Deirdre Denali Rosenberg

Writer. Photographer. Mountaineer. Adventurer. Ambassador to @feralmountainco & @hikelikeawoman. Living the simple life at 9,200ft.

http://www.letsplayinstead.com/journal/

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#tbt to that one time the biggest bull elk I’ve ever seen got pretty upset with me. Perhaps I got a bit close, perhaps not. It’s hard to say. I’ve spent a lot of time around large wildlife and have never had one react to me in such an aggressive manner. Just a reminder, never approach wild animals. They’ll getcha! And that is bad for them and for you😘 And it’s only ever our own fault.
#throwbackthursday #wildlifephotography #animalphotography #bullelk #elk #coloradoliving #mountainlife #photographerslife #photographers #wildlifelover #antlers #rockymountains #rockymountainelkfoundation #conservation #leavenotrace #optoutside #animalkingdom #fauna #intothewoods #elkrut #meateater #publiclandsproud #protectpubliclands

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Today is the laziest Saturday I can imagine. Wake up at 3am. Read and lay and be online. Ample coffee. Looking further along in the day I envision reading, a bath and laying in bed. Probably very high. Thinkin’ about mountains and stuff. “Off days” are generally few and far between. I try to have one weekly, or every other week. And I generally have a hard time just doing nothing or sitting for a long time. But damn, I have to say, I am looking forward to today. After my run yesterday, my feet are dead and I’m stoked to just chill.
#optoutside #letsplayinstead #alwaysexplore #recoveryday #getoutstayout #lifeinthemountains #gratefulhearts #trailrunning #highrockies #winterlight #homesteaders #mountainlovers #happyplaces #mothernature #thislandisyourland #optoutside #ultratraining #photographersdream #alpinelife #publiclandsproud #publiclandowner #leavenotrace #restday #rockymountains #landscapephotography #landscapes #wintermountaineering #conservation #snowflakes #winterwonderland

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It was a crazy year, 2017. Full of adventure, figuring out life and exploring everything possible. We summited amazing mountains, paddled in glorious places and travelled a ton. This top 9 brings up so many great memories, but leaves out a ton as well. 2017 is a year I will never shake. It was BIG.
#landscapephotography #letsplayinstead #alwaysexplore #gearjunkie #haveadventures #lifeinthemountains #gratefulhearts #optoutside #camping #winterlight #sunriselover #mountainlovers #happyplaces #mothernature #thislandisyourland #createadventure #getrad #wintercamping #alpinelife #publiclandsproud #newyears #leavenotrace #wintercamp #rockymountains #winterbackpacking #explorethewild #wintermountaineering #conservation #homesweethome #travelphotography

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It’s a few days into 2018 now, and I have to say, it’s been a good year so far. Beautiful, peaceful and snowy. I’ll take it! Coming home from our backcountry trip was hard, we could have stayed forever. Thankfully adventure awaits and is not too far off! Lots of plans for 2018. This might be the coolest year yet!

#optoutside #letsplayinstead #alwaysexplore #happynewyear #getoutstayout #lifeinthemountains #gratefulhearts #whiteonwhite #highrockies #winterlight #homesteaders #mountainlovers #happyplaces #mothernature #thislandisyourland #optoutside #findbeauty #photographersdream #alpinelife #publiclandsproud #publiclandowner #leavenotrace #winterhascome #rockymountains #landscapephotography #landscapes #wintermountaineering #conservation #snowflakes #winterwonderland

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Today we pack for our New Years trip. This year we are heading deep into the Rockies, where we intend to set up base camp somewhere high in the wilderness, away from anything and anyone. Deep snow, high winds and lots of reflecting on 2017. It’s been a crazy year and this trip will be the perfect way to end it and welcome 2018. So for the next few days, peace out homies. On an adventure✌️ Catch ya next year!
#optoutside #letsplayinstead #alwaysexplore #happynewyear #getoutstayout #lifeinthemountains #gratefulhearts #whiteonwhite #highrockies #winterlight #homesteaders #mountainlovers #happyplaces #mothernature #thislandisyourland #optoutside #findbeauty #photographersdream #alpinelife #publiclandsproud #publiclandowner #leavenotrace #winterhascome #rockymountains #landscapephotography #landscapes #wintermountaineering #conservation #snowflakes #winterwonderland

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Yesterday was truly beautiful as about a foot of snow dumped into the high country. Paired with a great and steady wind, the visibility waxed and waned throughout the day. We broke some trail up into our mountain and had a blast experiencing the heavy snowfall that made us feel like our whole world was a snow globe. A pretty cool Christmas.

#optoutside #letsplayinstead #alwaysexplore #rmnp #dumptrump #lifeinthemountains #gratefulhearts #whiteonwhite #highrockies #winterlight #homesteaders #mountainlovers #happyplaces #mothernature #thislandisyourland #optoutside #findbeauty #photographersdream #alpinelife #publiclandsproud #publiclandowner #leavenotrace #winterhascome #rockymountains #landscapephotography #landscapes #wintermountaineering #conservation #seetheworld #winterwonderland

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It’s the Friday before Christmas. So hard to believe. This is our first holiday season in the high mountains and it’s been really beautiful and really interesting. There is a strong learning curve to it; from extremely dangerous driving, to freeways simply shutting down, to plows not running. And that’s only in regard to commuting and running to the store. Living up here is certainly not for everyone, but I’m so happy it’s for us. Because the adventure and the views are everything. ❄️🗻🙏 #optoutside #letsplayinstead #alwaysexplore #rmnp #dumptrump #lifeinthemountains #gratefulhearts #findyourpark #nationalparks #winterlight #nationalparkservice #mountainlovers #happyplaces #mothernature #thislandisyourland #optoutside #findbeauty #photographersdream #alpinelife #publiclandsproud #publiclandowner #leavenotrace #winterhascome #rockymountains #landscapephotography #landscapes #wintermountaineering #conservation #alpinelake #iceaxe

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Some mornings, most mornings, are colorful and beautiful and simple here in the mountains. Since the cold has come, this is especially true. But I’m excited to trade colorful mornings for white mornings for a handful of days... because snow is coming! Yay! I cannot wait for glittering backcountry and snow covered everything.
#outsideart #skyporn #photographerslife #outsideisbetter #findyourhappy #landscapes #solitude #roamtheworld #camporbust #landscapephotography #paintedsky #mountainlovers #spiritjunkie #wild #bewild #nationalforest #letsplayinstead #happythoughts #decembersky #anewday #createadventure #outsideart #winterishere #rockymountains #sunrises #earlybird #coloradosky #inspiring #humpdayhearts #sunriser

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