"A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, let's go, tries again, and perseveres...no matter what life throws at her." . . . #brevardnc #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #getoutsideandplay #carolinacollectives #appalachian_explorers #eastcoastcreatives #discover_carolinas #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #828isgreat #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #trailviews #ashevilletrails #nctrails #ncoutdoors #avltoday #romanticasheville #naturalnorthcarolina #scenicnc #exploreasheville #exploretocreate #wildernessculture #whyihike #wncwaterfalls 4 days ago
When people find out that I hike by myself they get this very serious look on their face and I know what's coming next. "Arent you afraid you wont be safe?" I'd hate to think about how different my life's experience would be had I let fear run the show. To me safety is nothing but calculated risk and awareness and I never assume I'm safe out in the woods or on the side of a mountain. What most people dont understand is that they put their life more at risk every day getting behind the wheel of a car. They are just comfortable and familiar with the risk. Or just oblivious. . . . #gorgesstatepark #sapphirenc #ncstateparks #carolinacollectives #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #getoutsideandplay #avltoday #ashevilletrails #romanticasheville #828isgreat #naturephotography #naturalnorthcarolina #exploretocreate #eastcoastcreatives #discover_carolinas #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #scenicnc #visitasheville #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #brevardnc #wildernessculture #optoutside #neverstopexploring #collectexperiencesnotthings #goatworthy #wncwaterfalls #wncmountains 6 days ago
Just scouting some more remote summer swimming holes. Hoping to get back.out here soon and do some more hiking and exploring. And swimming of course. 🤙🌞 Check out my story for more views of this beautiful waterfall! . . . . . . #harpercreek #getoutsideandplay #carolinacollectives #appalachian_explorers #eastcoastcreatives #discover_carolinas #romanticasheville #southernstatescollective #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #pisgahnationalforest #grandfathermountain #boonenc #booneview #exploreboone #ashevilletrails #nctrails #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #828isgreat #neverstopexploring #sharetheadventure #collectexperiencesnotthings #optoutside #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #hikewithdogs #goldensofinstagram #dogsthathike 1 week ago
Mountaintop Sunsets . Just one of the many reasons I enjoy living here in WNC. Now that its spring and the days are longer I can pack in a full day of whatever and still get out to soak in a mountaintop sunset. 🤗 . . . #hawksbillpeak #linville #linvillegorgewilderness #linvillegorge #boonenc #booneview #exploreboone #ashevilletrails #carolinacollectives #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #blueridgesunset #sunsets #getoutsideandplay #ncoutdoors #appalachian_explorers #ncoutdoor_inc #naturalnorthcarolina #naturephotography #avltoday #romanticasheville #wncmountains #discover_carolinas #neverstopexploring #collectexperiencesnotthings #optoutside #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #choosemountains 2 weeks ago
Imagine . . The road to Clingmans Dome opened up for the season today. I cant help but giggle at the magnificent views. Mother nature had her own agenda, as usual. 🙄🤣 . . . . #clingmansdome #smokymountains #gsmnp #friendsofthesmokies #greatsmokynps #hikethesmokies #cherokeenc #carolinacollectives #avltoday #romanticasheville #appalachian_explorers #ashevilletrails #828isgreat #getoutsideandplay #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #ncoutdoorculture #ncoutdoor_inc #ncoutdoors #eastcoastcreatives #discover_carolinas #theoutbound #wildernessculture #wildish #visittn #tennasseeoutdoors #neverstopexploring #sharetheadventure #collectexperiencesnotthings 2 weeks ago
"Begin at the beginning", the king said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop." ~Lewis Carroll . . This sounds like something smart and irritating my father would say. But the more I think about it, the more I like the simplicity of the message. You have to start somewhere so dont overthink it, and when it's over it's over. Let it go. Easier said than done sometimes, but good advice nonetheless. . . . #lookingglassrock #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #brevardnc #getoutsideandplay #carolinacollectives #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #appalachian_explorers #eastcoastcreatives #discover_carolinas #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #ncoutdoorculture #asheville #ashevilletrails #romanticasheville #828isgreat #naturephotography #naturalnorthcarolina #exploretocreate #wildernessculture #wildish #collectexperiencesnotthings #ourstatemag #nc #visitasheville #blueridgeparkway 4 weeks ago
