Michelle Parker

Pro skier ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŸ, host, Co-founder of @Safeasclinics. | Snow, passion, & addicted to right now. ๐ŸŒŽ |

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Last time I got to adventure with these two gems of humans we were on Denali. This shot was taken moments before they left 14 camp to climb the Cassin. We were able to send them weather updates and check in as they ascended the route. One message from @jimwmorrison read, "We're as committed as one can get. Climbed last 1000' with one shitty ice screw. Only way now is up! Crushed from ten straight hours on very sharp end, but stoked!" @hilareeoneill and Jim sent the route in good style and we all regrouped and left the mountain together. Now, I'm here in Telluride chasing these two on bikes. I'd follow them anywhere ๐Ÿ˜. ยป #DenaliSummerVacation

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Woke up to snow this morning and this is how it makes me feel! ๐Ÿ˜โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @gpmartinphoto // @arcadebelts // #arcadebeltcamp

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Two wheelin' has never been this fun before. One more bike race this weekend in Colorado! This time we'll ride on the road for 132 miles from the mountains to the desert. Keepin' the wheels spinning! ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto // ๐Ÿšฒ: @iamspecialized_wmn Sequoia

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Winter, I can't stop thinking about you. It's getting darker, colder, and I can feel this internal excitement building. Xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜ ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @jeffcricco // ๐ŸŽฟ: @blackcrows_skis Atris Birdie

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New fave spot to jam ๐ŸŽถ. Shot taken during the filming of my first ever music video. If you come out on Oct. 11th in @squawalpine for the @mspfilms you'll get to check it out! ยป ๐ŸŽธ: @tydemusic // #sacreddreamuke

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One of the many places I go to recharge the batteries and fill the โค๏ธ. Soaking it up with @jimmy_chin. ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @gpmartinphoto // @arcadebelts

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Had the pleasure of watching @mspfilms new flick Drop Everything for the world premier this past week. It was a surreal feeling to watch hard work pay off coming off of two knee surgeries last year. The power of positivity is strong! I've never felt so full of stoke walking out of a premier and to be honest, haven't ever really been proud of my skiing. I felt proud of the effort I put into recovery and hope that anyone struggling with injury can see the light at the end. This movie is my favorite ski movie. My cheeks still hurt from laughing so hard and I'm excitedly awaiting winter. Nice work @scottgaffski and team! Link in bio for tour information. Can't miss this one! ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @jeffcricco // @arcteryx // #DropEverything

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Not your typical lobbyist. Yesterday was my first time to Capitol Hill with @protectourwinters and certainly not my last. We spoke with a number of republicans about climate change and attended the Bi-Partisan Climate Solution Caucus where members from P.O.W. eloquently shared personal experiences. It was heart warming to be in a room with representatives from both sides coming together to talk about the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. It was very clear that our group of outdoor enthusiasts were a breath of fresh air. Our voices were heard and I would encourage everyone to speak up, make phone calls, write, and communicate with policy makers about issues you care about. Check out protectourwinters.org for a road map on where and how to begin. Thanks to @repcurbelo and @repteddeutch for founding the Climate Solutions Caucus. It was an honor to visit Capitol Hill!

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The temps are dropping. The nights are getting colder, but this isn't over yet. โค๏ธ ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @gpmartinphoto // #arcadebeltcamp

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๐Ÿฎabunga! Mooooove over! Feeling a bit like a coward coming up on this scene in Wyoming. ยป ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ: @iamspecialized_wmn Sequoia // ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto

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A casual start in a favorite dome-peppered meadow sharing a rack with @jimmy_chin. The beginning and end to so many adventures is here beside the rivers and creeks amongst the deers and dancing colors in the sky. ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @gpmartinphoto // @arcadebelts // ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’Ž

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Dropping into premier season with my tips up! First stop is Denver on the 14th. Link in my profile for all of the @mspfilms tour dates and locations. ยป @blackcrows_skis // #DropEverything

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The mountains are where I feel most at home. Where I am fully myself. They keep me in check, humble me, teach me, and help me grow. These mountains belong to everyone. ยป #protectpubliclands // What good is a voice if not used? Speak up: protectourpublicland.com // ๐Ÿ“ท: @o_leeps

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First time to Jackson in the summer and the Grand was on the top of the list. So fired up to get out in these mountains. Huge thanks to @janelle.smiley, who by the way just broke the women's record on the Teton Grand Traverse (๐Ÿ’) for lining me up with a climbing buddy @o_leeps (her brother who is also super fast) and getting me out there. Love making new friends and there is no better place to do it that than in the mountains. What a day, what a place, what a family โšก๏ธ! The mountain tribe is strong and growing. ยป #instokewetrust

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This woman right here ๐Ÿ˜. For my entire life, something that has so deeply effected my perspective and outlook on life has been strong female role models. These woman...my friends, fellow athletes, people whom I have never met, and my family are undoubtedly important. Watching @rebeccarusch in her element was totally rad. She has created a beautiful community surrounding her event and is certainly one of my personal favorite role models. Thank you for all that you do! Keep being a light. ยป ๐Ÿ“ธ: @blattphoto // #RPIGravel // #nohandedbikeclub

