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Continuing with #NationalParkWeek: this is one of many incredible and almost otherworldly vistas waiting for you in @petrifiedforestnps. This particular formation is known as The Tepees, and was formed 220+ million years ago, when this desert was part of a massive Triassic era tropical floodplain. Straddling I40 near the Eastern border of #Arizona, this is a must-see detour on any road trip down that particular stretch of interstate. It has plenty of places to pull off and take into the view, and rates in my top 5 best parks for driving through. #FindYourPark #NationalParkService #PetrifiedForest #PaintedDesert #RoadtripRewind #roadtrip #wanderlust #TravelTuesday #cloudporn
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Continuing with #nationalparkweek : this is one of many incredible and almost otherworldly vistas waiting for you in @petrifiedforestnps. This particular formation is known as The Tepees, and was formed 220+ million years ago, when this desert was par

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@darqman_21 Thanks for sharing!

@vic5.0h I love this!😍

This week is #NationalParkWeek. It’s also Earth Day! America’s National Park Service, founded in 1916, was created to protect the vast and perfect beauty of her various wildernesses, and is one of the most extensive and highly visited in the world. It consists of over 84 million acres of land where preservation was deemed to be of national importance. Shown: rain falls on a recent grass fire in #BigBendNationalPark, one of only two in the great state of #Texas. Big Bend encompasses a wide range of ecologically diverse terrain across its 800k+ acres, and is a fantastic park for camping, hiking, and driving through. 
#RoadtripRewind #SeeAmerica #NPS #NationalParkService #FindYourPark #roadtrip #wanderlust #MyCanonStory #CanonBringIt #EarthDay2019
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This week is #nationalparkweek . It’s also Earth Day! America’s National Park Service, founded in 1916, was created to protect the vast and perfect beauty of her various wildernesses, and is one of the most extensive and highly visited in the world. I

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Progress photos of the tear down.  The 1994 Eddie Bauer 2dr Explorer stripped for it frame off restoration.  #fordexplorer #roadtriprewind #exploretheusa #ford #krisguilbeaux  #austintexas
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Progress photos of the tear down. The 1994 Eddie Bauer 2dr Explorer stripped for it frame off restoration. #fordexplorer #roadtriprewind #exploretheusa #ford #krisguilbeaux #austintexas

@kris_atx hard at work disassembling the engine for reef Bandit for next years #roadtriprewind in his 1994 #fordexplorer #eddiebauer
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@kris_atx hard at work disassembling the engine for reef Bandit for next years #roadtriprewind in his 1994 #fordexplorer #eddiebauer

#TbT i took this pic off I-40 in Arizona last year. Some things in life u gotta see for yourself - first hand. This is one.
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#painteddesertnationalpark #thebadlands #badassroadtrip #noexcusesjustgo #roadtriprewind
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#tbt i took this pic off I-40 in Arizona last year. Some things in life u gotta see for yourself - first hand. This is one. # #painteddesertnationalpark #thebadlands #badassroadtrip #noexcusesjustgo #roadtriprewind

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@jjjaned @bigren21 yes, we are trying to pick you up sooner next time!😏

@smolenskylaw I think I was there about 36 or 37 years ago.

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What is a Musical Mountaineers concert like? 
Close your eyes and feel your heart beating. Feel your lungs breathing. Sense the aliveness inside you - the good and the love that you are. 
Turn that good and love into a song. Reach into the silence and pull notes from the stillness - find that they come easily and effortlessly... as the tears stream down your face from the knowing of who you are... and not the knowing in the sense of the thoughts and the stories we tell ourselves, but the knowing that is a part of something much, much bigger. 
There is no doubt in this place, no fear - there is just life, because that is who you are. Not apart from life, not abandoned by life, just life itself. Reflecting back to the mountains and the birds and the trees a glimpse into our hearts through a simple song that says everything you could ever want to know. ️
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What is a Musical Mountaineers concert like? Close your eyes and feel your heart beating. Feel your lungs breathing. Sense the aliveness inside you - the good and the love that you are. Turn that good and love into a song. Reach into the silence an

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@raghunath2530 God bless you keep smiling enjoy your goldan life live long most beautiful women in the 🌍

@breona.graper This is so stunning. 🙌🏻 love it.

