#forceofnature fotos und videos

"Did you say you want  some more?
Well here's some more."
《Frank Zappa》
Another @hiker_babes hike in the book! Unfortunately, the rain kept the rest of our Chapter at home, buuut I just extended “my” hike at Ouabache @indianadnr and crushed 5.25 miles today. Basically looping the lake, bison exhibit & whole park. 💪🏼 I saw my very first #bison IN REAL LIFE 🥳🤘🏼The rain stayed at bay until about mile 4 😭 buuut I powered through and made it to 121.25 miles for 2019, 25/💯 for my #hikerbabesorg100 & 5/💯 for @hikerbabes_indiana #journeyto100andbeyond 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 🥾🌂🎒🕶🐾🌲🌳🍃🌷🌻🌧🌦🌨💦☔️🧘🏼‍♀️🏊🏼‍♀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏕📍💚💚💚 #hikerbabes #hikerbabesIN #wanderbeyondher
#wwhmember #switchbackchics #wildernessbabes #hikelikeawoman #hikingladies #sheisthewild #onlyinindiana #IndianaNature #hikingislife #hikingculture #hikelikeagirl #takeahike #idhikethat #hikingadventures #staywild #forceofnature #blondie #hbwhereintheworld #livingthedream #stayandwander #chooseadventure #allwomenalltrails #leavenotrace #wilderness
Bryce Canyon 50k
31 Miles | 5500ft elevation gain
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I drove 9 hrs straight from San Diego, and car camped the night before. Filled with anxiety, I only got about 2.5 hours of sleep. 
As the 6am start time approached, I tried to calm my nerves. I was running this alone, and I needed to trust myself. 
I took the first half pretty slowly, I knew I could be running much faster, but I didn’t want to tire myself out early. Surprisingly, miles 1-12 flew by. The last loop of the first half (miles 12-17) climbed up to 8200ft, with sweeping views of Red Canyon. While this section was definitely the most challenging (physically) of the whole trail, it was also my favorite. I was in awe of Bryce’s beauty. 
Miles 17-22, I hit a wall. This was the only part of the day that I felt like I wanted to give up. All of my joints hurt and I was starting to feel my lack of sleep. 
Going into the race, I was worried about mile 22 because that’s the longest I’ve gone on the trail in a single day before. Out of nowhere, I got this second wind. 
Miles 23-29 were so enjoyable. I felt like I hit my stride, and I dropped my pace by a lot. 
Miles 29-31 I was on such a runner’s high, and I flew straight through that finish line. —————————————————
This trail was brutal and took me over 8 hours to complete. Mt. Whitney’s elevation gain is 6100ft, so we did about 600ft less than that over the course of 31 miles. When I decided to register for this race 2 months ago, I was terrified of failure. I’m still not sure how I got through this, but I did. 
If there is anything you’re scared of or you’re holding yourself back from…just try it. Go for it. You won’t regret it. #runelevated
My knee and I have had a full year to get acquainted and so far it's been a pretty good partnership. My IT band isn't quite sure what this new arrangement is all about, and I can't really kneel on my left side anymore due to the new Roman nose profile but otherwise I wouldn't be able to walk down a flight of stairs let alone ski like this without that osteotomy. So while the healing was brutal and rehab long, it was absolutely the right choice. Happy new knee anniversary to me 💙
#fulkersonosteotomy #orthopedicsurgery 
#newjointwhodis 
#forceofnature
One of the things we always pack while outdoors are games. Sometimes these two even act like they like each other when they are playing
😂😂 That's why we are so excited for the new adventure game from @tinybigadventure !! PS they are doing a giveaway if your interested! 😘 Not sponsored just love them 💖💖
#adventuringwithkids #adventuregames
Photo from Mount St. Helen’s last summer in honor of the 39th anniversary of her last eruption. This is definitely one of my favorite hikes I’ve ever done. I loved the mixed terrain and looking into the crater. It felt other worldly and reminded me what an incredible planet we are on. I’m grateful for the opportunities I have to experience differing landscapes. #ForceOfNature #OptOutside #MountSaintHelens
There’s no place like home
Welcome to spring in Utah, where it’s 85 degrees on Wednesday and snowing by Sunday. 📸: @the_gnarski -
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#getoutside #forceofnature #neversummer #splitboard #forumsnowboards #brightonresort
The high sparrow.
