thehikingmermaid thehikingmermaid

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πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπ•‹π•™π•– β„π•šπ•œπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•„π•–π•£π•žπ•’π•šπ••  Professional Photographer πŸ“Έ and Licensed TOUR GUIDE! Getting people into the wild and outta their comfort zones! πŸŒŒπŸŒ„β„™β„π•†π•‹π•† π•‹π•†π•Œβ„π•Š offered inside RMNP

Good morning❀️❀️
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Here’s a sneek into my little family session I had September 16th with my sweet friend @coloradomtnmomma ❀️❀️❀️ .
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She wanted fall colors and we got them! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
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I’ve got 2dates in October and 3 in November for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 3 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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Bierstadt lake sunrise hike! 11/11!!!!!!!!! November 11th!
7 spots open.
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Black Friday sunrise hike!!! #getoutside
Sunrise hike to lake Haiyaha November 23rd!
7 spots open.
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#thehikingmermaid #nationalpark #beautifuldestinations #creative_ace #lifeisbeautiful #familygoals #coloradophotography #familypictures #familyportraits #coloradoportraits #familyportrait #coloradophotographer #colorado #hikingadventures #adventuretime #coloradolife #mermaid #coloradophotographer #fallorado #fallcolors #fallleaves #fallleavesπŸπŸ‚
#familyphotoshoot #familyphotos #familyphotographer #familyphotography

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth! 😁
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This image is from My very last sunset session up on trail ridge road before it closed!β€οΈπŸ’œ
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Side note- meeting my lovely friend Molly @0bjectsinspace and for the first time @adrienne_adventures to try and catch sunrise at chasm lake tomorrow!!! Wish us luck!!!!❀️❀️❀️
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I’ve got 2dates in October and 3 in November for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 3 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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Bierstadt lake sunrise hike! 11/11!!!!!!!!! November 11th!
7 spots open.
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Black Friday sunrise hike!!! #getoutside
Sunrise hike to lake Haiyaha November 23rd!
7 spots open.
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#thehikingmermaid #nationalpark #beautifuldestinations #creative_ace #chasinglight #stellar_shots #bestcaptureglobal #lifeisbeautiful #beautiful_world #ournaturedays #earth_reflect #tubestories #colorado #hikingadventures #adventuretime #coloradolife #mermaid #coloradophotographer #fallorado #fallcolors #fallleaves #fallleavesπŸπŸ‚

β€œYour children need your presence more than your presents." -Jesse Jackson
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Here you have it- my first commissioned star portrait family session!!!!
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Many thanks to @mydogeatsbricks for believing in meβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒŒπŸ“ΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
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I got to drag this sweet family around to my favorite spots along trail ridge road- the weather was again quite delightful, cloudless skies and soft windsπŸ™πŸ™β€οΈ .
They flew in for vacay and decided to commemorate the trip with some incredible family photos!!❀️❀️❀️ thanks for braving the dark and cold with me!!! I’ll never forget this night!!! And to boot- we had an elk heard just bugling away as they held still like statues! What an experience 😍❀️
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@nikonusa D5
16mm 2.8 25 seconds
Single image
#tubetribe
@coastportland flashlight πŸ”¦
@jobyinc tripod
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#thehikingmermaid #rockymountainnationalpark #rmnp #nationalpark #beautifuldestinations #creative_ace #chasinglight #depthsofearth #stellar_shots #global4nature #bestcaptureglobal #onelifetolive #lifeisbeautiful #beautiful_world #ournaturedays #earth_reflect #milkyway #estespark #colorado #beautifulplaces #hikingadventures #nightshooters #exploretocreate #coloradolife #mermaid #capture4cubes #tubestories

