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The views were a bit diminished, but the weekend wasn’t by any means! I slept in, ate cookies for breakfast, binged a little Netflix, went for a sunset hike to the base of Mount Baker; where I saw some mountain goats, a frozen green lake and (later on) a ptarmigan. Then we went rafting in a cove lit up by bioluminescent phytoplankton. ALL IN ONE DAY. If that doesn’t sound like the greatest day, I don’t know what does! . . . . . #optoutside #cascadiaexplored #womeninthewild #whyihike #rei #pnw #pnwonderland #werehikers #pnwlifestyle #backpacking #adventure #wildernessbadass #contest #wildernessculture #pnwonderdogs #exploremore #outdoorwomen #greatnorthcollective #wanderfolk #takeahike #adventuretime #wanderlust #herpnwlife #herwanderfullife
Mornings in the mountains will always be my favorite. 🤗 __________________________________ Stu and I recently compiled our list of camping trips we've taken this year (starting in May 😱) and we've officially clocked 19 trips so far 🙌 And we're far from done. • • • • • • • • • • • #instagood #ig_photooftheday #nationalphotographyday #splendid_shotz #getoutside #getoutstayout #seeyououtthere #awesomeearth #stayandwander #goatworthy #colorado_creative #beautifuldestinations #whyihike #goneoutdoors #adventureenthusiasts #adventurefreaks #adventureculture #todsl #coloradountamed #liveferal #amongthewild #ourwild #roamtheplanet #watchthisinstagood #coloradotography #mountainpeopleunite #sheexplores #awakethesoul #westbysouthwest
A day by a waterfall, is a well spent day. Sprinkle in some family and friends.. maybe a little BBQ, and some good tunes (maybe a beverage or 7🍻)... i love thinking of those days (Ricketts Glen state park 8-4-18)📷 @jfwctt3 thx for getting this micro-adventure together, you always put the 🍒 on top😉 . . . . #gooddays #adventure #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #hike365 #whyihike #hikerslife #hiketeam8ate #hikepennsylvania #pennsylvania #goeast #optoutside #trailchat #bpmag #lettheoutsidein #beanoutsider #waterfall #liveoutdoors #liveoutside #getoutstayout #goexplore #hikersofinstagram #mymadness #outdoors #rickettsglen #rickettsglenstatepark #pa
Just a preview of our hike, he fell in love with the geophysicist giving us the tour. With him being a materials engineer they dweebed out and I loved every minute of it. 💚 This wasn't even the most beautiful part, this was just a cool rock haha I LOVE YOU MICHAEL MCMAHON WARHUS. @michaelwarhus
The harder it is to climb the harder it is to forget 🗻 Looking up at the crowds during a rest day at 14kcamp on the Great One. Follow the little ants on the way up! 16 days on the mountain sure is something you'll never forget 😄 Climb on! ⛰👌 Smoke or not I'm heading out this week for adventures! #liveyouradventure #whyihike #bestranded
Sunset colors, mountain views, great company, trailside blueberries, lake reflections, starry skies, and good snacks—what more could you want in a weekend?
with only a few weeks left until school starts up again, ive come to realize how great of a summer this has been. i’ve spent the majority of days with my bestest friends, always out doing something. legit, even this past month, i haven’t been at home to sleep in my own bed for even half of the days. i don’t even think i’ve had any more than 2 hours at home until i’m brought off to my next adventure of the day. it’s nice because 1) i get to see my friends and 2) it keeps my mind of things. plus, this has REALLY helped with my organization as i have to write out all my plans so i don’t forget and don’t cancel last minute (except that one time when we were trapped in a forest fire sorry @colleenball31 love you be ready for tuesday). with my days becoming shorter and shorter, ive built my schedule around things i want to do with people i want to see before it’s too late. cherish those who you care for before it’s too late because sending all my friends and siblings off to college really sucks.