Do you have a dream of living an adventure inspired life... but have given up on pursuing it because it seems ‘impossible’? Or do you find yourself knowing that you want to find deep fulfillment in your life... but you can’t think of what you would do or where you’d begin? Or maybe you have too many ideas?

I can write about these things, because that was me for about two decades, so I have a lot of empathy for people who feel ‘stuck’. I truly feel that my deeper purpose in life is to help others move past those fears in order to find not fulfillment on an external level - but deep, lasting fulfillment at a depth that each of us was meant to feel it - the truest depths of unconditional love.

I’m hosting this online event on @facebook tomorrow at 7pm
PST (getting our house re-roofed... so watch the event page, because if the roofers are still working, I might push it back 30 min). It’s completely free with no agenda, other than to inspire people to start the process of meaningful transformation. The ripple effect of good is something that each of us has the ability to do - we all have the power to make the world a better place ️ Please let me know if you have any specific questions you’d like me to cover!

Link in profile to find the event on FB!  @kellyselzler
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@betweenthepine Wow. The light and the play between your beautiful dress and instrument 😍

@anastasia.allison @betweenthepine it’s one of my favorite photos! @kellyselzler is brilliant ❤️❤️

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Magic hour 
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“I wonder if
There’s a book of sunrises 
Keeping track of every one that’s ever been
This one had clouds
But this one didn’t
This one was pink
But this one was a bit more orange
A bit of a fog, here
A windy gust there
Shades of purple and blue
Melting into each other
As the sun gently lifts itself 
Into a new day
Or sighs as it slips below the horizon
The day awakens for some
As the stillness of night begins for others
And this notebook keeps track
Of them all
Trying to decide which combination of 
Pink and blue and purple
Is perfect
Which temperature is just right
Which gentle breeze is exactly as it should be
And at some point the writer of this book realizes
The ultimate truth
That the perfect sunrise 
Is not some magic combination of things
But rather, the perfect sunrise 
Is each one that you are present to see, to feel, to be.”
Poem by @anastasia.allison
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Magic hour . . “I wonder if There’s a book of sunrises Keeping track of every one that’s ever been This one had clouds But this one didn’t This one was pink But this one was a bit more orange A bit of a fog, here A windy gust there Shades of purple

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@alwayswinningfitness 💯💯

Our dear friend @claireswanderings is featured on @she_explores today with her trail permit painting series and stories! Go to She Explores blog to read the whole story. She painted these two pieces the day we met at 3:00AM to climb granite mountain 
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“I see more people than ever before outside; smiling, exercising, and exploring this beautiful place. I am torn between my hope that everyone can experience the peace and rejuvenation of these places with the recognition that we are loving them to death. The permit paintings evolved into a living emblem of this dichotomy; each painting is a deeply meaningful moment, but it is painted on an artifact that marks another traveler to a fragile ecosystem.” @claireswanderings
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Our dear friend @claireswanderings is featured on @she_explores today with her trail permit painting series and stories! Go to She Explores blog to read the whole story. She painted these two pieces the day we met at 3:00AM to climb granite mountain

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@foxyvoxy20 I love this!

