This was a cheeky 14km paddle before sunrise in below freezing temperatures. Our hands were numb, I couldn’t feel anything below mid-calf area for hours, we were pretty tired and hungry, and had the 14km paddle back to the van looming over us... but seriously, the beauty we were surrounded by didn’t make ourselves doubt our decision to paddle out here one little bit. I’ll always sacrifice a little bit of suffering for a mind blowing experience like this as I’ve always found they’re the most rewarding experiences, and, inevitably the best stories.
Would you be willing to suffer a little for something like this?
Keep smiling, angel
Romans 5:3-4 “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
11013023 hours ago
Watkins Glen is one of those places that’s even better in person than you could have imagined. I had seen photos online before, but had no idea this gorge has miles on miles of fairytale paths and cascading waterfalls to explore (one of which you can even walk behind). It’s a hidden gem of the Northeast, and I can’t wait to go back and capture more of it.
Making a list of places to backpack this summer, any cool spots I should look into?
Let’s escape to where the 4G is strong.. lol ↟ location: @ablackaframe
It’s difficult to see the bigger picture when you’re in the midst of something that challenges you. There’s not one thing we ever face that doesn’t give us the opportunity to grow, make us stronger, teach us something new about the world or ourselves, or stretch us beyond what we think are our current limits. There’s always an upside, and if you can’t see it now, then you know you’re in the middle of transformation. Keep going. One day you’ll look back and realize it was all a design aligned with the grand plan of the universe. #bloom🌻
11117 hours ago
One dreamy mountain road please, with a dash of snow 😍☃️❄️
Wishing everyone a wonderful thanksgiving week! 💙 #pnwadventures#awakethesoul
289317 hours ago
The Sun Voyager
This iconic statue along the seaside of Reykjavik unveiled to mark the 200th Bday of the city of Reykjavík on August 18 1990. Designed by artist, Jon Gunnar, the statue is built of stainless steel and is the artist’s interpretation of a dreamboat and ode to the sun. Jon’s intention was to give the city something that inspired dreams and imagination and symbolizes light and hope . It is not ,as some think , a Viking ship.
Taken on our last day in Iceland as we decided to walk around the seafront of Reykjavik. Oh and thanks to Jason @remoh313 for giving scale 😁🙌
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
Since arriving in Squamish, I’ve spotted at least a few dozen bald eagles (we live next to the eagle capital of North America—Brackendale)—, but today, I got within a few meters of this majestic beauty. He was ripping apart a fish on the shore and let me watch as he polished off his meal before taking off. 🦅🌄
83317 hours ago
Well I was hoping to get out more this season to catch the larches but didn’t happen. But I’m glad I got to see them least once.
The trail out to Fremont Lookout, a quick but stunningly beautiful hike in Mount Rainier National Park. You walk along the edge of this Ridge to reach the old fire lookout, with views in all directions. Not pictured - directly behind me is Rainier towering above.
The little dot next to the lookout is in fact a person for scale.
Taken July '18
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