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  • Stoke Level 💯.
It’s been proven that not much else makes me quite as happy as making it up to the top of a big peak. Add in the first snow of the ...
  • Stoke Level 💯. It’s been proven that not much else makes me quite as happy as making it up to the top of a big peak. Add in the first snow of the season, a giant burrito, homemade summit cookies, the wine I stashed in a @hydroflask, and the company of @elisabethontheroad, and that makes for one heck of a good day on the trail. - 📷: @elisabethontheroad
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  • Super proud of this woman right here for making it up the Baldy Bowl. She was so focused, she didn't even question the path I made for us up the st...
  • Super proud of this woman right here for making it up the Baldy Bowl. She was so focused, she didn't even question the path I made for us up the steep part that was at some points knee deep in snow.
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  • Someone is ready for the mountains!!!
  • Someone is ready for the mountains!!!
  • 67 3 8 hours ago
  • Throw that heavy ass bag on your shoulder (or back), and engage your booty to climb that shit. Embrace the pain and take in those views. ⛰🏞🏃🏾‍♂️...
  • Throw that heavy ass bag on your shoulder (or back), and engage your booty to climb that shit. Embrace the pain and take in those views. ⛰🏞🏃🏾‍♂️🏋🏾‍♂️
  • 120 1 12 hours ago
  • The seam of creation ✨
What is your favorite star gazing memory?
  • The seam of creation ✨ What is your favorite star gazing memory?
  • 142 11 17 hours ago
  • "You have to do the stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things."⠀
~Andy Warhol⠀
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I had fun climbing thes...
  • "You have to do the stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things."⠀ ~Andy Warhol⠀ ⠀ ☽⠀ I had fun climbing these interesting twisted rocks about an hour north of LA recently. Their sharp angular shape formed by the San Andreas Fault and wind and water erosion over the many years. I wouldn't exactly call myself a climber but I love to rock-scramble and we spent most of our time climbing all over these beauties, which made me completely forget the areas proximity to the freeway. ⠀ ⠀ ☽⠀ If climbing is not your thing then there's some pretty easy trails that meander through the park. Apparently there are some cool looking pictographs as well along the trail that I completely missed. All the more reason to make another trip out here though ☺️⠀ ⠀ ☽⠀ Are you a climber or rock-scrambler? Or do you like to keep your feet planted on the trails? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ☽⠀ #VasquezRocks #GoOutsideAndPlay #LifeIsMagic #NatureTherapy #WomenWhoExplore #DiscoverCalofornia #SoCalHiker #WildVisuals #EscapeAndWander ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
  • 285 26 19 hours ago
  • There’s an article in the June 2009 San Diego Reader entitled, “Stay Away From Pinto Canyon.” I don’t recall if this was where I first heard of it,...
  • There’s an article in the June 2009 San Diego Reader entitled, “Stay Away From Pinto Canyon.” I don’t recall if this was where I first heard of it, but hiking Pinto Canyon had been one of my goals for some time now. The canyon’s palm oasis, difficult terrain, remoteness, and petroglyphs appealed to my sense of adventure. The aforementioned article also said that because of the canyon’s proximity to the international border there’s the risk of running into “mules” carrying drugs, or “coyotes” leading groups of migrants into the United States. I feel that there’s some fear-mongering going on when it comes to some of the border areas. I’ve never had a bad run in with anyone or ever felt unsafe. However, it’s still probably good to be cautious and hike in groups. This area has a rich archeological heritage and nearly every surface of the arid land yields evidence of past human inhabitants. One of the highlights of this trip are the Native American petroglyphs, one in particular shows quite clearly a single-mast ship with a striped square-rigged sail. According to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the ship depicted in the rock carving could be from “the expedition of Francisco Ulloa in 1539, the expedition of Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602, or the expedition of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542.” But who really knows? Perhaps it was some wayward vikings! It’s important to show these sites the respect they deserve... look, but don’t touch. - - - #PintoCanyon #JacumbaMountains #petroglyphs #52HikeChallenge2018 #ModernHiker #SeekTheTrails #socalhiking #SoCalHiker #sdhikers #hikesd #SanDiegoHiking #neverstopexploring #WereHikers #HikingIsMagical #WhatsYour20 #peoplewhoadventure #peoplewhohike #idhikethat #SoCalX #AdventuristLife #AdventuristNation #GoExploreUSA #OutdoorAdventureUSA
  • 179 8 20 hours ago
  • More desert oddities.
  • More desert oddities.
  • 85 3 21 hours ago
  • Happy Intl Mtn Day! ❣️ “ I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreaming but
There's a voice inside my head saying
You'll never reach it,
Every step I'...
  • Happy Intl Mtn Day! ❣️ “ I can almost see it That dream I'm dreaming but There's a voice inside my head saying You'll never reach it, Every step I'm taking, Every move I make feels Lost with no direction My faith is shaking but I Gotta keep trying Gotta keep my head held high There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waiting on the other side It's the climb The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down but No I'm not breaking I may not know it But these are the moments that I'm going to remember most yeah Just got to keep going And I I gotta be strong...” ~ Miley • Sometimes it’s more than just the climb... #naturephotography #mountainlover #mymoonlitestudios #socalhiker #rookiehiker #optoutside #hikecalifornia #naturelovers #mylife #devilsbackbone #mtbaldy #inspirationpoint #echomountain #amongsttheclouds
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  • Heart to heart
  • Heart to heart
  • 203 12 yesterday
  • This is the type of holiday hoodrat shit I was hoping to see in LA. #HoodRatHiking
  • This is the type of holiday hoodrat shit I was hoping to see in LA. #HoodRatHiking
  • 158 6 yesterday
  • • Makin a list & checking it twice ✓
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Holiday shopping, new years resolutions, multiple to-do’s, it’s that time for lists...
  • • Makin a list & checking it twice ✓ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Holiday shopping, new years resolutions, multiple to-do’s, it’s that time for lists! In the spirit of that, I'll be sharing my top 10 favorite hikes of the year! I’m kicking this off today and will post the full list of these great places on the blog before year end. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With over 33 hikes completed, it's always hard to choose but I'll begin with a local favorite-- #10 here is the beautiful Los Liones trail up through Parker Mesa View. This one I particularly liked because we caught the sunset at the perfect time on the way down the mountain. Epic! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #bestof2018 #wanderfullife #livetravelexplore #hikemoreworryless #loslionestrail #socalhiker
  • 191 8 yesterday
  • When I first moved to San Diego a little over a year ago, I was told that one of the most SoCal things to do is to visit the desert, beach, and sno...
  • When I first moved to San Diego a little over a year ago, I was told that one of the most SoCal things to do is to visit the desert, beach, and snow/mountains all in one day. This weekend, I finally accomplished this. Within 24 hours, I explored Anza Borrego, touched the beach in PB, and went snowshoeing in Idyllwild. It was a whirlwind that honestly my body is still recovering from.. but definitely worthwhile. It blows my mind how many different types of ecosystems can exist within mere hours of each other. It’s been a year but SoCal still keeps finding new ways to keep my eyes and heart open. I am tired but I am full of joy. 🌵🌴🏔
  • 135 12 yesterday