One of the hardest things about off- trail travel for me is having faith. I'm literally a doubting Thomas (see my last name). This waterfall this past weekend was an elusive one. I saw all sorts of folks turn back, bloodied, soaking wet, and really displeased. My hiking partner decided to hang out under a tree about half way through. But I kept going. My feet were frozen and I was disappointed in myself for not having done my research ahead of time to figure out exactly how far from the car I needed to go to get to this place that wasn't even really showing on a map. But I found it. About a quarter mile from the end at a time and place when I felt really like there was no one else crazy enough to look for these things, I ran into hikers who were headed back who just had seen the fall. There's nothing like another person who is just as crazy as you to give a boost of confidence 😂 There reassurance that they had seen the falls was a huge morale booster. I ran the last bit and my jaw dropped as I told muself: "No effing way! It *does* exist!" Lesson of the week for me: keep going. Find others who are doing what you're trying to do. Don't get discouraged by those who bled and got scratched up failing. Keep chocolate in the car for after.
Happy Monday everyone! I've been studying on Italian wines over the weekend (the Piedmont region to be specific) in preparation for an upcoming party. It has been really interesting, I can't wait to hit a liquor store to try out some of these wines that I have been reading about that I'm not too familiar with. 🥂 My challenge with this party is the host loves Moscato, and sweeter wines are not my specialty or what I usually gravitate to. But hey, I love a challenge. Now after some research my whole plan for this tasting has changed and I'm so excited to expand my knowledge/do some tasting on this fascinating grape, and some others grown in the same region. 🍷 And as I have little experience in this area, I had no pics of Moscato but hey at least it matches the country! A special picture for me as this pic was taken on my birthday at Makahiku falls. What a wonderful bottle with some beautiful scenery to match. #winetravel#moscato#italianwine#learnwine#alwayslearning#lovehiking#waterfallhike#chasingwaterfalls#wineaddict#prosecco#winestagram#winemoment#worththehike#hikingaddict#winetime#wineoclock#tastingparty#winetasting#vinolove#wineofinstagram#muscat Interested in hosting a customized wine tasting party in the #yeg area, check the link in my bio for more information!
Då det var sådant enormt tryck på vattnet i Älgafallet i helgen så drog vis oss lite vid sidan av fallet och in i skogen för att fotografera små avstickare för undvika att kameran skulle bli full av vatten. #lumixnordic
You were made to live a life of freedom. To fully appreciate the gifts you’re given every single day. ✨ . . (Writer-girl loves analogies, so this could be a stretch.) But the water that keeps flowing won’t freeze, because there’s always movement. Don’t let yourself get beautifully stuck because you stopped running after your dreams, or even running for the pure glee of the journey. ❤️ . . #chaseyourdreams#hikergirl#alwaysmovingforward
Still snow And here I need to stop posting and ignore Instagram completely for a while or I won't pass my course 😅 So, I'll catch up with all your wonderful pictures and artwork when it's midsem break...🙋🏼♀️ . . . . . . . . . [Image description: a huge waterfall cutting it's way through a gigantic gorge of brown and grey shale and sandstone rock. Sheer, snow covered sides at left but at right, only to the line of sunshine. It's a brilliant blue sky day in full sun but you can feel the cold by the icicles hanging off any tiny ledge formed by the rock. Looks a bit like spring is coming from the greening of the trees at top. 2nd pic: zooming in to top of waterfall, showing the narrow but fierce origin of this drop; 3rd pic: close up of the icicles.]