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As we started our trek towards the dunes I could hardly believe that they were 4 miles from us. As we finally reached them, I realized why it seemed that way.. because they are massive! 😮 it was an amazing experience having these huge dunes to ourselves for the night.

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Yesterday’s hiking weather couldn’t have been any better ☀️

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I’ll admit it, I forgot to pack the marshmallows on this trip 😬

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Layers and layers of beauty.

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Where did the weekend go!? 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Zabriskie Point felt like another world! I can’t wait to get back to Death Valley and explore some more crazy landscapes.

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Arizona “winter” is coming, and I gotta say I think I might miss the snow a little bit this year. ❄️

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Death Valley was pretty wild 🎨

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Watching the morning sun light up the dunes and create these awesome dark shadows was pretty incredible. Watching my husband run through the dunes like a little kid was just a bonus. 🏃🏼‍♂️

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Alabama Hills was gorgeous! It was so neat watching the sun slowly light up the peaks in the morning. ☀️

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What a hell of a roadtrip that was. There’s a whole world of beauty beyond the paved roads. I’m feeling incredibly thankful that I’m able to experience those places, and thankful that I have some amazing people to experience those places with. Thanksgiving weekend 2017 will be hard to beat. #optoutside

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Ready for some long weekend adventures! 🙌🏼🚙⛺️

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Trying something new and chasing your dreams can be scary. “But what if I fail?” This is a question I’ve asked myself over and over.. and it has stopped me from pursuing certain things in the past. But you’ll never know what something could turn into if you don’t try. Ready to give this thing my all 👊🏼

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Saturday nights under the Superstitions ✨

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Who’s ready for the weekend?🙋🏼‍♀️

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Catching myself looking through all of our photos from Greece a lot lately. It seems like so long ago we were there! I’m so happy to have shared that incredible experience with my husband (still not used to that 😄) and I look forward to our next grand adventure 🌎

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Sedona never disappoints 🏜️

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Yesterday’s hike reminded me of how much I love AZ. Whether I’m exploring a new place, or revisiting an old favorite, this state amazes me more and more every time. I feel lucky to call this place home.

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My favorite color is Havasu blue 💧

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Everything the light touches 🦁☀️

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My home away from home ⛺️

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The sky was on fire last night 🔥

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10/10 would dine here again 🍝 also, shoutout to all those little bugs sparkling in the sunlight.

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Some of the landscapes you'll see in Arizona are pretty wild 🏜️

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Took a quick overnight trip to Mars on Saturday 💫

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Crossed another Arizona gem off of the list! Camping out on the rim of this beautiful and strange canyon with no one else around made for a pretty perfect Halloween weekend.

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Weekends are for adventure! And binge watching Stranger Things the night before ⛺️📺

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Last weekend's backcountry campsite ⛺️One of my favorite things about the Superstitions is how far away you feel from the busy city.. and yet, it's just on the other side of those mountains.

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This morning's sunrise was 👌🏼 Great Saturday night getaway with @atndh4 @biegs31 and @kendall.a.collins

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It's finally cooling down in AZ, and I couldn't be happier about it! Ready for a Saturday spent in the desert mountains 🌵

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