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Its okay, you're not alone - or at all wrong. Personally, the better I feel the more I feel like doing, and the more I do I just feel like doing even more.
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I’ve been having a hard time coming up with the words to express just how much this summit meant to me, so here’s some general thoughts 💭 Fuji via the Gotemba route in the off season is a big day - 8,200 feet of elevation gain over 5.5 miles, dealing with scree for the first few thousand feet (one step up, half a step sliding down), snow and crampons for the next section, and then adding in the work of being at elevation (topping out at 12,388 feet!). It’s rough. But 100% the hardest part for me was all mental, as it typically is. When we got to the section right before where we had turned around in years past I felt the anxiety start - heart beating fast, felt like I had to pee (this happen to anyone else?) and alllll of the self doubt came rushing in. Can I really do this if I’ve failed the last few times I’ve tried? What if I can’t keep up with Kyle? What if we don’t make it? Ugh. The worst. But Kyle, being the wonderful human that he is, is endlessly encouraging; always quick to boost my confidence, lessen my fears, and reassure me that we can turn around if I ever feel unsafe. He’s the best. After a minor panic attack we started up the next and final section. And the snow was incredible; so fun to crampon in and totally secure, the winds were low; no need to stress about blowing off the mountain, and best of all the sun was shining. And we got to the summit and back in one piece. I can do hard things, even when I think I can’t. And I will do hard things over and over and prove to myself that I’m capable. This summit was such a lesson in perseverance for me and I will always think back to it when I feel that self doubt creeping back in 🙃 so cheers to this big adventure and conquering the hard things! 🙌🏻
Today Ryan and I will celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was legit, a party and it was so much fun. We went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and we stayed in a place where we could look out on to the Piton mountains every morning. It was an incredible experience and I’ll never forget it. Can’t wait to go back 😉 #marriage
If you love something...if you have spent so much time out there noticing and understanding what it means to become indigenous to where you are, there’s a very odd process. I take pictures. I look them up. I try my very best to identify 10 more times. If I harvest anything, I ask and I only take a few leaves, if necessary. I read more about the ratio when making infusions or tinctures and salves...because I WANT to know. When you hike enough, your senses change. Every plant becomes entrusted to you and every animal is your hiking partner. .
week and that gets me excited. I’ve loved getting to experience the greatness that is our nations parks. They are beautiful, magnificent, awe-inspiring and so much more. .
Here’s a throwback to The Grand Canyon. For a long time I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to see so many parks and I’m so glad that I have. 🏔
One of the first breathtaking views during a grand loop tour around Mount Diablo State Park last week. I’ve been trying to up my game lately, increasing my mileage and elevation gain to get ready for some stellar summer hiking. It’s been pretty challenging finding hikes that are within a couple hours of the South Bay that are over 2500 feet elevation gain, but I’m learning that you can piece together a lot of undulating loops, like this one, to get it in. This hike was a 10.2 mile loop, 3500 feet elevation gain. I started from Juniper Campground and did a clockwise loop, hitting Eagle Peak, North Peak, and Mount Diablo. There were lots of beautiful wildflowers out, especially along the Bald Ridge Trail and Prospectors Gap Trail. And of course, lots of green :)
I use to live in Grand Teton National Park when my husband was a park ranger. We would go hiking or camping every weekend. The park was my backyard and I loved to play in it. Head down a trail for a mile and you were away from the crowds. Cascade Canyon is my favorite spot because you can see so many peaks along the trail and it leads to Lake Solitude. If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend going. Happy #NationalParkWeek
store supervisor. | #shemovesmountains
Who would've thought I'd be lying on my couch in rainy GA wishing I was still leading some of the best 5.8s in the NRG. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend of being terrified and talking to myself 60 feet off the ground💗📸 @bailamojojojo
Love her but leave her wild 🌲
I woke up this morning to a text from this lady asking how my weekend of lead climbing went and I almost cried. This community of climbers is 100% the most supportive, caring, and encouraging community I've ever found. I'm grateful for the women I've met along my travels and adventures, I don't know where I'd be without literally any of you at this point.
2 months ago I was in tons of pain, couldn’t climb, and was totally convinced I tore a rotator cuff muscle. Last week I finished my final PT session, was given the clear to climb hard again, and flashed a 12b at the motherlode (my first 12 ever!) I’m really psyched and proud of myself for listening to my body and taking time off to heal 💫 rest is best!
. 📷- @cabes_w
#redrivergorge #rrg #kentucky #motherlode
Let yourself be inspired everyday. Surround yourself with people who love and support and challenge you everyday. Together we make a difference! ❤ Together we make @inspire.ecoparticipation
🌸✌🌍 These past two days have been an amazing source of inspiration, friendship, learning...and slackline! For those of you who are going to be in Rome on the 25th, come visit us in Villa Borghese, or join us for a gorgeous CityTrek! We'll be waiting for you! #bereadytoclean #earthdayeveryday
Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat - Laura Ingalls Wilder ☀️ #earthday
I can't always just be on my bike. Did some backpacking training to get ready for our Memorial Day trip in the White Mountains. (See @followthebeartracks
I do own an Osprey) #outdoorwomen
If the mountains bow in reverence, so will I. 🌿 .
