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MOST RECENT

Hey there, tiny new friend! This western fence lizard was barely over two inches long, and so confident in her camouflage she didn’t move a muscle as I captured her likeness!

As you progress through a busy workweek, here is your moment of zen. Use as needed.

Not given up on these water photos just yet! I think I will need to ride these out through summer. What’s your favorite water sport? My hoomans showed me how to kaywoof and I just can’t stop!
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It’s only Tuesday but I feel like it’s Friday...

TMB dia 3! Refuge des Mottets - Courmayeur.

E hoje chegamos na Itália!! Coisa mais doida atravessar de um país pro outro cruzando uma montanha (tem até restos de uma alfândega que existiu ali a milênios atrás) e do nada todo mundo começa a falar italiano! Hahaha Hoje foi um dia um pouco mais """tranquilo""" (entre muitas aspas pq não tem nada tranquilo aqui não) e agora chegamos na cidade italiana de Courmayeur, uma fofura onde vamos ter uma pausa pra turistar um pouco antes de continuar. Até agora já foram 56 km e incontáveis montanhas e descidas intermináveis... Mas tá incrível demais!! #TBM2018 #tourdumontblanc #hike #alps #montblanc #france🇫🇷 #italy🇮🇹 #swiss🇨🇭
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Honestly I was kind of thankful for the smoke this past weekend. I was able to stay home, relax, and do some much needed cleaning and organizing without feeling guilty. I love hiking every weekend and usually feel like it is my form of relaxation. If the weather is nice and I’m not out there taking full advantage, then I feel guilty and wasteful. I’m getting better at the balance, but my life was starting to feel a bit too hectic and messy. The smoke was a nice excuse and reminder to slow down and take a step back for once. Usually I need mountain time to feel refreshed, but ticking some tasks off the ever growing life admin list felt really good too.

Mount Adams: Part 2 ~ (feat. Samer & Cole)
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Summited Mt. Adams with some friends for my second time this past weekend. This was my first time climbing Adams in late season via the summer route, and seeing the mountain so melted out made for quite a different experience than the first. Still made for a great weekend climb with great friends! 🙌🏼

I took a hike up Sourdough this Sunday and it was quite the workout. Running away from the bear I saw not to far from where I took this shot also got the heart rate up!

Qualcosa è nascosto
Vai a cercarlo
Vai e guarda dietro i monti
Qualcosa è perso dietro i monti
Vai! È perso e aspetta te
~Rudyard Kipling~
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So many of you lovely people have reached out privately saying you wish you could climb mountains and I’m here to tell you that you can, you absolutely can. None of us are exceptionally fit girls, but we have grit and so do you. What my pictures don’t show is that I nearly puked twice on the way up mile 8 and that I was brought to a standstill by shortness of breath and numbness in my shoulder. I thought for sure I was going to die of a heart attack - I could see the headline: Hammondsport Woman, 36, dies in High Peaks. The pictures also don’t show that I stopped once on the hot, open rock face of Marcy (pictured here) and sobbed because I was so tired and so thirsty and I knew I still had another 8 miles left to go with no way out but through. I looked up at Diana who was struggling too and back at Christa who was fighting her own battle. I told myself to dig deep, this mountain is nothing, I’ve already survived far worse this year, and somehow that was enough to get my feet moving again and to dry my tears.
Many of you have also already survived far worse - you’ve loved and lost - in some cases, several times, you have a parent or spouse or child who is ill, you battle anxiety and depression, you’re struggling under the weight of debt, you’ve had loved ones pass away - some unexpectedly, others after long periods of suffering, you’re raising your children alone...whatever your story is, good people and friends of IG, you need to know you already have everything you need to do this within you.
When you decide on your own challenge and adventure, we’ll be waiting to celebrate it with you. Lots of love to you guys ❤️✨

It’s a fireweed kind of summer.

What a day!!! 30k steps, 13.6 miles, and three peaks!! 🙌🏼🏔😎

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