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crashtestbarth

Catching a little taste of what heaven might be like... 💙💙This is the highest of the Dana Lakes, chilling beneath Mt. Dana and the Dana Glacier. ⛰⛰⛰ #californiahighcountry #viewsfordays #tiogapass #danalakes #mtdana #glaciercanyon #explore #neverstopexploring #getoutside #thegreatoutdoors #hike #whyihike #gohiking #findyourowntrail #nature #landscape #godscreation #getoutsideandexplore

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starrylove7

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foochang_

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ellinds

I’ve been staying up too late, waking up too early (thanks kids), drinking at least 4 ☕️’s before 9am, trying to do 20 things at once, but then forgetting about the important things... life of a mom, or a really busy person? 🤪 These past few weeks have been nuts with photo sessions each night, yoga in between, 35lb baby on my hip! So I’m super excited to be heading out to Valemount this weekend for some amazing @mountain.mb adventures. As busy as life might get, remember to always make room in your schedule for yourself. 🌱 . . . . #keencanada #rei #optoutside #radgirlslife #outdoorwomen #adventureparenting #celebratewild #travelalberta #wildernessbadass #optoutside #goadventuretogether #goatworthy #campingcollective #wildernessculture #greattrailmoment #whyihike #alltrails #countryliving #campingcollective #peoplewhohike #instagram #inspireadventure #canada #hellobc #buffcanada #campfirevibes #instagram #livefolk #goatworthy

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jakelevin

I hike to feel on top of the world. I hike to humble myself. I hike to reach my limits and then push past them. I hike because it gives my body something to do in-turn letting my mind completely run free. I hike because it makes me feel empowered. This picture was taken on top of Pinchot Pass. This was a long and excruciating day...I don’t know how else to say it. When people ask me about thru-hiking and the JMT naturally I talk about the positives. You’re probably looking at this photo right now wondering how a summit like this could be anything but a positive and even then it’s hard to explain. It was just one of those days where I had to push myself to the absolute max...and then somehow dig deeper. It was a day where I reached the summit, felt like I was on top of the world, and all I could do was scream and throw my hands up. It was a day where I miraculously found the strength, and honestly, I still don’t know how and from where, to keep pushing. Maybe it was the High Fives. #whyihike #contest @eddiebauer #eddiebauer

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seesienza

Happy humpday! Excited to have my brother and mom coming out for a visit this weekend. The long term plan is to get @nicksienza to move out here and join us on our adventures. If I can find him some views like this I don't think it will be a hard sell!

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caroline_barker

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kaylamae40

Altitude 🤙🏼 #whyihike #gains

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nancy_westward

@northcountrytrail we love you, we really really do. Working on that #nct100. Our hikes are never predictable, or maybe they are?🤣 We can usually always predict that the mileage will be off, that we will hike farther then originally planned. For us, we are always prepared for this variable however sometimes it would be nice to actually get that 15 mile day instead of the surprise 20.4 we got. Enjoyed a wonderful walk-in backcountry spot and a little swamp ass this unseasonably warm Michigan September weekend. #babypowderbelongsintheaidkit ✌🏼😎 happy trails happy feet #whyihike

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eddiebauer

"I hike because this is where I’m most myself. Where I can begin my best work, and escape from expectations. Anywhere I’m in the backcountry with my paints and @charles_post is my favorite place on earth," mountain artist @Rachel.Pohl #WhyIHike

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holadeya

A few years ago, my sister decided to take pictures of me...taking pictures. 😂 I’ve decided to start the series #WaitingWednesdays to commemorate the experience. Sometimes the photos are of our travels or food, but one thing is for sure no one can annoy a younger sister like an older sister. 👩‍👧Swipe to see the photo my sister @vcampos087 took of me. • • • • • #heartsonhikes #bigbendnationalpark #whyihike #dametraveler #sunset #nationalparks #womenwhohike #findyourpark #gooutside #travelgram #texas

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lacarmartho

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tjtrailster

Anyone with a heart, with a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand that basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye, not knowing if we'll see that person again - or perhaps knowing that we won't. ~ Luanne Rice #tilwemeetagain #bethelight #su2c

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stufftiffdoes

the craziest blues, the brightest greens, the most dramatic greys and the whitest whites. your photography skills, your physical fitness, your mental fitness, the number of followers you have, whether you’re single or not, whether you have a good job or lots of friends, an android or iphone, see black or gold - none of it matters out here. #whyihike #contest #togetaway