When Mike and I first came to Idaho for his job interview, we took an extra day to drive out to this lake and explore the area. This beaut made the decision pretty simple.
(Sorry mom! We still miss you!)
Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible - geshe kelsang gyatso
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#throwback #dslrphotography #canonphotography #eos60d #nature #naturephotography #forceofnature #forest #malaysiaforest #stoneart
Didn’t realize what a game changer mountain biking with a pack would be 💥 .
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Get your own @orangemud gear for 15% off with code ‘BIBRAVEGVPRO’ 💦
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Found a cool hand jam on this route, had to put on one @ocun.climbing crack glove for the send.
Speechless. What would you say about this ?
"Nothing beautiful without struggle.” ― Plato
It's been 6 weeks since I've hiked, and over 3 months since I first noticed that the constant twinge in my right shoulder had become a loss of strength as well. The last 6 weeks have been a nightmare of increasing pain and loss of mobility, and probably my lowest mood mentally in a year.  Fast forward to now and I've found an amazing team at @azmedsport  that found the cause of all this,  and their therapy already has me making progress even after just a few sessions 💪 
Enough to where I could put the pain aside for a day and get back on the trail, and feel like myself again. 🤘
#hike17 #52hikechallenge2019 @52hikechallenge
#womenwhohike #wwhmember #arizonahiking #hikeaz #butcherjonestrail #saguarolake #tontonationalforest #natureheals #chronicpainwarrior #arizona #progressnotperfection #strongerthanyesterday #forceofnature #solohiker #instagramaz #southwest #desert #thisismyhappyplace
Yesterday I left the “Secret of Happiness” somewhere out there on the South Ridge Trail in Idyllwild.

I found this little gem on the Kitchen Creek Falls trail in 2017 during my #sixty60journey. Just felt like it was time to hike it forward.

LMK if you find it!
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#secretofhappiness #southridgetrail #idyllwild #wwhmember #womenwhohike #adventure16 #hikingtoheal #hiking #hikingadventures #griefwork #wehiketoheal #traillife #trailtherapy #mountainlife #traillife #gratitude #california #socal #myhomeiscalifornia #sheexplores #badasshikingwomen #sixtyisthenewthirty #idyllwild #forceofnature #trees #happiness #hikeitforward
Waiting for fairies... 🧚🏼‍♀️ 💫 #bigmagic
Got to spend the morning following around a beginners ladies' ride organized by @wecangetdown with @ragecycles and a fire hose of a informational clinic by @rideitoutmtb. Speaking of - any one who knows a veteran should check out the @rideitoutmtb non-profit organization - getting vets on bikes for an outdoor/adernaline therapy! 
First time with dirt on the tires for some of these ladies. Blood, bumps, and bruises included - but hey, that's mountaining biking for ya.
We experience you as deep listeners, not "followers" per se. Thank you for the work you’re all doing, whether that work is seen or acknowledged as work or not. .
We write about potent and energetically charged topics here so we know that if you follow us and are here for it, you are doing work in your life that *we* are here for too. There are more folks out there doing similar work than one might think, on multiple levels especially in their “personal” lives (to ironically use the terminology of dominant culture). That work gets overlooked. But we are seeing it more and more when folks share with us about the resonance something holds for them, about the journeys they are on in the intersections of queerness, environmental justice, decolonization, and nature-connection right now. .
It is a privilege to center this work in our lives and to also have visibility around it. This is not-incidentally connected to the (different and overlapping) privileges we two hold as people. We are able to represent the work that we do in this way because we have laptops and smartphones and a “nice” camera, and we have educational privilege that helps give us the spoons to write what we do. We also have varying levels of physical ability that enable us to engage in a lot of the activities we do. .
The dystopian aspect of social media can be that it can add an aspect of consumerism—a transactional aspect—to someone’s interaction with “followers.” But we have a very clear experience (which is not true of every IG account), that folks in this space are really engaged with what we put out there (which also includes offering critical feedback). That calls us forward into further accountability (which is one reason we don’t post as frequently anymore—we don’t want to waste folks time and spam their feeds—your attention in this late-capitalist horror show were all in is fucking VALUABLE and we don’t take it lightly. We don't see you as "followers," we experience you as deep listeners. Hope you find some peace this weekend, and fierceness too if you want it.
