I’m sharing another tent photo from #Alaska because Alaska is awesome, and so is camping in tents. Also, this photo is dedicated to #BobRoss because he is super awesome, is a Veteran, and his paintings of mountains and forests were influenced by his time spent in the Air Force in Alaska. I’m thankful for our Veterans, family, friends, Public Lands, and Bob Ross. #mountaincrushmonday
Belated #VeteransDay #✌️ #🇺🇸
This is my friend Hannah. We were chatting on top of this mountain today when I got a Facebook notification that today is our 6 year "friendversary". It showed me pictures of the marathon we ran together and the sweet backpacking trips we've been on. We've had so many adventures together, it was only fitting that we were soaking in this view as I got that notification. If you don't have a Hannah, you should find one. Everyone needs a Hannah in their life. #mountaincrushmonday
"And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." -Meister Eckhart
This place. This trip. The people I met. The things I did. I started my new beginning here. I found myself and the type of people I need to surround my life with. I opened my mind and my heart to bigger and better ideas for this world. I left my old self there in those mountains; I did not come home the same person.
It's never too late for you to start new and live the life you've imagined. Start focusing on yourself and work at building yourself up. Surround yourself with like-minded people and believe in yourself. And for crying out loud, LOVE yourself!❤
📍Box Canyon Ranger Station -Gallatin National Forest
“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” #mountaincrushmonday#snowyrange#wyoming @twhiddleston 🏞
#mountaincrushmonday#mcm Hazel Mountain Country: a place of tragic irony. At one time one of the most populated areas to later become Shenandoah NP, this wilderness area is now one of the least frequented.
Once the Wild West of Virginia, the area around Hazel Mountain was also known as Free State Hollow, a place in the early 1900s where law enforcement officials feared to tread. I imagine this whole area putting up quite the fight when the National Park Service was trying to turn it into a National Park.
Throughout much of Shenandoah you can find vestiges of the past if you look hard enough, but you don't have to look very hard in Hazel Country, the haunts of the past are oftentimes in plain site.
If you guys think Blanca lake is hard to hike in the summer, try hiking it in the fall when the trail is completely covered in snow 😱 we started hiking around 10:30 am and got to the lake around 3. We didn’t stay long since the sun would go down soon. By the time we were half way down the mountain, it was already pitch black and we had to whip out the lamps....I would totally hike this again! #blancalake#mountainlife#mountaincrushmonday