ODE TO MY HIKING BOOTS
I'm not a person who is attached to their stuff..it comes and goes for me but I have become very attached to my hiking boots. I bought them for my trip to Sth America way back in 2010 when I went to Peru and Bolivia. I'd never owned a pair before and they were pretty awesome climbing around Machu Pichu and driving thru Salt Flat Desert looking for flamingos.
When i returned from my trip they were thrown in the closest as I grappled with some pretty serious health issues. It was my last hospitalization in 2013 when I almost died when my organs began to shut down and I spent a week in hospital not knowing what was wrong that really was a turning point in my life. Lying still for 12 hours getting 5 blood transfusions gave me plenty of thinking time about time wasted on shit people and shit experiences.
I spent a week in hospital looking out of my window watching the bushfires take over the Blue Mountains, a place an hr from me and one I'd been to 3 times in my life. I vowed if I got better I'd pull my boots out and go hiking again. Luckily my illness was diagnosed, treatment applied and I'm still here today.
These boots have seen 4 Gold trips i the past 2 yrs- 2 in New Zealand and 2 in Central Australia. They've done Bronze and Silver Trips in Berowra and Wild Dogs in the Blue Mountains, they've done the Kepler Track twice, the Milford and Routeburn as well. They've climbed Uluru, walked through The Olgas, hiked Kings Canyon to watch the sunrise, gone in mines in Bolivia, Bungonia and Luxmore. They've gone on countless TAFE hikes in Lithgow, Blue Mountains and Sth Coast and helped me earn my Cert 3 in Bushwalking and Risk assessment.
Фото №350. Серия «Катманду – ворота в Гималаи». Буддийский храмовый комплекс Сваямбунатх. Туристы чаще всего пользуются западным входом в храмовый комплекс. Сюда до самого верха горы поднимается автодорога. Рядом с этим входом находится “Фонтан мира”. В центре водоема стоит статуя Будды. Здесь любят купаться обезьяны, которых на горе много. К подножию статуи принято бросать монетки и загадывать желания. Для этого рядом устроен специальный сервис обмена бумажных денег на монеты. Продолжение следует…
It was quite the adventure getting to this spot! We went up the “Stairway to Heaven”, reached South AND North Fortuna summit. Then finally, found the photo spot we were searching for! - “The Ledge” // Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on my experience hiking this area and how to get to this cool spot!! ⛰💚 #fortunamountain#northfortuna#southfortuna#sandiego#missiontrails
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National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free. After waiving fees 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the @nationalparkservice announced that it will have four no-cost days next year: MLK Jr. Day (Jan. 15), the first day of National Park Week (April 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). The Park Service charges weekly entrance fees of $25 or $30 per vehicle at 118 of the 417 national parks. They have proposed raising the cost to $70 at 17 busy parks mainly in the West, including @grandcanyonnps and @yosemitenps. Thanks to Eyewitness @callenalm for this gorgeous Yosemite photo. Share your national park adventures with #abc7eyewitness!
📍 Valais, Wallis
🎥 Video by @sennarelax
The dogs are very well treated and love what they do. Once you hear them barking to start going, you will understand it. These dogs would be heart broken if they are not chosen to go out sledding that day.
These people love their dogs and treat them like every common Dogs🐕❄️