Since I didn’t have baby this trip, I wanted to do all the hikes with ropes and my arms were hating me for it 😂 spending most my life playing soccer, I’ve never had upper body strength but I’m determined to fix that 😂
it’s been a crazy couple weeks shooting so many different projects and events that it’s finally nice to sit down! Looking forward to more adventures up in the mountains, here’s a shot of Moraine Lake looking as gorgeous as always!
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I ate spicy chicken chipotle pasta from the Cheesecake Factory in this meadow and am not ashamed to admit that.
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I think this is called an inky cap. You can eat it, but if you drink alcohol with or after it, you will be sicker than a dog.
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A beautiful 2 hour walk to find these swimming holes near San Gil.
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The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see ~ Albert Einstein
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Give a girl a boat, backpack, boots and bikini... and she can go anywhere
One of my most memorable moments this summer was learning to packraft last month and I’m excited to share my experience with you guys! Blog will be live tomorrow at noon!
🏷Get 10% off all @kokopellipackraft with code: followtiffanysjourney
Trust us - this is going to be one of the most memorable trips! Join us - visit our page @getgonecouplesretreat for all the details
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Pool views are also unbeatable 😍 check out our page for the full puzzle and all the deets.
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Villa Details. tl;dr its PHENOMENAL! Located in the hills of Thailand and never ending views of the ocean - perfect spot for sunsets.
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8.22.19 | Telluride Sunset 😍
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This past weekend was very challenging. We drove 6+ hours in total to visit the Washington coast, literally EVERYTHING was booked out and we couldn’t secure a camping permit so we slept >5 hours in our car, and the weather did NOT go as planned for the content we needed. It was one of those weekends where it seemed like everything was working against us!
But even after all that, it felt so nice to unwind next to warm, ocean views like this with a cold @StellaArtois in hand. Life is about the little things. The small successes. Take it in and enjoy it when you can. Shout out to @caseymolenaar for serenading me. He’s always the best at making me feel better. 😍
PS — I took these images with my tripod and shutter remote, check out my stories for BTS! #StellaMoments#SummerLikeVacation#sponsored
I’m pretty sure I don’t have finger prints anymore after last weeks climb 🤘🥰
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Warning, mushy post alert!!! 4 years together and this coming this fall, @thisvibebaby will make ours a family of four. Happy Anniversary my 💯 and I hope you're ready for your new nickname #babydaddy .
The man that makes all the adventures happen! To tell you the truth I chickened out on continuing to climb so we made this our summit. We had set out to do 10 more pitches (mostly traversing). Starting our day at 5am and turned around at 1pm. I couldn’t image what the day would have looked like if we continued other than many more tears and feeling of complete exhaustion. I am proud of OUR summit!
Didn’t do much scrambling this summer but it was beautiful when I did! #ScramblesSWBC
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Day 2. 🛠🧰
Made it about 30 miles but hey who’s counting when you have a million to go.
The new heater wasn’t working and the brakes smelled hot. ☹️
So, we stopped and found coveralls so Cota could crawl under the truck in the dirt and fix everything. Sticky brake caliper all sanded and lubed and appears to NOT be sticking now. Ducting for heater straightened out and new fuel filter seems to have done the trick. 🙏🏽 gawd, he’s amazing.
Really bad country playlist on our bluetooth speaker, smoked salmon snacks and cocktails will get us through the rest of the night. Tomorrow- onward!
Sharing a place that shaped my growth with my awesome friend @mountainmind .
This route was the first route I ever climbed 8 years ago. I remember the fog being so bad we couldn't see 20 feet thus removing all the exposure and all the views. This experience and the many others that Stoney took me on taught me another way to look at mountains. To me, this was the doors opening a world of climbing. I'm grateful as I make the long journey to be IMFGA certified guide.
Last photo from my 1st lead.
I think that nationally, most people always think everything outdoors is always better out west and specifically, not the east coast. Early on in my adventure interests I was definitely among those that believed this. I think the biggest reason for this is that the Northeast just hasn’t had much of a media presence in the outdoor industry. Whether it was the big mountain locations or the stretches of unpopulated remote landscapes, I didn’t think anything on the east coast compared. And seeing the Milky Way was definitely in that mix. The first time I really saw the Milky Way in person was absolutely mind blowing. And then I learned how to watch forecasts and understand the conditions needed to see the Milky Way and the sheer amount of stars that are visible in the Northeast. I have still barely witnessed anything outside of the Northeast compared to what I would like to, but there’s no doubt that the east coast, and the white mountains in particular, is a special place that I have fallen in love with and am proud to call home. And I think that slowly but surely, the media is beginning to come around as well
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness., And many of our people need it sorely in these accounts.” ~ Mark Twain
There is nothing quite like travel to open up the mind and expand your horizons. To come across new people, cultures, foods, and experiences can enrich you like nothing else. It also helps to connect you with people that can expand your ideas, viewpoints, and knowledge. What are you waiting for?
