Looking back over old adventures makes me realise that mountain tops make me feel I look in this picture.
Stay at home so we can all get out sooner #stayathome #staythefuckhome
📷 On Mt Bealey, December 21st 2019
4 422 hours ago
Man, this was still one of the coolest day trips I’ve been on. I remember leaving pretty late on a Friday night to catch one of the last trains heading out of Seoul down to Gwangju. We arrived around 2:30am and had to kill time at the empty train station for about 3 hours (we tried to take naps in the pay-per-minute massage chairs) before we needed to take a taxi across the small town to get to a bus terminal to catch the first bus to another bus terminal, where we’d ride with a giant Asian hornet (photo included, but seriously, look them up) on a tiny rural bus to the green tea plantation. •
The plantation was really awesome to explore. We got to hike up and down the rows and taste fresh green tea and matcha desserts before we caught another bus to stop by the ocean since we were fairly close to a beach.
After we relaxed at the beach a bit, we had to stand on the dirt path in front of someone’s house in hopes that the rural bus would come by, and sure enough, it rolled up about 45 minutes after we expected it to. Caught the bus back to the station, swapped buses to go to another bus station, bused to the train station, then caught the last train back to Seoul where we’d arrive at 3:30am the next day. Swipe to see our itinerary I scribbled down so we wouldn’t get lost 😂
It was such a fun trip despite not sleeping for around 45 hours, and looking back on my life in Korea I realized I kind of miss some aspects of living there!
From today’s story: just as the sun set on to the cloud bank over the ocean, the wind blew violently, and a tree branch broke like the crashing of thunder. Thankful that my love for capturing the natural world takes me outdoors as much as it does! In the the eye of the storm.
7 1304 hours ago
John Otto's fiance carved this inscription, a phrase from the Declaration of Independence, on a rock in the early 1900's.
I had no clue this was on this rock, I happened to climb up to soak up some sun and stumbled across this awesome piece of history.
That one time we all hiked up a mountain with our yoga mats, to have a yoga session with @tiarevincent while Mount Rainier was in full view.
So much gratitude then, and now while I am reliving that special day! 🙏🏼❤️🏔🧘🏼♀️
Give me a trail and a sunset and I will lose track of time. Happy Friday beautiful ones! 😘🙌🏾
3 514 hours ago
I’ll be MIA tomorrow from social media and maybe Sunday. I will be possibly revisiting this spot. I’m in need of a break from all this Covid-19 circulating around my feed and my mind since I’m working through it as a healthcare professional. .
I like mountains, alpine lakes, stickers and bridges.
1 176 hours ago
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” -Steve Jobs
#FinisherFriday congrats @anomadcrab on finishing the #52HikeChallenge2019 !! Not only did she finish #52hikes - she hiked on 52 unique trails! 🙌 .
If you haven’t heard, this is called the #52HikeChallengeExplorerSeries — a version of our original challenge that takes your journey to the next level by challenging to take 52 hikes on 52 different trails.
Hear from @anomadcrab on how the Explorer Series positively impacted her life 👇
“2018 for me was pretty insane and I felt like my life was controlling me instead of the other way around. I had just ”been released” from a 4.5 year long abusive/toxic relationship. I was lost & confused. I gave so much of me that I had nothing left for myself. I didn’t even know who I was anymore. I was not alive, just merely existing. At the beginning of 2019, I took charge of my life & consciously spent my free time doing things that I enjoy, with purpose & meaning. This challenge allowed me to do just that! Through these 52 unique trails, 2600+ miles, and over 75k’ vertical, I’ve learned so much about the world, my body’s limitations, and that I can do anything I set my mind to. The mountains helped me re-discover the fun-loving and goofy person I’ve always been. I feel so alive now! I *AM* alive now. If any of you need to vent or talk, feel free to message me or don’t hesitate to reach out to someone close to you. Hopefully this inspires some of you to hike up yer pants and go!” - @anomadcrab
Thank you @anomadcrab for so bravely sharing your story! We are so grateful to have you in our community 🙏 .
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Leo Buscaglia
I’ve had a rough day today y’all ! And I’m missing everyone a little extra today ! It’s okay to not be okay , it’s okay to be scared! Stay safe , stay healthy , stay calm , deep breaths, have faith - repeat ❤️