@cascadedayhiker1 😍😍😍

The #CanonFanPhoto theme of the week is #Landscape. There are few places I’ve been that look less like land than the #PaintedDesert. 
Camera: Canon 5D MkII
Lens: Canon 16-35 f/2.8L
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 250
Shutter Speed: 1/500s
Focal Length: 16.0 mm
#CanonBringIt #PetrifiedForestNationalPark #Arizona #RoadtripRewind #roadtrip #SeeAmerica #CanonFamily
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The #canonfanphoto theme of the week is #landscape . There are few places I’ve been that look less like land than the #painteddesert . Camera: Canon 5D MkII Lens: Canon 16-35 f/2.8L Aperture: f/10 ISO: 250 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Focal Length: 16.0 mm #

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Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind  
#MustangMonday #JesseJ #Prada #roadtriprewind #SeeAmerica
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Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind #mustangmonday #jessej #prada #roadtriprewind #seeamerica

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@howlincoyote Been there in my Land Rover

Woke up at oh-dark-thirty (again) to adventure out to Carrizo Plain for the #Superbloom about 130 miles from LA. Carrizo is the largest single native grassland remaining in California - more than 250K acres. Epic colors! .
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#FordRanger #FordTrucks #2019Ranger #BuiltFordTough #TrucksOfInstagram #RangerFX4 #FordFX4 #FX4 #FX4OffRoad #BuiltFordProud #RoadTripRewind
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Woke up at oh-dark-thirty (again) to adventure out to Carrizo Plain for the #superbloom about 130 miles from LA. Carrizo is the largest single native grassland remaining in California - more than 250K acres. Epic colors! . . . #fordranger #fordtrucks

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@mrlevine @395north Nope. Stock.

@395north @mrlevine that last shot looked a little higher.

This is a very special Musical Mountaineers giveaway!! But first, a story. Do you know how we met? 
@anastasia.allison had a vision one night that she needed to play her violin on the summit of a mountain. She was a police officer at the time but was on a journey to discover her purpose after A nearly fatal car accident. She started doing little habits every day to improve her life, and one of those habits was a consistent giving practice. On one day, Anastasia decided to give away @andrewskurka‘s book the ultimate hikers gear guide on her Instagram account. 
At the time, she had less than 100 followers. One person entered the contest, and her name was @missroselouise . Anastasia mailed Rose the book with the card you see in the image above. Little did she know how prophetic, “See you on the trails”, actually was! 
Months later, they met for coffee to talk about climbing Mount Baker, and they discovered that they each had a dream of bringing their music to the mountains. 
Unbeknownst to Anastasia, Rose had been drawing sketches of pianos in the mountains for most of her life. 
Plans were made, gowns were packed, and on September 1, 2017 they headed to a tiny unnamed pond in the North Cascades for the very first unannounced sunrise serenade that would ultimately become the modus operandi of the Musical Mountaineers.

During her personal journey, Anastasia ultimately left her job as a police officer and started a company called @kulacloth which sells a critically important leave-no-Trace focused piece of gear.

Today we want to celebrate the positive energy of giving that ultimately was responsible for the beautiful adventure that we have had together as the Musical Mountaineers. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a copy of Andrew Skurka’s ‘Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide’ and an artist series @kulacloth from Anastasia, as well as an official musical Mountaineers sticker.

To enter:
1. Follow the Musical Mountaineers
2. Tag 2 friends who love music and the wilderness
3. Tell us something positive about you️ We will randomly select an entry on April 4th! This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram - it’s just purely to give love!
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This is a very special Musical Mountaineers giveaway!! But first, a story. Do you know how we met? @anastasia.allison had a vision one night that she needed to play her violin on the summit of a mountain. She was a police officer at the time but was

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@emilynatale333 @_angelinanatale @sfaccima positivity: we love to be adventurous and travel far and wide!

@mariyasalo @laughclan love you friend. So blessed to explore Gods creation together.

Welcome to KULA TV! 
There is so much knowledge in this community - let’s share what we know and encourage others to push their boundaries and discover new and exciting adventures in the process!