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gennaya

Waterfall Wednesday from Big Pine Lake Loop ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just let go - and fall like a little waterfall. ~Bob Ross ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #waterfallwednesday #waterfall #bigpine #mountains #mountainwoman #explore #whyihike #hike #wanderlust #alpine #easternsierras #lakes #womenwhohike #peoplewhohike #girlswhohike #roam #likeamountaingirl

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coco_chanel_829

One of my favorite things about Washington are the larches. And they’re already starting to turn golden ✨

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thyngo

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mountainsandthyme

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dutchies.abroad

The island of Andros is a great place for hikers and nature lovers. There are plenty of rivers, green vegetation and even some waterfalls⠀ 🌿💦⠀ There’re lots of marked trails on the island. Covering more than 100 km in total⠀ 🏞⠀ When hiking, you can discover all the landscapes Andros has to offer and enjoy the well-maintained trails⠀ 🚶🏼‍♂️⠀ There's a group of volunteers who each maintain one trial and make sure it's in tip-top condition for hikers wanting to explore⠀ 👀⠀ Did you know there was such a great outdoor destination in Greece?🇬🇷⠀

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madisonchelsea

“You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cheryl Strayed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ___________________ #itsallyours #publiclands #takemoreadventures #whyihike #amongthewild #womenwhoexplore #idhikethat #themountainsarecalling #campingcollective #takemebackpacking #outdoortherapy

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devinrlarson

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crawdad41

It been nice to see the sun again, the past couple days. The #sunrise was pretty colorful yesterday morning. The air was crisp and you could smell fall is here. It won't be to much longer til the mountains are covered with #snow . A couple more days of sun this week would be great to finish off all the chores around the home. Then I can head into the hills. #cascades #mountains #britishcolumbia #canada #backcountry #wilderness #northcascades #cascadia #pnw #explorebc #explorecanada #chilliwack #fraservalley #climbing #sharechilliwack #hiking #camping #mountaineering @eddiebauer @lekiusa @backcountryaccess @oneball_mfg @spacecraftcollective @opticnerveeyewear #liveyouradventure #WhyIHike

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_grizel_

#whyihike #contest @eddiebauer SPOILER ALERT: THRU HIKING IS NOT ALWAYS FUN. The other evening, I had a very real moment when I wanted to stop backpacking the PCT. It wasn’t bringing me happiness at that time. I was tired. My body wanted to rest. And the loneliness was getting to me. But I kept marching on. ........................................................................... The more time I’m out here, the more I realize that thru hiking is not just about enjoying nature or being outside. It’s not this hippy dippy stuff that I expected it to be. So, for all of you who are thinking about thru hiking the PCT because you think it would be a grand ole time-let me just warn you now: Your body will ache, you’ll be homesick, you’ll cry a lot, and you will be on an emotional rollercoaster. ................................................................................. So that’s not necessarily #whyihike. But I think I’m slowly starting to learn why I’m out here: I hike because it’s hard. I hike because it teaches me not to give up. I’ve learned to control my breath when I’m tired AND when I’m anxious. I hike to embrace both good and bad feelings. I hike to feel small as I fall asleep under the Milky Way. I hike because it helps me reclaim my body and reminds me of my femininity. I hike because I am forced to face and embrace the best and worst of myself. And I think that is what this short life is about. Who will I be after this trail? I’m not sure. But maybe I will become a better version of myself that I’d like to keep around for a while. So, I’ll keep marching on. . . . . . #pct2018 #andshesdopetoo #womanbackpacker #pcthiker #sheadventures #findyourpeak #outdoorlife #adventureculture #mtnchicks #likeamountaingirl #dametraveler #campingcollective #sheadventure #radgirlslife #staywild #letscamp #forceofnature #optoutside #wildernessculture #sheexplores #hikerlife #whyihike #idhikethat #outdoorwomen #wildernessbabes #sheexplores #california #stayandwander #reiproject1440

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run_jill_hike_jill_

Tough run this morning. Every inch of my body hurt. My legs felt heavy. Definitely just went through the motions this morning. Bright spot was I was two bunnies!!!! So my heart is happy!! 👵🏼🧡🌤🏃🏼‍♀️🐇 #september #runnergirl #whyihike #whyirun #takeitoutside #realwomenmove #sheexplores #takeitoutside #runwashington #hikewashington #optoutside #outdoorwomen #pnwwashington #pnwonderland #wanderwashington #hikersofinstagram #runnersofinstagram #upperleft #rei1440project #herPNWlife #twentyeighteen #washington #getoutside #igwashington #jillsjourney

