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I made it!!! Somehow I got myself to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National
I made it!!! Somehow I got myself to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. I've been reflecting about that for a few weeks, and wishing that I had stopped and taken in more of it. I was so focused on getting to the top safely, because I was so scared, that I never paused and looked around. Yes, probably because looking around would have paralyzed me with fear and I wouldn't be able to move forwards or backwards! I've kind of realized that sometimes fear does that to us, me especially. We're so focused on the fear of "what if" or cycling worst case scenarios, that we lose the opportunity to be in the moment, enjoy the present, look for silver lining and positivity. I think I've been guilty of that A LOT lately, and it took thinking about this trail to really fully grasp that. There's a lot to see on the other side of fear, but there's also a lot to learn and see while you're in the midst of it! #angelslanding#zion#zionnationalpark#zioncanyon#zionnps#writetotravel#travelstroke#springdale#utahunique#womenwhohike#faceyourfears#hike_utah#girlswhohike#radgirlslife#wildernessbabes#sheadventures#nationalparkgeek#nationalparks#nps#nps100#findyourpark # #goparks#visitutah#wowutah#utahgram#redheadsofinstagram#goatworthy#werutah#sheexplores#igutah
16.05.2019 18:54:58
Action shot of me terrified hiking back down from Angels Landing! This was proba
Action shot of me terrified hiking back down from Angels Landing! This was probably one of the scariest things I've done. Several people have died from falling off the Angels Landing trail, and honestly, I think it's not hard to see why. You have to climb different sections of rock, all along a steep cliff and very narrow path. I don't think I would have been able to do this without my boyfriend encouraging and helping me, and the lady behind me who was just as scared as I was. The view from the top is incredible, but honestly, I was so mentally exhausted that I just wanted to get back down! There have been a lot of things that have made me push myself through fear lately, and I'm glad that I did this one! Anyone else been facing some fears lately? #angelslanding#zion#zionnationalpark#zioncanyon#zionnps#writetotravel#travelstroke#springdale#utahunique#faceyourfears#hike_utah#girlswhohike#womenwhohike#radgirlslife#sheadventures#radgirlscollective#nationalparkgeek#nationalparks#nps#nps100#findyourpark ##visitutah#wowutah#utahgram#beutahful#utahdotcom#iloveutah#exploreutah#redheadsofinstagram#goatworthy
15.05.2019 18:17:29
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Zion National Park, from the top of Angels Landing. Zion was our final park on o
Zion National Park, from the top of Angels Landing. Zion was our final park on our Mighty 5 Utah Road Trip, and it was definitely an incredible way to end off our trip. Zion is beautiful, and what better way to see it then doing the infamous Angels Landing hike - not for the faint of heart! More on that in my next post! #zionnationalpark#zion#zioncanyon#nationalparkgeek#nationalparks#nps#nps100#findyourpark#goparks#usinterior#visitutah#wowutah#igutah#utahgram#lifeelevated#utahdotcom#iloveutah#exploreutah#beautahful#instautah#igsouthwest#redheadsofinstagram#ladiesgoneglobal#goatworthy#globelletravels#sheisnotlost#angelslanding#campingcollective#briskoutdoors#wearethewild
14.05.2019 16:56:25
Bryce Canyon National Park - Park No. 4 on our Mighty Five Utah Road Trip! This
Bryce Canyon National Park - Park No. 4 on our Mighty Five Utah Road Trip! This park is truly spectacular, though I'm disappointed we didn't get to explore much of it. All but two trails were open when we arrived because of the snow. Hiking amongst the hoodoos was not on the cards for the day, something I have dreamed about doing for a long time! Although, that just means I gotta go back! And isn't that life sometimes? Things don't always work out the way you'd like them too, but you can still make the most of it. The view of the hoodoos at 8,000 feet is definitely worth it! #brycecanyonnationalpark#bryce#hoodoo#nationalparkgeek#nationalparks#nps#nps100#findyourpark#goparks#usinterior#mesaarch#visitutah#wowutah#igutah#utahgram#lifeelevated#beutahful#utahdotcom#iloveutah#exploreutah#beautahful#instautah#brycecanyon#nationalparkservice#femaletravel#citizenfemme#ladiesgoneglobal#girlswhohike#dametraveler#exploreyourworld
11.05.2019 17:49:51
This was probably one of my favorite hikes of our entire Utah Mighty 5 National
