Throwback Thursday to last summer and the emerald green waters of the sacred Yuba river.. Swoon.. . . . PS: Is anyone else excited that @yoga_girl is sitting down with @chrisburkard this week on her Podcast ‘From the Heart’♥️? #fitnessinspiredlifestyle .. . . . . . . #yubariver #getoutside #optoutside #summerdreams #swimming #throwbackthursday #personaltrainer #wellnessmentor #themountainsarecalling #outdoorfitness #sacredspace #protectpubliclands #bethechange #outdoorplayground #califorina #roadtrip #adventure
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Humbling Lands IV | Canyonlands National Park | October 2017 . . Never have I been somewhere as humbling as @canyonlandsnps in Utah. Humans, and our ever expanding societies, seem to place themselves above most everything on this planet. It's when your mind is exposed to a landscape like this that one's perspective of the world, and the universe beyond, is bound to shift. The beauty around us is endless. There are things too small for comprehension, and too large to grasp. Think about it. These landscapes are massive, yet they are just cracks in the sand. We aren't rulers of the world, we are partners of it 🌹 . . #protectpubliclands #canyonlandsnps #optoutside #teamtokina
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In an area surrounded by arid red rock desert, the Hidden Valley area of Moab was surprisingly lush. Big views, desert flora, and La Sal mountains are seen. #Moab #TBT #Utahgram #UtahRocks #UtahIsRadBesidesTheShittyPolitics #ProtectPublicLands #OptOutside #WowUtah #GeologyRocks
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Here are just a few tips to lessen our demand for plastics: 1) Use a reusable grocery bag and if you forget them, ask for paper bags instead! 2) Use reusable water bottles and coffee cups! 3) Skip the plastic straw and simply sip your drink! 4) Recycle everything you can! 5) Volunteer with a local nonprofit doing a beach sweep! There too many to list, so please COMMENT and let us know how you are making a positive impact! #ProtectWhatYouLove #sustainability #sustainablebusiness #sustainableangler #purposedrivenbrands #flyfishing #fishing #protectpubliclands #noworneverglades #nopebblemine #kickplastic #actonclimate #consciousconsumers #skipthestraw #volunteer
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My grandparents, Benjamin and Frances Graham. This is one of the many images of them that I am using for reference as I start planning my remaining *big journey to the north and south western part of our country. For them, if there was a road, it was to be traveled, together. This road lead the way for 70 years of marriage filled with memories of a lifetime. Where will go? To me, the picture speaks volumes. Image courtesy of the Grahams. Pacific City, Oregon, July 1983 #protectpubliclands#everyonebuttwo #blackpeoplecamp#blackhiking#blackoutdoors#camping#browninnature#thislandisyourland#blackpeopledo#blackoutdoors#blackpackers#outdoorafro #BrownPeopleCamping#findyourpark#goparks #rei1440project #optoutside#DiversifyOutdoors #unlikelyhiker#theoutbound#adventuregap#nationalparkgeek #sheexplores#camplife#explore#camp365#womenwhoexplore#nationalpark #blacklove #lovestory #blackrvers
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“its kinda like the quest for the Holy Grail. Who gives a shit what the Holy Grail is, the quest is what's important. The transformation is within yourself, that's what is important.”-Yvon Chouinard, businessman and environmentalist. #gsdunited #optoutside#dogsofinsta#campvibes#adventuredog#hikingwithdogs#ger#germanshepherdnsta#rei1440project#outsideisfree#altnationalpark#resist#protectpubliclands#findyourpark#rescuedog#ruffwear#mydogismy#livelifeoffleash#campingwithdogs#trailbuds#adventuredog#gsd #germanshepherd #germanshepherdsofinstagram #germanshepherddog #dogsofinstagram #doglife #dogsofig #dogstagram
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Barrel cactus seed is an incredibly important and delicious native food here in the Southwest. This time of year, it's practically the only thing around that is available to eat (besides dry mesquite pod, and the occasional ground cherry or the like). Toasted and added to oatmeal it is *incredibly* tasty. Raw it is a fantastic supplement of protein and other nutrients, readily available simply by pulling the pineapple-resembling fruit off the cactus and tapping the seeds into your meal, or your hand =) (It makes for great trail food.) . . . . . . . #thisamericanlifeonmars #bac#backpackingpeople #finditliveit #protectpubliclands #leavenotrace #welltravelled #optoutside #welivetoexplore #arizona #theartofslowliving #backpacking #wander #southwestisbest #getoutside #gowander #campvibes #thehillsarealive #onthetrail #dharmabums #agameoftones #thegreatoutdoors #seeinanewway #beboundless #beholdingcreation #mothernature #earthgallery #wildernessculture #westbysouthwest #earthexperiences
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Great to see @backpackermag covering public lands in their latest issue! If you hike, the threats to public lands are important to understand, as well as our land manager's roles, and yours...
