “I’m not a regular climber. These days my shoes and harness will go months without being touched or worn. But, when I got the opportunity to climb at Smith Rock with the ladies of @she_movesmountains
, I knew it was time to get them out and dust them off. I started out the morning feeling intimidated, scared, and uncomfortable. I knew the ladies among me were much better climbers than I was, but instead of dismissing me they fully embraced me. I started out the day feeling stressed out as I knew I was taking a little longer than them to finish each route. But with each climb I realized they were, in fact, waiting patiently, and also cheering me on. On the last climb of the day I had intended on not going all the way up. But Lizzy got on a rope beside me and with her encouragement and support, I made it a little further, a little further and then all the way to the top. I couldn’t have done it without her. When I wanted to stop she asked me if I was sure, and of course, I wasn’t. I wanted to keep going. There was no pressure. Just someone alongside me and those beneath me who kept me going and who were equally stoked to see me reach the top anchor.”
Good morning world and all who inhabits it. ✨🌿
I really don’t know if anyone reads my long captions haha, but do me a solid and peep this one to the end!
My trusty Canon t3i of the last ten years crapped out on me this weekend when we were getting sandblasted in high winds at the Great Sand Dunes. I think it’s finally gone for good this time...just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
It’s bittersweet, but everything dies eventually so c’est la vie. I’m not letting this stop me though - so I bought a Polaroid with 40 exposures and I’ve decided to go on a Triple Threat Road Trip Extravaganza this weekend. Three days, three states, and forty photos. The catch? I have no idea where I’m going yet. Ideas are appreciated - throw ‘em in the comments below. Anything’s fair game as long as it’s drivable from Denver, and I hope to see some of you guys! Shoot me a DM if you want to connect.
See ya soon!
I had a conversation with a dear friend of mine today about social media and how people interact with one another. I realize not everyone is on Instagram all the time or Facebook for that matter. That algorithms play a role in what content we see. But why is it that people we count as friends don’t take the time to like each other’s postings? It literally costs you nothing to double click on a photo and like it or share a post to help a friend out. Yet we literally find ourselves intwined in peoples lives we don’t know and we will like and share their content. Big companies who don’t give a shit about you and Instagram models and influencers who we’ve never met get our comments and approval yet the friend who’s baby shower you went to does not. .
I’ve had people I’ve thought were friends unsubscribe from my mailing list when I only send out one email a month if that. How am I not supposed to take that personally when I’m sure that same person still gets junk emails from Sephora and William Sonoma from that one time they bought a wedding gift. Someone will buy a dvd from an instructor they’ve never met and yet not support their local teachers at a studio.
Why do people watch the Kardashian’s but not their friends podcasts? .
I know I’ve been guilty of all these things as well. But I’m making a commitment to sprinkle more kindness around me. Liking and commenting on my friends posts before strangers. Calling or texting when it counts. Offering my support or words of comfort or encouragement when I see someone needs it most.
It literally doesn’t cost us a damn thing to be nice to one another. In person or online. It doesn’t hurt your inbox to be subscribed to another email. It doesn’t hurt your wallet to share the events your entrepreneur friends are hosting. Better yet, actually see your friends in person. .
I’m grateful to have such a supportive network here and I thank every one of you and friends and family for your love. I promise to spread the love and likes to those around me because it’s more than just a heart or emoji on someone’s status... it’s a gesture of acknowledgement. And that’s something we all need from time to time.
Foggy landscapes tend to have ethereal and tranquil qualities to them. Mysterious, and yet inviting. Mists like this will forever be a muse of mine.
In order to experience magic, you must first believe.
My dear friend,
Know that you have nothing to prove
No, you are not perfect
You are you, and that’s just beautiful.
My favorite adventure partner @brendanpape.
We were told to set up our tent against the hill side to avoid the high winds. I insisted we set our tent up in the middle of this field so that I could have the prettiest view out my tent door. Brendan gave in against his better judgement and we were graced with a rare windless Patagonia night.
I feel like lately the weather has been emulating my ambivalence towards the summer solstice next month. I'm not ready to give up on the rainy, moody excursions - BUT I can't wait for cool breezes on warm summer evenings and all night adventures under clear skies.
Gus is not amused that the weekend is over.
Catching some May snow time up at 7500ft. Crazy to think just a month ago this place was still packed with people and pow pow. It makes for some enthralling hiking during the transitioning seasons.
Busiest weekend of the year and we saw no one. Just the animals and fishes (lots of fishes🙏 😊) #canadianrockies
I raced my first gravel grinder today in Vermont. Three miles in I had a mechanical issue that had me sidelined for a few minutes. I did my best to catch the lead group but didn’t have the engine to make up the lost time. Still managed to claw my way back to 10th overall and had a lot of “fun” in the process. But mostly I just missed Max.
#merrell #msrgear #gravelgrinder #suffer #guilfordgravel #beatmonday #honeystinger
To-do list today :