This trip was so hard for so many reasons... the Canyon never is easy but this particular trip was the hardest to date. I still look back and think of the struggle as the most beautiful part of trip. Sometimes it takes the darkest of moments to show us the most beautiful part of who we are.
I’m grateful for my drive and for my body’s ability to keep going even when every part of my mind says to give up. This place has taught me so much about who I am and about the realities of life. We think our problems are so big, but in the grand scheme they could be so much worse and everyone is going through a struggle of their own. Sometimes it just be like that and sometimes it’s fucking beautiful because of it.🤷🏼♀️✨
“We have nothing to lose and a world to see.” 📸: @kurtisminster
I get asked a lot how I travel so much, and let me start with admitting I’m lucky. I’m lucky in the sense that I’ve had the ability and the funds to travel. But secondly it’s because I prioritize it. When I’m spending money on traveling I don’t view it as losing money I view it as gaining experience. I save like crazy, I rarely go shopping, I don’t spend money on much besides food and gas and even that I budget wisely. Traveling is my world and when that’s your world, you’ll do anything to obtain it. What’s your world?
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I wouldn’t say I’m much of a morning person, but when there are amazing things to see and do, I am up and so incredibly stoked to be *up*. Here: wakeup by 4 or 5am, got on a shuttle van in the dark, watched the first dawn glow illuminating the edges of mountaintops on the long drive, followed by the actual golden sunrise while hiking on a beautiful mountainside. All to get to this physical and temporal point - a BASE jump exit - for some of the most incredible seconds of my life.
Welcome to day 2 of #aloboutgratitude
~ today we give you Wild Thing. I took mine to a mountain top. It's hard to believe it's November in Northern California right now with all the warm sun shiney days like this!
Fun facts about Alabama Hills:
- Ancestral land of the Paiute - The rounded “potato-shaped” rock formations are biotite monzogranite rock that get their rounded shape from Spheroidal Weathering.
- Alabama Hills is right next to the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and you can see Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Contiguous US.
- A lot of movies have been filmed out there (like one of my personal favorites, Tremors), so many that Hollywood graded many of the roads so that they could get their trucks and equipment out to filming locations. The main road is called Movie Flat Road.
- It is considered High Desert being at 4,534 ft above sea level.
- It is BLM land so it is free to camp and recreate there, but there are also no services like bathrooms or trash cans. So have fun but pack out what you bring in.
2 1427 minutes ago
We don’t remember days, we remember moments ✨ Swipe to see a video of a moment that would surely be hard to forget 💛
@ninadefilla under a cotton candy sky in our Vagabond Leggings #limitlessmovement
Ventured to some new hotsprings. Much needed time away ❤️🧡💙
2 35053 minutes ago
Yesterday we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went on a hike with Elaina in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. 🏔
I was feeling a bit emotional, because I just love my home state so much and miss being here with my family. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely love the experiences that living in Korea has given me and wouldn’t trade my time there for anything. However, I do look forward to being back in CO for good next year. There’s just something about being home that traveling the world can not replace.
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
2 261 hour ago
Peace out to dry grasses and warm weather. Bring on the snow!!!
Hiking and trail running in winter is the best way to enjoy the colder months because you stay warm and it feels completely exhilarating!!
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I have been up to the Maroon Bells in every light condition - midnight, dawn, sunny, cloudy, etc. But 5am on a recent morning takes the cake! It was crystal clear and the sky had purple hues as the first hint of sunrise snuck across the sky. Goes to show, always go back for another look, you never know what you’ll see this time!