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"We've lived in LA for a few years but miss the mountains. It's a city sure but you can drive outside of the city to escape." Jon and Santa ♢#humansofthepct ♢ • • • Coming down the trail after scouting the Mountain Fire damage on the PCT, we had a chance encounter with two hikers who'd just finished hiking up and down Mt. San Jacinto. • • • Jon and Santa from France and Italy have worked in the fashion industry for some time. They've lived around the world and LA had been home base for a few years • • • They'd never been to San Bernadino National Forest and wanted to hike up one of the tallest Peaks in Southern California. • • • People have this image of Southern California and LA being just one massive paved and developed area...but if you are willing to drive a little out of the way you can escape into mountains, forests, deserts, lakes and rivers. • • • We got to talking about how social media plays a role in today's culture and they encouraged us to look into becoming a brand ambassador for gear companies Given our background working outdoors and passion for teaching others about it....we are definitely interested 😊 • • • They want to travel and get to experience more parks, forests and natural areas in California and across the country! We are all for it! • • • Glad to see folks getting outside, exploring and visiting our natural spaces and supporting our public lands • • • Be sure to follow their adventures @santavb @jon.agostini • • • #Happytrails • • • #pcta #pctig #pctclassof2017 #pct2017 #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2017 #pctstory #optoutside #style #fashion #unitedoutside #wan#wanderlust #wander #travel #explore #smile #latergram #wandress #camping #trailcrew #traillife #backpacking
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Bringing Montana home 🙌#elk#sustainableliving#protectpubliclands
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"There seems to be no agent more effective than another person in bringing a world for oneself alive, or, by a glance, a gesture, or a remark, shriveling up the reality in which one is lodged." E. Goffman . . . . . . . . . . #thisamericanlifeonmars #bac#backpackingle #finditliveit #protectpubliclands #leavenotrace #welltravelled #optoutside #welivetoexplore #arizona #theartofslowliving #backpacking #wander #southwestisbest #getoutside #gowander #campvibes #thehillsarealive #onthetrail #dharmabums #agameoftones #thegreatoutdoors #seeinanewway #beboundless #beholdingcreation #mothernature #earthgallery #wildernessculture #westbysouthwest #earthexperiences
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{ i n c o m i n g } I LOVEEE our national parks and dream of visiting them all someday! But, in the meantime (in addition to collecting cards from botanical gardens), I am now trying to build a collection of retro looking (or actual vintage!) national park postcards. . . B @makingmails sent me these two Impact Retro Ranger cards from her hiking adventures in Utah! I have not been to either Bryce Canyon or Zion, but I did spend a weekend hiking in beaUTAHful Moab last spring! I could've sworn I was really on Mars! . . S W I P E ➡️ to view the postage stamps, also featuring national parks! . . Do you have any national park postcards by Anderson Design Group (@adgnashville) or Impact Retro Ranger that you are willing to swap?! Send me a DM! . . #incomingmail #postcard #postcardswap #collection #retroranger #nationalpark #utah #beautahful #zio#zionnationalpark #zion @zionnps #brycecanyon @brycecanyonnps_gov #protectpubliclands #protectourparks #protectourplanet
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Keep your sends scenic by cleaning up chalk spills and tick marks. — We’re talking all things chalk this month with @frictionlabs as part of #theclimberspact. Don’t be like Jerry, manage your chalk and protect your climbing areas. Link in bio. — Photo by @kylequeenerphoto
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rainbow flip flops: castle's trademark approach shoes.