Views like this are humbling and I think thats why so many seek it out. It helps us appreciate what's around us and helps us realize that we owe it to this beautiful planet.
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I have found that if you love life, life will love you back! ❤️
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Sometimes the best camping can be found in the backyard. Sure it helps to have a backyard view like this but just sleeping in a tent and hanging outside is a sure way to have some fun and enjoy any little bit of nature you can. Also you get the added benefit of being close to an actual bathroom!
Have you ever gotten a full nights sleep and still woken up feeling exhausted? Is it something that happens regularly? Do you feel like you just can’t seem to catch up? I feel you.
I have always been the queen of burning myself to the ground... that whole “rest when you are dead” mentality... and then I got diagnosed with hashimotos and the reality of what I’d been doing all those years had caught up to me.
I know on this app it looks like I am constantly on the go... like I’m always pushing myself and finding new edges... and in a lot of ways I am, but I’ve actually slowed way down this year and become way more intentional with my energy.
I’m home in Colorado today for literally one day before I head back out on my next trip and you know what I did today? Mellow yoga, a facial, and acupuncture. I intentionally used today as a way to rest and restore before I leave again. I’ve also incorporated intentional rest every day in the form of at least 30 mins yoga nidra (which is a deeply restorative yoga practice). I don’t do a million things in one day anymore either. I might do yoga or hike or climb but not all three and if I do a big day I take 1-2 days after to rest.
It’s easy to take these bodies for granted when things are going well but as much as we like to think we are, we are not made like the energizer bunny. Rest is soooo essential. It took me getting an autoimmune condition to really acknowledge that. What about you? What are your favorite ways to rest and restore? (Photo by @evan_soroka)
What size pack do you take on day trips?!
I’ve had some many questions about this pack!! I’ll start by saying this is not sponsored. This pack is actually a running vest! When I first bought it I didn’t intend to use it for anything other than running. It’s too comfy and convenient not to take it hiking and biking though. This is an Ultra Spire pack that I bought locally at Spry.
I like that the bear spray doesn’t dangle off the chest strap, the pack has 8 pockets on the front and sides that you can easily put snacks, keys, cameras, and whatever else you want to have easy access to on the trail without taking your pack off. It’s big enough for a few layers and a 2 L bladder in the back. I love it so far!! Happy hiking Instagram!
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This view was my goal for the weekend. We had already backpacked our way roughly 16km amongst beautiful mountain passes, through vast meadows full of colourful alpine flowers, and found our way from the inside of lush green forests to the lakeshores of sparkling alpine lakes. The beauty was evident and all around us, but I had my sights set on seeing it all from a bird’s eye view. We bushwhacked and scrambled our way up boulder fields and steep slopes to catch this stunning view and were able to snap a few pics just before the storm rolled back in for the evening. It’s these adventures that make every ounce of meticulous planning, careful packing, all of the heavy weight carried and the long road trips worth every second 💜 I’m off on another backpacking trip this weekend (perhaps the last of the summer?), and couldn’t be more stoked. What are your weekend plans?
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You guys rock, seriously. I never anticipated my account growing to this size, I only knew I wanted to create content that shared more than just a grip n’ grin. A sweet fish shot is great and all, but show me the journey it took you to get there. It became more about showcasing the adventure to me, not just a highlight reel but being vulnerable with you guys and sharing the messy, real, raw as hell moments too. So thanks for being cool and supporting my little adventure over here in Colorado. For the kind words, support and endless encouragement on all of my posts. ✨ So friends, whether you’ve been following along for years or perhaps just recently started, I want to see which of my insta friends actually even reads my posts! I’d love to hear where you guys are from or just simply say hi! Comment below. I’ll go first, I’m based out of Basalt, Colorado! (Photo: @_genevieve.cs_ ) @stiomountain@waderods@frdmgear@postflyinc
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We were the first ones up here for the morning. We had the whole place to ourselves for awhile. I went into deep thought, I don’t often do; and I thought about how lucky I am to appreciate things like this in today’s world. Photo by @jeremy.kosick Edit by Me
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“My outdoors life for me looks like taking beautiful walks through Discovery Park with my wife, hiking to the top of mountains and peaks with my community, and connecting in nature with the creator who created all that I enjoy around me. To be an Unlikely Hiker means for me to be someone who resists and defies the stereotype that African-Americans and other POC can’t enjoy the outdoors, be mountaineers and belong in a space that has historically excluded them because of racial segregation laws. The outdoors for me is a place where I find rest from the culture around me that says that my identity comes from what I do. It is a place that reminds me that beauty is found in the ordinary. I want my life to bear witness to the reality that we as a people can get outside, resist and defy these stereotypes.” –– Phil | he/him/his | @philliplewis_
📍Mount St. Helens, Washington. This land belongs to the Cowlitz and possibly other tribes. #mountsthelens
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[Image description: person crouches a bit for photo near very edge of the giant crater of Mount St. Helens summit revealing a dramatic drop. He is smiling widely and giving two thumbs up.]