Happy Earth Day! This is one of my favorite spots in RMNP. We’re heading outdoors (obviously) to spend this GORGEOUS day doing what we love! Take care of this Earth so we can keep enjoying views & creation like this💛
from my adventure account -> @louise.e.upton
Happy Earth Day everyone 🌏 •
I am super grateful that I’ve been fortunate enough to live & explore it for 28 years now. 💕
Spending time in nature doing the activities that I love; snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, camping, and adventuring is where I am my happiest. It’s where I feel the most connected and grounded.💕
Let’s love and respect Earth more. Let’s keep her beautiful and clean so that many generations after us can continues live and enjoy all her beauties. ☺️
Feeling thankful for wonderful friends who are psyched to drive 5 1/2 hours to seize a beautiful bluebird Saturday✨🌎🌿Happy Earth day!
.The Motherlode - Red River Gorge.
WE DID IT! Our third attempt at an off season summit was a SUCCESS. More thoughtful caption to come as we are still basking in the afterglow of this day (read: we’re really, really tired) and reflecting on our experience 😍 SO STOKED, SO TIRED.
Have you ever wondered what goes in to making our national parks? @outsidemagazine
wrote an article discussing the process: federal law makers must first enact a law requiring the park service to examine the cultural, historical, environmental significance, and management options. Unfortunately there's often a backlog of recommendations. Parks can only be made through acts of congress, all though the president can dedicate land as a national monument without the department of the interior's approval. @nationalparkservice
currently comprises over 400 areas covering more than 84 million acres in 50 states. The difference between national parks and our public lands, are usually the protections. Public lands are owned by the federal government and are able to be sold or disposed of as they see fit. These lands still, often, contain cultural, historical, and environmentally significant areas, we just don't always bother paying attention and often take these places for granted as free camp grounds. Let's make an effort to learn more about the places we visit, protect the places we love, and overall be better to our lands. Happy 🌎 day 💚 #earthweek2018 #publiclandsproud
We’re a blur but I love my mountain buddy. 💛
As I am posted up due to an injury, I am reminded that just like nature, healing takes time. As my favorite quote says: “nature doesn’t hurry yet everything is accomplished.”
Taking in some Santa Fe art
1. This planet is a gift. And we are all so incredibly privileged to be able to hang out here for a little while. So. Incredibly. Privileged.
2. Littering is not an acceptable form of gratitude for this privilege. In fact, it’s a dick move. There are zero instances when leaving your trash on the trails, at the beach, on the summit, in the ditch is acceptable. Zero. So maybe try something different, like packing out what you pack in. You know, because that’s nice. And respectful. It requires exactly zero extra effort and it’s the right thing to do.
You can just BARELY see the stars in this photo. They're in that upper right hand corner. I have other photos where the sky is peppered with stars and I'm constantly impressed with @katcarney
and her star trails #goals
💫 The funny lighting in this photo is caused, partially, by light pollution from El Paso. Light pollution, while maybe not an obvious health threat, effects our circadian rhythms which, according to the Dark Sky Association effects our ability to produce melatonin which helps us sleep, boosts our immune system, lowers cholesterol, and helps the functionality of various organs. Additionally, light pollution effects the natural environment around us, throwing off the wildlife's ability to discern the difference between night and day in some areas of the world, most notably baby sea turtles and migratory birds. 🐢🦆 Don't feel like addressing this at a political level? Try installing efficient outdoor lighting and don't leave your lights on when you aren't home or sleeping! 🌘✨ #earthweek2018
Sometimes the plan is to wing it. So even if it’s the shore of a cold glacially-formed lake, a beach is a beach— perfect for an impromptu music session to finish off a day of hiking. 🌲 🎶 🌲
🕶 by @rootedshade
use code vagabond10 for a lil treat 😎
Weekends are for the woods 🏕
Shoulder season makes me antsy! Come on glorious rays of sunshine, melt that winter snowpack so I can get back to more rad days in the mountains like this one! 👆🏼P.S. this gal and I have more hilarious self-timer moments than I can count 🤣
Thumbs up for Friday 👍🏼, thumbs down for tree carvers !!! 👎🏼
Anyone want to send Ryan some clothes to hike in? He literally has two shirts (he had 3 but he lost one) and one pair of pants 😂. Bless him.
Our last stop on the way back from our Big Sur Coastal Highway drive was a bluffside restaurant called Nepenthe. We felt like we were back in Kemer, Turkey, eating gozleme :)
It’s 3am and we’re on our way to climb Mount Fuji for the last time (for now). We’ve been trying to come to terms with the end of our adventures in Japan - this seems like a pretty good one to end on! Weather looks like it’s on our side today, wish us luck! 🗻
We have a very special (and important) woman to tell you about for today’s Feature Friday... Earth Day edition! This is Daisy Martinez @minimalisttrailrunner
and she is the founder at @TrashFreeEarth.
Here is more about Daisy and how she has coordinated the collection of over 30,000 lbs of litter from our trails in just three years! A huge thanks to her and all of our stewards as we celebrate Earth Day this weekend!
“I am an environmentalist and ultra trail runner who aspires to save the earth by being the change I wish to see. I dream of traveling the world, running on beautiful mountains, and inspiring others to care for the environment.
In 2015, I founded @TrashFreeEarth
, which is an environmental non-profit organization that advocates for a sustainable trash free environment through education and environmental stewardship like hosting trail cleanups.
believes that every person in this world has the power to make a difference. If we want to see change in the world, we must become the change we wish to see. We cannot change other people's behavior; we can only influence it for the better by leading and being beacons of our mission.
In almost three years we have hosted over 50 cleanups which mainly have been on the trails and removed over 30,000 pounds of litter. All this has only been possible with the help of our community especially the volunteers who donate their time to our cause. By hosting cleanups we have been able to showcase the power of our movement through teamwork and collaboration.”