walking around the sub apline scoping out all the wildflower spots
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Back when this guy was about 2.5 years old, I shared a blog post on Hiking with Toddlers: 10 Tips to Keep Everyone Happy on the Trail. Here’s the quick cliffs notes version:
▪️Choose Your Trail Wisely
▪️Keep your kids’ interests in mind
▪️Pre-load with books and other resources
▪️Ration snacks and use treats for motivation
▪️Let them lead
▪️Play chase (and other games)
▪️Bring a carrier along for back-up
▪️Slow down, enjoy the journey, and learn something new
It turns out that most of these still work for an almost 9-year old (wouldn’t be so easy to carry him anymore! 😉), and absolutely made a difference on this most recent long trek. What keeps you and/or your kids happy on the trail? What would you add? And feel free to search our blog (wildtalesof.com) for the full post!
Name a better place on Earth to do backyard exploring in. Happy #BC Day 🥳
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Mi carita de llanta ponchada 🖤
Overdue for a hike, a camping trip, whatever it is, it’s over due.... #ineedsomenatureinmylife
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#TheSweatLife#Ad So excited to be partnered with the clothing company I’ve worn religiously for over a decade, @lululemon! Pictured is one of their newest pieces from their collection, the Flow Y Nulu sports bra in shade Diamond Dye! It is by far one of my favorite sports bras to date! It is ultra comfortable and comes in 7 different colors 🤩🌈 Click the link in my bio to shop!
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We had a blast this weekend climbing four mountains in an area of Washington we haven’t explored much of. Each mountain felt like it had its own character, as each of the approaches and climbs were fun and annoying in different ways. Some parts of the scrambles were even bit spicy, but that’s just how I like them. 🌶
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"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm." - Theodore Roosevelt
Wilcox Pass - Jasper National Park, August 2019. Swipe for panorama. The best view of a mountain is on the ridge across the street. For our full trip report, see the link in profile @travel2walk or https://travel2walk.com/2020/07/22/trip-report-jasper-national-park-wilcox-pass-august-2019/
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Sunset or sunrise? 🌞 Let us know in the comments & TAG a your hiking bestie!
Last video in my three-part series of travelling with @sarahhopereed last fall. This piece goes from the Faroe Islands to the Hardangervidda plateau in western Norway. “When we awoke the next morning, the sun was only just beginning to touch the glacier across the fjord and was still far from Ringaldsvatnet, the lake below us. We tucked ourselves out of the wind beside Trolltunga and watched the gold of the sun slowly steal the valley blue.” One of the things we talked about while we hiked from Tyssevassbu to Torehytten was how full our trip had been—we were so determined to get the most out of every single day that each day stretched out like horizons. My realization on that backcountry trail was that living each day to the fullest doesn’t depend on Iceland, or Norway, or travelling at all. It’s a mindset. And I can make that choice every day. ✨ @bigagnes_@thermarest@outdoorresearch@icebreakernz@ospreypacks@peakdesign@darntoughvermont#trolltunga#hardangervidda#wearestillwild#ifyoulovemetakemetoiceland
3 389 hours ago
Taking applications for a travel buddy 📥
23 7563 August, 2020
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It’s been a couple years since I’ve trekked to this beautiful lake in the summer. I always seem to forget that pictures will never do this place justice. Stoked I got to share this adventure with @ameliamugaverotv. Plus there’s nothing quite like being chased down a mountain by a hail storm.
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There are under 100 days until we vote in November. Oregonians, if you’re not registered please please please register. This upcoming election (all elections) is extremely important and this is how you have your voice heard! Get involved with local politics and read up on national issues. I’ve put the link in my bio if you haven’t registered and are in Oregon, it’s super easy!
Second PSA - ITS STILL LEO SNZ ♌️ In case y’all forgot. 😉
Lastly, you can see me pictured here with a mask. As this area tends to have a lot of people and be heavily trafficked. Gotta mask up!!! 😷
📍Chinook & Molalla - Lands
18 47630 July, 2020
Spent another day at the North Cascades & it pretty much solidified that it’s my favorite place in WA to explore. Exhausted, legs are beat, but couldn’t be happier to find solitude in the mountains. 🏔🥰 + Thankful for awesome friends that teach u new skills & enlighten your life with new experiences 🙏🏼 y’all the real MVPs!
‘It is not the mountain we conquer,
but ourselves.’ // Sir Edmund Hillary ✨
I had to turn back on this climb last weekend- I woke up to rain on the roof of my car and the mountains completely socked in with thick dark clouds. I was disappointed; frustrated that I’d been waiting excitedly all week, driven hours after work worried about finding a camp spot, slept so poorly in my car for what now seemed like nothing. As the day went on and the skies cleared a bit, I wondered if I’d been to hasty to give up my plans. Too impulsive, per usual, to make a good decision.
But looking back, I have no regrets. I found the exact same place to park my car this Thursday night. I woke up to clear skies and hot coffee and the rising sun illuminating wildflowers, waterfalls, and the lake in the meadow at the trailhead.
Four hours, four summits, and so much gratitude. For legs that continue to carry me on these things I set my mind to, for safety, for kind people and friendly pups along the way. It’s about the mountains, but it’s about so much more.
2 1492 August, 2020
This marks my 23/62 US National Park visit. Yellowstone NP was chill, it was a break from the difficult hikes. I underestimated its beauty — the lush greeneries, wildlife activity, its short but high elevation gain hikes and erupting fountains & geysers has left me in AWE!