A little bit about me-
HALLOWEEN is my favorite season ever! It’s the very best time of year and I’ve thought so since I was little little. My reasons might have slightly changed but I still get giddy just thinking about Halloween!!!
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When I was little it was because I obsessed over candy. So much that my parents had me tested for diabetes as a kidπŸ™ˆπŸ˜Ή luckily that stage outgrew me however it wasn’t until my mid 20s! Lol!! -I believe that I successfully trick or treated every year minus I think 3, until I was 26yrs old. I remember going with my best friends kids around the last years😹 can’t go walking up to a door dressed in costume unless you’re with a kid, people will question you. .
Horror movies- if you binge watch horror movies and tv shows on the regular- people get concerned. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜ΉπŸ€¨
There’s nothing like a good jolt to your heart if you can find one that’s actually scary. And you might learn a thing or two on what NOT to do when a killer comes after you!😹.
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Most of all though- Halloween is the best because it’s the only time of year you can dress up as whatever you damn please and no one can say SHIT! It’s the one time where you can pick anything you can dream of and be it! Every day we are supposed to be β€œnormal” and walk and talk and dress like everyone else. But I wish that I could play Dress up every damn day of my life. I wanna dress as ridiculous as I want to and not have people look at me like I’m crazy! Halloween presents that time for me! So you better believe this mermaids closet has many costumes in it!!! However I come from the south and all those costumes don’t have enough clothing in them for Colorado! So this year I get to make a new costume!!! And it’s already in the making!!! .
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Happy almost Halloween!!!!
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This image is from million dollar highway on my fall colors trip! I got blessed with The Milky Way core and a freaking SHOOTING STAR!!!!!!!!!
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I’ve got 2dates left in October and 3 in November for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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Gonna start something a little different. Trying for two posts a day- one from my portrait work and the other from my landscape work!
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This engagement session was special to me. I first met gill and Rachel during one of my first star party tours!!! They were so kind and didn’t mind me making them models in almost every spot we went πŸ™ˆπŸ˜Ήβ€οΈ it wasn’t until after did they ask me to shoot their engagementsπŸ™Œβ€οΈ I was so stoked to say the least!
Fast forward 2 months and we met for blue hour before sunrise!! And I’m pretty sure we didn’t stop making magic until 10amπŸ˜ΉπŸ™ˆ the winds were perfect the sun was perfect and their love for each other showed!!❀️❀️❀️
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Also don’t let the sun fool you- it was far from warm up here at 12000 ft, and Rachel never made one peep about it! ❀️❀️❀️❀️
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I’ve got 2dates in October and 3 in November for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 3 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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Bierstadt lake sunrise hike! 11/11!!!!!!!!! November 11th!
7 spots open.
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Black Friday sunrise hike!!! #getoutside
Sunrise hike to lake Haiyaha November 23rd!
7 spots open.
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#thehikingmermaid #nationalpark #beautifuldestinations #creative_ace #chasinglight #stellar_shots #bestcaptureglobal #ournaturedays #colorado #hikingadventures #adventuretime #coloradolife #mermaid #coloradophotographer #weddingsutra #savethedate #prewedding #couplepotrait #indianbride #coulplegoals @weddingsutra #coloradowedding #hawaiiwedding #montanawedding #coupleinspo #portraitinspiration #loveinspiration #rockymountainnationalpark #rmnp

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
– Douglas H. Everett
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My life is currently a dreamworld ❀️❀️❀️❀️and it wasn’t overnight that it happened. A 15 year overnight success people say! 😹❀️❀️ .
Either way I never stopped working for it. And for me- it’s truly paying off ❀️❀️❀️
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Passion- Persistency- Consistency .
Those three things should take you far!
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I’ve got 2dates in October and 3 in November for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 3 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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Bierstadt lake sunrise hike! 11/11!!!!!!!!! November 11th!
7 spots open.
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Black Friday sunrise hike!!! #getoutside
Sunrise hike to lake Haiyaha November 23rd!
7 spots open.
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#thehikingmermaid #nationalpark #beautifuldestinations #creative_ace #chasinglight #stellar_shots #bestcaptureglobal #lifeisbeautiful #beautiful_world #ournaturedays #earth_reflect #tubestories #colorado #hikingadventures #adventuretime #coloradolife #mermaid #coloradophotographer #fallorado #fallcolors #fallleaves #fallleavesπŸπŸ‚

When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe. – Vera Nazarian
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This is a composite.
We met for blue hour to get maybe one or two shots with the tube then it was to focus on sunrise!
I took the blue hour starless tube shot and took a star shot from the family session I had the night before..... and went to town in photoshop and Lightroom! This is my first real attempt at blending 2 scenes from 2 different times in the day! I’m pretty happy with it ❀️❀️❀️
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Tripod- @mactremgear
Flashlights- @coastportland
@nikonusa D5
Nikon 14-24mm 2.8
@15 seconds .
Tube Inspo @ericparephoto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
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I’ve got 2dates in October and 3 in November for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 3 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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Bierstadt lake sunrise hike! 11/11!!!!!!!!! November 11th!
7 spots open.
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Black Friday sunrise hike!!! #getoutside
Sunrise hike to lake Haiyaha November 23rd!
7 spots open.
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#thehikingmermaid #rockymountainnationalpark #rmnp #nationalpark #beautifuldestinations #creative_ace #chasinglight #stellar_shots #bestcaptureglobal #lifeisbeautiful #beautiful_world #ournaturedays #earth_reflect #tubestories #colorado #hikingadventures #adventuretime #coloradolife #mermaid #coloradophotographer #capture4cubes #tubetribe #weddingsutra #savethedate #prewedding #couplepotrait #indianbride #coulplegoals @weddingsutra

