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Found a new to me spot!!!!! And IM IN LOVE!!!!!! Dragged my tour out there last night tour and it went so well!!! .
This is Rachel and @gbaby_30! They are also engaged and about to be married!!!! What a treat it was sharing this spot with them!!!❀️❀️❀️ .
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Looking to book a nighttime photo tour up on trail ridge road in the Rocky Mountain National Park ?! Wanting to see the stars in the most beautiful places but not sure exactly how to capture them with your DSLR camera or just not want to be alone while exploring up at night ?! Well I’m having starry night new moon tours!!!! 6 spots open each night. 10pm-2am we will visit 3/4 specific spots along trail ridge road up at 10k-12k ft high to capture the magical sky!!! .
$150 for camera one on one instruction- $75 for just the tour. DM me for details and reservations. .
What you must have-
Sturdy tripod
DSLR with 6400 ISO
wide angle lens 35mm OR wider.
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25$ deposit to hold your spot! .
August tour dates are as follows-

8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14.
Same times 10pm-2am. . .
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September tours will will be
9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13.
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Ony a couple More days and spots to register for a SUNRISE TREK UP MOUNT IDA!!!! A mountain that’s only accessible from trail ridge road 4 months out of the year! And even the first 2 months have so much snow still!!!! .
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You can NOT beat an alpine sunrise. Period!
Are you wanting to try for an alpine sunrise πŸŒ„ but not sure where or when to start and what gear to bring?! NEXT TOUR- Mt. Ida summit- trail head starts on trail ridge road inside Rocky Mountain National Park- for SUNRISE!!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ if you’re interested in reserving one of the 10 spots I have available for Sunday July 22nd please pm me! .
We will be meeting in the dark well before sunrise to make it to the summit for sunrise! It’s about a 7 mile hike round trip with about 2,500 ft of elevation gain. .
It’s 75$ a person and we will also be covering basic photography tips on how to capture your best images while hiking. ***even though I’m a hiking mermaid, I dont Hike fast like most assume- I carry very heavy camera gear so I’m often much slower also taking photos along the way! So don’t let that keep you from coming! No one gets left behind! ❀️❀️***
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This hike is predominantly above treeline following the continental divide and is just UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL THE ENTIRE WAY!!!!!!! .
$25 to reserve your spot
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What age you were when you first learned that β€˜TAG’ stood for β€˜touch and go’. I was today years old πŸ˜ΉπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
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This was my first attempt at a shot with my @denverbeerco beers!!! @ksquaredco light the scene perfectly while I pressed the shutter and ran! It took several attempts but this one is my fave! Couldn’t have done it without the great help!!!
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Come sunrise hike mount ida with me!! JULY 22nd!!!!!!! It’s by far one of my most favorite hikes in the park AND you can ONLY ACCES IT while trail ridge road is OPEN! That means it’s closed 8 months outta the year!!! πŸ‘€ .
Can you believe that predominantly the entire hike is above treeline? And it’s about 7 miles long and 2500ft of gain!!!!!!!!
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If you haven’t hiked it yet or haven’t done it for sunrise nows your chance! I will not only guide you up there I’ll coach you along the way on how to take better more impressive photos while on the trail!!!! And if you’re concerned about what gear to bring and what not to bring and even what time to start hiking so we can catch sunrise up top!!! COME!!! I got all the logistics worked it and I just need your company and your $75! πŸ˜‰πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“Έ . It’s 25$ to book your spot! 10 spots only and 4 have been reserved! So that means only 6 spots left!!!! Message me to reserve yours today!
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Can you freaking BELIEVE that this was my FIRST encounter with big horned sheep INSIDE of RMNP😱
I’ve been going religiously for the past 4.5 years and it finally happened! And on accident to boot!!!! I was shooting stars here and I decided since it was so late/early 😹I would just wait for the sunrise. Well there weren’t many clouds in the sky so I shot for a little bit and then went back to get in my car and as I got in my car these crazy guys ran away from the edge below my car! They surprise the hell out of me I didn’t even hear them down there!!!! turns out they we drinking snow melt from under the road! And chewing the bitty rocks down there! It was so neat! I couldn’t believe it but I finally got my chance! .
Side note- big horned sheep are ALWAYS along the road to my house so I always see them!!!! .
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You can NOT beat an alpine sunrise. Period!
Are you wanting to try for an alpine sunrise πŸŒ„ but not sure where or when to start and what gear to bring?! NEXT TOUR- Mt. Ida summit- trail head starts on trail ridge road inside Rocky Mountain National Park- for SUNRISE!!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ if you’re interested in reserving one of the 10 spots I have available for Sunday July 22nd please pm me! .
We will be meeting in the dark well before sunrise to make it to the summit for sunrise! It’s about a 7 mile hike round trip with about 2,500 ft of elevation gain. .
It’s 75$ a person and we will also be covering basic photography tips on how to capture your best images while hiking. ***even though I’m a hiking mermaid, I dont Hike fast like most assume- I carry very heavy camera gear so I’m often much slower also taking photos along the way! So don’t let that keep you from coming! No one gets left behind! ❀️❀️***
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This hike is predominantly above treeline following the continental divide and is just UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL THE ENTIRE WAY!!!!!!! .
$25 to reserve your spot
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#thehikemovement #thehikingmermaid #hikingadventures #hikingcolorado #colorado #coloradoliving #coloradohiking #estespark #estesparkcolorado #lovelandcolorado #denvercolorado #fortcollins #fortcollinscolorado #loveland #denver #hiking_daily #alpinestart #chasinglight #chasingsunsets #coloradophotographer

