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Telissa Rodriguez

Wild Keeper 2018 β™»οΈπŸœ Mountains πŸŒ„β›°πŸ—» Canyons πŸžπŸš£β€β™€οΈ WaterfallsπŸ’¦πŸ & Hot springs are my thing! πŸ•πŸŒ…πŸ€˜πŸΌ Follow πŸ‘‰πŸΌ@our_next_adventure β›°

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We knew we wanted to shoot this arch at sunset and so we had stopped by in the morning to see where the trail head was etc. When we drove by initially, the parking area was completely full. We drove around and decided to head to another arch. We knew we would have to be back a few hours before, at least- to get a parking and allow some time to hike in. . . Sunset was around 7 and I want to say we arrived at the parking lot around 5. At this time, many people were leaving. So, we decided to eat our @mtnhouse meal in the parking lot in case we stayed late. Just as everyone had left, a whole other crew of people had arrived. We hiked in as quickly as we could and to no surprise, the arch was swarming with people who, like us, seemed to be waiting for sunset. . . We had already been at this Arch for about an hour- taking pictures in front of it and walking around trying to get some pictures with little to no people. (This seemed impossible!) . . We then decided to scope out some completely different angles JUST BEFORE golden hour - terrible idea! This slanted cliff edge was sketchy and I was terrified trying to get across it. We stopped and leaned back against the smooth stone to attempt to capture a few good pictures. I'm not sure if @ginobruhhh got any, but this is the best one I was able to get from this angle. All my photos of the very few last moments of golden hour are REALLY bad. I was unbalanced and had shaky hands. As I was scrolling through my camera gallery I was somewhat disappointed in myself. But, all-in-all - this was definitely a good day. Before it went completely dark, we made it all across to get a perspective from behind the arch. And this was totally worth it! Gino shot some pretty amazing pictures of blue hour, but he hasn't posted them just yet. πŸ˜‰ . . So once it was dark, we hiked back to the front of the arch and watched as the stars began to light up the night sky. It was a cold and beautiful night. The milky way was very faint, but it was there. Sebastian (our son) and I cuddled close together as we watched Gino take pictures of Delicate Arch. It was the first time Sebas had been awake to see the milky way for himself.🌌

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Take me to the hot springs 🏞 . . πŸ“Έ@ginobruhhh with my edits . . . #itsofficial#hotsprings#timeofyear#sweaterweather#newmexico#adventureneverstops#wildernessculture#choosemountains#relax#naturetherapy#takeahike#takemoreadventures#adventureenthusiasts#travelphotography#moodygrams#artofvisuals#getoutdoors#outside_project#goodvibes#ourplanetdaily#epictravels#exploremore#hikemoreworryless#happypeoplehike#peoplewhoadventure#staywild#stayandwander#wanderlust#lifeoutside

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We always seem to luck out with the milky way! 🌌 . . πŸ“Έ@ginobruhhh with my edits . . . #latenights#star#milkyway#galaxy#nightphotography#ourplanetdaily#universe#goodvibes#whenthestarsalign#moodygrams#newmexico#neverstopexploring#foreverwewander#wanderlust#hikingculture#optoutside#starrynight#lightupthenight#dreamtrips#outdoorproject#adventureneverstops#wildernessculture#adventureenthusiasts#exploremore#traveloften#fuelyouradventure#findyourpark#dowhatmakesyouhappy

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"And then there is the greatest risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later." . . #outdoorproject#adventureneverstops#findyouradventure#explorearizona#fuelyourpassion#seekthesimplicity#takemoreadventures#optoudside#ourplanetdaily#earthoutdoors#visualsoflife#moodygrams#landscapephotography#naturelovers#hiking#hikingculture#adventureenthusiasts#staywild#keepnaturewild#wildernessculture#wildernessbadass#goodvibesonly#traveloften#wanderlust#arizonahikers#freedomchasers#keepexploring#adventureisoutthere#happypeoplehike#peoplewhoadventure