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Yesterday proved to be more fun than I could have ever imagined. It was a day that I will never forget for so many reasons. Early on in the race, this mystery man asked if I wanted a wheel. He probably didn't think much of my backpack and mountain biking shoes, but I hung on as hard as I could trusting his line through dusty and loose rock with a bit of smooth gravel. We cruised the first downhill fast, made passes, and I was smiling so much I'm sure my teeth were covered in dust. His name was Doug and 100 miles of conversation later I felt like Doug was a big brother. His stoke fired me up and surely encouraged me to try harder. In the end he finished out in front then rode back to cheer me on. It totally ruled. @blattphoto was at the finish line looking fresh and ready for more miles and we waited for my uncle JP to cross the line before riding back to town. While the race was a huge highlight, riding back to town with my uncle and Aaron, my family and team, was quite possibly my favorite part of the day. There was also that moment pulling out of the third aid station when one of my favorite athletes and humans @rebeccarusch ran beside me pushing my seat and cheering me on...that was also epic. There were moments of suffering, but never in the mind. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Huge thanks to this community that made me feel at home. I'll be back! ยป #nohandedbikeclub // #RPIGravel

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Pre race prep with @rebeccarusch before stage one. She didn't want me to get lost, so she hooked me up with a GPS which I accidentally shut off within a few miles of the ride. No worries though as appearing lost is a great way to make new friends in the race ๐Ÿ. Such a fun day getting the kinks out and trying to figure out this whole gravel grinding thing. Cheers to all the incredibly nice and totally rad individuals here that have made this experience extra fun already! ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto // @redbull // #nohandedbikeclub // #RPIGravel

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Made it to Idaho and have started to mentally prepare for my first ever bike race with @rebeccarusch. New rubbers on the trusty steed this morning with a few days of gravel grinding starting tomorrow. I figured I might as well go in for the full sufferfest and enter into the stage race with 40 miles the first day, 49 day two, and then finishing it off with the Big ๐Ÿฅ” of 93 miles through the back country of Ketchum. Definitely a little nervous, but mostly extremely excited to see how I hold up. A solid character building extravaganza is in order...haven't had one since Denali and I'm ready for it! ยป ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ: @iamspecialized_wmn Sequoia // ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto // #nohandedbikeclub // #RPIGravel

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It's a quiet and patient process and with every audible click of the shutter something unique is created. Letting the mind wander ๐Ÿ’™ ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto

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The light of the setting sun makes for the perfect time. Mono Lake is worth the stop at this hour followed by dinner at the Mobile and story telling with new and old friends...this will never get old. // #rangeoflight

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Notes from the road: Some may call $105 for an ocean view a deal. I'll chock this up as a successful travel hack and an evening well spent. Plus, these trails in Santa Cruz were well worth the trip! Thanks @colin.belisle for showing us around! ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto // #nohandedbikeclub

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This one. She flew all the way out from Michigan to California to ride in the Tour de Fox with the @michaeljfoxorg. I first met @carly_joseph_ five years ago as a camper in South America and in that time she has become a neurodegenerative disease research scientist applying to medical school. She is literally bursting at the seams with passion for what she does so much so that she is here in the flesh! Big love Carly. You are absolutely amazing and your positivity and stoke are contagious. Let's do this!!! Dad...today is for you ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ and to all others who are effected by Parkinson's. ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto // @iamspecialized_wmn

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High Sierra scrambles turned into a walkabout with laughter and thunder echoing off the granite walls. "Take the metal rack and run in the opposite direction." As the youngest in the group, this was my duty if things started to hit the fan. I'd take one for this team any day. ๐Ÿ’ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @jimmy_chin // @arcadebelts // #instokewetrust

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Thanks to @arcadebelts for gathering the tribe in Tahoe for a fun week of doing things with stretchy belts on. You guys rule. What started with three dudes sewing belts in their condo has grown into a community and that's a beautiful thing. Keep your pants up! ยป ๐Ÿšถ: @codytownsend // #arcadebeltcamp

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Typical morning playing music on the edge of a waterfall overlooking Emerald Bay making a music video with @mspfilms and @scottgaffski. ๐Ÿค” A little morning yodel in the mountains is good for the soul. ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto // @tydemusic // #sacreddreamuke

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Hangin' with @roobonics and some temperamental clouds making' for some sweet black and whites...

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Classic day with @emilyaharrington (Harry) at the crag. Always giving me a little extra super powers/encouragement to try hard. You're the greatest Harry! ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: Danger Mouse // #adventuresofmikeyandharry

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A moody day in the Cathedral Range captured by @jimmy_chin. These rock formations always captivate the eyes and make for the perfect playground. ยป @arcadebelts

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Made it back to one of my favorite places on planet earth for a beautiful day in the mountains with @jimmy_chin @codytownsend & @gpmartinphoto. While we didn't get to surf the granite wave as the thunder and lightning chased us off the crest, we were surrounded by giants, and this breathtaking landscape lends itself to magical times. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŽ ยป @arcadebelts

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This one, I might be her number one fan. Happy birthday @emilyaharrington!!! Thanks for being you. Keep it up cuz the ripple effect of your stoke spreads far and is contagious. Big love Harry! โค๏ธ ยป ๐Ÿ“ท: @blattphoto // #adventuresofmikeyandharry

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