⚡️we took this picture at @mossandbones and Avery’s Stealth Archery class at @wilddiversity Resilience Outdoor Conference 🌿
Signs along the way 👩🏼‍🌾
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#pct #pct2019 #pacificcresttrail #california #hikecalifornia #sonya5100 #signs #bigmoneyPCT #forceofnature #optoutside #mountains #womenwhohike #thetrek #trekthepct #sky
Her look:  Mom...I could really give a toot that you spotted your first wildflower on today's adventure.  Me:  But little owl this is the first sign of summer!!!!!! ......and yeah... she doesn't care but this one little flower was a vision and made me smile indeed! 😁😁😁😁
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#hikeitbaby #runwildmychild #raiseawildchild #wilderness_kids #childrenofmountains #iwasbornwild #candidchildhood #familytrails #magicofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #childhoodunplugged #gowithnugget #lovelifeoutside #wilderness_culture #letthembewild #optoutside #outdoorfamilies #childrenoftheoutdoors #kidswhoexplore #tinybigadventure #adventurefamily #forceofnature #wonderfulwildwomen #hikingadventures #hikingcolorado #colorado #mountains #myheartbelongstocolorado
Definitely hoping to do some more lookout camping this season!!! 🌲 I think Borne approves.
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#upperleftusa #adventuretime #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwoutdoorwomen #forceofnature #optoutside #womenwhohike #wwhmember #wonderfulwildwomen #womenwhoexplore #HerWanderfulLife #sweatydirtyhappy #hikingadventures
#furbaby #pupper #puppylove #pawrent #pnwonderdogs  #ilovemydog  #weeklyfluff #bestwoof #mydogismy #dogsthathike #liveoffleash #adventuredog #thegreatoutdogs #adventurewithdogs ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
.fair weather mountain season is back 🙌
Wahooooo! We finished our private leading trad course 🙌🏼🧗🏻‍♀️. We learned to correlate our body parts to the size and color of the SLCD (spring locking caming device 😜) CAMS. Placed pro multiple times, @sarahbeeblack and i climbed a couple of cracks of on TR for funsies, mock lead and I led my first trad route, Cinnamon slab! All this, in non ideal weather, but @lizzyvanpatten @she_movesmountains made this course so much fun and great learning experience ❤️
I impulse shopped Amazon today... & will be the happy owner of the a new ultralight inflatable SUP in approximately 2 business days. Once I alter the backpack, there will be backpacking, PLUS paddleboarding. This is shaping up to be a pretty stellar summer. 🏔🏞🏕
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went for a hike today w/some frans💁🏽‍♀️
It’s that time of year again ☀️
When you can’t decide between beaches or mountains... pick both. #findingaltitude
“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” – Gretel Ehrlich
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Finally tried the herb mushroom risotto.... sooo good.👌🏻 The best part is that it’s made in Maine.💜
#hikenh #hikethewhites #hike #hiking #hiker #womenwhohike #mtnbabes #trailchix #shehikes #sheadventures #chaseyourgoat #forceofnature #hikingadventures #shoulderseason #springhiking #sundayvibes #getoutside #adventure #explore #wander #spring #happyplace #getaboveitall #hikemoreworryless #sundayhike
A day late because I didn’t have service, but happy birthday to @mtn_pilgrimm !!!! So thankful for you and your friendship. We have gotten to share in so many adventures together and more are on the way! Thank you for being so down to earth and always a positive voice when I need one. I hope your birthday weekend was amazing!!!!
The answer to the age old question that most of us have been wrestling with for decades: Why don’t unicorns take a lot of selfies?
Sunrise is super special when the full moon is still glowing! 💙🌕
Well, this isn’t the kind of weather I was hoping for this time of year...
Okay, this photo isn’t really from today.
But it has been snowing. There is snow on the ground.
And this is sure what it felt like out there on the mountain this morning.
Making snowballs...in May! I drove through blizzards to get to Lake Tahoe to speak at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. Great group! Woke up the next morning to a winter wonderland. So beautiful!  #activeseniors  #alexhonnold  #adventureenthusiasts  #forceofnature #outdoorwomen  #parentingishard
It is absolutely amazing what we can do
Another favorite from that day.