This was probably one of my favorite hikes of our entire Utah Mighty 5 National Park Road trip. The Capitol Gorge Trail literally follows the dry path of the river through epic gorges. Early on in the trail you can see Petroglyphs and a Pioneer Register on the gorge walls. The Pioneer Register lists names of pioneers from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Really cool! Then you also have these great geographical features in the gorges too. Such a cool and very easy hike, though the climate is a bit rough, even in early spring, I found it hot. So much history here! ⁣ ⁣ #utah#capitolreefnationalpark#capitolreef#nps#nationalparkservice#nationalparkgeek#gorgetrail#goparks#pictureline#findyourpark#usinterior#visitutah#wowutah#igutah#utahgram#lifeelevated#iloveutah#exploreutah#instautah#redheadsofinstagram#goatworthy#sheisnotlost@capitolreefnps#radgirlslife#ventureout#nps100#girlsborntotravel#liveyouradventure#thetravelwomen#sheexplores#departedoutdoors
07.05.2019 17:30:08
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Happy Monday, everybody! The Hickman Bridge trail in Capitol Reef National Park
Happy Monday, everybody! The Hickman Bridge trail in Capitol Reef National Park is pretty cool and fairly easy - but man is it hot! There is no shade for a ginger kid like me. And if you have a severe blister on your foot, like I did, even the easy trail is tiring. Before this trip, I hurt my foot/ankle and was struggling to walk without pain, so by the time it came to our trip, I hadn't had a chance to break in my boots, resulting in a big fat blister. Utah's amazing scenery makes up for it though. You just gotta keep plodding along.... I think that's a good mantra for this week, just keep plodding along! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #nationalparkgeek#nationalparks#nps#nps100#capitolreef#capitolreefnationalpark⁣#findyourpark#goparks#usinterior#optoutside#hickmanbridge#visitutah#wowutah#igutah#utahgram#lifeelevated#beutahful#utahdotcom#iloveutah#exploreutah#beautahful#redheadsofinstagram#ladiesgoneglobal#goatworthy#globelletravels#sheisnotlost@visitutah@capitolreefnps@merrell#womenwhohike#girlswhohike#wearethewild#sheadventures
06.05.2019 16:49:28
Wait... What planet am I on again? A constant sentiment through out Utah. Our th
Wait... What planet am I on again? A constant sentiment through out Utah. Our third National Park on this road trip: Capitol Reef National Park. What a completely gorgeous, insane part of the US this is! The view of Capitol Gorge Trail from the top of the tanks. Where I nearly had a heart attack because my boyfriend decided it would be fun to climb over narrow archways over tanks from super high up "for the gram"...⁣ ⁣ #utah#capitolreefnationalpark#capitolreef#capitolgorge⁣#visitutah#iloveutah#nationalpark#nps#nps100#nationalparkservice#findyourpark#goparks#americasbestidea#lifeelevated#utahunique#wowutah#goatworthy#ventureout#womenwhohike#girlswhohike#sheexplores#nationalparkgeek#redheadsofinstagram#femaletravelbloggers#usinterior#radgirlslife#wearestillwild#wildernessbabes#freshairandfreedom#utahgram
05.05.2019 17:05:06
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Canyonlands National Park! Our second park on our National Park Road Trip. I lov
Canyonlands National Park! Our second park on our National Park Road Trip. I loved Canyonlands just as much as Arches. The park is huge though, and most tourists can only access the Island in the Sky district. No matter, because this part of Canyonlands is breathtaking too. We drove to the Grandview Point lookout and walked the trail to the end. How is this for a view???⁣ ⁣ #canyonlandsnationalpark#canyonlands#canyonlandsnp#moab#islandinthesky#grandview⁣#utah#canyons#nationalparkgeek#nationalparks#findyourpark#nps100#goparks#nps#usinterior#utahgram#igutah#wowutah#visitutah#lifeelevated#beutahful#gingergirl#femaletravelbloggers#sheisnotlost#ladiesgoneglobal#utahdotcom#globelletravels#sidewalkerdaily#girlsborntotravel#utahunique
02.05.2019 15:18:11
This is probably one of my favorite pictures of me. I love the red and orange in
