Mt Muir class-3 scramble — a must-do on the way back down from Mt Whitney’s summit and a fine way to start a NOBO-thruhike of the John Muir Trail — most hikers walk right past the scree-chute to the summit without ever glancing up at it — on this day I showed the easiest line up the summit block to several hikers I met along the trail — it’s harder than it looks for the uninitiated, but a nice thrill once initial fears of falling are overcome
Do you work on Fridays? Tiff doesn’t, and since I’m what we can call in between jobs at the moment, neither do I. We often venture out on Fridays or grab lunch somewhere in town. ⠀⠀
What we’ve noticed is that it seems as if hardly anyone in this area works on Fridays. People are always out and about. Either our town is full of tourists all year (possible), they are unemployed such as myself (moderately possible), or everyone else has retired early and lives a life of luxury (somewhat possible?) ⠀⠀
Rant aside, having free Fridays has let us do some fun things in the past, such as explore Utah. Here’s a picture of Tiff maneuvering through some rocks in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Her shirt says Tacos and Montana all day, which could be her motto. #backpacksandroadmaps
What Du you do to clear your mind? Head to a place with no wifi, where you'll find a better connection.
14113 hours ago
True to my hiking mantra - keeping it real and outdoors today I had the pleasure of viewing my CD - The Bibbulmum Track Journey compiled by the team @walkingtwobytwo Wow! It was so enjoyable , inspirational, beautifully put together. Real experiences of those who embarked on the journey for their own personal reasons- what they took, how they planned and their insights on a journey of a lifetime. Got that special someone who needs inspiration to walk with you 😂😂, needs a kick off the couch to get excited by the great outdoors 😉 and or thinks u totally amazing 😉 because u thru hike 😂😂 this is the gift for them.
#christmaspresents#christmasshopping Check in with Michelle @walkingtwobytwo
41413 hours ago
ᴀɴᴢᴇɪɢᴇ Ich wünsche Euch einen wunderschönen 2. Advent. 🎄 Gestern bin ich vom Bahnhof #Blankenheim Wald nach #Ripsdorf 12km zu meiner Familie gewandert 💪🥾🏃♂️💪
Auf der gesamten Tour ist mir niemand begegnet. Mir hat die Stille in der Natur richtig gut getan. 😊 Da war der Dauerregen ☔️ nebensächlich. Nach der Wanderung konnte ich meine Füße am Ofen wärmen, warme Suppe Löffeln und selbstgebackenen Weihnachtsplätzchen naschen. Ich habe mit meiner 98 jährigen Oma 👵 viel gelacht und Zeit mit meinen Lieben verbracht. Was für ein wunderschöner Tag mit wunderbaren Momenten 😊🎄 #wandern#eifel#eifelsteig#moments
113713 hours ago
Made it to the wave cave! Arizona, superstition mountains. Really great hike and cant wait to do it again!
Pretending to be @alexhonnold
I ALMOST topped out on this route.
I like climbing and bouldering because it forces me to get out of my own head and focus on my goal (getting to the top). I have to be intentional with what I do, my footing, where I'm looking...but sometimes I let my negative and doubtful thoughts get in the way of my goal.
I EASILY could have topped out today. I was already halfway over the edge, and I know I'm more than capable of pulling myself up. But when I'm at the top, and I look down and see how high up I am, I get stuck in my "can't do it attitude."
It's so easy to say "don't let fear get in your way," but then it does, and I freeze. My hands got sweaty and I tried lowering myself down (the scariest part of bouldering for me is always, "okay, I made it all the way up here, now how the heck do I get back down?!) and a little panic went through my head.
And you know what? Every wall I went up today, I made it back down safely. That isn't to say I'm not capable of getting hurt, but that I need to trust myself and my capabilities more.
You are capable of SO MUCH. Your limiting factor is your belief. It sounds cheesy, but if you want to do something, you have to BELIEVE you can do it to succeed.
Trust yourself. Know your limits. Then go for your goals. 👊🏻
(I CAN and I WILL top out next tine!)
I crossed another item off my post-surgery/State Park bucket list! My goal was to visit 3 State Parks after surgery one and before either the MRI or surgery two, and I’ve already checked off 3 new ones! I hope to finish a State Trail next and one more Ice Age Trail segment.🥾
What a day to finish the Vermont 4000 footers! Couldn’t ask for a better day or conditions as we summited Mt. Abraham with nearly no wind and low temps. The visibility allowed for clear views of the White Mountains and Adirondacks from the summit making us instantly fall in love with the hike. #longtrail#mtabraham#hikevt#ne67#brmfne67
It’s interesting to comprehend that people are actually telling me I’m an inspiration, someone to look up too; come to for advice, A hero.. .
And all I have to say is that I am very humbled by your praise, and thankful!
I definitely wouldn’t be where I am without all of you and maybe just a little hard work! 🖤
42119 hours ago
I’ve probably hiked at Kanawha State Forest almost 200 times. I really consider KSF to to be the changing point from being an unhealthy lump of a human being to an active, fit, happy one. Whether it’s biking, hiking, or something else, I really love being active in nature.