Looking for the perfect après ski outfit? Avid skier and prAna Boulder employee, Lainey, put together her favorite cozy pieces for warming up after hitting the slopes 🎿 She loves the Akiak Legging as a versatile baselayer and paired it with the Diva Skirt for added style and warmth. She completed the look with the cozy and comfortable Permafrost Half Zip!
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Kristen climbs gold rush in the beauty of the red river gorge!
Sitting here dreaming about being back in Arizona like I was this time last month 😍😍 seriously how insane are these views!!
Also taking some time out today to plan out my meals for the next week on a #ketodiet. This is something I tried a couple of years ago that really worked for me and I’ve wanted to give it a more serious go lately and now that we are going to have more of a home base over the next couple of months instead of the van life I am determined to see it through! I would love some tips and tricks on how to succeed on the #keto diet below 👇🏼👇🏼
If it excites you and scares you at the same time then it probably means you should do it ;) I'm currently feeling like a lazy blob whilst resting a painful sprained ankle so I'm living vicariously through my previous summer self!
ready for the lake to freeze over and the winter adventures to begin👌🏼
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Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process. - Alexandra Stoddard
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You might recognize that ear to ear grin, I can smile so hard my whole face hurts, but what’s under that grin is another story. I was a young, hungry, neurotic athlete. That hunger fueled my competitive fire, I had something to prove, always, but that same hunger fueled my hyper neurotic tendencies. That motivation was like lighter fluid, it accelerated everything. The highs were high, and the lows were pretty (you know which expletive goes here) low. That eagerness and commitment made me good but it was also my biggest weakness. I never flinched when I was asked to keep up, to catch up, to be better, and that, eventually caught up with me. I left the sport so broken it’s taken a really long time to put myself back together. Many of us have come into ultra running from other sports and it’s because of this great big community that I’ve been able to, spoonful by spoonful, find my place. Thanks for being the most supportive, caring community I know, I’m so grateful to be just a small part of it. .
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@chrstphr.co and I took a random turn off the Ring Road, followed a single lane road until it turned to sand, and then continued until the road turned mostly to slabs of basalt rock. We saw a bright orange lighthouse in the distance and left the car, running through the wind to reach it. This mossy sea arch was a treasure to spy, hiding just beyond the lighthouse.
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When you can’t be with family for thanksgiving what’s the next best thing? Stoked to be spending the day of the 🦃 in Bishop once again!! I think @adventure pants saw one in the distance....
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” (Albert Schweitzer)
Seems appropriate to focus on gratitude for all sorts of things in my life this week, given it's Thanksgiving week, but truth be told, I've got a lot to be grateful for every time of year and every season!
HEARTBREAK AND NATURE.⠀
My heart broke not long ago. One day while I was living in Chicago I met this dude randomly at a concert. He mentioned something about writing about his sisters in his journal and I was like 😍. ⠀
Long story short a couple of months later we started seeing each other frequently. Finally after years I really really liked someone and he liked me back 😌. He was romantic in an unconventional way, the kind of person whose friends would call and ask for advice or for venting, most importantly he actually listened to me and valued what I had to say. Which was so different from my past. I had so many awesome things happening in my life at this time too that I was legit on cloud 9. I was a happy camper. ⠀
Then I got let go from my job in Chicago and moved back to Atlanta. We tried long distance. Realized we didn’t know when the next time we’d see each other was and decided it was unsustainable. So that mofo let me go (Jk he’s not a mofo😩) I was devastated. You know it’s a real heartbreak when you lose some lbs. 😅⠀
I was dwelling and sitting in my feelings about it and about getting let go from work that I was driving myself crazy. One day I woke up and was like ima go walk to Macchu Pichu . And booked my ticket that same day. #thankyouseverancepay ⠀
Being out there and challenging myself reminded me that I was in control of my body and my mind. It wasn’t only about distracting myself in a new environment it was about healing myself on the way. Being out in the middle of nowhere seeing the night sky was a reminder putting myself aside and remember how itty bitty I am in this huge universe. I can’t control everything so gotta learn to trust the universe and what plans it has for me and be grateful for the experiences 🌟🌟⠀ -@llituma1
“Nature is humbling. It can make me feel so insignificant and yet powerful at the same time. Being an African American woman can make me feel eerily the same way. I'm almost always an unlikely participant, but that doesn't stop me from doing whatever the hell I want. I'm an unlikely geologist, an unlikely cyclist, an unlikely backpacker, and an @unlikelyhiker. No one ever really encouraged me to get outside growing up, but thankfully no one told me I couldn't either. Anyone can really do anything.” -Alexa / @rockcognoscente
Location: Sunset Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah. Ancestral lands of the Southern Paiute, Ute+
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Impermanence: the understanding that everything is transient.