@tmontycu standing on the table (mountain) #hiking #showmeyourtetons #grandtetonnps #whyihike = for views like this
We love getting up early in the mornings or leaving late in the evenings. Just for a chance to be surrounded by nature for as long as we possibly can. Since being adopted by our human pals, our life has been an awesome adventure! An adventure that we don't see coming to a close anytime soon... and we don't mind at all. 😎❤ . . #whyihike #hike #hikingtrail #hiking #adventure #adventuretime #hikingbuddies #pnw #washingtontrails #alltrails #bff #bffgoals #washington #contest #eddiebauer #explore #outdoors #nature #natureshot #wilderness #followme #followus #trails #photography #photooftheday #picoftheday
I hike to live in the moment. In a fast paced world full of distractions, hiking is a way for me to feel completely present even if it’s only for an hour or two. It’s my favorite way to reconnect with myself and my surroundings and it never fails to leave me in a great mood. Why do you hike? #whyihike #contest
"Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action." #JohnMuir #exploremore #sanjacintoPeak #palmsprings . . . . . . #MyMountain #MyChurch #MySmile #108isMagic #108hikes #108in2018 #valuenature #whyihike #sweat #hikingbuddy #thankyouTara @foxyartcritic #thankyoumountain
After a long day of hiking (9 miles and over 2,000ft of elevation gain) we retreated to a natural hot spring to relax, laugh and enjoy the most beautiful views. This moment is one of my favorites, for many reasons. One being this group of magnificent people. • Adventure is all about exploring the unknown and challenging yourself while remaining open to new experiences, and we did just that. #whyihike #liveyouradventure
Smokey Sunday mornings in the mountains are built for dockside sharing with lil Metsä! ☕️ 🐕 @danurto #LiveYourAdventure #MetsäBetsa
Who else got outside and stretched their legs this weekend? . . Join in on the #EddieBauer Why I Hike Photo Contest this season by posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter now through September 30th, 2018. Tell us why you hike and tag each submission with @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #Contest . . One Grand Prize winner will choose between a trip to Kauai, Yosemite or Whistler, BC for an all-expenses paid hiking adventure of a lifetime. . . Each month, @eddiebauer 's panel of judges will select twenty-five semi-finalists who will receive a $100 Eddie Bauer gift card and be entered into the competition to win the Grand Prize. Enter today and good luck! . . NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) & CA (excluding QC), 18 years or older. Enter Contest by 9/30/18. For Official Rules, including prize descriptions, visit www.eddiebauer.com/WhyIHike. 25 winners each month (prize valued at $100 USD/CAD) and 1 Grand Prize (valued at approximately $16,000 USD). Void where prohibited. || Photo by Contributor Shane Kucera #findyouradventure #liveyouradventure #outdoorproject "
Spent the weekend exploring Acadia National Park 🐶⛰ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #nationalparks #womenwhohike #visitmaine #igersofmaine #visitmaine #whyihike #optoutside #goeast
NH 4k: #18 /48 Mount Hale at 4055ft. . Hiking solo today... i picked a short trail considering i left home rather late and wanted to get back before sundown. An approx 4.5 mile hike via Hale Brook trail..was rather disappointing and irritating. A continuous uphill climb to the summit with nothing much going on except 2 brooks, followed by a closed summit below treeline (a pile of rocks). There were some very limited views along the way. The heat and ridiculous humidity and absolutely no wind made it very challenging since you gain 2254 ft in 2miles..phew! My mind wasn't in a good place either.. But the summit still looked beautiful and offered some rest before i headed back down.. positive part here is that ive hit 18, and i got to enjoy the rich summer greenery! . . . . . . #mounthale #halebrooktrail #summitseekers #wildernessculture #happiness #adventurenthusiasts #mymadness #goatworthy #whyihike #NH48 #wmnfhikers #newengland #whitemountains #hikingislife #mountains #outdoors #womenwhohike #mtnchicks #optoutside #getoutstayout #newhampshire #outdoorwomen #newenglandoutdoors #choosemountains #womenwhoexplore #4kfooters #hikerbabesorg100 #keepexploring
Plan A for today was too smoky, so we went with plan B. And scored an empty trail all to ourselves! #imnottelling #pnwhiking #sundayfunday
