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4am wake up call with this amazing mama @dariamanha to hike over 10 miles for the most amazing views of Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness 💙
And Scout found a porcupine! Luckily the quills only stuck superficially ~
Have a great weekend, I’m going to rest my legs.
#mttallac #adventuremamas #summitsisters #elevationgainz

It was impossible to get sleep before our summit push. We knew that going in though. Everyone we passed on the way up warned us of the 75mph gusts and freezing temps. We actually thought of camping at lower elevation but we wanted to make our summit attempt as easy as possible. We took extra effort when staking in our tents and weighing down the anchors. That didn't stop the constant intense flapping and sounds of shuffling gravel ALL night. By midnight we were all wide awake and already gearing up.
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The plan was to make it to the summit for sunrise. By the time we started it was 1245am. We based our pace on a friends hike a few weeks prior. If things went as planned we'd get there just in time.
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Although we expected the winds and freezing temps, I don't think any of us expected how brutal the hike would actually be. It was blistering cold making it impossible to take a break without shivering violently. Breaks were kept to a minimum consisting of an occasional quick bite and trying to get any warmth to my hands.
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It was such a mental game. Use painful searing hands to hold trekking poles to keep my balance or tuck my hands in my jacket to prevent frostbite but risk a gust of wind throwing me off a switchback. I told myself to ignore the hands.
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Literally the whole time I cycled between telling myself to focus on taking deliberate steps and to stop mentally complaining... "Alpinists do this all the time... It's temporary... Shut up... Keep walking..."
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We ended up summiting at 515. Wayyyyy earlier than expected! As awesome as that sounds, it also meant another hour before any sun/warmth. So here's a photo of our summit experience. Despite dozing in and out of sleep, the stories of adventures, TLC, and shared suffering made the morning truly special. So thankful for everyone who was there!
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Physical training is one thing, but this was the most mentally taxing thing I've ever done. Huge thanks to @allissathompson @caroline_raftery and @suzetty for being so badass and helping me push my limits. I can't help but think of what next. Whats the next level physical AND mental challenge?!?

After 13 miles of hiking with 4940ft in elevation gain, we can check her off our bucket list. Thank you South Sister for humbling our souls!

Happy Friday Wolfpack! Check out @emiliasopz kickin ass and takin names! This girl is out to summit some SERIOUS mountains! Mt. Baker sits at a pretty 10,781’ and requires knowledge of glacial climbing and proper gear, this climb is only recommended for experienced mountaineers. Emilia, we applaud you! Keep crushin it out there 🏔 #peakbagging

Most people would probably describe these types of objectives as crazy, absurd, tortuous, agonizing, insane, asinine, ludicrous...you get the point. But for me, it’s experiences like this that I live for. Waking up hours before the sun crested over the horizon we pedaled, carried, but mostly pushed our bikes up the steep incline of the first 14er. We reached the first saddle and rounded the corner only to behold a boulder field that was laden with frost. After carefully navigating a portion of the boulder field we admitted to ourselves the risk of injury was probably higher than it was worth. We stashed our bikes and galavanted to the top, without the weight of our bikes, we felt as though we practically had wings 🧚‍♀️. We quickly scurried back down after summiting the first 14er at sunrise and retrieved our trusty steeds to head over to the next summit. Over the next few hours we pedaled, pushed, and carried our bikes up and over three more 14,000+ ft peaks. It was divine!! Every minute in the saddle felt like a gift, a precious moment that had us smiling from ear to ear and squealing in delight. And although, to be honest, the majority of the adventure we were unable to mount our bikes, it was totally worth it!! There’s nothing like having your bike and your favorite riding partner @cannonball_jams next to you atop what feels like the top of the 🌎 on a bluebird day!
#whyiride #summitsisters #adventureaddicts #mtblife #mtbgirls #ontopoftheworld #bike14ers #crazybeautiful #life #highalpinelife #notforeveryone #bluebird #worthit #360degreesofwonder #womenontherise #forceofnature #outdoorwomen #exploremore #endurobites #ergonbike #shredly #epicrides #iamspecialized_wmn #specializedepic #sheventures

Everything's better in pairs. .
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#SummitSisters #camping #campmug #PNW #adventure #hike

Vintage #mtbaker bomber jacket was a must for staging! .
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#SummitSisters #PNW #camping #outdoors

Oh hey, #Shuksan. 🌲🌲🌲 #PNW #SummitSisters

Welcoming Susie into #puja in this moment has been one of my highest honorable times in sacred retreat. Susie and I met at @womenswilderness #summitsisters a few years back. It was an instant connection. We’ve attended each other’s workshops, co-facilitated #redtent #retreats and more. She is my #mentor #earthmother #sister #dearfriend #goddess #landkeeper #priestess and more. I can’t say enough about her. In this photo Susie was a participant in #earthtantraretreatlevel2 last month. It was in this retreat I served as her guide. As #nakedearthtantra has grown, it has been Susie who has witnessed Naked Earth Tantra’s growth from the first retreat offering upon her land and through today. I’m also proud to announce Susie and I will be co-facilitating again next summer as we guide others to connect and heal their #innerchild . Keep your eyes peeled for the official announcement this winter for a very special #oregonretreat . Check out Susie’s offerings for women and all at @women_empowerment_workshop @color.my.canvas #tantraretreat #smudging #tantra

We drove through the rain 🌧 to find the sunshine 🌞 A beautiful hike with some great women...we went further than planned and could have kept going! Thanks to these two ladies for joining me today, so glad we ignored the rain! ☀️ .
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Happy Birthday to my summit sister and beautiful friend @milestoexplore 🎉🎉 Wishing you all the best - health, love, happiness and many blessings! ❤️❤️ You’re such an inspiring and amazing person! Hope your day is filled with all things magical! ✨🎂💗😘
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2 more 14ers in the books ⛰💜 Incredible time with some incredible ladies! Challenging at times, but totally worth it! #mountdemocrat #mountcameron #iloveco #summitsisters

Great day with our Colorado Summit Sisters! We bagged some 14er’s today and kicked butt ⛰💪🏼♥️ One more adventure to go! #t9boulder #summitsisters #hikecolorado #14ers

This was one for the books! #summitsisters #iamthebearbait #ithinkthisisatrail #nope 😂😂

Playing in the dirt for a week and feeling wild centers and restores me to mindfulness. I Always have a space love for in the mountains. .
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#summit #summitsisters #peak #yosemite #love #adventure #wild #outdoors #choosehappiness #choosemountains #womenwhoexplore #girlswhoclimb #mountainchicks

To celebrate my graduation, we climbed the famous Mount Marcy. She was a beautiful, tough warrior.
#mountmarcy #summitsisters #adirondacks #solomia #highpeak #mountain #happy #hiking #health #stubsforfeet

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