Can’t. Stop. Posting. Snowy. Sparkly. Pics.
Winter is becoming one of my favourite seasons. One of. But don’t hold me to that. Also I don’t think it counts in the UK... 💫📷 @chrispowellofficial
Seeing as today has been very sunny, I decided spend today 500 meters underground in a couple of caves in the pitch black for a few hours 👍
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Headed for the hills... Last Thursday, having clearly had enough of sleeping in a comfy bed, under a roof, I ran off to sleep outside, under the stars. In my tiny pack, I took my NZDF bivvy bag, sleeping bag, stove & enough food to get me through to sunrise. After a train, a bus ride & a 6.4km walk along a road, over a hill, I arrived at the field I'd hired for $8. The only clouds in the country were there, but they soon cleared, as did the sun, leaving behind a moonlit IMAX, with the soundtrack of ruru calls & the distant ocean rumble. The only bad was the several hundred mosquito bites my skin sustained. At 5am, after 'some' sleep, my alarm rang. I hustled myself back over the hill and made my way into work. For defs the wildest place I've ever commuted from... Yours?
After the sun goes down, one of my favourite things to do is wait until you can spot the first stars to emerge from the night sky. At over ten thousand feet high and with little light pollution, it didn't take long for the light show. I'm excited to share some photos from my recent work with @sierranevada to show you how I #EnjoyOutdoors
LIT! Real talk tho, I’m about to get hella deep and real AF. For the first time ever, I’ve been seeing a therapist for the last few months. The verdict? It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done; it’s up there with traveling for a year and moving to LA. Truth is, on paper, it may not seem like I NEED a therapist. But many people probably don’t NEED a physical trainer or NEED a chiropractor or NEED a nutritionist. Yet going to these professionals doesn’t have nearly the stigmatism of going to a therapist. And at least for me, I’d say going to a therapist has been as valuable, or more valuable, than going to any other doctor. Because the wellness of my mind informs and directs everything else that I do. It’s the cornerstone; it’s the one Jenga piece, where if you remove it, then the whole tower falls down. .
Now to get real-real. I had an awful mid 20s. Over a short period of time, I had a number of major life events that should be spread across one’s life and not a short season like that. I so badly wanted an escape from it all. And in ways, I did, escaping to travel for a year, which is one of the best things I’ve ever done. But you can’t just lock the past away and throw away the key. It’s still there, even if you don’t see it...
Therapy the last few months has been unlocking the door and bringing it all out...Traumatic experiences from my childhood, mistakes of my 20s, and missteps of my 30s. But it’s felt like a ball of Christmas lights, which are the biggest pain in the ass to untangle, and then once untangled, have to be put up. But then you turn them on, and it’s beautiful. In my last sessions, I’ve felt like the lights came on, I was at or near the summit, and fog had lifted. My therapist told me how impressed she was, especially for no longer then I’ve been coming...That in each session, it was like another light bulb would go off, and another, and it’d just click. And while I haven’t gone to therapy to fish for comments like that, it feels damn good. I feel like the shell of a person from even a few months ago, and especially years ago, as I’m breaking old habits and forming new ones.
I’ll take it. #mentalhealth#calilove#ilovela#conquer_la
16 803 hours ago
AZ mountain goat
3 954 hours ago
Pleasant was the view,
Of a restless wave, that
Scurried towards the land
Elegantly, and caressed it
Intimately, before it momentarily
Departed from the shore;
Only to return to it once again, and
Nuzzle the sand that lay there. 🧜🏼♂️
4 884 hours ago
10 2634 hours ago
Seems like now a days the thing to do is to take portraits in the mountains pretending; glad @turcotte16 doesn’t need to. Cheering you on to hold your title at @xgames !
39 15754 hours ago
Puerto Rico you're something special.
I am SO happy and greatful to be here and to enjoy life with some awesome people. ❤✌
Some mornings you wake up and hit snooze on the alarm 3 times. You finally wake up because the hope of fresh powder pulls you out of the sheets. The skin track up gets you psyched and you realize it's fresh tracks all day!! Yeeeeehaw! #earnyourturns
Dreaming of running or becoming a famous puppy DJ... What do you think?
14 3178 hours ago
I went ice fishing in a big storm today. This is the normal view from our spot (from a trip last year) but today I couldn’t see anything. I couldn’t find my snowshoes this morning so waddled through some lake slush. My dad vetoed walking a mile to our regular spot in said slush. We settled for an untested area and I didn’t catch anything. How do I know my love for being outside is for realz? Today, that’s how I know. I’m still happy.
4 618 hours ago
Homemade everything is better. Topped off my smoothie bowl with a granola recipe from @halfbakedharvest’s cookbook.
I first met @everchanginghorizon four years ago in Yosemite. It was the middle of winter. We were standing around a campfire and he was talking about an overnight winter hike he’d just done in the backcountry. Last month, we met up again in Yosemite. I was jumping up and down just to stay warm when he randomly volunteered to unpack his SUP board and paddle down the Merced. That’s Quin. An absolute legend. Always living life to the fullest. Every single day ↟