Proof that you CAN find awesome people to hike with via instagram right here. Had an awesome time doing the Continental Divide Trail today with @g.i._jenna and her husband Justin. I was a little nervous after they let me pick the hike and we spent the first hour stuck in mist, 40 degree temps, and 50 mph winds. But fortunately conditions improved right as we approached the payoff views and vindicated my choice. 😎
Although I am constantly in awe of the natural world, very rarely do I have an audible "woah" moment. When I reached the top of this summit and stepped to the edge of the cliff, things were a bit different (maybe it had something to do with the fact that our car couldn't reach the trailhead, so we had to walk an extra mile in order to reach the trail). Regardless of the circumstances, thank you for giving me a "woah" moment, Lookout Mt. It is moments like this that inspire me to continue to do what I do. @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #Contest
To elevate my horizon#WhyIHike #contest
It’s so easy for me to get down on myself and feel like things aren’t going the way I planned. But lately I’ve tried to remind myself that I am doing something that nobody in this world has EVER done. I am living MY life, and that’s pretty damn special. It’s kind of wonderful to not know what the future holds. It’s kind of rewarding to get over the bumps in the road and see growth from them. It’s kind of bad ass that I’m doing the best I can, learning from my mistakes, meeting wonderful people and still finding a ray of sunshine in even the cloudiest of days. ☀️✨ • www. destinationsofdani.com • • • #destinationsofdani #destinationunknown #chasehappiness #wildernessbabes #likeamountaingirl #trekkingtoes #explorealberta #kananaskis #hikealberta #choosemountains #passionpassport #whateveryouradventure #whyihike #theoutbound #adventurelife #girlswhoexplore #findyourwild
“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” #VincentVanGogh
I’m a simple soul and pretty easy to please. Give me views, soft hues and cold brews and I’m a happy camper. Those kinds of rewards are (1.) totally worth the extra pack weight and (2.) one of the reasons behind #WhyIHike . Of course, you don’t need alcohol (La Croix, anyone?) to feel the feels. Just that fading sun on your smiling face and a mountain that changes colors as the minutes slowly pass. Sure makes me appreciate these real special places. ✨ What are your reasons for getting outside? I’ve partnered with @eddiebauer this summer to help get y’all to join the conversation! I know each of you has your own magical reason for taking to the trail. Share your stories and tag your photos @eddiebauer , #WhyIHike + #Contest to be eligible to win a $100 EB Gift Card. One grand prize winner will receive an amazing hiking adventure for two! Each month @eddiebauer Will choose the top 25 photos to receive a gift card and may be featured on the EB Instagram page. So get out there and get inspired, friends! #EBContributor #LiveYourAdventure #sponsored
Heard my old hood of Whistler is feeling the effects of the forest fires. Hope all are safe and these fires get put out soon. Here’s an view I used to see almost everyday. #bc #britishcolumbia #canada # #forest #woods #trees #nature #wilderness #hike #trail #canon #canonphotography #canoncanada #views #photography #bcisbeautiful #bclove #bcisawesome #explorebc #whyihike #narcityvancouver
Hiking mountains is like a checklist, you check them off and if you love the mountain, you take your friends again and check it off twice. You’ll always find your way to go back to those places that made you feel like you can accomplish anything. You might not be able to move mountains, but climbing over them is just as good.... If not better 💕 Prairie View Trail to Jewell Pass
Arguably the longest, slowest, flattest 2mi of my entire life but after 3 months I'M OFFICIALLY WALKING WITHOUT CRUTCHES 🎉 @jessikocher thanks for the company 😍 #whyihike #forceofnature #optoutside
Quandary, you were one hell of a hike. Honestly not for the faint of heart trying a 14er for the first time, but summiting truly felt like crossing a finish line. ⛰🏅🤘🏽 • • • #14er #14ersofcolorado #colorado #coloradoliving #whyihike #rei #dannerboots #getoutside #explore #hike #takeahike #quandary #breckenridge #finishline #vagaryvice #happy
Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. #JackKerouac