To be honest- I have never chased fall colors inside the #RMNP.... because mainly the photos I had seen that wowed me were a bit further away!!πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ but this year I got lucky. My night tours forced me on the other side working and it blew me away to see the colors start changing over there so rapidly!!! Then I booked 4 fall sessions so I got lucky again and watched as the colors changed over 4 weeks! My mind was blown! I felt bad for cheating on my best friend(RMNP)πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ˜Ή this year was incredible for the colors! I’m really looking forward to next year and the next and the next!!!
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Get ready for the continuance of fall photos from me!!!!πŸ€·β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›
This was from the east side of the park.
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I’ve got 2 more dates in October for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
Sponsored by @apolloenergygum and @denverbeerco .
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 5 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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#colorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradoliving #coloradolive #amongthewild #adventureisoutthere #outdoorsisfree #iphoneography #iphone8plus #coloradophotographer #coloradophotography #thehikingmermaid #coloradogram #girlsadventure #coloradofall #montanalife #montana #girlsgeneration #outsideisfree #outsidefun #liveonelife #onelifetolive #makeithappen #mountainlife #coloradohiking #mermaidsarereal

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” -Ernest Hemingway
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Finding the most beautiful waterfall in Colorado was something I dreamed about for 3 years. This place eluded me for so long- but finally!!! After a hard earned hike and a good friend to go in search of it- the gold touched our hearts as soon as our eyes met this incredible teal waterfall!! I couldn’t believe my first visit- managed to land me on the exact time (photographically speaking) I should be there! The sun was unbelievable as it pierced through the trees into the clear water! The rocks were the most complimenting red and made the water even more blue! I was in heaven!!!!
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Truly grateful for this life! And every fleeting moment πŸ’œπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
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I’ve got 3 dates in October for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 13th! (After dream if you want to join we will travel further to lake haiyaha!) 5 spots left
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 5 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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#colorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradoliving #coloradolive #creative_ace #adventureisoutthere #wildernessculture #glydergirl #glyderapparel #coloradophotographer #coloradophotography #thehikingmermaid #coloradogram #fallorado #coloradofall #newengland #newenglandweather #newenglandphotography #outsideisfree #outsidefun #liveonelife #onelifetolive #makeithappen #mountainlife #coloradohiking #coloradotography

β€œStart where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe
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Another β€œruined” shot by car headlights! But after getting this into Lightroom I realized the car lights just made it amazing!!!πŸ™€πŸ™Œ
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Model- @itinerantunicorn
Lighttube Inspo @ericparephoto
Flashlights @coastportland
Tripod @mactremgear
@nikonusa D5
Nikon 14-24 2.8
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I’ve got 3 dates in October for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 13th! (After dream if you want to join we will travel further to lake haiyaha!) 5 spots left
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 5 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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#colorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradoliving #coloradolive #amongthewild #adventureisoutthere #tubestories #longexposhots #longexpo #coloradophotographer #coloradophotography #thehikingmermaid #coloradogram #longexposure #coloradofall #newengland #nightshooters #nightshoot #outsideisfree #outsidefun #liveonelife #onelifetolive #makeithappen #mountainlife #coloradohiking #capture4cubes

β€œI do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” -Diane Ackerman
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New edit on an old shot from 2016! There were no ropes up or signs at this time. Next time we went back the ropes and signs were up. πŸ˜’
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Just one of my very favorite places in Colorado!!❀️
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I’ve got 3 dates in October for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 13th! (After dream if you want to join we will travel further to lake haiyaha!) 5 spots left
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 5 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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#colorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradoliving #coloradolive #creative_ace #adventureisoutthere #wildernessculture #glydergirl #glyderapparel #coloradophotographer #coloradophotography #thehikingmermaid #coloradogram #fallorado #coloradofall #newengland #newenglandweather #newenglandphotography #outsideisfree #outsidefun #liveonelife #onelifetolive #makeithappen #mountainlife #coloradohiking #coloradotography

β€œIf you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts
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The bells singing in its golden coat πŸ§₯πŸπŸ‚πŸ’›
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2016 no ropes were installed next to lake like it’s now.
The water level is a dead giveaway here. .
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I’ve got 3 dates in October for GROUP sunrise hikes!!! .
75$ a person with 7 person limit.
25$ deposit due 5 days prior to your hike.
Pm me for more details!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“·
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 13th! (After dream if you want to join we will travel further to lake haiyaha!) 5 spots left
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The loch lake sunrise hike- October 20th!! (Going to hit up sky pond after the sunrise at loch you can stop there or come with!) 5 spots left
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Dream lake sunrise hike- October 27th!! Wear your BEST costume!!!! (Continuing to emerald after if you wish to come with). 3 spots left
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#colorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradoliving #coloradolive #creative_ace #adventureisoutthere #wildernessculture #glydergirl #glyderapparel #coloradophotographer #coloradophotography #thehikingmermaid #coloradogram #fallorado #coloradofall #newengland #newenglandweather #newenglandphotography #outsideisfree #outsidefun #liveonelife #onelifetolive #makeithappen #mountainlife #coloradohiking #coloradotography

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