This past weekend I climbed 3 mountains in Texas in 3 days. #EmoryPeak in #BigBendNational Park on Saturday #GuadalupePeak in #GuadalupeMountains National Park on Sunday and #NorthFranklinMountain in Franklin Mountain State Park on Monday. I don't know if anyone has done this before in successive days but overall it was 27 miles of trail and climbing on mountains 100's of miles apart. It was my personal 3 peak challenge and I admit it kicked my butt. These are photos I took with my #Canon#EOSRebelT6i Saturday and Sunday morning.
We made it up Emory Peak and back in under five hours! Gorgeous views and even found some fall color.
Now we just have to bike 6 more miles and a few thousand vertical feet back to Brucie 😂 #furaks#summit#emorypeak
I just had to share this photo!
Micah, the photographer, was phenomenal! 📸 He captured some beautiful moments that I'll never forget.
For me, this was when I was unfortunately in such a predicament upon summeting Emory Peak.
I was encumbered with moments of adversity that kept me from being free like a bird at the top. 🦅⛰️🥺 BUT, at least I made it!
I wasn't able to stand where this guy, "ayeayeaye" was, but it's all good. 😆
I was just grateful to look at this sunrise! 🌄
It was absolutely worth hiking in the dark, underneath the beautiful, star-lit skies. 🌌
I was also very nauseous that morning. 😩
This hike was definitely a challenge. The views though we're awe-inspiring. It only made me that much more grateful to be a child of God. His world of art is so breathtaking. Once I saw this sunrise, it made it known to me once again that "what's within is you is stronger than what's in your way." I wasn't going to let my moment of despair keep me from reaching the top, lol. It was no joke, hard.
Metaphorically, we can all summit our own peaks if we push past the barriers. We really are strong when we dig deep from within. ❣️ Stay strong y'all! If you're like me and have tons of anxiety, just take it one day at a time. Don't overthink and just push past the fears. #ThatSunriseThough#emorypeak#bigbendnationalpark#texas#conquer#persevere#strength#digdeep#summetingpeaks#climbthatmountain#GodIsMyStrength#Faith#expeditions#goodbyeanxiety#outdoortherapy 😮👀😍
In a world of chaos and constant stimulation, it’s hard to quite the mind and think. Getting into nature offers a way to find some silence and clarity necessary to focus on the bigger picture. With the speed of life these days, we seem to overwhelm ourselves with daily stressors but with the clarity we gain from hiking and exploring we allow inspiration to pour in. ✨ when was the last time you got out in nature? 🏜 Reminiscing on the memories of hiking Emory’s Peak ⛰ located in Big Bend National Park, it’s the highest peak in the Chisos Moutains, 7, 825 feet.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The wind will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir
Photo by @Spono. Good morning and happy #EarthDay from #EmoryPeak in #BigBendNationalPark ! I had the opportunity to spend a week camping throughout the amazing park for my 30th bday and was blown away by the vastness, solitude, and epic vistas the park threw at us. We left camp at 5:45 am to scramble up to the top in the dark just to catch hints of #sunrise as winds and fog rolled through. It was a beautiful site to see, but couldn't help but notice all the notches and initials left in this old soul tree on the top. The best part of nature is it's raw unfiltered and untouched beauty. I hope everyone out there stays to #LeaveNoTrace practices so we can keep Mother Nature happy! Happy trails everyone! #NationalParkWeek#FindYourPark#BigBend#BigBendNationalPark#ChisosMountains#Chisos#Texas
When I started the ascent at Big Bend (I’m talking less than a mile in), I had a thought of “is this a good idea?” I hadn’t trained, I didn’t really think about what was involved. Needless to say, I wasn’t mentally or physically prepared. Three days to cover the area mapped out, and less than 30 minutes in, I was wondering if I should just stop.
How much do you let your mind dictate what you do, and, more importantly, what you DON’T do? Had I listened to my brain, I wouldn’t have been able to make it to the top of the mountain.