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It's a week tonight that one of my best friends is arriving from Europe to visit me and I'll really looking forward to her stay and to doing a little road trip with her to introduce her to Western Canada. Of course that will include taking her out to the Rockies for a few days. It will be her first time ever, but my third time in two months. She's not super sporty or outdoorsy, but hopefully she'll enjoy the activities that I'm going to bring her to do. She's also not into photography, so I'm hoping that I can still get some quality time shooting without her getting bored or impatient. I'm starting to put together a list of "must-see" places and you can bet that Vermilion Lakes and Mount Rundle will be on it. I've been there many times - sunrise, sunset, even the middle of the day - and I've never gotten the dramatic colours that I've so often seen on people's photos here on Instagram. In fact, quite often when I've gone, the conditions have been less than ideal. That was the case on this visit to the area back in mid-December. I went for sunset but once again there was no colour to be had. It was cloudy and misty and moody, but I actually liked the stark bleakness of the scenery. Nevertheless, I'm hoping for some sunset drama when I bring my friend to see it so that she can get the full experience. . . . . . #mybanff #explorebanff #albertaviews #explorealberta #travelalberta #explorerockies #canadianrockies #parkscanada #canada_photolovers #canadiancreatives #canoncanada #enjoycanada #imagesofcanada #insidecanada #livelovecanada #tourcanada #cangeotravel #sharecangeo #avioning #brmblife #exploreclub #bestmountainartists #choosemountains #montagne_my_life #mountainorama #mountainplanet #mountainstories #mountainsphoto #splendid_mountains #supersummits

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This #amypetsdogs is a distant shot because @amyharrisonn got so excited about Frank the pupper that she ran ahead before I could catch up for the full petting shot. 2/15/2019

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Stepping skyward into the outback 🎿💫

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Hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend!

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There comes a point in life where you just want better for yourself. Better life better people, better energies, better routine, better faith, better health, better mental progression. Stop negativity drop the crap focus on positivity! Baliin mo pa ng husto ng magmukhang matangkad! 😂😂 . . . #mountains #mountain #mountainbike #mountainlife #mountainbiking #mountainview #mountaineering #rockymountains #mountaingirls #mountainclimbing #blueMountains #nature #mountaintop #tablemountain #mountainesia #bestmountainartists #indomountain #mountainlove #mountaineer #mountaindew #themountainsarecalling #choosemountains #allmountain #SmokyMountains #MountainScape #mountainman #themountainiscalling #blueridgemountains #mountainside #mountainbiker

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Turnagain Arm never disappoints 💙

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Never worry too much about things that do not matter ✴︎ Enjoying the best of what winter has to offer!

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Hands up for Friday! It was a day of firsts for Mr. Murray! 🐶The beautiful blue bird skies were calling us today and thanks to the no boss life, I was able to take my man on a spur of the moment date thanks to that no boss life. I closed my laptop for a few hours in the middle of the day and we headed to Garden of the Gods for Murray's very first hike. It was a bit challenging at first but once we let him keep up with Rogue, they settled into a comfortable pace. We made it a whole two miles before he was completely pooped out. 😊️🐶⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ The sunshine felt so good on our faces that I said to Mike, "I want to sit outside and drink a beer with you." so we headed to the Manitou Brewing Company for some delicious veggie burgers and beer--Murray's first brewery. He's a Colorado dog now so he's got to learn to behave himself in pubs and breweries. ❤️He did wonderfully, as did, of course, Rogue. ⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ We ended our date with a trip to our favorite frozen custard place that is finally re-open for spring and summer, the Colorado Custard Company, where I chatted with the owner, Matt, like we were old friends, even though he probably has no clue who I am. 🤣 Murray had his first pup cake there and I think he enjoyed it. 🍦⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ As if the day couldn't get any better, while we were enjoying the frozen custard an sunshine, my phone rang and I found out that Hazel was selected via the lottery for the charter school we wanted her in next year! This is a Waldorf School that literally ripped out the parking lot to put in a garden and has a "calming room" where they diffuse essential oils to give the kids a space to decompress. According to the email I got, "We will offer a developmentally appropriate holistic education that nurtures the body, mind and heart of every child.⁣ Our aim is to bring forth healthy, confident, free thinking, self-directed children who are passionately engaged with their education and empowered to contribute positively to the world." LOVE. ⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Such a wonderful ColoRADical day. ❤️

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I have this horrible, nagging cough but I’m pretty sure I’m still going to wake up at 4:30 Sunday for an early morning snowshoe . . .

