This arch and exuberant ocean was the big reveal at the end of a twisting, lava flow, rock strewn hike. We lay on flat rocks for an hour watching and absorbing the surf crash up against the crags of cliffs. But no matter how close we were, this part beckoned like a siren, “come closer.” And I followed its song, climbing out to the edge and peering over as close as I dared—consumed and becoming part of whatever force was out there. There was some kind of energy there that scared me- as if an invisible hand would suddenly shove ...
Also, side note: The Great Milky Way Chase begins next month, get ready for some sleepless nights and amazing pictures! I have lots of ideas for this year! 😎 This was from Joshua Tree last year . #teamnosleep#milkyway
Welcome to grand canyon! 😍 Another wonderful place on earth! When me and my brother first saw it we didn't feel it was that impressive. But as we hiked and saw more of it, we slowly warmed up to this place and enjoyed the never ending canyon views 😎 #willneverforget#adventures
"The best view comes after the hardest climb". You may have to hike hours uphill through the humid forest and then scale a few sketchy rock walls, but reaching the top of Pedra da Gavea is definitely worth it 😍🙌 . . . #pedradagavea#rio
Sometimes it’s best to take the path (or in this case stairs) less traveled 😉 a few more pics from our epic adventure 😍 thanks @hawaii_mountain.man.matt for taking us on this journey 💙 #stairwaytoheaven#haikustairs
EPIC HIKES would like to wish you ALL a Happy Valentines Day💚! We wish that you experience love that is authentic, genuine, transforming, organic and continuously encourages you to deviate from the norm - but over and above everything, we wish for the root of that love to begin from within. Don’t forget to join us this Saturday for our Valentines Epic Hike with a loved one. #valentines#vday | 📸: @iamallisonm
Out enjoying the great backyard Las Vegas has to offer. One day inside is another day wasted. - - #batcave#exploreutah @sonyalpha @sonyimages @moodygrams @agameoftones @igersphx @usaprimeshot @womenshaute @fitnessgirlsmotivation @bodybuildingcom @explorearizona @womenshealthmag @shape_magazine @muscle_and_fitness @fitness_and_motivation_health @nature @henrycavill @earthpix @followmefaraway @discoverearth @sony_shots @awesome.earth @ig_color @fantastic.colours @adventuresinpics @discover_earthpics @usinterior
“Remember not to take any of this (life) too seriously,” - the Elven Starseed Council to me in a direct transmission last week. _ Play. The Elven Starseed Council are asking me to talk a lot more about play this year. To not talk about it but to also be it and embody it for others, so they know they are safe to play too. When we are playing we are so present and in love with the moment. The El tell me there is profound wisdom in encouraging all of humanity to lighten up and play. That play can ...
Cue the Jurassic Park theme because we hiked to Ho’opi’i falls which is featured in the opening scene of Jurassic Parks. You can explore this hike too without having to leave the comfort of your home by watching our virtual hike youtube video. Link in the description. #wildandgrowing#kauai
One of the most epic hikes we’ve done to date - Haiku Stairs - 3,922 steps leading up the lush Koolau mountain range 😍 once you do it, you understand why they call it ‘Stairway to Heaven’ ⛰😍 #haikustairs#stairwaytoheaven
Gillespie pass, you were incredible! Day 1; a loooot of mud, water up to my knees and waterfalls. Day 2; a loooot of uphill and even more downhill. Day 3; river crossings and a lake full of ice rocks. Day 4; a leasurely 7km walk and jetboating out. #epichikes#gillespiepasscircuit
Be reminded that ‘a friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.’ On the 16th of February, we encourage you to bring your friends and loved ones to the upcoming hike as we celebrate love and share meaningful experiences in that regard. (It’s not just for couples) #valentines#vday | 📸: @iamallisonm
‘you’re still trying to heal from all the things you can’t explain... and that’s what makes you so goddam beautiful. You take the stars and create universe....without fully understanding the science behind what makes them work.’ - the truth is that I was so grumpy at this point 😓 I was hungry, shoes and clothes wet all the way up to my knees and just sore from the distance we worked and the near ‘we only have one packet of oats to last us the night’ experience! #epichikes#survivalofthefittest ...