Joy, growth, and praise are the why. Struggle, discomfort, and pain are the price of admission. . This past week I had to go outside. Its therapy for me. Those of us who have struggled this past year and some change here in the south, and specifically in WNC, with the non stop barrage of rain and grey days know what I'm talking about. People come here to play outside. It's still pretty cold out, but the sun is shining and it hasnt been hidden now for several days. SEVERAL DAYS! 🤗🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🤗 Despite the wind trying to blow me off the side of the mountain, I give so much thanks for every opportunity to feel the sun on my face. . . . #roanhighlands #grassyridgebald #getoutsideandplay #carolinacollectives #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #ashevilletrails #avltoday #scenicnc #visitasheville #naturalnorthcarolina #carolinaonmymind #wncmountains #828isgreat #boonenc #booneview #exploreboone #exploreasheville #exploretocreate #wildernessculture #wildish #collectexperiencesnotthings #appalachiantrail #appalachian_explorers #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #northcarolinaphotography 1 month ago
I find myself always alone, weathering this storm that blows out of nowhere. Oddly enough, this place and these storms are where I find myself and my deepest connections. To the wind. The clouds. The rain. The cold. The sky. The ground. And I am not alone. . . . #roanhighlands #grassyridgebald #carversgap #appalachian_explorers #appalachiantrail # #boonenc #booneview #exploreboone #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #ashevilletrails #avltoday #romanticasheville #naturalnorthcarolina #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #scenicnc #visitasheville #carolinacollectives #wildernessculture #eastcoastcreatives #wildish #wncmountains #getoutsideandplay #828isgreat 1 month ago
"I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost." ~Winnie-the-Pooh . . . And that's ok. . . . (Thank you rando person who walked perfectly into my shot!) . . . #bannerelk #boonenc #booneview #exploreboone #carolinacollectives #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #wncwaterfalls #getoutsideandplay #winniethepooh #eastcoastcreatives #romanticasheville #visitasheville #ashevilletrails #hikenorthcarolina #avltoday #ncoutdoor_inc #naturalnorthcarolina #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #wildernessculture #collectexperiencesnotthings #waterfalls #adventureasheville #discover_carolinas @southeastern_explorers #ncoutdoorculture #only.in.north.carolina 1 month ago
Time is the trickster, the Loki of age. I can close my eyes and you are a puppy, my little cotton ball with eyes, curled up asleep in the palm of my hands. I open my eyes and watch those same soft eyes, now framed by the whitened fur of time on your face, playfully give love and reverence to the world that surrounds you. I've been thinking about growing old lately. Maybe because you just turned a year older and I can see you wearing your age like a blanket. Tripping up your once agile stride, weighing you down and tiring you out faster. Maybe I'm thinking about growing older because Im turning 40 this year, and I too am feeling the weight of age on my body. One thing I do know about ageing, that this little guy reminds me of every single day, is that your heart and spirit are timeless. . . . . #lookingglassfalls #brevardnc #brevard #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #ncoutdoorculture #ncoutdoors #justagirlandherdog #romanticasheville #avltoday #appalachian_explorers #ashevilletrails #wnc #wncmountains #wncwaterfalls #getoutsideandplay #collectexperiencesnotthings #wildernessculture #wildish #northcarolina #northcarolinaphotography #carolinacollectives #dogstagram #dogsthathike #hikewithdogs #ncoutdoor_inc 1 month ago
