#momlife : learning to do everything again but with less sleep and a little needy human that wants you to have an endless supply snacks. Luckily the little needy human loves you endlessly (as long as there is snacks) and makes it all worth it. 📸: @thecolemancollection
HEY Y'ALL, I HAVE SET UP A BLOG.
I ain't trying to become insta famous or an influencer. I simply want to share my adventures and thoughts with my family & friends.
The first post is simply about why I decided to move to Austria and my current thoughts on 'why not?'. Read the blog and you'll understand what I mean by that.
Go to my bio for the link 🙌 (yes, it's a free account and has a shitty domain but as I said, I'm not trying to become famous 😝). And PS, it looks MUCH better on a desktop.
I'll be posting whenever I have time/feel like it so stay tuned to read about all my crazy adventures!
A pinch me moment at lake Moraine. Picture-postcard perfect, this just might have been my favourite lake on our Rocky trip - a close call with Peyto 😍. In addition to its beauty, the parking was a breeze, there were chipmunks scurrying all over the place and most of the tourists must have got stuck at lake Louise 😄
DAY 3 - July 31, 2019: Instead of attempting Mt. Whitney, my dad and I agreed that he was going to slowly make his way to the portal and I was going to officially start my JMT journey. We said our goodbyes that morning and I headed north on my own. I needed to camp somewhere with a bear box so I made my way towards Tyndall Creek. Along the way, I passed through the Bighorn Plateau. This beautiful, desolate place felt like Mars. At one point, I thought it was a good idea to kneel down to take a photo of some wildflowers with my backpack on. Unfortunately, my pack was too heavy to stand up and I fell backwards like a pathetic turtle, tweaking my left knee. This injury caused by a stupid decision would haunt me for the rest of my trip. Later that day, I came across my first sketchy river crossing, Tyndall Creek. I met a group of hikers who told me it would be best to continue up trail about a quarter mile to find a safer crossing where a series of small “islands” shortened the amount of fjording needed. I found the recommended crossing but it sure didn’t make me feel any better! After notifying my loved ones of the crossing, I unbuckled my pack and slowly made my way across. The first half was not too bad, but during the second half the current was much stronger and white caps made it impossible to see where to take my next step. I attempted to move my foot through the water and slipped, lurching forward and spraining my toe. I froze, afraid to try moving again. Do I wait for someone to come along to help? I took a deep breath and re-centered myself. “You’re ok”, I told myself, “you aren’t going to freeze or drown just standing here. Take your time.” I took another breath and kept going, finally reaching the other side of the creek. I walked back to the trail, finding the bear box and camp area. That night, two hikers would join me. David, from Germany, had not resupplied and was running low on food. I had brought waaaaay too much so i offered him a bag of snacks. He was so grateful that he gave me a pair of microspikes in return. This exchange would turn out to be a godsend for me.
Onion Valley, May 8, 2018, starting elevation 9,131 feet. My first failed attempt to "Hike," after receiving an invitation to hike the Half Dome in a year's time from the invite. I made it 3 miles into a 12 mile out & back trail, I left my house flustered, on a whim, no plan, no real gear, no knowledge of how to use the few tools I did have, nothing! And to top it all off, I stumbled upon snow. I don't think too much else has to be said or described to say, it kicked my butt. I left defeated, discouraged, regretful, angry and sad. I'll never forget the day....
The only thing I did know, I was hooked. I knew it in my heart that I would be back to finish what I had started, no matter what.
And the saga continued....continues.... #wildernessnation , #optoutside , #girlswhohike , #womenwhohike , #socalhiker , #easternsierrahiker , #shesnotlost , #sheexplores , #shehikes , #teambackdoor , #halfdometraining , #myhikingjourney , #wanderlust
The face you make when you finally see Peyto Lake 🤗 .
Little recap of yesterday: we got to see two of the places I was MOST excited to check out in Banff! As I mentioned yesterday, we started our day with a stunning sunrise at Moraine Lake. After getting our fill there, we headed onward to Peyto Lake (pictured here). It’s about a 10 minute walk to this overlook — check out this baby blue water 😍 from there we continued to the Bow Summit to get even better views! In total the whole hike was only 3 miles. Don’t miss this spot if you come to Banff ▸▸ in my opinion it’s the prettiest of all the glacier lakes! *Another tourist tip: go to the Upper Banff Hot Springs if you want some down time but a unique/fun experience!* .
Well friends, we are leaving Banff now to head north and set out for a backpacking trek in Tonquin Valley! So I may be off the grid for the next few days 🏔🥾✌🏼Thanks for following along y’all!!
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Traded in my backpack for something a little lighter😍