"That is the simple secret of happiness. Whatever you are doing, don’t let past move your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life." -Osho
When we walk on the thin line between comfort and discomfort, our bodies reward us with this indescribable rush of endorphins. That might just be my favorite part about being human.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hike & photo courtesy of @kevinophoto
Find you a dude who will wake up at 3 am to drive 2 hours in dirt roads to the trailhead and let you keep sleeping in the passenger seat the whole drive (and a little longer while he makes breakfast in the parking lot).
We were bad planners with our trip to Baxter State Park and didn't realize you need to plan way in advance to get a campsite near the trailhead to Katahdin or even a day pass to enter the park. We frantically tried to come up with a plan because we knew we had to do Katahdin before we left Maine. But after a lot of calling and research and frustration, we figured out we could go in through the normally ignored north entrance, camp in backcountry sites, and drive 2 hours through the park to the trailhead as long as we beat the swarm of hikers once the park opened for the day.
So glad we kept pushing to find a solution, because this trip ended up being one of my favorite memories of our year in Maine. And so grateful that I have someone who is willing to drive in the ungodly hours of the morning and lets me sleep in the passenger seat. ❤️
The “Little Grand Canyon” in Georgia is not a natural canyon. The 150ft deep gullies were actually formed through erosion due to poor farming practices in the 19th century. It’s sad to see all the negative effects that mankind can have on the environment, so it was nice to hear that this unintentional change was a positive one. The canyons created a new habitat for all kinds of animals and plant life, and they will stay protected in the now State Park.
Side note, Nik took this picture! I am always the one taking the pictures, but we recently got a new wide angle, manual focus lens that Nik wanted to try out on this trip!😍👏🏻
Unbelievable view at the top of Chachacomani, Boliva.
This photo was taken by @illimanita and then slightly edited by us. Congratulations on making it to the top, very inspiring to all us adventurers!
We wanted the colours to match our recent posts, so we added some ‘dehaze’ in the sky and darkened the blue. We brought out the oranges and pinks with various masks to give the appearance of a sunset.
We also used the spot healer to actually remove the sun from the image! (Check out the original @illimanita to see it).