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Ambassador Feature Friday! Our second ambassador for today is ( @natebbrown ). He is one of the contributors on this account and loves skiing all day, everydayyyy. We asked him about his 2019 plans and he said this: . . 🔸“So 2019 is shaping up to be a fun year for me! In late March, I will head to Ireland for a week long vacation, and then later in September I will be going to the Dolomites in Italy for two weeks. The rest of the time when I'm not on vacation, I have the privilege to already live in the dream destination of Washington state where my only goal is to get as much hiking, mountaineering, and skiing in as I possibly can!” 📸: @alexspaeth . . chosen by: @tiarevincent #choosemountainswomen @choosemountainswomen choosemountains.com for features, tag us✌🏼

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Arli and @taggart_cole tackling some steep and interesting flows in the backyard. Proud of the crew this season.

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I tried to see the sunset, but then I got dusk in my eyes 😎😂 #beautifulbc 🍁

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What a stunner 😍🌲 I love this tree in our driveway.

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Morgan and I both forgot it was Valentine’s Day yesterday. We gave each other the gift of trying harder to remember Valentine’s Day next year.😅 ❤︎ Our goal is to always love each other like it’s Valentine’s Day. The fact that we forgot, shows me that we’re achieving that goal so far. 😊♥️ I hope everyone had a very lovely Valentine’s Day! ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ #valentinesday #forgetthesurfacelevelstuff #loveisstrong #lovethyneighbor #lovethyself #leavenworthciderhouse #soooogood 🤤 #lovehim #pacificnorthwest #pnw #leavenworth #pictureleavenworth #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #explorewashington #washingtonstate #northcascades #outdoorlifestyle #optoutside #choosemountains #coupleswhoexplore

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Yes Jag, this is a pretty rad spot to hang out for a bit 😍 I am LOVING my break from winter and hanging out with this goof and his owner @obiwanknoche 😊 I feel more inspired and motivated, just overall happier when getting outside isn’t a chore. The views aren’t bad either 😉

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Who wants #snow and who wants spring to come already? This is beautiful but we’re ready for #spring. Just a reminder that 865LIFE will be set up tomorrow (Saturday) in #OakRidge for the Winter Farmers Market by Grow Oak Ridge. Hours 10-1 located at 323 Vermont Ave in the St. Mary’s Catholic School. Thank you 📸: @natebowery for capturing such a gorgeous image for all of us to see. #BaldRiverFalls is a beautiful #waterfall to witness and wade in the pool below and a nice hike up hill along the #river. 10/10 recommend. #865LIFE

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Mini adventurer! 😍 . . 📸 | @puppy.stardust . . Decided to make this account a feature account for ALL those wild pups out there! Not just huskies! So tag your photos of your pup(s) in the wild to be featured! Use #wildandhusky so I see all your beautiful photos. Also hoodies are now available NOW! Shipping out IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! . . . #wild #ice #daschund #dogphotography #travelawesome #visualsoflife #adventureisoutthere #mountainlife #hikingdog #thegreatoutdoors #wanderlust #stayandwander #keepitwild #hikingwithdogs #earthgallery #wonderfulplaces #adventurevisuals #adventureculture #choosemountains #getoutstayout #adventurethatislife #liveoutdoors #simplyadventure #peakexposure #thiswanderer #greatnorthcollective #adventuredog #dogsonadventures #campingwithdogs Leave a comment down 👇 Follow @dardasdubois_26 for more 💘 Cre : wildandhusky Your pics are really WOW!!!

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Are your kids itching to get back out in nature? Ours sure are! Keeping them busy indoors can be a challenge- where is the BEST place in your town to take your kids to play inside, when the weather is grim? ⁣ .....⁣ ... @pnw_kids / @paulinthewilderness..... ⁣ .... #familieswhotravel #familytravelblog ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #exploringfamilies ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #loveyourtimetogether ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tinybigadventure ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #explorewithkids ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familytraveltribe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #gowithnugget ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #pnwmom ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #pnwfamily ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #pnwexplored ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #ourpnw ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #pnwroamers ⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #thegreatpnw ⠀⠀⠀⁣ #washingtonexplored ⠀⠀⁣ #olympicnationalpark ⠀⠀⁣ #choosemountains ⠀⁣ #pnwfamily #livewashington #upperleftusa #thatpnwlife #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #cascadiaexplored #pnwdiscovered #thenwadventure #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwisbest

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We're born to run. To climb up passes and peaks. To fly over dirt and rocks. To feel lungs and muscles burning and yet carrying us on, through the creeks and forests, farther than we ever thought we could. Our bodies are designed for long distances, and it is so exhilarating to realize, that the limits we believe we have - they never really existed.