Are you finding ways to escape this HEAT this summer?!?!! .
@wyosocal did while we hiked to lone eagle peak!!!!
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These waters were mighty cold but extremely refreshing after that ridiculous hike πŸ™Œ
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You can NOT beat an alpine sunrise. Period. End of report. .
Are you wanting to try for an alpine sunrise but not sure where or when to start and what gear to bring?! NEXT TOUR- Mt. Ida summit- trail head starts on trail ridge road inside Rocky Mountain National Park- for SUNRISE!!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ if you’re interested in reserving one of the 10 spots I have available for Sunday July 22nd please pm me! .
We will be meeting in the dark well before sunrise to make it to the summit for sunrise! It’s about a 7 mile hike round trip with about 2,500 ft of elevation gain. .
It’s 75$ a person and we will also be covering basic photography tips on how to capture your best images while hiking. ***even though I’m a hiking mermaid, I dont Hike fast like most assume- I carry very heavy camera gear so I’m often much slower also taking photos along the way! So don’t let that keep you from coming! No one gets left behind! ❀️❀️***
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This hike is predominantly above treeline following the continental divide and is just UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL THE ENTIRE WAY!!!!!!! .
$25 to reserve your spot
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#thehikemovement #thehikingmermaid #hikingadventures #hikingcolorado #colorado #coloradoliving #coloradohiking #estespark #estesparkcolorado #lovelandcolorado #denvercolorado #fortcollins #fortcollinscolorado #loveland #denver #hiking_daily #alpinestart #chasinglight #chasingsunsets #chasingsunrise #makeithappen #makeitcount #coloradoadventures #adventurecolorado

Days before my wedding and people keep asking are you excited and I keep responding β€œI can’t wait for this to be over”. .
Except my one friend said β€œyou sound like every bride before her wedding”. And that perplexed me. Why the fuck is that the answer for almost every bride?!? Why are we continuing the same way for sooo many years even though we all feel the same going through it? WHY? .
Would you do it all over again? And if so what are your top 2 pieces of advice to give to the next bride?
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T- 15 days before this Stockton become a Stillsβ€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
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You can NOT beat an alpine sunrise. Period. End of report. .
Are you wanting to try for an alpine sunrise but not sure where or when to start and what gear to bring?! NEXT TOUR- Mt. Ida summit- trail head starts on trail ridge road inside Rocky Mountain National Park- for SUNRISE!!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ if you’re interested in reserving one of the 10 spots I have available for Sunday July 22nd please pm me! .
We will be meeting in the dark well before sunrise to make it to the summit for sunrise! It’s about a 7 mile hike round trip with about 2,500 ft of elevation gain. .
It’s 75$ a person and we will also be covering basic photography tips on how to capture your best images while hiking. ***even though I’m a hiking mermaid, I dont Hike fast like most assume- I carry very heavy camera gear so I’m often much slower also taking photos along the way! So don’t let that keep you from coming! No one gets left behind! ❀️❀️***
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This hike is predominantly above treeline following the continental divide and is just UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL THE ENTIRE WAY!!!!!!! .
$25 to reserve your spot
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#thehikemovement #thehikingmermaid #hikingadventures #hikingcolorado #colorado #coloradoliving #coloradohiking #estespark #estesparkcolorado #lovelandcolorado #denvercolorado #fortcollins #fortcollinscolorado #loveland #denver #hiking_daily #alpinestart #chasinglight #chasingsunsets #chasingsunrise #makeithappen #makeitcount #coloradoadventures #adventurecolorado