On the 16th February (Saturday) EPIC HIKES invite you to join as we celebrate love in an unconventional way - we’ll be engaging in scintillating conversations on the topic of love and relationships, sharing good food and champagne and bask in nature’s beauty. #valentines#vday | 📸: @iamallisonm
You owe yourself the love you so freely give to others. In this month of love, we encourage you to love yourself with that love you know you are so deserving of. Take care of yourself, your mind, your heart, and your body. May you make this a priority as you keep in mind that you can not pour from an empty cup. #epichikes#first2019hike | 📸: @iamallisonm
It is said that, couples, family, friends, associates who hike together, stay together.’ So let’s put this theory to the test on 16 February 2019 at our Valentines Epic Hike. #valentines#vday | 📸: @iamallisonm
‘before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive and before you quite, try. #salute#epichikes | 📸: @iamallisonm
We believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love, for loved ones, family, friends and associates, can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance. So we invite you on the 16th February (Saturday) to join us as we celebrate love in an unconventional way - we’ll be engaging in scintillating conversations around love and relationships, sharing good food and champagne and bask in nature’s beauty. #valentines#vday
What an amazing way to start the year, over 200 people conquered their very first mountain for 2019. It wasn’t easy but the reward was in the journey.📽: @kaykayribane @takeapicproduction #epichikes#youvsyou
It's been just under 3 months and the Lassen Solar Farm project is now complete. Today was my last day of work. With 15k saved, after taxes and expenses, a summer on trail is almost guaranteed. Swipe left to see my farewell video. Now comes the hard part. Which trail should I do? Help me decide! Option A: The beaten path. A tried and true vacation where I'm sure to be sharing the trip with other hikers. Option B: Off the beaten path. A never been done before adventure where I'm sure to be ...
Seriously, these views took my breath away. As a travel writer I avoid cliques like 'breath-taking views' and I had never actually had my breath taken away by a vista... until I walked the trails of Picos de Europa National Park in northern Spain. Can you see me in this massive mountain terrain? . Just finished a travel article, entitled "Where to Go in 2019" and included Picos for its affordability and uncrowded trails. Hurry and visit before overtourism strikes. Have YOU ever been in a place that literally took your breath away? Where? . . . #grammableplaces#solowomantravel ...
Hiking through Telegraph Canyon in Chino Hills State Park, California. Recent rains have prompted a ton of growth in the canyon. This canyon is actually a fault line running right between Yorba Linda and Chino Hills. #nikon#nikond7500photo
This was certainly so inspiring! The only thing that limits you in life, from achieving anything you have set out to do is yourself! And when you make the decision and follow through with actions, to conquer yourself - you are unstoppable! #salute#epichikes
The gray buildings in the rear of this photo hold the entrance to a gold mine that yielded over $150 million from 1885 to 1960 in the now ghost town of Bodie, California. At the mine's peak production years, the town had over 40,000 residents. Much of the infrastructure, including homes and businesses still stands. The town is now open to the public as a State Park. #yosemite#yosemitenationalpark
[BREAKING NEWS: A STAMPEDE OF EPIC SOULS CONQUERE A MOUNTAIN, This is what Epic Hikes had to say]: ‘There is no greater feeling in this world than the feeling of fulfilling, constantly walking in your purpose and living out your dreams - the cherry on top, however is seeing the amount of people invested, get involved and allow their lives to get impacted by such a dear encounter. Words can not even describe the measure of gratitude and excitement we have because of every individual who formed part of Sunday’s success. Our first Epic Hike of the year was definitely ...
After almost four weeks in paradise, my first ever trip to Hawaii has come to an end. Kauai was a good choice. They call this the Garden Island because it’s the most lush and beautiful of them all. The scenery of Kauai is unfathomable. You get the true old school Hawaii here too, no obscene megatropolis resorts (really) and less fat tourists (not really). Respect for the locals and environment is key. One of the things I actually loved most here is how truly mellow it is; there isn’t much of a night life. Anyone will tell you I’m down ...
@epichikes thanks for the challenge. Conquering mountains. Looking forward to the next, and the next. Thanks @ossurcorp @ossursouthafrica and @du_toit_orthopaedics for making it possible #ossurcorp#lifewithoutlimitations
10 years, 4 months + 3 days ago, we made the decision to return to Hawaii. 🌊🌞🐠 . My husband + I were on our honeymoon + we decided that every “big” anniversary would be celebrated back in Hawaii. 🌺 (scroll right) . As I try to contain my excitement (🥳🤩😁🥳), I’m just going to warn you that you’re about to be bombarded with photos of the most beautiful place on earth...in my opinion! 😊 . We’ve been planning it for 10 years, saving money for 3 years + we’re going to do all the adventures + explore all the ...
Once upon a time I was afraid of heights, so I kept climbing. The most thrilling climb up Daedunsan mountain after a cable car ride up the first peak. The views from the top...beyond words beautiful. ⛰ #bestof2018#korea
Do something spontaneous! Made a last minute decision to hike Maui’s toughest trail. After grabbing some warm gear and food for the trek, we were on a mission to get thru 11.2 miles in time for the sunset at the top of Haleakalā Summit. Normally a 5-6hr hike, completed in 4hrs. (Some running included) Dropping 10,000ft in only 20mins. Going across this crater was one for the books, what beautiful Martian land. #travel#traveler