@Regrann from @chinmoy.bhattacharjee - Strength in Numbers, Sad Boulders.
Tag #melaninbasecamp for a repost and help us close #theadventuregap. Want to know where that term came from? Order a copy of The Adventure Gap by @joytripproject from your local bookstore and learn more about @expeditiondenali, the first team of African American climbers to take attempt Denali. A lot of us within the #diversifyoutdoors movement are hard at work making the case for why #representationmatters and why it’s so important for Outdoor Industry and conservation groups to reflect the rich gender and cultural diversity of the United States. We organize meet ups, share our stories and advocate for increased diversity and inclusion. A lot of you are hard at work disrupting traditional narratives about the American outdoorsman and replacing that with much richer snapshots of hard working Americans enjoying their favorite outdoor activities. You do this every time you go outside—every time you go on a hike, camp out of your car, take your child to the park, go kayaking or visit your local crag! Thanks for the inspiration! It is such a pleasure running this account and learning from all of your experiences. 💕🤙🏾🤙🏿🤙🏽🤙🏼
There's something about the desert that's mesmerizing. The vast dusty roads, the wide open space... It makes you appreciate the reflection of the rivers when you discover them.
This is the Green River. When I descended down into the valley on the White Rim, the temperature dropped significantly. I put on an extra layer. The beauty captivated me — conflicted with stopping to take it all in and moving to stay warm.
Contemplating whether to explore the desert by bike? Do it.
"The sunrise, of course, doesn't care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it." Gene Amole.
One of the great things about going on a ski trip is that you go to a beautiful place to do it. The issue is that sometimes you get so preoccupied with the activity that you forget to enjoy the nature you're doing it in. I was very snug in bed in my apartment at Chateau Big White when this golden glow prised my eyes open. Remembering the quote above I decided to wake Jemma up to watch this beautiful sunrise together. The clouds below us reflected the sun's first golden rays majestically. Incredible that we could enjoy this from our room. Now that's how you start a great ski day!
“If you project boulder climbs, you know the process. Every time I make a list of bouldering climbs I want to send, I get butterflies in my stomach. It's the best kind of nervous anticipation. I think about the process; dissecting the climb in isolation and working it piece by piece, sort of in an obsessive way.” —@waiyi.hawaii .
New article by Oahu climber @waiyi.hawaii. Check out the link in our profile! 💕💕🧗🏻♀️⛰ .
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Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir
That’s my guy. We celebrated his birthday last weekend in Saratoga, WY. Had a blast skiing in the Medicine Bow Mountains, ate multiple meals at @firewaterpub (yum!!!), and snagged a couple of old country CDs from a vintage store in Encampment (CDs👉vintage🤷♀️🤦♀️). Great weekend! #thatswy
Last Friday, January 12th, was the 5 year anniversary of the day this dog randomly found his way into my world. It seems like it wasn’t even that long ago.
When I agreed to take him into my home on a temporary basis to feel things out, he was a timid, nervous little guy, who didn’t have a lot of trust for humans. Especially men. But by the end of our first night together, he was snuggled up next to me on my bed and he wouldn’t leave my side.
His previous owners who, by all accounts were total jerks who never deserved him, had named him Cadi. As in... Cadillac. As in... WTF is this, a rap video?
I immediately knew he was going to need a name change, and I chose to name him after the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was and still is someone I look up to and have been influenced by a great deal. Little did I know at the time that this four-legged adventurer, who knows practically nothing about science or the cosmos, would end up being one of the greatest influences of my life.
Ty guy, thank you for teaching me the meaning of unconditional loyalty, for teaching me how to love and how to truly live life vigorously. You’re one of a kind and you mean the universe to me. I wouldn’t trade you for any other dog. Even when we are road tripping and I have to roll all the windows down at 75 mph just to clear your terrible, awful, toxic farts out of the car. 📸: @imyer_huckleberry
More fluffy white stuff and another school delay means my morning got off to a later start today. It also involved loud hammering, plastic on plastic, because my little man fancies himself an expert builder. Anyone else have a budding construction genius??
Needless to say, I’m now ready for a latte and carving.
This right here is one of my favorite stretches of trail...ever. Even with the blowing snow making it hard to see, the view took my breath away.
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My name is Mariam Besada (@mariambesada). I am of Egyptian descent, and amongst my extended family, I am known as the "wild-one". I don't know if you need to hear my story, but here is a little clip.
My parents immigrated to Toronto, Canada when my eldest brother was 2. My father was ready to embrace the Canadian lifestyle but my mother on the other hand is little more conservative. We never grew up camping, but once a year, we would go on a ski trip. My father thought that was the way to really learn about Canadian culture. My mother did not ski of course, she stayed in the lodge cooking lunch and dinner for us.
Fast forward several years... I decide to do something my cousin defined as "insanity": bike from Vancouver to San Francisco, camping along the way. I am not a cyclist. I barely know how to start a fire. I have camped once or twice, but NEVER alone. I had a lot to learn, but I only had a month to prepare.