Here’s something I’ve asked myself lately: why do we actively choose to put ourselves in situations that terrify us? I’m not talking about things that make us a bit nervous or slightly uncomfortable — I’m talking about things that wake us up in a cold sweat beforehand, scared shitless of what’s to come — and yet we’re somehow unwilling to simply pull the plug and bail. Why is that?
And, maybe more importantly, what’s the point? Wouldn’t it be so much easier to choose adventures that have a few less opportunities for sudden death built into them? (The answer is yes: yes it really would be). I often find myself in situations that are beyond uncomfortable; They are more like “question your entire life as you watch it flash before your eyes, and then repeat” experiences. And yet somehow, I keep finding myself back in those same places again, no matter how much I vow that my next trip will be a beach vacation.
I’ve learned something about myself, through this little rinse-and-spit cycle of death-defying adventures. I’ve realized that I hate admitting weakness. To myself, and to others. And to me, fear = weakness.
So even though I often have massive anxiety and dread leading up to these twelve hour cliff-hugging journeys in old jeeps with marginal brakes, or as I bounce around in a domestic airplane where the doors rattle around the whole flight, I force myself to go anyways. My hope is that given enough “practice”, it’ll get easier. And if I’m honest, it has. I can tackle things now that I couldn’t have dreamed of five years ago. So that’s progress.
But what I want to remind you (and me) is that you don’t have to be fearless to live an adventurous life; You have to be willing to face your fears, and decide what your acceptable level of risk is. For me, I like to remember those stats that show that it’s more dangerous to be a pedestrian or cyclist in a city than it is to be an ice climber. Those stats make me want to embrace the impermanence of it all, and enjoy the ride. 📸self portrait, taken just before we embarked on yet another terrifying Jeep ride that I was fairly convinced I would not survive.
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July 11, 2018, Oregon: Basalt columns form as the lava cools and contracts - kind of like cracks in a mud puddle. The contraction cracks start at the surface where the lava is cooling fastest, and then the cracks develop inwards as the lava cools from the outside in.
Sometimes the cooling is nice and slow and even - this is how perfect columns like Giant's Causeway were formed. But sometimes the cooling is uneven or from different directions - this forms perfectly imperfect columns like these along the Crooked River.
Hope to be doing more overseas photo work in the near future.
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One of our last days in Iceland, nothing short of greatness 🌬
Constantly blown away. Who else?
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We did back-to-back sends on the same day up Ball and Chain 5.12a in Treasure Cave, Yangshuo 🙌🏽!!! It was my first time achieving a send train on a project with a friend 🙏🏽. To celebrate completing our project, the next day we celebrated by climbing up Korean Rose (5.10c multi-pitch) @ Low Mountain! #girlpower -
Shortly after this photo was taken we rappelled in the dark. That’s why we are wearing headlamps 😄!
Felt like hiking through a snow globe❄❄
Would you go out in this?
Ready for winter to show up in Central Oregon!! Who else is stoked for snowboarding season?
Chase the things that make you feel alive, because growth never happens in your comfort zone. I pushed my limits this weekend getting sendy on some outdoor boulders. I’ve never climbed without ropes outside, and man was it a confidence boost. My first route I was terrified, then I jumped on 2 different high balls without a second thought. Had a few too many beers before some nighttime climbing and managed to sprain tf out of my ankle, but I’ll be back on the wall in no time. Time for some serious rest and rehab so I can start crushin again as soon as possible!