Get Outside!

Well folks, I'm about to say something to you that I have not been able to say for the past 5 years.  This is a pretty momentous occasion so pay attention.


Here goes:

IT'S FALL!!!!!!!

That's right, like actual, real, cool, leaves-changing, windy, rainy, crisp, fall!

See look, I have proof:

See all that yellow business?  No, those aren't rocks.  No, it's not gold.  No, they aren't layers upon layers of pollen from a giant bee.  They are trees!  And they are turning colors other than green!  And it is amazing!

I told you it was a momentous occasion.

So with all this glory happening outside, it's been really hard for me to think of much else.  Driving to work and actually ending up at work is a really difficult task--the mountains have been coaxing me off the interstate and into their arms in a serious way (DISCLAIMER:  I fear this could become a regular theme on the blog.  I apologize in advance.).

This list of the World's Best Hikes isn't making things much easier either.  I mean, can you really believe that places like this actually exist?  And better yet, you can WALK to them!  Here are some of the trails that are really calling my name:

Mount Kailash Pilgrimage, Tibet

Shipwreck Coast/Shi Shi Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washtington

Santa Cruz Trek, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

I hope you all are enjoying the nature around you as much as I am.  And if you're not, you can always hope a plane to Iceland or Bhutan.

(First three images of fall taken by yours truly.  Last three images of hikes from this awesome article.)


  1. Gorgeous photos of the mountains. I would love to see them in the fall. And thanks for the link to the best hikes around the world. I haven't been on any, but sure would like to one day.

    1. So glad you like the photos! Can you believe those were with my little scrawny iphone?? That speaks to just how beautiful it was. And don't those hikes look awesome? I also haven't been on any except just a bit of the continental divide but I can imagine the others would be unbelievable.

  2. Wow! What beautiful images. Fall is just the best!

    1. Thanks Gabrielle! We were up in the Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend and the colors just keep getting better. xoxo


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