I had the opportunity last night to watch the Womens Adventure Film Tour and was so moved. As a woman it doesnt matter how old you are, what makes you different, who you love, or what brings you joy. We all just want to be loved, respected and supported in our journey. Happy #internationalwomensday !!! . . . #internationalwomensday2019 #icanfly #acceptance #women #womenempowerment #womensadventurefilmtour #womenwhoinspire (photo by @kaimitch7 ) 1 month ago
"Release your heavy burdens, for they only prevent flight." ~Ryan Adair . . A throwback #waterfall from a fall hike this year. . . . #rainbowfalls #gorgesstatepark #gorgesstateparknc #romanticasheville #discover_carolinas #carolinacollectives #eastcoastcreatives #waterfallwednesday #waterfalls #waterfallsofinstagram #getoutsideandplay #beautifuldestinations #wildernessculture #ashevilletrails #northcarolina #ncstateparks #avltoday #828isgreat #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #naturephotography #naturalnorthcarolina #southernliving #neverstopexploring #collectexperiencesnotthings #cashiersnc #brevard 1 month ago
Nature is beautiful despite the weather . . . . . . #lookingglassfalls #brevardnc #brevard #nc #westernnorthcarolina #getoutsideandplay #carolinacollectives #appalachian_explorers #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #beautifuldestinations #wildernessculture #naturalnorthcarolina #naturephotography #pisgahnationalforest #romanticasheville #avltoday #828isgreat #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #eastcoastcreatives #discover_carolinas #ashevilletrails #asheville #wncwaterfalls 1 month ago
"Sometimes when you're in a dark place, you think you've been buried, but you've actually been planted." ~christine Caine . . . #linvillegorge #linville #linvillegorgewilderness #wisemansview #carolinacollectives #ncoutdoors #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #getoutsideandplay #avltoday #asheville #ashevilletrails #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #appalachian_explorers #naturephotography #nc #wnc #northcarolina #naturalnorthcarolina #southernliving #828isgreat #westernnorthcarolina #hikenorthcarolina #northcarolinabound #eastcoastcreatives #discover_carolinas #romanticashevill #southernstatescollective #northcarolinaoutdoors 1 month ago
You have to fall a few times (or in my case many 🤣) to learn to fly. . . . #greybeardfalls #greybeardtrail #greybeardmountain #montreat #asheville #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #wncmountains #ncoutdoors #ashevilletrails #nctrails #northcarolinahikes #waterfall #wncwaterfalls #carolinacollectives #carolinaonmymind #romanticasheville #avltoday #828isgreat #blueridgemountains #blueridgeoutdoors #blueridgemoments #appalachian_explorers #naturephotography #naturalnorthcarolina #getoutsideandplay #neverstopexploring #sharetheexperience #collectexperiencesnotthings #waterfallwednesday 1 month ago
"I see my path, but I dont know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it." ~Rosalia de Castro . . . . #edistobeach #edisto #edistoisland #edistobeachstatepark #carolinacollectives #carolinaonmymind #southcarolinaliving #visitsouthcarolina #beachstagram #campingvibes #beautifuldestinations #wildernessculture #scstateparks #charleston #getoutsideandplay #southcarolinaphotographer #naturephotography #campvibes #southernliving #southcarolina 1 month ago
Do you stop and close your eyes to actually feel the warmth of sunshine on your face? Do you pause and look up with outstretched palms to feel the wet rain? Do you run around catching snowflakes on your tongue?Do you give yourself the time to enjoy those little moments so full of happiness? Please do. . . . #getoutsideandplay #wildernessculture #whyihike , #caesarsheadstatepark #moonshinefalls #blueridgeimagery #discover_sc #scphotographer #naturephotography #naturalsouthcarolina #ashevilletrails #romanticasheville #avltoday #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoor #appalachian_explorers #outdoor_inc #dogstagram #dogsinwilderness #dogsthathike #dogsthatexplore #hikingdogsofinstagram #hikewithdogs #wncmountains #wncwaterfalls #wncoutdoor #ncoutdoors #greenvillesc #discover_carolinas #carolinacollectives 2 months ago
He really is the jelly to my peanut butter . . #discover_sc #discover_carolinas #carolinacollectives #carolinaonmymind #southcarolinaphotographer #southcarolinaliving #southernliving #southcarolina #naturephotography #naturalsouthcarolina #greenvillesc #romanticasheville #avltoday #ashevilletrails #dogstagram #dogsinwilderness #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #getoutsideandplay #getoutsideandexplore #wildernessculture #justagirlandherdog #foothillstrail 2 months ago