Founder @anastasia.allison is a former park ranger and @nolsedu Wilderness First Responder and a backpacking instructor (she teaches with @washingtonoutdoorwomen as a volunteer every year in September if you want to take her class!). In this short clip, @anastasia.allison’s mom @mumruland is demonstrating walking down a hard packed snowy surface (something that becomes common this time of year!). She’s wearing @kahtoola microspikes and she has lengthened her @blackdiamond poles for more stability. 
Kathleen was super nervous about this descent, but with proper technique, she was absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity to walk on a glacier (she still talks about this moment!). What skills are you interested in learning? Do you have a short clip of you sharing something that you are passionate about?! It can be ANYTHING - we want to learn! Let us know - excited to create more of a community around expanding horizons.
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Welcome to KULA TV! There is so much knowledge in this community - let’s share what we know and encourage others to push their boundaries and discover new and exciting adventures in the process! Founder @anastasia.allison is a former park ranger an

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@kulacloth @incline.decline such an awesome spot! One of my favorites. I’m partial to the other side of Daniel too though... Circle, Venus and Spade 😍😍

@nbr7_baby 👣❤️👣🏕

We were married on a beach in Tahiti - just the two of us and a Tahitian priest, a man playing ukulele, and two traditional Polynesian dancers. Our vows were in Tahitian, so to this day, I’m still not quite sure what I agreed to 

I decided to write my wedding vows today, knowing what I know about the past nearly 4 years of marriage.

You do not have to be a certain way.
You simply need to be you, nothing more, nothing less.
It is not your job to make me happy.
It is not your responsibility to change who you are for me,
But it is our responsibility to be unconditional about accepting each other exactly as we are.
We will do this by starting with ourselves - by loving ourselves truly and allowing that love to flow freely. 
I will not push my dreams on you,
But I will pursue my own
And encourage you to follow the path that brings you the most joy
Together, we will create a life that will be beyond anything that we could have ever dreamed
Because when two hearts are focused
When two beings allow love to flow
When two souls accept each other for everything that they are
All things are possible.
If you are sick, I will see the wellness in you
If you are sad, I will look for the joy
I will not paralyze our dreams by worrying about the future
I will not dwell on time that has already passed
I will focus on the very best moment that what we have together 
Which is always right now.
I will try my best, always.
Many times I won’t be perfect
But I will never forget
What it means to look you in the eyes
And see into a depth that I can’t begin to comprehend
A vastness that reflects only a glimmer of who you really are
I will always remember that 
You have made the choice to be the one looking back at me. This stunningly beautiful photo was captured spontaneously by my dear friend @marievanderpoolphoto ️ Thank you Marie - I cherish this image.
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We were married on a beach in Tahiti - just the two of us and a Tahitian priest, a man playing ukulele, and two traditional Polynesian dancers. Our vows were in Tahitian, so to this day, I’m still not quite sure what I agreed to I decided to write

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@kellyselzler Oh, the tears! This is beautiful. ❤️

“I walked into the forest one day
Thinking I could get away
Escape from it all, I said
Leaving the world behind 
In the dust of my footprints
The birds chirped cheerfully
The trees waved their needles
The gentle forest hymn 
Wrapped me in its embrace 
And as I walked I found
I was not away
But rather within
A place that exists under a thousand of the tallest Firs
Or in the shadow of just one
An aliveness that can be felt
When you simply open your heart 
And notice it is there ️”
-Poem by Anastasia Allison .
 @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise
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“I walked into the forest one day Thinking I could get away Escape from it all, I said Leaving the world behind In the dust of my footprints The birds chirped cheerfully The trees waved their needles The gentle forest hymn Wrapped me in its embrace

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@themusicalmountaineers . . . . . . . . . . #washingtonstate #sheventures #seattleliving #hikerlife #createyourtrail #musicalmountaineers #optoutside #theoutbound #RoadTripRewind #forceofnature #pnwonderland #thisdayincludesme #lifeofadventure #livebravely #wildernessculture #forceofnature #travelstoke #warmerinthewinter #whatgetsyououtdoors #roam247 #trailchat #GOATworthy #seattlemet #outdoorwomen #washingtontrails #CreatorOnTheRise #cascades #livewylder

That one time that @missroselouise carried a piano AND @king5seattle journalist @dianemtorre’s oversized ginormous tripod down a mountain  We ️ you @king5evening, but we will never carry your tripod ever again.
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That one time that @missroselouise carried a piano AND @king5seattle journalist @dianemtorre ’s oversized ginormous tripod down a mountain We ️ you @king5evening , but we will never carry your tripod ever again.

