Because life is too short to stick to a nightly 10 step Korean skin care routine. So far, this backpacking trip has tested me beyond my limits but I wouldn’t trade this amazing experience for anything #womenwhoadventure
Day 23 NERO day arriving at 209.5 miles
*Currently at mile 342*
Trekked the 3 miles to Cabazon primarily for In & Out (lol) and food resupply to Big Bear. When we arrived to the bridge to hitch we see this sign, got to the street and realized we needed a Lyft. The trail has a lot of "firsts" and this particular day I rode in my first Tesla fully equipped with suicide doors. Gotta love backpacking in 2019! 💜💙💚🧘♀️💛🧡❤ #MichaelandMeonthePCT #mexicotocanada #PCTclassof2019 #PCT2019 #PCT
We have an obligation to take care of this world we all share and Earth Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the progress we’ve made. Protecting the environment is of the utmost importance. We all need to work together to make protecting our planet a priority within society and within our individual lives.
It’s the only planet we’ve got, it’s time we take better care of it!
Happy Earth Day Everyone! 🌱💚🌏
Thank you @ks_hikes for sharing and Inspiring today- 👍👭👭👭💚🌏 #TwoInspiringWomen ・・・
Enjoying that Blue view
What better way to start off #NationalParkWeek than to take it back to #GlacierBayNationalPark from this past summer! It’s still so surreal to think that these beauties extend for miles upon miles and continue to retreat at an incredibly fast rate due to rapid climate change. As we also approach Earth Day, let’s all be mindful and remember to do our part by limiting our carbon footprint as best that we can, help keep Earth clean since it’s the one & only beautiful planet we call home and remember to leave it better than we found it. 🌎💕♻️🙌🏼 #GlacierBay#Alaska#FindYourPark#RadParks#NationalParkGeek#LeaveNoTrash
So last month I did this trail called the Black Mountain Crest.
~13 miles, 10 peaks over 6000 ft, 5500 ft elevation gain.
Some of the summits required bushwhacking, one of which was so dense I don’t know how my jacket isn’t shredded.
Here I am at peak #4 being overly enthusiastic that there’s a summit sign.
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🐰 My Easter weekend wardrobe: @asquithlondon leggings (gifted), old cotton t-shirt, @jackwolfskin jacket (from the mens department), priceless pooch
If you cant tell, I'm spending the weekend out in nature on hikes again - or at least the mornings are spent that way. And what a beautiful weekend to be in nature ❤
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Frank and I trucked into Crazy Canyon today and it was a pleasant rest for my stupid ankles who hate running.
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NZ is just lovely.
2 3120 April, 2019
We were totally alone in this spot for a good little while, listening to the waves crashing and bats shuffling around. It was really nice to move away from the crowded beaches. We’ll be heading back to attempt another hike in the area today...hopefully my body can handle it after hiking up 1,260 steps yesterday evening (more on that later). #thailand#hikethailand#livetoexplore
🗻🗻After a morning exploring Broomley woods I’ve come home and spent some time doodling in the garden. I can’t get over this weather!! So this is the fruit of my labour, I really like the angle of the Eagle swooping down.
I’m much happier with the realistic outlines over the more cartoon based outlines, what do you guys think?
4 2419 April, 2019
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Never have I laughed so hard in a family sized slumber party tent dancing to @aliciaolafsson 's favorite song played on repeat with wine and baklava for breakfast.
10 10419 April, 2019
Would you swim with manatees?
Happy Friday guys! Here is a picture of a manatee just hanging out in the Silver River from our trip to Florida. We saw several manatees when we visited Crystal River and even got to get in the water with them, but we were lucky catching this guy, because they usually don’t make it all the way up to Silver Springs.
These guys always come into the springs in the winter searching for warmer water. Did you know the springs in Florida stay at 72 degrees year round? Warm for manatees; not really warm for us, but definitely refreshing on a nice hot day! Side note: I didn’t really know about hot springs until I moved out west. I just thought all springs were 72 degrees. See...this is why travel is so important.😂 #backpacksandroadmaps
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It’s giveaway day ✌🏼🌼 who wants a natural, plant based way to protect against bugs this spring and summer? I am giving away THREE of these magical Mother Nature outdoor blends. Here is how to enter:
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2. Tag three friends who you think might like this blend or this page and tell me what oil you want to learn more about
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Winner will be announced here and in my story on April 24th! **not affiliated with insta or fb ♥️ This is one of my favorite things to take hiking with me—it’s a blend made of Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Arborvitae, Nootka, and Vanilla Bean Absolute—“all of which possess specific chemical compounds known to protect against environmental annoyances”—AKA BUGS 🐜 🕷
For the past couple weeks, we've been way up in the clouds on the most remote and highest altitude section of our trip. We struck out on some mining roads we found when studying the map between Ayacucho and Arequipa, not entirely sure what we might find. The answer was not very much. Just snow-capped mountains, vicunas and a handful of miners or very tough livestock herders a day. I had come to expect to find little towns perched way up in the mountains everywhere in Peru, but no longer. We settled in to the solitude and enjoyed the camping, fittingly reading "Into Thin Air" in the tent to each other at night.
Sometimes it's hard to find enough snacks for during the day while we're on these remote sections. When we find a little tienda, we buy all the packaged cookies we can squeeze into nooks and crannies on our bikes. Those are usually the only ready-to-eat foods available, besides maybe some stale bread and soda. We usually share a 2.25L Coca Cola right then and there. Our soda consumption is off the charts these days!
We inevitably run through our cookies in less than 2 days and are hungry between cooking meals. At one of those snack-less moments, I was climbing what seemed to be a never ending hill. Already starving, I decided when I reached the top where Devon would probably wait, we would need to stop and cook lunch. I was out of gas. I came around a bend thinking I was almost at the pass, but I was crushed to see that the hill kept going. Hunger is never good for my morale, and I just couldn't see how I was going to finish that climb without a little fuel. Right then, a mineworker pulled up in a truck and handed me a plastic bag with a piece of bread and a granadilla fruit. I thanked him profusely and shoved the bread into my mouth, saving the fruit for Devon at the top. As much as the few calories gave me the boost I was desperate for, it was really the encouragement of receiving help from one of the few people I saw that day that got me to the top of the hill. You might remember that this exact thing happened on the Dalton Highway in Alaska when we were also very hungry. The snacks on offer have changed, but there seem to be good people who want to help everywhere.
What does it feel like to reach the summit of a climb that's over two vertical miles? Joy, relief, exhaustion. Peru is full of epic climbs, but this one takes the cake. We started in a hot canyon surrounded by cactus and passed through many ecosystems on our way up to the snow, from 4,500 feet to 15,500 feet in elevation. It was a gratifying climb because as we worked our way up the switchbacks, we could see 5,000 feet below to the river at the bottom of the canyon where we began. Our prior record for biggest climb had been in Guatemala (9,000 feet of ascent), but that was a paved road, so this was an entirely different beast.