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dogkora30

Photo quality low, friendship quality high 🐕🐕 I’m so glad instagram has brought us friends as great as @sweet.as.candie We’re once again heading to the mountains for a weekend together! (And yes, we have our dogs wear matching gear 🤓)

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jmdarter

Many Bighorn sheep call Lamar Valley home. This is another one of my favorite’s from the area. I’m looking forward to seeing some more next week on Aaron’s Tours Fall color and wildlife tour!

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misswendijo

No matter the question, the answer is always a lake and a sunset. Escaped the city last night to unplug and recharge for a few hours. In a world where we are so connected, it’s important to make a conscious effort to put down the phones and set aside the laptops, even if it’s for a few minutes. I promise you that the world is a much more beautiful place offscreen than on. • • • #accioadventure #optoutside #foreverexploring #mountainlove #whyihike #choosemountains #mountainstandard #rimby #themountainsarecalling #amongthewild #wildandco #venforth #colorado #nature #naturephotography #fall #sunset #lakephotography #evergreen #colorado #refection

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42hale24

I hike when my best friend needs a pick-me-up. #WhyIHike #contest @eddiebauer

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mandyastle107h

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travelcruz1

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ambleguide

"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." -Gustave Flaubert #ambleguide

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lancelot_11

It both shocks and warms the heart when you have the opportunity to meet people like this... . This couple from Washington State had their camp a short distance from mine and I had no idea until I went looking for a tree to hang my food from. . Ended up visiting for a few hours, with them trying to convince me to visit Washington. They couldn't fly with the left over camp fuel so they left it for me. And this little note. . Amazing people! . Mark 12:31 "The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."" . #sawtooth #whyihike #greatpeople #backpacking #camping #kindness #mountains #adventure #wilderness #feelthelove #outdoors #explore #comfortzone #freshair

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yogimagee

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harrylichtmanphotography

- Blinded by the Light - . . Thanks Bruce for the title. Similar to my last post, but I ended up processing this afterward and liked the lighting better here. The cloud flood gates opened and the sun blasted through. A 2 exposure blend for dynamic range. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer. For me, I love the simplicity that hiking and backpacking brings. Just one foot in front of the other. Simple. The many distractions and complexities of day to day life are put on hold for a while. All you need is with you. Food, water, shelter, clothing. A stripped down existence for a short time. And, you get to witness some of nature's best. . . *Fine Art Prints and Licensing available through Link in Bio or DM.* . . . #norway #norway🇳🇴 #lofotenislands #lofoten #lofotenhighlights #backpackermag #backcountry #visitlofoten #northofnorway #amazing_destination #amazingviews #igersnorway #igerslofoten #earthofficial #awesome_earth #epic_captures #whyihike #contest #wildernesstravel #bigagnes #bigagnestents #trailchat #bpma

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hiker.chris

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ciaragroesbeck

This little HaBaSa loop was no joke. . . This was a picture taken before we climbed ladders (Boone riding dirty up on my shoulder), faced the Saddleback cliffs and jogged most of the way back to the car half excited/half in pain. . . #Optoutside #llbeanmoment #dogsofinstagram #goeast #adirondacks

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countingsummits

Finding answers to the geological puzzle. 🔍

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ehamilton9481

Last years excursion to Acadia National Park was so friggin' epic that I did not think it could be topped, ever. Boy was I wrong!! .. This year we were joined by Tuesday who kicked butt at every steep and exposed trail Ciara and I threw her way!! Then we all had some serious laugh sessions as we ate vegan ice cream (fingers became spoons) on the side of Paradise Hill Rd as the sun set and the stars emerged. . Can't wait for our next plant & kombucha-fueled adventure.. THIS WEEKEND!! .. . . .. #getoutmor #hikeme #acadianationalpark #hikemaine #jordanpond #plantpowered #discovertheroad #lifeofadventures #findyourpark

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leesabesa

Jumpin' Geehosofat!

