For about two weeks each year, a magical nature experience occurs. Conditions have to be just right. No clouds obscuring the sunset, enough melt for the falls, the angle you view it at. Being in #yosemitenationalpark this last weekend was an out of this world experience. I am blown away by this world we live in, and reminded every minute how lucky I am to be living this life. #optoutside
Yosemite share #5. Some not so typical views of Bridal Veil Falls. Which one is your favorite??? Anyone sick of #yosemite pictures yet??
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Yosemite share #4. Waterfall Wednesday? Yosemite has so many beautiful waterfalls and every one is breathtaking. This one is along the Mist Trail, up quite a few steps! #optoutside
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Yosemite share #3. This post comes on a particularly special day. My mom would have been 59 today. Yosemite was one of her favorite places. For that reason it has become one of mine. It will always have a special place in my heart with her. This photo was from one of my favorite backpacking trips. We hiked up (so many switchbacks) above Yosemite falls and set up the HalfDome2 right across from Hallf Dome. Woke up in the middle of the night to an animals nose nudging at me from outside the tent, we think it was ...
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Yosemite share #2. Want to share some different views of this magical place. The view from above Vernal Falls at sunset. #optoutside
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In honor of being back here very soon, I am going to share some of my favorite photos of #yosemite this week. This one is on the hike to half dome. Standing in between, is subdome, a very formidable opponent. #optoutside
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Be happy. Happy Saturday y'all. Regardless of what you are up to today, remember if you don't love what you are doing, no one is forcing you. You have the power to live the life you dream of. So go do it!!! #optoutside#pnwonderland
Forest bathing is so real for me. It helps me unwind and reconnect with my roots. Simply being here heals me. I grew up travelling the U.S. in a long van every summer with my parents and 3 siblings. We have been to countless states and national parks. We were taught at a young age the magic of the wild, and I have been seeking it ever since. And when I am on the open road or out on a mountain I feel like my mom is there with me, every grueling step and magnificent view. I haven't ...
There are few places I would rather be. If you ever get the chance to take a helicopter ride in the Fiordlands, don't hesitate. It will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. #optoutside#mountainsplease
I got two nights deep in Maligne Lake this year. Logged on 3 hours after permits opened up and barely got them! Last time we snoozed and could only enjoy a day trip, so only made it about 4.5 miles in before turning around. Gorgeous nonetheless, but excited to make it to the other end and hit some trails and take the rockies all in. Who is in?? 😎 #optoutside#rei