On my first run of the Holmes River, I portaged Beaver Falls. When I scout features like this, I see the line I want to run but I also see what would happen if I flipped and got pummeled against the rocks. A few days later when we did this stretch of river again, I got out to scout and a group of 10 year old boys hanging out by the falls anxiously awaited my decision. When I finally said I was going to do it, they all cheered "YES!!!" and gave me hi-fives. I don't know if they were secretly hoping to see some carnage, but at the end of the video you can hear one of them proclaiming "That was AWESOME." And that totally made my day!
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You can spot a little harbor seal peeking out of the water in front of my kayak. Southeast Alaska’s harbor seals are curious but very shy— they like to hang out right at the edge of your vision and then disappear beneath the surface when they’ve been spotted. 📸 Lucky shot @wantsomemohr
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A year ago we moved back to Bozeman on a complete whim.
And a year later I have 0.000 regrets. 🤙🏽
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Hi Instagram! I took a little break from here ☺️ I have been sick mental-health wise and I didn’t really have anything positive to contribute to this community.
And then I remembered that I don’t have to hide from here. There are amazing people I’ve met through this platform who have made my world a better place - people like @withdogshetravels and @marykathleenc, or people I’ve never spoken to but inspire me anyway like @bymariandrew or @briannamadia - and I remember that you don’t have to lift yourself up all of the time. We are all in this together. All your emotions and states of being are valid.
After all, we are made of earth and even it goes through seasons.
I’m feeling better now and am looking forward to my first outdoor adventure in a couple of months next week! Going on a road trip with my brother and sister for the first time ever. ____________________________
When I was learning to paddle, a friend taught me a trick. “You know you’re doing it right if you make a swirl in the water that slowly drifts away. You gotta reach deeper.”
I’ve always been a fan of these seemingly small tricks, metaphors waiting to be tuned that change the whole course of your craft. Each time, I concentrate on the swirls. I don’t skim the surface, waiting for the current to meet me there. I reach into the depths, trust my impulses, trust the water. Before I know it - we’re in a rhythm. The lake and I are in a rhythm all our own. A reciprocal relationship.
Maybe we’re all learning to treat our impulses with gentle direction. Like swirling eddies in a silent lake, they’re lost until you give them power to drift to shore. Once you see one, grin wide and clank your beers. You’re on your way.
#tbt to that time I SUPed LEJOG! To be honest it still doesn’t feel real. As I relive everything while I write the book, there are some incredibly fond memories. @lm_edia and I had an amazing time with our numerous supporters along the way.
It wasn’t an easy expedition for either of us and it didn’t always go according to plan, but I feel very lucky to have had so many wonderful people, often complete strangers, help make this happen 😘 #thursdaygratitude#thankyou#supbritain#lejog#isup#worldrecord
"I grew up in a family that loves nature and adventure, so since I was a girl I cultivated my passion for extreme sports. I have done a bit of enduro, climbing, kayaking, surfing ... and over the years, I am more eager to try new things to continue exploring outdoors. I put love and dedication to develop and share the outdoors: I publish articles, organize competitions, manage educational programs... always trying on the way to inspire more women to connect with their purest and savage side. It has been a gift to see them so warlike, motivated and empowered, moving their own inner mountains." 🔥🖍@dianasamardzich#NatureFirst