#optoutside

Day 9: Killing time in #sheffield ; we spent a couple hours in the #botanicalgardens and they were very pretty! But heads up travellers, there's not much else to do in Sheffield...Mom, Dad and I struggled to find other things to do 😅 #travellessons
#leafactoradventures

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Okanogan National Forest, Washington.

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These flowers are popping up all over the forest

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Wildflower season 😍

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Throw back Thursday to a few weeks ago when I climbed my first 14er

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Hello Oregon!!!

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#freedomfighters
Doing what we love to fight what we hate! Training hike 10 is done! 11 sleeps until the #enchantmentsfreedomhike2017 to support @rescuefreedom and the work they are doing to bring freedom, healing, restoration and hope to #sextrafficking victims. $13,375 has come in for this campaign! I can't help but chuckle that our original goal was $5k. That's our God. He blew our expectations out of the water!
#RescueFreedom #freedom #speakupforthosewhocant #wecanalldosomething #adventure #explore #getoutdoors #optoutside #hike #hiker #hikinggirl #hikingadventures #pnw @briannamorton22 @amberchrys @ijustneedpossible

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Cheers to many many more years and beers!! 🍻🎉 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, you are the best 💙💚

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Thailand is doing it right 👍🏻 #teamthailand2017

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As the snow melt, it seemed like water was rushing from every cliff, across every valley. At times, we would be crossing snowpack, listening to a snowmelt river beneath our feet. What a July/Winter adventure along the Teton Crest.

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Simply couldn't have asked for a better birthday. Took time yesterday to sit atop #mtmonroe and give thanks for my 33 trips around the sun, as well as for the friends and family who have been along for the ride. Made a quick stop in Montpelier on the ride home for a maple creemee (and Castle hugs!), and returned home in time to watch the sunset while enjoying good eats with my love. I've got a good feeling about this year! . . .
#birthday #highpeaks #nh48 #northeast115 #hikenh #forceofnature #optoutside #grateful

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The brutal power of the 2,425 foot tall Yosemite Falls is quite humbling! This was taken from my first (and only) trip to Yosemite. If you've never visited I highly suggest you do!
@yosemitenps @usinterior @goparks @nationalparkservice @parkspreserve

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Camera: #Canon EOS 6D @canonusa
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Single exposure
Filter: Lee Filters 6 Stop Little Stopper #leefilters @leefilters
ISO 100
f/16
80mm
1.6 seconds
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#canonfanphoto #teamcanon #canonusa #mycanonstory #canonbringit #exploretocreate #longexposure #testedtough #wonderful_places #ig_masterpiece #justgoshoot #optoutside #california #agameoftones #ig_exquisite #worldcaptures #inspiring_photography_admired #aroundtheworldpix #global_hotshotz #wildernessculture #amazing_longexpo #canon_photos #peoplescreatives #globalcapture #bevisuallyinspired #landscape_lovers #ig_thisworld #longexposure_shots
@caliexplored @canonusa @longexpoelite @longexposure_shots

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:: monarch butterfly in waiting - day 13: George is getting exponentially bigger by the hour - I'm guessing we'll see a chrysalis any day now. In taking this photo, it's been made abundantly clear that George does not like being disturbed, which serves as a healthy reminder that George is not a pet. George is a temporary housemate, and will happily fly free once released back into the wild as a butterfly. Nature continues to fill me with awe and wonder and appreciation. What a gift. Saint Paul, MN, July 2017.
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#larva #monarchcaterpillar #monarchbutterfly #milkweed #urbangarden #neighborhood #urbanwanderings #outdoorsociety #everytrailconnects #natureseeker #naturesociety #minnesota #stateology #summer #mncomm #mnproud #earth_pix #theoutbound #discoverearth #awesomeearth #getoutstayout #liveauthentic #visualcollective #leaveabettertrace #neverstopexploring #natureaddict #natureperfection #optoutside #forceofnature

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I think I spent at least an hour just staring at the water, watching it move with the wind. That's it. That might not sound like much, but it was game changing. It was ACTUALLY peaceful. The silence wasn't nagging at me like it was a space that needed to be filled. I finally realized how much control I could have over my thoughts.

I've always been restless and, due to life and what it does, I've been in a constant state of motion for a few years - jumping from one distraction to another. I always believed that keeping my mind busily occupied was the only way to handle the negativity of these situations that seem completely out my control. I've always focused on being able to control external factors, without acknowledging that I have any power over what's happening internally. Maybe I thought I was being practical by focusing on the immediate need of the situation, but I was really just terrified.

Silence isn't always scary, but it is deafening if you aren't used to it. It's uncomfortable at first, and you'll try to evade the same thoughts that always seem to find you in bed, in the shower, or in the car alone. But being able to face those thoughts and communicate with them fearlessly is SO empowering. Maybe you can't always control your thoughts, but you can reason with them.

TLDR; if you're going through a tough time, listen and be fair to yourself. Find a quiet place and explore the parts of your mind you've been hiding from. Even if it's in the middle of a lake and you're sunburned af. 😎

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• t e t o n s

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I'm really missing all of my adventures, so of course a new project (and adventure) is in the works- stay tuned 😉☀️
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#HereIComeBelize #travelphotography #travel #ireland #cliffsofmoher #summer #studyabroad #chacos #chaconation #virginiatech #hokies #adventure #optoutside #nature #geology #fieldcamp #explore

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We found a little slice of paradise along the Oregon coast! What a magical coast line this is compared to places on the east that we're used to! The rock formations extend far beyond the shoreline and the waves roll in and out with a slow motion tranquility. Stay tuned for some more rocky shore photos!! 🌊 #optoutside #findyourwild #neverstopexploring #stayandwander #staywild #exploretocreate #naturephotography #oregon #oregoncoast #rockyshore #westcoast #unitedoutside #goneoutdoors #oregonexplored #roadtrip #womenwhoexplore #america #adventureisoutthere @rei @outdoornation @outsidemagazine @ventureoutor @adventureinspired @womenwhohike @oregonexplored @natgeoadventure

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Not My Usual Post....
But we can all use this😜
Stay Strong💪🏽 Stay Focused👁
Go Hard!! You Set The Bar!

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I'm physically exhausted.
I'm mentally exhausted.
My legs are tired.
My hamstrings, quads, and calves are still feeling the effects of the San Juans.
I have a really tough 100k this weekend.
I need to pack.
I'm behind on work.
I still haven't looked at race prep.
.... Mogollon 100 is in 57 days.

I had a long list of reasons to skip, cut short, or ease up on today's run. Then I stopped and reminded myself that none of it matters as much as being ready come Sept 16th. Focus on your goals and do the work. Something I'm constantly trying to get better at.
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#orangemud #TheDirtUnit #gotailwind #trailrunning #ultrarunning #getoutside #explore #getdirtylivehappy #outdoors #landscape #discover #nature #scenery #mountains #takemetothemountains #wildernessculture #optoutside #themountainsarecalling #run #runlong

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