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Today is the first #impactday of the fall 2018 term! Some of you might remember this photo from my insta story a few days ago; pictured is my little #wildekeeper holding a bag of human poop that was left near the trailhead. πŸ€’πŸ’© We had been traveling through Utah for about 9 days and this kid found all sorts of trash on trails (most of it was micro-trash). He would spot the garbage and without hesitation he'd quickly pick it up and pack it out. I am so proud of him and I'm so happy to see that my small actions are influencing him in a big way. In addition to human feces we found a zip tie, a broken bracelet, pistachio shells, bottle caps, bits of plastic, an empty can of sardines, a t-shirt, cigarette butts, batteries, and a straw to name a few! It doesn't take much time or effort to pick up trash you see when you are out and about. Even a small impact can go a long way. πŸ‘πŸΌ . . #keepnaturewild#wildkeepers#leaveitbetter#naturelovers#keepitclean#dontbetrashy#packitinpackitout#respectnature#motherearth#staywild#kidswhohike#takemoreadventures#happypeoplehike#wildernessbadass#beautahful

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"I hope you never stop seeing the world. Even when your eyes are closed." 🧑 . . . . PSA: ATTENTION ALL PARENTS πŸ“£ If you have a 4th grader, you can get a #NationalParkPass for FREE!! Visit everykidinapark.gov and have your 4th grader complete a quick and easy adventure diary and print your free pass. We were able to visit 5 National Parks during this trip with Sebas for πŸ†“οΈ! πŸ‘ͺπŸ• . . #findyourpark#everykidinapark#optoudside#takemoreadventures#hikingwithkids#explore#adventure#wildernessculture#happypeoplehike#kidswhohike#landscape#fuelyouradventure#getoutdoors#hikingculture#peoplewhohike#roadtrip#beautahful#instanature#moodygrams#earthfocus#neverstopexploring#roamtheplanet#naturelovers#keepnaturewild#adventureenthusiasts#staywild#hikingtherapy#travelphotography#traveloften

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Sunrise over the canyon πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ . . . #ourplanetdaily#adventureneverstops#sunrise#morninghike#chasingthesun#instagood#instanature#landscape#optoutside#canyonchasers#living#views#makingmemories#adventureenthusiasts#adventurevisuals#amongthewild#happypeoplehike#hikingculture#wildernessculture#outdoors#ournextadventure#earthfocus#staywild#stayandwander#findyouradventure#findyourpark#findyourpurpose

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Probably my favorite pair of shoes πŸ˜† I just need more colors! πŸ’› Found this secret place after I saw a picture of it posted up on IG. After reading through hundreds of comments and a bit of Google research, I found it and it became the first stop to our long journey. . . . #bangs#livebangs#bangsblitz#wandertowin#sweepstakes#traveloften#adventureenthusiasts#optoutside#roadlesstraveled#findyouradventure#arizona#hikingculture#wildernessbadass#takemoreadventures#keepnaturewild#happypeoplehike#peoplewhohike#roadtrip#roamtheplanet#wanderlust

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Sharing new adventures with my best friend ❀ . . . #happypeoplehike#hikingculture#adventureisoutthere#adventurecouple#adventureenthusiasts#ournextadventure#earthoutdoors#getoutside#lovenature#couplegoals#trekking#hikingadventures#love#hikingtherapy#utah#roadtrip#optoutside#roamtheplanet#epictravels#adventureculture#instanature#greatoutdoors

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MAX❀ . . . #dogsofinstagram#belgianmalinois#max#puppy#dogswhohike#outdoors#travelbuddies#hikingculture#takemoreadventures#getoutstayout#outdoorproject#adventureenthusiasts#naturelovers#travelmore#dogstagram#doglover#bestfriend#familyadventures#wildernessculture#wildlife#handsomedog#trailvibes

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"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." β˜€οΈ

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I'll be skipping my heart away in a new paradise soon 🧑 . πŸ“Έ @ginobruhhh with my edits . . #outdoorliving#hikingculture#adventureisoutthere#roadtrip#takemoreadventures#trailvibes#travelphotography#optoutside#happypeoplehike#arizona#letskeepitwild#hikemoreworryless#moodygrams#naturelovers#naturetherapy#outdoors#staywild#wanderlust#myhappyplace#goodvibesonly#ournextadventure

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I've been so MIA!! Sorry ya'll! Between extra work, taking my son to his first ever concert, conducting a science fair project, fighting off this sickness, planning our next big adventure, and all the other daily duties- I've been SUPER BUSY! & I'm still not done, I need to food prep for 8 days worth of camping/backpacking, make sure we have all of our gear, type up an itinerary to leave for our family, make sure all the bills are paid before we go, and a few other things. #adulting What are some things you check off your list before a big trip?

