"Line them up" I have a lot of goals I'm working on. I've been lucky to enough to have crossed a bunch of past goals off my list. When setting goals I've found its crucial to have stepping stones to lead you to the desired outcome. These smaller steps in between create a blueprint and keep you on track to reaching your end goal. I have a list I'm pretty excited about this year when it comes to hiking and photography. Here's to lining up your goals and crossing them off one at a time๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
Making the final push up Washigton. When we made out way to the summit the clouds rolled in dropping visibility significantly which prompted the game find the next carine. Its easy to see how quickly you could get lost in bad weather as most of the carins where covered completely with snow. Even when it was perfectly clear it was hard to spot the carins ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
There are certain experiences that are hard to put into words. Climbing Mt Washington this past weekend is one of those experiences. This was my third summit of Washington but first attempt during the winter. Before starting the hike I was definitely nervous. Anyone that has climbed Washington knows that it both a physical and mental challenge and it is a mountain that demands your respect . During the winter those challenges multiply as you are dealing with harsh conditions with long exposure to the elements and is not something that should be taken lightly as you can get into trouble pretty quickly if your not smart about it. This weekend was full of overcoming obstacles and walked away learning some pretty cool lessons. This was an incredible hike and something I will remember for the rest of my life๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
I've been on a bit of a hiatius the two weeks. Life has been extremely hectic as it often is and its been nice to step back from Instagram a little bit. Headed to the Whites this weekend and very excited to be back in the mountains!๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
Meeting these two ice climbers at the gorge was a pretty awesome experiance. They were extremely passionate about the sport and it showed. They took the time to explain the sport and technique involved. Even gave good resources for places to start getting some exposure to ice climbing. This is definitely something I would love to give a try next year! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
Find time to do what you love. Life has a habit of getting in the way but its important to make time for yourself and pursue what makes you tick. Life is short so make it count๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
On the hunt for snow๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
I never thought I would be sad to see winter slowly fade away. But I'm going to miss the winter hiking once spring takes its hold in the mountains. Headed to the Adirondacks this weekend for what might be the last true winter hike of the season๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
"Don't think. It complicates things. Just feel, and if it feels like home, then follow its path" R.M Drake
Mountain meditation๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
Pushing limits on Osceola. The mountains much like life have a way of testing your limits. It may be mentally or physically or both but sooner or later you will be tested. Learning from these experiences is where the majic happens ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ
I've done flume gorge once before in the summer and I can say I much prefer it in the winter! During the winter the gorge takes on a life of its own and feels like a entirely different place. Got luckly enough to catch some ice climbers in action and learn more about the sport๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