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zeldaginger

Zelda Ginger sitting in the Gichigami-ziibi (Great Lake River) This picture is super stolen: thanks @jwarr_11 😋❤️😊🐾🌲

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martymart1n

This weekend's forecast was heavy rain and snow with a chance of adventure. Here is my brother making his way onto the ridge of Black Peak in the North Cascades. We did end up turning around just short of the summit when the ice got thick, but great climb nonetheless. 'Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory' . . . . . #northcascsdes #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #optoutside #getoutside #testedtough #hiking #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwisbest #bestofwashington #pnwcollective #keephammering #reiadventures #forceofnature #keepitwild #backpacking #choosemountains #mountaineering #pnwdiscovered #livewashington #mountainlife #hikelife #thatpnwlife #thatpnwlife #whyihike #northcascadeslove

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bonnielou222

Another fun memory with this hiking Beauty. The mountains were everything I wished them to be tonight. The moon held her place in the heavens and kept us as dark descended. The cool air whispered of fresh, crisp nights ahead as Autumn rounds the bend. Salt Lake lovely #whyihike

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lancelot_11

Day 2.. 21 km and 2050m of elevation gain, my pack literally felt like 100lbs by the end of this one.. It was cold.. -5 deg C cold, but that sunrise was amazing, the lake was smooth as glass. . It might have been the views, fresh mountain air, great coffee, or the fact I couldn't feel my toes but it was hard to leave my camp spot. . Seen a peak that looked like an easy scramble and went up for some amazing views of the Sawtooth Wilderness. . Another great day with amazing scenery, but I really had to push myself today to get back to the trail head. All-in-all I survived and enjoyed 95% of the experience, minus the 1000lb bear that visited me at night (maybe exaggerating, probably was a mountain goat) . It still amazes me how far the human body can go when we ask it to push on. . #whyihike #pushlimits #comfortzone #mountains #lakes #Toxawaylake #sawtooth #alpine #coffee #cold #fall #colors #sunrise #hiking #backcountry #wildlife #wilderness #backpacking #backcountry #peaks #scramble #pushyourself #freshair #freedom #peaceful #adventure #idaho

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melwhyissa

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lancelot_11

First attempt at backpacking, Alice to Toxaway Lake, 16.9 km with 2250m of elevation gain. Sawtooth Wilderness Area, some gorgeous scenery and great fall colors setting in. Its a blessin ng to be able to experience things like this, albeit I was a bit nervous to spend the night in the back country but I was fortunate enough to end up near an amazing couple from Washington State. Tried my hand at some night photography too, and as I headed back to my tent I seen a shadow bolt from infront into the bushes beside my tent. 🙈 Whatever it was hung around for the next couple hours to ensure I got the "full experience" 😥 . "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" - Neale Walsch . #hiking #mountains #whyihike #backpacking #comfortzones #photography #fall #colors #alpine #lakes #getoutdoors #freshair #alicelake #toxawaylake #idaho #sawtooth #backcountry #wildlife #sunset #stars #moon #adventure #wilderness

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floatingrhino

Where the lava meets the sea. #hikingmaui #whyihike #lavameetsthesea #topten

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krajisunny

Whenever we got toys or gifts as kids, my sis took all the girl stuff for herself (pink/red color, girl stuffed animal, Barbie doll) and I automatically was handed the boy counterpart (blue color, boy stuffed animal, Ken doll) because girly, boss-woman Bonnie was bigger and therefore had more child-authority than scrawny, boyish Sunny. To this day, Bonnie is still (slightly) taller and (significantly) more feminine than me, but now all my gear is orange/pink/red, while hers is some shade of vibrant blue. What changed? No, she didn't learn to share. Red/pink simply clashes with Bonnie's signature red hair color. Also our respective skin tones have it so that we stick to opposite sides of the color spectrum. But mostly bc red hair. Sharing is caring, and she don't care. 🤣 Anyway, guess where we were hiking to. @eddiebauer #whyihike #contest

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floatingrhino

Hiking the old lava flows of southeast Maui. #hikingmaui #whyihike #ancienthawaiianruins #godesspele #makenamaui #narulzzzz

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becky_cyr

9.16.18 | I am shameless and will use any excuse to sneak in a hike. Yesterday, I used a friend's son's birthday party near Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park as an opportunity for Hike 25 of 2018. I started out in Henry Cowell (which seemed lovely and I definitely want to return someday) but ended up wandering into Pogonip Open Space Preserve, which I will never visit ever again, primarily due to the atrocious people who were on the trail (I happened upon a 40-something-year-old lady taking a piss directly in the trail; I wanted to vomit and die, but she was not bothered by me 😭). Photos 1-4 are scenes from my hike, and photos 5-8 are scenes from Monty Carlos's epic 4th birthday party & old timey train ride through the redwoods. @siennitamarie #takeahikebeckyc @eddiebauer #whyihike #contest

