Have you known mountain top thin air & vast 360• view?
Have you known insatiable hunger no amount of food stops the growl of?
Have you known desert thirst though surrounded by water?
Have you known star-speckled virgin sky untouched by man-made light?
Have you known glacial stream water & slick rock on bare feet?
Have you known what it is to have nothing & yet everything at the same time?
Have you known your truest, dirtiest, wildest, most unstoried, most vulnerable, most authentic Self?
I know all this, and more
Because I've been
Bold enough, brave enough
To go out.
Out of comfort
Into the wilds & the woods
The underground of Soul.
And there I discovered
All that is truth.
Go out. Go in.
Discover life for yourself.
Discover your Self for yourself.
I dare you! 📸@beingvirginia
Winter is coming in the mountains ❄️❄️ So we find ourselves in Denver to grab some sun, warmer gear, and see friends. Oh and can you believe there's a sign explaining the CDT to people!! Who else is in town??
We did it!!! Yesterday we completed the Continental Divide Trail and reached the Canadian border!! Almost 3000 miles, 5 states, 25 national forests, 3 national parks, Mexico to Canada, along some of the roughest mountainous terrain on the continent 🇲🇽🇨🇦Two Brits with just a few days of hiking and outdoor experience between them, have completed arguably one of the toughest long-distance hiking trails on the planet 🌎What an incredible experience it's been!! Through the freezing cold, the intense heat, river crossings, snow, rain, smoke, passes, summits and elevation. Through all the bugs, dirt, aches, blisters, fatigue and doubt in our minds - we did it! We have raised nearly £2300 towards understanding mental illness too!!!! 👊🏼🔬(and counting!!) We are taking some much needed downtime this week to take it all in & attempt to adjust to post-trail life (which is guna be hard!) We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all the awesome people we've met on the way, all the INCREDIBLE trail magic we have encountered over the past 6 months, and just the general positive support received from our followers! It really has meant so much during the journey. It's time now to get a haircut, a shave, some deodorant and new clothes. Peace out Joe and Joel x #emotional#wedidit#whatnow#embracethebrutality#continentaldividetrail#cdt2017#mexicotocanada#imadeitmama#mqtransformingmentalhealth#yolo#yolobaby#timetocelebrate#win#winning#backtoreality
🏋 Colorado is hard, altitude is hard. I never have an appetite and all I want to do is barf and throw my food off the mountain. leaving Wyoming I felt like a STRONG UNSTOPPABLE hiker woman, and now I feel like a trash bag, betrayed by my own body and my own mind. it's hard to accept that something is bigger than me, stronger than me, that I have to fight for it but don't want to. at the end of the day, still human and deeply flawed. standing on ridges i say: I'd kill to be off trail and employed and surrounded by warm friends in a warm apartment, but right now it's a dream for a different day, so it's back to the trail and back to the grind 💃 (here I be drinking sidewalk beer, giggling with friends and NOT out in that cold ass snow! sometimes I cop out, and I'm cool with that. photo: @pieonthetrail )
I hiked from Frisco to Leadville. I got a frist snow in this year.....winter is coming. Mt. Elbert is white.....Can I climb there???
フリスコからリードビルまで歩いていると、早くも今年最初の雪に遭遇しました。 気温もビックリするくらい下がってきて、今いる街からエルバート山をみると真っ白です。 あれ、登れるのかな？？
I wrote a very long description of this day turned out it was too long for Instagram. I'll have to post it to my website when I get home. The gist of it was that this was the most terrifying day of my life.
1. After the storm started to clear. 2. The storm staring to pick up. 3. White out conditions worsen 4. The sun breaks 5. CDT meets CT
Shooting on a true rangefinder for the first time in my life has been a learning curve. The hardest thing about using one is focusing quickly! It took me about 10 rolls of film to really feel connected with the Xpan and now it feels like second nature. Let's just say holding this camera puts a smile on my face. ☺️ @thedarkroomlab #istillshootfilm#3mphfilm#cdt2017
This was taken the morning after "the storm". It wasn't forecasted to be that big of a deal, so I went on with my hike. Turns out it was the craziest storm I've ever camped/hiked in. I was prepared, mostly. Always be prepared on the CDT! #cdt2017#embracethebrutality#hikingislife