This is probably one of my favorite pictures of me. I love the red and orange in the rocks, and the blue sky, and the memory that I have of the landscape (and sheer drop) behind it. ⁣ ⁣ But I like the story behind it more. My boyfriend is way more adventurous than me, and I am so lucky to have found someone who wants to explore the world as much as I do. However, that's also meant that he has been convincing me to be just as adventurous as him... Climbing rock faces that I normally wouldn't. I took a similar shot of him from this angle and when I looked at it, I knew I would regret not getting up there. I was terrified trying to get up here, and it really is not that terrifying. But I got to the top, was scared to stand up, did it, and was terrified of face planting trying to come back down. I was shaking afterwards, but proud of myself for getting up there. ⁣ ⁣ This past year has been that - pushing myself to do the things that are scary, but ultimately make me happy! Push yourself for those dreams, push yourself for your happiness and health! ⁣ ⁣ There's a lot of beauty on the other side of that fear! ⁣ ⁣ #faceyourfears#archesnationalpark#archesnps#doublearch#nationalparkgeek#utah⁣#usinterior#igutah#goparks#nps100#exploreutah#wowutah#utahgram#visitutah#lifeelevated#instautah#beutahful#utahunique#findyourpark#iloveutah#utahdotcom#nps#igsouthwest#dametraveler#explorerbabes#globelletravels#femmetravel#sheisnotlost#hikergirl#ladiesgoneglobal
30.04.2019 16:02:13
Delicate Arch is definitely amazing, but Double Arch is just as cool. Two arch s
Delicate Arch is definitely amazing, but Double Arch is just as cool. Two arch spans stuck together, and tons of fun climbing to do. If you look on this area from further away, it also looks like a parade of elephants. Earth is awesome! ⁣ ⁣ Funny story about my hat.... I'm not truly a fan of the Red Sox, or any team for that matter. I just collect baseball caps from every city that I travel to that is in the MLB. So, I was walking around arches, and I always forget about my cap. Someone said to me something like "Cool Socks" and thinking she meant my really cool hiking socks (that when you flip over have the US flag stitched into them) I looked down at them and said "Thanks!" and was super pleased. Then I realized she was referring to my hat...... I should probably wear different hats, huh? ⁣ ⁣ #utah#archesnationalpark#archesnp#doublearch⁣#utahgram#igutah#wowutah#visitutah#lifeelevated#beutahful#exploreutah#redhead#redheads#naturalredhead#redsox#gingergirl#nationalparkgeek#nationalparks#americasbestidea#nps100#werutah#goparks#nps#utahdotcom#nationalpark#igsouthwest#iloveutah#explorerbabes#darlingescapes#sheisnotlost
29.04.2019 16:00:26
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My first view of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. The arch is 32 feet wide
My first view of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. The arch is 32 feet wide and 46 feet high, and truly breathtaking. Getting up to this viewpoint involved climbing up quite a steep rock incline, one that I didn't think I could do... or get back down from. Little did I know that facing the fears and doubts was going to be a theme of the week for this road trip! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #arch#arches#archesnationalpark#archesnp#nationalparkgeek#nationalpark#nationalparkcentennial#delicatearch#utah#utahgram#americasbestidea#utahisrad#utahunique#igutah#goparks#beutahful@archesesnps@merrell#beautahful#exploreutah#nps100#igsouthwest#werutah#visitutah#iloveutah#passionpassport#findyourpark#dametraveler#utahdotcom#nps#femaletravel#merrell
27.04.2019 15:30:14
I always do this... Go on an incredible trip, take some pictures, get back home,
I always do this... Go on an incredible trip, take some pictures, get back home, and spend no time whatsoever sharing it to Instagram. Real life is busy, guys! I don't know how other bloggers share their travels and lives every day on this platform and still have a life! But here we go, I am going to try share all my pics from my Utah Road trip. We hit five national parks in a week, and it was absolutely wonderful to be out in nature for that long. And Utah is just ridiculous! In a good way. The landscapes are out of this world, and I'm so excited to share this epic part of the United States on my IG. I've been wanting to go to Utah since moving to the states, and I'm so thrilled that I got to check it off my bucket list. I've got the road trip blog post up if you want to go check that out too! See the link in my profile. Anyone else go to Utah and fall in love with these crazy landscapes? ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #utah#utahgram#naturalutah#goatworthy#utahunique#wowutah#visitutah#igutah#igsouthwest#exploreutah#naturalutah#utahphotographer#beautahful#outdoorwomen#rei1440project#campingcollective#yesvisitutah#femaletravelbloggers#optoutside#instautah#wildernessbabes#departedoutdoors#lifeelevated#moab#iloveutah#greettheoutdoors#redheadsofinstagram#womenwhohike#ginger#merrell
25.04.2019 15:45:16
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