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cap517

Quick #flashbackfriday to this past Saturday: we hiked the 14.8 miles round trip to the top of Clouds Rest in Yosemite. This is the summit, terrifyingly high above the valley floor! Clouds Rest Elevation: 9,926 feet (3,025 meters) Elevation Gain: 1,775 feet (540 meters) . . @eddiebauer Why I Hike: for the exercise, for the views, for this moment...when I'm terrified of the height and small percentage chance I could fall but I do it anyway because, I mean, look at that view! It was definitely worth the 14.8 miles and blisters and sore muscles! #whyihike . #cloudsresttrail #cloudsrestsummit #cloudsrest #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #wildernessculture #womenwhohike #optoutside #california #exploremore #neverstopexploring #adventuress #womeninthewild

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trippyexplorer

My go-to form of meditation 🏜🏕

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trippyexplorer

High technology has done us one great service: It has retaught us the delight of performing simple and primordial tasks - chopping wood, building a fire, drawing water from a spring — Edward Abbey

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trippyexplorer

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders - Edward Abbey🏕⛰

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becky_cyr

9.9.18 | Hike 24 of 2018: Tennessee Valley Trail to Rodeo Beach & back via the Coastal Trail in the Marin Headlands, 10.56 miles. I spent the last day of my 33rd year doing what I love: Hiking on a trail that was new to me with really good snacks in my bag, this gorgeous view all around me, and a solid post-hike sandwich plan in my sights. #takeahikebeckyc #alltrails @eddiebauer #whyihike #contest You can stop reading here if you want, but this is what I thought about while hiking today: I am really proud of what I've accomplished in the past year. In early 2018 I made a series of uncharacteristically ballsy moves: On the holiest of days (David Bowie's birthday) I asked my boss for permission to work remotely full-time and, to my complete shock, she said yes. Less than 1 week later I signed the lease for my Alameda apartment, and then I moved here at the end of February. Although I've felt intense moments of nostalgia and occasional pangs of loneliness, I haven't experienced a single moment of regret. I am so fortunate to have fully leaned into my hiking habit in January, because the Bay Area is a hiker's paradise. As of today, I've clocked 190 miles this year, and I plan to continue my weekly hiking habit for the foreseeable future. As beautiful as David Duchovny's face was during the Xercise-Files (can you believe that was 3 years ago?!), it really doesn't beat the views I'm getting now. I have grown a lot this year in both intentional and unanticipated ways. I have learned to feel truly fulfilled by my own company and to not be ashamed of it. I have developed focus for the things that truly matter to me, and this has given me the freedom to lead a much more fulfilling and intentional life. I have learned to allow myself to be surprised by and excited for the things that I can't anticipate or plan to death. Most importantly, I am starting to give myself permission to not feel badly for being a spinster. Bring it on, 34. I am ready for you.

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girlinamini

they lifted the fire ban, we off roaded for some miles, climbed around on giant ancient rocks for hours completely naked, &we're sleeping here for a few days. today was a good day. 🌵 truth be told, today has been chalk full of feelings that i don't particularly care for and then some others that i like a whole lot, all in public with tourists lurking 🌵 but my therapist reminded me it's okay to allow myself to really feel things. i remembered that my thoughts are separate from these feelings and rather noisy, often clouding the experience of feeling itself 🌵 if you're gonna have a down day, might as well do it here surrounded by this wretched view 🌞 🌵 #utah #canyonlands #offroad #backpack #solobackpacker #girlswhodrivestick #minicooper #miniandme #miniadventures #minigirlsclub #chilired #ringo #vanlife #nomad #gypsy #homeiswhereyouparkit #sadgirlsclub #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #traumarecovery #whyihike

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becky_cyr

9.3.2018 | Hike 23 of 2018 was a 6.91-miler in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, marking the end of a glorious four-day vacation. The quietness was remarkable; there was hardly anyone on the trails until noon, so the only noises I could hear for the first couple of hours were from my footsteps and my breathing. #takeahikebeckyc #castateparks @eddiebauer #whyihike #contest

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