It was cold and frosty this morning headed to the river. Breathing in the crisp air brought a sense of awakening to my mind and body. No cameras to record the day, only my phone.... to just fish without an agenda. As I turn another year older, my mind feels like a time of renewal is on the horizon. There's allot of ideas and plans for the coming year... but now what I need is space. Space to breath, refocus, plan for those ideas to come to fruition, and take time to just be for a week or two. Limiting time on social media, putting pen or brush to paper, and spending time "finding direction" for my future goals and plans is happening.... and I'm excited for the next chapter in my life... whatever that may hold.
I can't go exploring until this weekend and it feels sooo close yet so far away 🙃⌛
I think I'll keep myself busy until then with planning a new adventure for my Summer vacation. (Now THAT seems far away!)
Give me some location inspiration!
What trail has been your all time favorite? #hiker#hikers#mountainlife#outdoorresearch#instamountain#hikingthemidwest #
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Morning warmth sliding in. Teleporting my coffee here instead of in front of empty lunch boxes and two ratty overtired exhausted kids desperate for the school year to end! 😣
1 333 hours ago
Tent is pitched and we’re ready-to-brew with our Pocket PourOvers – a new way to brew coffee wherever you wander.
2 823 hours ago
Next year as an organization we will completing the Southern California @sixpackofpeaks challenge. We understand that in order to encourage others to opt outside we must lead by example. It will also give an opportunity for individuals to hike in a group setting and develop some camaraderie with other fellow hikers.⠀
We will be organizing monthly hikes which will be lead by our Founder & President @outdoor.patriot. Upcoming hike details will be posted in our FB page, stayed tuned! ⠀ #hiking4heroes#sixpackofpeaks
7 833 hours ago
Garner State Park, Texas! Worth the drive.
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Annual Gonzalez sisters Trip. We drove all around Texas and found some beautiful spots. Garner Sate Park, Lost Maples, and Kerrville.
Back to Glacier National Park. It was around noon. We were 4 hours and 7 miles out of 13 into our hike. I was getting tired and the sun was shining from above. We almost reached the chalet which had a bathroom and several benches to sit and rest. I had packed my camera up at this point because the light was so harsh and the scenery looked basically the same. With no clouds to diffuse any of the harsh sunlight, conditions were awful to even attempt a shot. ( Even with clouds, it would be very difficult in mid-day light.) However, while walking, there was a shimmer in the distance, right on Heaven’s Peak. I can remember it like it was yesterday. Shimmers that made the mountainside look like sheets of silver. I couldn’t resist. I had to take it. I had never seen anything like it, The way the light reflected off the snow and ice, if the mountain creating plates that shone in broad daylight. All I remember is getting my camera and firing away. Space was no longer a concern. I HAD to have this and I couldn’t get enough. The mountain looked like a glimmer out in the distance. What surprised me was that after around 10 minutes, the glimmering stopped and the sliver sheets disappeared, diffusing into dullness. The shimmering was so fleeting. One second, it was present, making the mountain look surreal and just as quickly as it appeared, it vanished as if to thin air. It wasn't until it ended did I understand the special event I had experienced.
I had to whip out the telephoto for this one. The mountain was all the way out in the distance, its shimmers only catching the peripheral of my eye. It was like a diamond, glinting in the distance. Even with the tele, the sides of Heaven’s Peak look like legitimate sheets of silver. It was mind-blowing and I remember just going to town with the shutter button. The angle the sun was hitting must’ve been perfect because the shimmering disappeared around 10 minutes after I initially spotted it. I just wanted to capture the phenomenal details I saw. Look at the mountainside and tell me this isn’t incredible.
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The trails are open after the rains and they smell fantastic!
Peace. Tranquility. Serenity. One does not realise how important they are in our current over plugged in fast paced life.
Not if, but when you make the time to unplug and switch off all connection from the internet and smoke chugging world- and go hike up into the mountains and hills - do you realise how badly you need it.
The tranquility you get in such places is unquie, and unlike no other. The organic food tastes so much more natural. The clean crisp air cleans out your lungs and your soul. The mesmerizing scenery calms ones mind and eyes. The peace is so hard to describe and can only be felt.
One of Odin’s ravens roaming the ice worlds⠀
Did you see what I did yesterday? I announced a photographic sailing trip in east Greenland for September 2020. I’m massively excited about this and I hope some of you are too. There’s a link in my bio to read more about it. I think you should do that
Georgia ★ lifeinstants.com/travel ★ Lovers, brothers, friends, even thoughts. Split forever but still close to each other. Distant but respectful. Beautiful and unique in their difference. Nature and humans, together.
Maybe a little late in life for this lesson but I just learned that the right side of your body is your masculine side and the left is your feminine side.
I’m trying to pay more attention to my body since I started yoga again, but a very random thought just popped into my head - I know a lot of us have a “good” side and I wonder... I know it’s partially vanity because we just think we look better from a certain angle, but does that reflect on which energy we carry and identity with more?