Setting off to the Lost Palms Oasis. I have wanted to return to this trail for months, and there was never any doubt in my mind that I would. Despite picking the date months ago, and having weeks of wild weather, today conditions turned out as perfect as anyone could have wished for! (Thanks again, universe.)
Aaaand this time I had friends with me. I honestly don’t regret doing it alone last time (only that I‘d remembered to let people know my plans) but having company today was utterly wonderful and made it all the more meaningful. Thank you so much @carolinenitsch @enjoybyjoa @bachelormagic #TGC
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates
Change means leaving behind what's known and comfortable, throwing ourselves into the unknown without knowing what will be. Of course it can be scary.
When I made the decision last year to completely change course in life, I found myself in guilt, thinking I'd be throwing away a life I'd spent years building. A wise friend and the course of time made me realize nothing could be further from the truth.
My upbringing in the mountains. All that army training. The years of competing in sports. The time in engineering school. The corporate years of managing projects and workers, handling prognoses, budgets, networking and learning the social game. It doesn't matter if I'm on a trail somewhere, or sitting at home writing proposals for the next adventure. Every day I make use of what I've learned from the previous chapters in my life. They made me who I am, and taught me what I know.
Knowledge and experience we earn is never wasted. It feeds directly into what we're doing, no matter the field, no matter where in the world. We can let our past trap us and hold us captives, or we can realize that it's building blocks we take with us everywhere we go. With that realization comes the freedom to get up and go, to follow our hearts where they want to go.
Shine your light on me...
Magic moment at the ocean today 🌞 (Island of Sylt/Germany)
Missing my friends, hiking, and the beautiful #pnw
shot on my iPhone.
While uploading all of my pictures I realized I had accidentally erased 100’s of pics from my hiking journeys😢 what I have left are just pics from my phone....
1. I love the jungle 2. I haven't been eaten by a tiger so I'm assuming it loves me back 😂 #thailandlife
We are Haley and CJ! We thought we should introduce ourselves and give you a bit more insight into ExploreMore.
We have always made adventure a priority in our lives. When we first met, we realized we had both been on long backpacking trips in the Rocky Mountains and instantly connected. One year later, we were married and six years later we have two daughters and have been on more adventures than some people take in a lifetime.
We do NOT want that to be the truth for people though. We want to help others realize adventure is so close and they can explore our world no matter where they live. Being an explorer is NOT complicated. You dont have to pay for a plane ticket or drive 20 hours to explore and unplug (even though that is fun too). You just have to make a choice and explore!
#explore #exploremore #explorewhereyoulive #adventure #adventureisoutthere #familyadventure #getoutside #optoutside
Took a quick drive out east and found myself in the quiet of the woods. ♥️🌲🚐 Feeling filled with gratitude today as I reflect on the following: I am thankful that I have the opportunity to travel alone as frequently as I do, to have lived in a van “for fun,” not necessity, and that I get to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.
Imagine experiencing Machu Picchu up close and personal, carrying yourself there on foot. What would your experience be? We’d love to see...link in bio!
It seems all my recent photos contain my girls, one or another. 🙄
Working half days gives me SO much time to spend with them. So I apologize (but if you dont like dog pics, you are probably following the wrong person).
So here is a photo of Crowsnest Mtn while I was exploring Sentry with them..🤣
Cooler than a pack of peppermints ✌🏼🌵
“It is important to remember we all have magic inside us” -JK Rowling
May the beauty of your heart be the reason they love you. (Never change your heart just to change who loves you). Happy Martin Luther King Day!
Scared is what you are feeling and brave is what you are doing. 💫
Llevo unos días observando me cuesta salirme de mi zona confort... (entrenos, alimentación, estudio, retos...)
Te acostumbras a lo cómodo, dejando de lado ESFUERZO, CONSTANCIA y SUPERACIÓN.
Ármate de valor busca ese empujoncito que falta, haz un esfuerzo mental, VISUALÍZALO.
Rodéate de gente que sume y digan... ¡ATRÉVETE, TU PUEDES! .
No te quedes con una comida rápida, 8h horas de sueño, una ducha de agua caliente, ropa hasta las cejas y moverte solo por obligación.
Ve más allá, tu puedes.
ENTRENA TU MENTE 💪
Another logo created for an amazing woman who happens to be an outdoor educator ! 🌳 🌲
If there is ✨l i g h t✨in the soul, There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world❣️ ~
Happy Monday everyone and let’s have a peaceful week 😘 ~
Всем хорошего начало недели! Делюсь с вами китайскими мудростями 😘 ~Всегда смотри на вещи со светлой стороны, а если таковых нет - натирай темные, пока не заблестят✨
~Живи, сохраняя покой. Придёт время и цветы распустятся сами🥀
~Человек который смог сдвинуть гору, начинал с того, что перетаскивал с места на место мелкие камешки⛰
~Искушение сдаться будет особо сильным незадолго до победы❣️
Me and... myself, sittin’ in a tree 🎶
I love nature 💜
Colorado Trail - Segment 15 - August 15, 2017
Mountain Time. Be true to yourself 👠👑 Mi cordada de montaña femenina siempre se llamó “princess”. Aquí, cruzando un río a las 1:00 am en el cerro (foto de hace un tiempo).. siendo fiel al estilo con las chalas rosadas 🙌🏻👑 Y nada el mensaje es ese, ser fiel a uno. Por más que me guste la montaña y eso implique no ducharme aveces por días o andar más desastrada.. hay otra parte de mi, que me gusta la moda y sí.. llevo mis zapatos rosa -que me río y muchos se ríen- para cruce de rio 🤪🤩jaja. No me encasillo en ningún estereotipo, soy lo que soy: Renata. . 💓 el deporte, la montaña, el mar, la moda, el baile, aveces andar relajada, aveces de taco y así 🙌🏻
Another deep freeze day, another day stuck inside, another day to get twitchy. Must. Leave. The. House. 😂 And I had thought this walk was a chilly one...it was only a -10 with a windchill of -14. But it was a stunner! Hike 3 of #hike52
This photo that cutie extraordinaire @ahewitt0513
snapped of me last weekend is a great representation of life these days. Myself, trying to not get stressed out and forcing some sort of positivity and Kayda symbolizing the true chaos. 😂
I’m currently reading In Praise Of Slowness, recommended by past @thestokecast
and holy heck is it making me flip my thinking. We are so obsessed with moving fast, getting anxious when things slow down and being truly present. Although I’m only halfway through, I highly recommend this book as the author gives us an honest, very researched view into how we came to live this way and why slowing down is hugely beneficial. So I’m trying to pump the brakes where I can and be more conscious of the acceleration of life and how to combat it. After all, why move faster through this thing called life when we only have one?
Finally got out on my first hike of the year. Taking on the 52 hike challenge with the hubby and the pups. Plus, very excited to try out my new day pack my totally awesome parents got me for Christmas! Time to get outside! 1/52
It was an amazingly beautiful day for a hike!
Question for you doggie owners...
Kona won’t wear doggie booties, so what’s the best thing to keep snowballs from forming on their feet?
Does Vaseline really work??