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Perspective is everything... •• This here is a 20,217 ft mountain just staring at us. If you look closely, you’ll notice two tiny shapes meandering around it, or returning home from the nearby peak. •• So many times in life we blow our problems out of proportion when it just takes a few steps back to realize they’re truly not problems at all.

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So thankful for this little lady.

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ready to get back on the mountain and do my thang 💗

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There’s many reasons I like getting off the grid. The solitude, the natural beauty, the time to think, and the hard work it takes to get to these places. What motivates you to get outdoors? 🏕🏔

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Had an awesome impromptu Seattle date! Pike place and MoPOP were wonderful and the weather ended up being blue sky’s! Grateful for the hubby to be my model for the day 😉.

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Happy weekend y'all! Maybe it be filled with Rainier watching and adventures. ♥️🏔️ | 📷 by @btonevibes #RainierWatch.

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don’t worry guys i only look sad because mom made me stop zooming for some photos 😒 hike 6 of 52 at Portuguese Bend Reserve again because Toby’s mama saw the views and said they wanted to go there too! 🥰 we kept this hike short (about 2 miles) because Toby has short legs and we weren’t sure how far they would take him (he could have lasted a couple more miles!!!) and it was a good thing we did because the rain came pouring down as we were getting back to the car!!!! we took some different trails this time & could definitely keep going back and back again for different routes and more of this beautiful view!!!! one of my new favorite places to hike! can’t wait to go back with more friends!!! #hike6 #52hikechallenge _ _ my hoodie is from @paw_clawset and right now all their proceeds are going to @laanimalrescue ‼️ please check out their shop and their quality clothing #ForTheDogThatDoesntFitInYourHandbag

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Roaming around the Needles District at sunset. May 2018

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Life can be a piece of art, a magic enchantment, a fetching fairy tale or an adventurous story trimmed with alluring episodes. But it may as well be a delusive or hazardouz act with many wildcat players seeming to be what they are actually not. Erik Pevernagie. • • • #mountkey #mountainlife #mountains #choosemountains #mountainplanet #trailrunning #hiking #mountaineering #sonyalpha #alphagang #outsiders #portrait #selfportrait #portraitphotography #portraiture #selfshot #photography #blackandwhite #igersmexico #igerspuebla #ig_mexico #getoutside

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At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us. • • #mountains #summit #winter #backpacking #optoutside #camplife #nature #hiking #exploremore #canon #travelingpost #letsgosomewhere #nikon #photography #explore #awakethesoul #visualsoflife #lifeofadventure #inspire #choosemountains #artofvisuals #gopro #outbackcollective #outdoors #visualscollective #ourplanetdaily #nikond5500 #neverstopexploring #adventure #wildernessculture

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“Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way; Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart: Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” ~ C.T. Studd . . . #406 #montana #montanagram #montanalife #montanamoment #optoutside #getoutside #wander #getoutstayout #outdoors #travel #wanderlust #vsco #vscocam #explore #nature #trees #hiking #wild #liveauthentic #bozeman #outside #lastbestplace #hyalite #coffee #mountains #choosemountains

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I’ve always considered myself to have a very adventurous spirit, whether it’s driving out to hike trails, travel to new cities, try new food or try something new, I’m always down. When I moved to Seattle 5 years ago I had probably only been out hiking a handful of times. After I got Jodie, my life changed in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Her adventurous spirit and relentlessly curious mind encouraged me to get out more and we’ve never looked back since. So on #nationaltakeahikeday it’s only fitting to post a photo of my constant adventure buddy. Here’s to many more adventures and moments to cherish forever 🤙🏻 . . . . . . . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #stayandwander #getoutstayout #optoutside #rei1440project #roamtheplanet #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #wanderlust #awakethesoul #choosemountains #mountrainier #earthfocus #explore #exploretocreate #dogs #dogsofinstagram #huskiesofinstagram #keepitwild #upperleftusa #dogmodelsearch #wanderwashington #seattlelife #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #beautifuldestinations

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“Aim to live in this world without allowing the world to live inside you, because when a boat sits on water it sails perfectly, but when water enters the boat, it sinks” . What’s one of your favorite motivational quotes? Follow @tearapeutic for tips, teas and herbal remedies ❤️ • • • • • • • #optoutside #rei1440project #getoutstayout #getoutside #theoutbound #choosemountains #keepitwild #adventureculture #exploremore #thegreatoutdoors #pnwonderland #stayandwander #goatworthy #pnw #liveoutdoors #hiking #ourcamplife #thatpnwlife #findyourpark #travelstoke #outdoorwomen #upperleftusa #colorado #pnwcollective #coloradotography #getoutdoors #mountaingirls #greatnorthcollective #greettheoutdoors #welivetoexplore

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