Friday the 13th went down in the books as one of the best Friday the 13th’s ever in my history?!!!!! Man the weather gods have been with me on my tours! We had two back to back clear and windless nights up on trail ridge road!!! And for Estes Park that’s quite the reason to celebrate. .
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These are the great people I got to meet and share my secret places with! What a joy it was! We even graced a new place with our presence and got completely rewarded!πŸ™ŒπŸŒŒπŸŒ 
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. Looking to book a nighttime photo tour up on trail ridge road in the Rocky Mountain National Park ?! Wanting to see the stars in the most beautiful places but not sure exactly how to capture them with your DSLR camera or just not want to be alone while exploring up at night ?! Well I’m having starry night new moon tours!!!! 6 spots open each night. 10pm-2am we will visit 3/4 specific spots along trail ridge road up at 10k-12k ft high to capture the magical sky!!! .
$150 for camera one on one instruction- $75 for just the tour. DM me for details and reservations. .
What you must have-
Sturdy tripod
DSLR with 6400 ISO
wide angle lens 35mm OR wider.
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25$ deposit to hold your spot! .
August tour dates are as follows-

8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14.
Same times 10pm-2am. . .
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September tours will will be
9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13.
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#thehikingmermaid #estespark #estesparkcolorado #rockymountainnationalpark #rmnp #colorado #coloradolife #colorado_photographers #coloradophotographer #thehikemovement #hikingcolorado #coloradoadventures #adventuretime #beautifulplaces #makeithappen #outsidelands #nightscape #nightshooters #nightsky #milkywaychasers #milkywaypics #milkywayphotography

Meet the LONGEST shooting star ive ever captured! πŸ˜±πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ! I named it Kelly- after @ksquaredco because he was with me when I captured this one!!!!! .
I always tell my students to MAKE SURE to zoom and check your skies during post processing! You’d be surprised that you actually caught a couple shooting stars!!!! Because even though they say the meteor shower peaks are only for a couple days- the meteor showers often last for 20-30 days and up here we are graced with shooting starts ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!
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. Looking to book a nighttime photo tour up on trail ridge road in the Rocky Mountain National Park ?! Wanting to see the stars in the most beautiful places but not sure exactly how to capture them with your DSLR camera or just not want to be alone while exploring up at night ?! Well I’m having starry night new moon tours!!!! 6 spots open each night. 10pm-2am we will visit 3/4 specific spots along trail ridge road up at 10k-12k ft high to capture the magical sky!!! .
$150 for camera one on one instruction- $75 for just the tour. DM me for details and reservations. .
What you must have-
Sturdy tripod
DSLR with 6400 ISO
wide angle lens 35mm OR wider.
.
25$ deposit to hold your spot! .
August tour dates are as follows-

8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14.
Same times 10pm-2am. . .
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September tours will will be
9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14.
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#thehikingmermaid #estespark #estesparkcolorado #rockymountainnationalpark #rmnp #colorado #coloradolife #colorado_photographers #coloradoph

You can NOT beat an alpine sunrise. Period. End of report. .
Are you wanting to try for an alpine sunrise but not sure where or when to start and what gear to bring?! NEXT TOUR- Mt. Ida summit- trail head starts on trail ridge road inside Rocky Mountain National Park- for SUNRISE!!!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ if you’re interested in reserving one of the 10 spots I have available for Sunday July 22nd please pm me! .
We will be meeting in the dark well before sunrise to make it to the summit for sunrise! It’s about a 7 mile hike round trip with about 2,500 ft of elevation gain. .
It’s 75$ a person and we will also be covering basic photography tips on how to capture your best images while hiking. ***even though I’m a hiking mermaid, I dont Hike fast like most assume- I carry very heavy camera gear so I’m often much slower also taking photos along the way! So don’t let that keep you from coming! No one gets left behind! ❀️❀️***
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This hike is predominantly above treeline following the continental divide and is just UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL THE ENTIRE WAY!!!!!!! .
$25 to reserve your spot
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#thehikemovement #thehikingmermaid #hikingadventures #hikingcolorado #colorado #coloradoliving #coloradohiking #estespark #estesparkcolorado #lovelandcolorado #denvercolorado #fortcollins #fortcollinscolorado #loveland #denver #hiking_daily #alpinestart #chasinglight #chasingsunsets #chasingsunrise #makeithappen #makeitcount #coloradoadventures #adventurecolorado

