Fishing gets me into the wilderness and it's amazing! It's so easy to make excuses to not go outside because of the weather or being tired, and this whole YouTube gig throws all those excuses out the window! Today was a half day in 20mph wind, snow and sleet without a shelter. But it still was an amazing day!
I’m now officially done school, I’m a qualified Personal Trainer, & I’ve been approved a 12 month extended stay in Australia.
So what’s next on the agenda for me?
I actually have no idea 😂 the last thing that holds me down on the Gold Coast is a lease till mid February.
I plan to stay on the Goldie for another 3 months to continue my training with the amazing, one and only @taylorcecil & and then start to explore some new trails and regions of Aus that I haven’t yet galavanted.
It’s difficult to plan anything because I have to be aware of changing environmental circumstances. I need to be mindful of fires and summer heat for one.
Not having a plan is terrifying. I’m not really used to it and it’s uncomfortable. I don’t want to be stuck without a proper place to camp or sleep for example. I have lots of fears and reservations about just packing up my car and ‘figuring it out’ but I know I am resourceful and find a way to make shit work.
So here’s to going after what scares me most, because that’s what I’m meant to do, and where the adventure is, that’s where the mind and body are fully challenged and alive, and that’s where you meet the grace and beauty of humanity. Stoked for what the next 12 months bring. Whatever it be, here we go⛱
HEART LAKE TRAIL FROM CASTLE LAKE Oct 2019
Distance: 2 miles RT
Elevation: 6,136 ft
Elevation Gain: 682 ft
Dog Friendly: ✔
Trail was hard to follow, but if you stick to the all trails app and you will be fine.
WHERE WE CAMPED
Sims Flat Campground in Castella
Elevation: 1,600 fk ft
Flush toilets: ✔
Piped water: ✔
Picnic table: ✔
Fee: $15/night, no reservations. Beautiful spacious sites with trees everywhere and a hill as your backdrip. You can hear the train and cars go by on the freeway, but I didn’t mind it.
Because it’s not enough to love wild places → you have to fight to preserve them.
While I’m all about designing websites for adventurous activists, artists, and athletes, I recognize that we would have no beautiful places to recreate without the policies that keep these places protected.
Beyond your obstacles, there is success.————————————————————— I just love, love, and I’ll say it again, love these SoCal sunsets! 😍
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How cute 🐶🐶🐶Wishing you an amazing Sunday! 🌞
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Of the many falls we visited on Cebu Island, this was my favorite. No photoshop necessary... we truly had this beauty all to ourselves. #findingaltitude
If you haven’t watched the short film I made about my fall adventures the link is in my bio! This will be the last post about it I promise! I started filming for a winter short and I’m really excited for what I have to come:) stay tuned!
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Sunday sunset. Winter can be so brown and dreary. I’m looking to sunsets to add the color in my life I always crave during the winter.
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The weather channel keeps predicting snow in Denver, but two days in a row now it hasn't happened! If it's going to be cold it should at least be snowy.
So here I am sharing photos of warmer days on Guanella Pass with this cute little trio. Ya'll I will need to channel my inner warmth tomorrow for a snowy proposal in the mountains!
On site makeup services: @sabrinadeemermakeup
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This view from @montesanostatepark is hard to beat, especially at sunset. Glad I got to make my way up there a couple of weekends ago. Thanks for organizing this trip @kyle_rossi_ ! I'm excited to see this trip through your lens!
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Such a happy baby 😍
This is how she looks when she thinks Aspen is chasing her (in actuality Aspen is always just running past her lol)
The most snow I’ve ever seen in my life was at @MountRainierNPS.❄️ The best part of it was, we visited in March expecting Spring hiking and instead experienced tons of snow & sledding for the first time!😍🛷 haha. Us inexperienced Texas were in for such an incredible surprise and it’s a trip that I’ll always cherish.☃️⠀
Have you experienced any sort of winter hiking in the snow?🥾 Tell me all about your favorite snowy excursions.🤗💖
Before the big melt... Tonight = fondue, Shalini style! 😋 🧀
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We're a small team here at Blenders HQ. There are 30 of us in our San Diego offices putting in the work every day to spread the Blenders Psyche. Whether it be design, customer service, video production, or company culture, we show up because we love what we do and those passions have led us to our work family at Cass St. It hasn't always been easy - there were definitely times of trial and error where we had to learn from our mistakes. However, every step along this journey - from our early beginnings when @chasefisher first began slanging sunglasses from his backpack at SDSU to where we are now expanding our possibilities and stoke around the world - would not have been possible without passion fueling everything we do here at Blenders. //
Photo: @nineteenphoto #blenderseyewear
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This definitely tops the list of one of my favorite moments this year for many reasons.
Yes, the water really is that blue! And there is a reason they call the “green season” in Costa Rica. The first photo was taken with my Sony A7iii. The second two photos were taken on my go pro and I did very little editing to the photos so you could see what it looked like from the camera.
Not only was this waterfall absolutely stunning, we hiked in a full on down pour! The slight blurriness in the go pro photos is because it was impossible to keep water off my lens!
For a behind the scenes view of the hike, watch a clip of my cousin and I hiking through the rainforest on the way to this waterfall.
There’s so much power in stillness ❄️ In a world that is so busy it’s more important than ever to pause and appreciate the quiet moments. Breathe it all in, let gratitude flow through you, and then absorb that feeling into your memory forever ✨
Exploring the outdoors and being out in nature is one of my favorite things. It’s good to get away from the city and get out there. Going on an adventure with my trusty pack by @matador.up. It’s the perfect travel companion.
Like most things the internet touches, Instagram has had a non-neutral effect on Hawaii; neither all bad nor all good, but not neutral either. Seeing it through other people’s eyes on Instagram made me rediscover the jaw-dropping raw beauty of an inspirational land to which I had grown too accustomed, and it made me recognize just how lucky I was to grow up on a community-driven rock in the middle of the ocean. Social media has finally brought a bit more attention to the injustices indigenous Hawaiians have had to endure for hundreds of years. Instagram has also turned unaware people into environmentalists because experiencing Hawaii is equivalent to enlisting in a universal call to arms to protect places like it. Yet the inherently generous desire for aloha spirited Hawaiians to share what they have with strangers is not without unintended impact. The sheer amount of trash we see on previously pristine hiking trails and oceans show that the growth of tourism is not without consequences for the people and the land. And this is more than the bland local complaint that quiet, wild places used to be quieter and wilder. There is a legitimate debate about whether we are all automatically better off when we have more skyscrapers and more luxury brand stores on the island. In a moment of such economic largesse from tourism, there is a real debate whether the surge in economic investment is benefiting anyone but the already affluent in Hawaii. The poverty rate has declined over the years to be sure, but 14% of people in Paradise still live in poverty, and they are disproportionately indigenous. The basic defense of globalization is that while there are always winners and losers, it is inevitable, and anyway, we are overall better off as a whole. Sure. But when I think of Hawaii, I can’t help but think it does not have to be that way. We can share that which we love and be open for business to the world, without devastating the land and without leaving some of us behind. Tourism can be an act of diplomacy rather than an act of resource extraction. If we share the benefits with those among us who never got the same opportunities, the effect is sustainable.
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Inside the ice cave. I’ll never forget the incredible moments spent in that magic place🖤
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