After buying a bike, bike panniers, and some rainproof gear, the costs were adding up and I still had not bought a tent. I found a youth tent at Canadian tire for $35. Perfect. Three nights before flying out to Vancouver to start my ride south, I set my tent up outside of my parents backyard. It was raining that night and I wanted to test out how rain-proof my cheap tent was, and if my sleeping bag was warm enough. When my mother noticed what I was doing, she could not help but to be angry. "WE CROSSED THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, MOVED FROM OUR HOME COUNTRY, SO THAT YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE TO SLEEP OUTSIDE! AND NOW YOU CHOOSE THIS!" I understood her position. Only the poor would sleep outside in Egypt.
I started my bike tour July 2017. I kept extending my ride further and further until I ended up biking to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. It was unreal. I finished early September 2017. My life changed after that trip of mine. I knew I belonged outside. As a result, I moved out to Vancouver and now here I am living my best life: enjoying the fresh air of the mountains everyday. .
Thanks for sharing your story @mariambesada 💕💕 #melaninbasecamp
Climbed up to the top of Adam’s Peak in the dark so that we could watch the sunrise 🌞 and despite the permanent damage I’ve done to my knees it was definitely worth it ⛰ @wanderlust_srilanka
A trip to Zion is always a reminder of where I came from and what I’m so grateful for...
I am all aboard the struggle bus with winter running 😭 How are you feeling? Tell me in the comments (unless you live in Florida and then keep that to yourself...kidding....sort of) 😉To help prop up my spirits as the temperature plunges and my neighborhood was covered in ice, I put together the five things getting me through winter running right now on my website. Link in the bio 👆🏼 #outdoorbeginner
@joey_maloney dropping in from the sky per usual, sometimes via rappel down a rock wall, sometimes by plane from across the country. Tonight it’s the latter. Either way, I’m a happy camper.
One of my favorite views in @yellowstonenps. I posted a photo from this spot a few months back, with a lot less snow. 🗺
GIVEAWAY on @reddyyeti and DMOS is in it, along with a lot of other rad companies. Check out our founder on @reddyyeti podcast, answering questions about the “best shovel you can buy!” — link in bio!!
A dusting of snow lingers on the Appalachian Trail in the highest reaches of Shenandoah National Park, the gentlest reminder of winter until the next storm arrives.
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It’s been nearly two months since we have done a group hike in Southern California and since the new year we have had so many new members sign up via our website. So yesterday, all of us… Women Who Hike members, both new and old came together for a short hike around Idyllwild’s beautiful tree-lined trails.
We were expecting snow… but the lack of it didn’t get our spirits down! After our short out and back hike most of us all hadn’t had enough of each other yet, so we headed into the quaint mountain town of Idyllwild for some brews and pizza.
I, @Im_NicoleMarie was so excited to see so many new people joining us and our entire group left having made connections, friendships and with advice and resources for all that you and we have planned in 2018. I spent a lot of time on the trail trying to hike alongside all of you and I was so impressed with the openness and ambition of everyone who joined us.
Just last week when talking about @womenwhohike, I said… “the kind of woman our community attracts is hands down the kind of woman I would want to share the trail with.” And yesterday’s hike proved me right, yet again about all of you and the #womenwhohike community as a whole.
Thanks to everyone who made the trip yesterday… I am looking forward to sharing the trail with you again and to also follow along with all of your adventures in 2018.
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It’s Trail Tuesday and we have one more holiday giveaway👇 for you, #womenwhohike. Just in time for the holiday season, @hydroflask released two limited edition collections that you’ll want to take along for the trails and travel. We’ll be giving away TWO of these to TWO lucky winners.
The Atmosphere Collection is a 32 oz wide mouth bottle featuring a clean design with a tonal logo and matching translucent strap and boot for a unique, fun, and of course durable bottle for on the go adventures. (picture 2 in set)
The PNW Collection is a 40oz bottle and comes in an ombre color collection, inspired by the landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, in Bend, Oregon where Hydroflask calls home. (picture 3 in set)
Each bottle from @hydroflask is made from 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel, is BPA and Phthalate-Free and has TempShield insulation which eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. I, @Im_NicoleMarie am an avid and long time user of @hydroflask products and consider them a go to for the trail, travel and everyday activities whether I am home, at work, or on the go.
Here is how you can enter to win:
-tell us which bottle suits you style in the comments below, the Atmosphere or the PNW bottle
-tag a fellow woman who hikes so she can enter too
-become a member on our website (link in bio)
We will pick our winners on December 30th. Make sure you are following both us, @womenwhohike and @hydroflask to be eligible to win. Good luck ladies… and happy trail Tuesday!
📷1 & 4: @morganayres
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walking dogs or chasing dogs? honestly...I'm not sure.
not complaining, I'll take both on a sunny 50° day. any excuse to get outside! 🌲🏞️☃️ #exploresummit#coloradogram
turns out I'm not the brightest box of rocks when it comes to skinning. during our two outtings this weekend I managed to set up my splitboard wrong 4 out of 5 tries.
yup, that means I definitely went skinning with it set up wrong + didn't even realize until I was switching it from split to board mode.
somehow I've owned my setup for over five years + still fail at it on the regular. I doubt anyone is surprised.
on the plus side, @rberghammer seems to think it's hilarious...probably because I'm a constant reminder that having the patience to complete a thought is the easier, more practical way to take on life. let's pretend that's an important aspect of any relationship so I don't have to change... 😁💕⛰️ #spacecadet#ownit#fakeittilyoumakeit#exploresummit#choosemountains
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Watching the sun light up the flatirons on a cold morning. #thisiswinter