Being rewarded for staying through the night to capture sunrise was unbelievably exciting today!!!! I can’t even count on one hand the amount of epicness that happened within the last 24hrs!! @ksquaredco was my only tour attendee last night and it was a night and morning for the BOOKS!!!!!! No wind- clear skies- and 2 photo nerds out shooting our life away!!!πŸ™Œβ€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸŒŒ .
We definitely went out with a bang headed outta the park to find 5 elk just dancing all over that little meadow! And this guy took the cake! What a scene!
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The 2nd image in this sequence the most incredible capture was by @ksquaredco !!!!!! Go follow this guy for more great πŸ“ΈπŸ“ΈπŸ“ΈπŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ
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. Looking to book a nighttime photo tour up on trail ridge road in the Rocky Mountain National Park ?! Wanting to see the stars in the most beautiful places but not sure exactly how to capture them with your DSLR camera or just not want to be alone while exploring up at night ?! Well I’m having TOURS available starting July 13th and July 14th. 6 spots open each night. 10pm-2am we will visit 3/4 specific spots along trail ridge road up at 10k-12k ft high to capture the magical sky!!! .
$150 for camera one on one instruction- $75 for just the tour. DM me for details and reservations. .
What you must have-
Sturdy tripod
DSLR with 6400 ISO
wide angle lens 35mm OR wider.
.
25$ deposit to hold your spot! .
August tour dates are as follows-
8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14.
Same times 10pm-2am. . .
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September tours will will be
9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14.
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#thehikingmermaid #estespark #estesparkcolorado #rockymountainnationalpark #rmnp #colorado #coloradolife #colorado_photographers #coloradophotographer #coloradophotography #wildernessculture #makeithappen #makeitcount #nightchaser #nightshooters #nightscape #milkywaychasers #milkywaypics #coloradohiking #trailridgeroad #mountainlife #mountainnights

Guess who decided to celebrate another bad ass year around the sun by taking a night tour with me?!?!! This beautiful 60years young soul!❀️
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❀️From my 1st starry night tour this month- 2 days ago- the lovely @kathyammendolia !!!!!!!
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The winds were pretty rough at our first location so we headed to our second one pretty quick! The skies were clear clear clear and in the low 50s so to me it was a perfect night again.... adventuring the incredible trail ridge road!!!
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3 tours left for this new moon- tonight , tomorrow night and Saturday night!!!
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Looking to book a nighttime photo tour up on trail ridge road in the Rocky Mountain National Park ?! Wanting to see the stars in the most beautiful places but not sure exactly how to capture them with your DSLR camera or just not want to be alone while exploring up at night ?! Well I’m having TOURS available starting July 11th until July 14th. 6 spots open each night. 10pm-2am we will visit 3/4 specific spots along trail ridge road up at 10k-12k ft high to capture the magical sky!!! .
$150 for camera one on one instruction- $75 for just the tour. DM me for details and reservations. .
What you must have-
Sturdy tripod
DSLR with 6400 ISO
wide angle lens 35mm OR wider.
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25$ deposit to hold your spot! Only 2 spots left for FRIDAY THE 13th!!!!!!!!
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This is from night two of my tour last month!πŸ’œ can you believe the colors in the sky!!!! It blew my mind last month... so many colors!!!!!!!!!!
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#thehikingmermaid #estespark #estesparkcolorado #rockymountainnationalpark #rmnp #colorado #coloradolife #colorado_photographers #coloradophotographer #coloradophotography #wildernessculture #makeithappen #makeitcount #nightchaser #nightshooters #nightscape #milkywaychasers #milkywaypics #coloradohiking #trailridgeroad #mountainlife #chasinglight .

New aspirations- to hike the trans Catalina trail!!!!!! I didn’t even know this gem existed and now Trey and I can’t wait to tackle it!!! .
Last getaway as a Stockton....... 20 days until I marry my best friend❀️ and become a Stills! .
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Looking to book a nighttime photo tour up on trail ridge road in the Rocky Mountain National Park ?! Wanting to see the stars in the most beautiful places but not sure exactly how to capture them with your DSLR camera or just be alone while exploring up at night ?! Well I’m having TOURS available starting July 11th until July 14th. 6 spots open each night. 10pm-2am we will visit 3/4 specific spots along trail ridge road up at 10k-12k ft high to capture the magical sky!!! .
$150 for camera one on one instruction- $75 for just the tour. DM me for details and reservations. .@thehikingmermaid πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ“ΈπŸŒŒ
What you must have-
Sturdy tripod
DSLR with 6400 ISO
wide angle lens 35mm OR wider.
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25$ deposit to hold your spot! Only 1 spot left for FRIDAY THE 13th!!!!!!!!
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