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. . Only the broken know what it's like to live inside their imagination. Creating worlds to dream in, we are artists of the mind. Our true gift is survival. -Christy Ann Martine πŸ—£ . . . #survivor . . . #wanderlust#love#believeinyourself#broken#beautiful#suicideawareness#keepgoing#lifeisgood#seekthesimplicity#findhappiness#goodvibesonly#overcome#itgetsbetter

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Story Time:πŸ• . . We hiked for about 6 hours into the forest before we decided to stop and set up camp. About an hour into the trail sebas and I somehow stepped into an ant pile, they quickly climbed up our feet and legs and attacked, leaving us with itchy bites all over. Crossing the river soothed the bites tremendously; that was until we crossed right into a scorching hot spring. I quickly jumped up shouting HOT! HOT! & what does Sebastian do? He walks in right behind me then starts shouting HOT! lol Gino is the smarter one out of the three of us. He waited until we found out exactly where the hot water ended and the cool water began again, then he walked around it. After about 2 and a half hours we heard a loud sound behind us. When we turned around we saw a bunch of leaves moving amongst some trees. We weren't sure if a tree had fallen or if something jumped out of it but we didn't stick around long enough to find out. Once we were about 4 and a half hours in we started noticing bear skat along the trail, saw a pile of old deer bones, and all around there were caves. We had another scare when a large bush in front of us moved. Gino quickly whipped out his oversized knife and handed me his large knife. (I also had bear mace) We debated whether to go forward or turn back. With a thunderstorm rolling in we knew we should be setting up camp soon. The forest was pretty dense and the majority of the trail is through the river leaving us little to no options of anywhere to set up. We decided to move forward, desperately hoping to find a spot. We finally found an open area away from trees and far enough from the river. The boys quickly set up and I was in charge of hanging the food somewhere so the bears wouldn't get it, but I'm pretty short and couldn't get the food high enough so Gino ended up doing that too. As soon as we crawled inside, the rain hit! It was perfect timing. πŸ˜„πŸ€™πŸΌπŸŒ² . . #ournextadventure#outdooradventures#adventureenthusiasts#wildernessbadass#letskeepitwild#roamandwander#takemoreadventures#exploremore#optoutside#camping#goodvibes#backcountrycamping#hiking#backpacking#adventurebuddies#foreverwewander#familygoals#hikingwithkids#naturetherapy

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The start to our backpacking journey πŸŽ’πŸ• . . . #familyadventures#optoutside#takemoreadventures#travelmore#getoutside#adventure#hiking#backpacking#familygoals#hikingculture#hikingwithkids#camping#happypeoplehike#staywild#roadtrip#roamtheplanet#wildernessbadass#wildernessculture#trekking#newmexico#forest#wanderingsoul#goodvibes#outdoorliving#ournextadventure#adventureisoutthere#adventureenthusiasts

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Fall wild keeper applications are now open! πŸ“© Here's your chance to make a commitment to yourself and nature by signing up to clean up your wild spaces for the fall term. πŸ˜‰πŸŒ΅β™»οΈ Go over to their page to apply πŸ‘‰πŸΌ@letskeepitwild ! #everyonevslitter#leavenotrace#leaveitbetter#letskeepitwild#wildekeepers#keepearthclean

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Long weekend adventures coming soon. 😁 πŸ“Έ@ginobruhhh with my edits . . . #ournextadventure#hiking#explore#whatgetsyououtdoors#adventureenthusiasts#optoutside#respectnature#hikemoreworryless#leavenotrace#letskeepitwild#wildernessbadass#wildernessculture#goodvibes#visualsoflife#adventureisoutthere#roadtrip#roamtheplanet#outdoorliving#lifestyle#wanderlust#takemoreadventures#naturelovers#hikingculture#hikingtherapy#happypeoplehike#hikingaz#explorearizona#staywild

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