Not long now until we are back on the road, back to the Adirondacks for some classic favorite trails and of course to roam along some new (to me!) trails!! .. Camping under the stars at Lake Colden with Ciara, Boone & Crockett - something I have been waiting for since the first time I trekked through! .. A week fueled by laughter and @muirenergy .. muscles kept happy by @runnershighherbals and sleeping cozy with some help from @campmor .. . . .. #getoutmor #catchthehigh #fuelyouradventure #highpeaks #adk #hikeny
Our first #pctdays event was a huge success! For all of those who stopped by and said hello, thank you! Don't forget, it's not too late to enjoy the friends and family event! @eddiebauer @makeworkanadventure @brooke_weeber @kiah_mac_ @ionamber #pct2018 #whyihike #ebassociate #contest #liveyouradventure #livethebrand #shawnputmeinthecatalog #columbiarivergorge #somanygreenbags #alltherightgear #furryfriends
We almost froze our faces off and there was definitely more scrambling than we expected for a class 2 hike but would you look at these views?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @cdilz
#whyihike sisterly bonding time!
When it comes to hiking long-distance trails, there are 2 main challenges to overcome, the physical and the mental. When a trail is young, the challenge is more mental. In this stage of an adventure, the more wild the trail is, the more mentally challenging it can be. On an older and more established trail however, the mental challenges are much less and it becomes more of just a physical endeavor. In other words, on a trail such as the PCT you have the physical challenge, of course, but with so many town guides, apps, signs, water caches, and other people out there to provide a sense of certainty - the mental challenge has been all but eliminated. What's my point here? Developed trails can be completed without the mental skills or anxieties that are needed or experienced on a younger or lesser developed trail. This is why completing both physical AND mental challenges before showing up to a multi-month hike is key; and why I believe, harder long-distance trails can be completed without having done any of the Triple Crown trails first. You see, I've seen greenhorns go black diamond on their first run and excel and I've also seen triple crowners go black diamond for the first time and turn into a disaster. Because it's not about how many miles you've done, it's about how much trail skill you have. Before you show up, know that you can handle a 20-mile + waterless (or whatever the biggest is that your adventure requires), know that your navigation abilities are on point for when there's no signs or footprints to follow, and have your game dialed as far as sustaining your health and energy. Once you have the skills and experience to face both the physical AND mental aspects of the journey, you'll be ready to handle any trail - regardless of it's difficulty rating. Mental aspects of the journey include. Navigating. Maintaining self-confidence. Gaining knowledge of what's ahead. Managing food and water. Physical aspects of the journey include. Distance. Elevation. Duration. Somedays I want a vacation trail but on others I want to test my skills. #wholefoodhiker #hikinghowto #trailgrades #whyihike #vacationtrails #adventuretrails #survivalmissions
Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life... for it too shall pass. Siffleur Falls Trail Alberta #siffleurfalls #hikingadventures #hikealberta #mountainriver #everymoment #albertahikes
If your soul is weary and in need of something you can't quite put your finger on, maybe it's time to go back to the basics. Spending time in nature has a way of nourishing the soul. I took this picture right at Siffleur Falls. The trail goes on further but unfortunately I wasn't able to venture out this way that day. My Step Dad has rode these trails hundreds of times ever since he was a kid hunting with his father. I feel so blessed and fortunate to have a father figure in my life that appreciates the great outdoors so much. Every year he ventures out alone with a couple pack horses to go hunting for days and sometimes weeks. I don't know about you but I think its the most bad ass thing ever. One day I hope to do the same 🙌 Siffleur Falls Trail - Alberta #siffleurfalls #mountainpath #lifepath #backtobasics #albertahikes
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