Allie girl.
Keep pressing forward.
Bryce Canyon 50k
31 Miles | 5500ft elevation gain
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I drove 9 hrs straight from San Diego, and car camped the night before. Filled with anxiety, I only got about 2.5 hours of sleep. 
As the 6am start time approached, I tried to calm my nerves. I was running this alone, and I needed to trust myself. 
I took the first half pretty slowly, I knew I could be running much faster, but I didn’t want to tire myself out early. Surprisingly, miles 1-12 flew by. The last loop of the first half (miles 12-17) climbed up to 8200ft, with sweeping views of Red Canyon. While this section was definitely the most challenging (physically) of the whole trail, it was also my favorite. I was in awe of Bryce’s beauty. 
Miles 17-22, I hit a wall. This was the only part of the day that I felt like I wanted to give up. All of my joints hurt and I was starting to feel my lack of sleep. 
Going into the race, I was worried about mile 22 because that’s the longest I’ve gone on the trail in a single day before. Out of nowhere, I got this second wind. 
Miles 23-29 were so enjoyable. I felt like I hit my stride, and I dropped my pace by a lot. 
Miles 29-31 I was on such a runner’s high, and I flew straight through that finish line. —————————————————
This trail was brutal and took me over 8 hours to complete. Mt. Whitney’s elevation gain is 6100ft, so we did about 600ft less than that over the course of 31 miles. When I decided to register for this race 2 months ago, I was terrified of failure. I’m still not sure how I got through this, but I did. 
If there is anything you’re scared of or you’re holding yourself back from…just try it. Go for it. You won’t regret it. #runelevated
So grateful for whatever series of life decisions and events that eventually brought me out to live in a place where I can experience things like this.
The biggest downside of living half the world away from my parents is to not able to get together for weekends and celebrations. I missed my dad’s 50th birthday this year, and that’s why I feel extremely grateful to be able to spend this #FathersDay with him!

I wanted to make it extra special, and I was working the last couple of days on making  #MyMotif a #photobook filled with  #SpecialMoments and #FamilyMemories we had together.

My favorite memory, of course, is when my dad walked me down the aisle ... 😌 excited to see his face when I give him this #FathersDayGift 😍🙌🏼 Tell me your favorite memory with your dad! 😊
 #sponsored #MotifDads
“I have recently followed a lot of body positivity Instagram pages and they have slowly helped me be more comfortable at the thought of having pictures taken of me while I’m outside doing the things I love. It’s hard to feel included in the outdoors when a lot of the photos of women I see on the explore page, and even my own Instagram feed, are almost always of thin, white and usually blond women looking perfectly put together on top of a mountain or something to that effect. It gets tiresome feeling like I don’t belong on hiking trails or long hikes until I’ve ‘lost weight’ or ‘gotten more fit.’ Being fat isn’t the worst goddamn thing a person can be. Everyone deserves to feel welcome in outdoor spaces. So here’s a picture of me, super happy to be hiking again.” -Kaila | @kailawalton
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Location: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada. This is Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Métis, Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux)+ land.
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[Image description: person smiles with one hand on her hip on a trail winding through grassy, possibly desert landscape. Pale, rocky hills in near background eroded with water and time. Interesting geological features.]
This place is magical, and I can’t wait to share it with folks! @luis_bicudo of @our.island took me on a trailrunning tour of the LEVADAS and the rim of the volcanic crater called the CALDEIRA. Thanks Luis for holding my GoPro and taking me on this EPIC and informative run!
#azorestrailrun #empoweredbyrunning #createyourtrail #womenwhomove #chaseadventure #runnersbody #trailandultra #runnersofinstagram #runningmotivation #optoutside #forceofnature
Who is the funniest? Best Hanzo? Rapel spills the beans in his interview on our YouTube!
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#ForceOfNature
Mid-Atlantic preaching
Sunday’s got us feeling oh-so-fine! ft. @lou.is.away 💕 #sheisthewild
Sure looks like a good spot to stop and paint with @drawntohighplaces. Check out the link in our bio for more info on our unique August trip! #watercolorinspiration