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Recently I had the chance to design a shirt for @connectclimbing which is a small company that donates 20% of all revenue to the access fund to help protect Bears Ears & Indian Creek in south eastern Utah, and aims to replace worn bolts in our beloved climbing areas. Last month, Trump rescinded Bears Ears and Grand Staircase- Escalante Monument status in an effort to reduce public land management and possibly open these preserved areas to oil and gas extraction, mining, etc. Support your public lands, and pick up a shirt! Link in profile! #protectpubliclands #bearsearsnationalmonument #indiancreek #navajolands #utah #connectclimbing
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a few more from the gold butte trip! last post i promise 😂 #gol#goldbuttestorycamp #livemonumental #protectpubliclands #nevadaisrad #keen #petroglyphs #goldbutte
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The sun is slowly lighting up the Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and the air is shifting from cold to mild... Although these rock formations are the same geological formation, geographically they are separate from the Sierra Nevada. . . . #california #mtwhitney #alabamahills #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #optoutside #protectnature #protectpubliclands #sierranevada #findyourpark
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Jason used to call me a co-worker/friend, but I always saw it the other way around. @jasonagrubb not only found the most flattering ways to annoy me at work but make me laugh at the same time. Grubbs has been an amazing asset to the entire @leavenotracecenter family. Happy for your next adventure, but I’ll personally miss your jokes, afternoon pours of whiskey/gingers, and ramblings of constant bullshit. #leavenotrace #lastdayhere
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National Park 32/59: Biscayne. Not the easiest park to get to know, but your efforts at getting out on the water here will be well rewarded! On our next visit, we want to visit the Maritime Heritage Trail of shipwrecks and check out the reef on the Atlantic side of the park—so much rad going on here. Check out our blog post about it in our profile!
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Manatees!!! It’s hard to differentiate the sizes, but in the shot with two manatees, the baby is the far one 😍.
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“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem ••• I always try to plan an adventure that is a pretty serious undertaking (but not an organized race) to cap off my year. I’ve done Grand Canyon Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim (46’ish miles) and the Zion Traverse (51 miles -- I ran a couple extra) the last two years. What would you recommend for a similar run this year? Edited: Keeping to the continental US or western Canada, mild weather in October/early November, and includes lots of big climbs and technical trails. Whatcha got?! ••• Thanks for the share, @trail_sisters ! 🤘🏼 . . . #trailrunning #trailandultra #mountainrunning #ultramarathon #optoutside #getoutside #keepitpublic #protectpubliclands #expandyourplayground #womenwhoexplore #feedyoursoul #andshesdopetoo #unstoppable #sockflock #SuuntoRun #runlonger #runstronger #goatworthy #womenruntheworld #chaseyourgoat #trailsisters #foryourmountain #zionnationalpark #choosemountainswomen #wildernessbadass @lasportivana @suunto @nathansportsinc @tailwindnutrition @lilytrotters @nativeeyewear @giverjh
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“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” –John Lubbock. #gsdunited #adoptdontshop #optoutside#dogsofinsta#campvibes#adventuredog#hikingwithdogs#ger#germanshepherdnsta#rei1440project#outsideisfree#altnationalpark#resist#protectpubliclands#findyourpark#rescuedog#ruffwear#mydogismy#livelifeoffleash#campingwithdogs#trailbuds#adventuredog#gsd #germanshepherd #germanshepherdsofinstagram #germanshepherddog #dogsofinstagram #doglife #dogsofig #dogstagram
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"I chose and my world was shaken. So what. The choice might have been mistaken, but the choosing was not. You have to move on." Stephen Sondheim • • • • • • • • • #win#winterwonderland #winter #colorado #gunnison #neverstopexploring #livefree #liv#livewild #publiclands #protectpubliclands #snow #morning #stroll #friends #besties #western #wscu #westernstate #trees #1440reiproject #outdoors #livewild #vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram
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Haven’t been backpacking in what feels like aaggeess 😩 but I’ve got some trips in the works including one 17 day in the Gila Wilderness! Super stoked😁🤙🏼🏕 • • • • • • • • #hikeaz #coloradoriver #coriver #azhotsprings #redrocks #backpackaz #girlswhohikeaz #explore #optoutside #lovemypubliclands #publiclands #protectpubliclands
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Spending time in nature is as essential to my well being as food & air. I noticed this sign on my way to harvest juniper (always harvesting!) & it made me smile. #protectpubliclands #natureismyreligion #gooutdoors #theworldisagarden #deschutesriver #centraloregon #oregonlove #365photochallenge #quotes #highdesert
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In my upcoming class, “Fueling Outdoor Adventurers,” I’ll be sharing some of the REAL food in my backpack that keeps me going throughout the busy day and on the trail. Not fancy over here. Today: just beef jerky (@epicbar ) and a tangelo. . Is it me or are tangelos SO satisfying to peel? #itsthelittlethings ☺️ . Details and sign up at link 🔗 in bio. Tuesday, 1/23 6-7pm, $10 @ellwoodsrva for my local #rva friends.
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spring 2015: sunset under the Campanile after bombing an organic chemistry final at UC Berkeley, before leaving to work in Nicaragua for the first time.
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