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@themusicalmountaineers @issapissabobissa hi there! We don’t announce our sunrise serenades, but I can tell you that we don’t have any plans to hike this coming Saturday. However, I hope that you do plan to get out into the mountains! -A

@bastori_32 ❤️🙇‍♂️

The #CanonFanPhoto theme of the week is #blossom. A barrel cactus sends forth its fire colored blooms in #SaguaroNationalPark. I used my telephoto to get this close without tramping off-trail through the delicate desert ecosystem, and it rewarded me with this beautifully soft image. 
Camera: #Canon 5DMkIV
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 125
Shutter Speed: 1/160s
Focal Length: 200mm
#CanonFamily #roadtriprewind #wanderlust #SeeAmerica
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The #canonfanphoto theme of the week is #blossom . A barrel cactus sends forth its fire colored blooms in #saguaronationalpark . I used my telephoto to get this close without tramping off-trail through the delicate desert ecosystem, and it rewarded me

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Have you ever actually stopped to think about what it means to be alive?
Have you ever felt your body breathing itself - aliveness tingling in every cell, every beat of your heart?
Each note we create is pulled out of silence - coaxed by our hearts from nothing - and dissolving back into that infinite place from which it emerged.
Our lives are like that too - precious, fleeting notes that sing a song of joy and light to all who are listening... to all that have learned to live awake.
Maybe music has made you feel that before... maybe it has spoken to the part of you that knows no words, yet says the most.
Take time each day to simply notice.
Your beating heart.
The rise and fall of your chest.
The wind in your hair.
The sun on your skin.
These are the moments that reflect the good that is at the very core of everything - the good that gets lost in the mind, but is ALWAYS there, ready to be rediscovered by those who are willing to listen to its eternal song. ️  @andrewchran
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Have you ever actually stopped to think about what it means to be alive? Have you ever felt your body breathing itself - aliveness tingling in every cell, every beat of your heart? Each note we create is pulled out of silence - coaxed by our hearts f

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@adventurefitnw Wow, spectacular!

@andrewchran Amazing! ❤️

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS. What I love the most about them is somehow, even amidst the silliness, @marievanderpoolphoto still managed to capture something real... something that can be felt beyond the furry costumes and oversized feet. 
Nearly two years ago, I met @marievanderpoolphoto on Instagram. I’m not even sure how we found each other. We’ve had the opportunity to watch each other pursue our respective dreams - hers as an adventure elopement photographer - for the past few years.

What isn’t seen, but can only be felt in these photos is this:
The very real love between me and my husband @theres.no.aaron.space. Even if I am laughing at him in a Sasquatch costume and suit jacket, there is simply so much joy in sharing the ridiculously silly experience of life and all that it can be with another being.
The friendship that I feel with @marievanderpoolphoto. Waking up at 5:30am to scurry around with headlamps on as we pull bulky, awkward Sasquatch costumes on over our down jackets.
The laughter. So. Much. Laughter. At my squished Sasquatch face... at the silliness of it all... at the feeling of simply being and creating something with a friend, for the sake of creation itself - to bring a smile to the face of anybody who sees these photos.

Five years ago, I would have scoffed at something like this - why on earth would I wake up at 5am to put on a costume and pose for photos? Now, I embrace these moments of life for exactly what they are - beauty beyond fur... love and friendship more special than words can describe... another day and another sunrise that includes all of us ️  @marievanderpoolphoto
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I LOVE THESE PHOTOS. What I love the most about them is somehow, even amidst the silliness, @marievanderpoolphoto still managed to capture something real... something that can be felt beyond the furry costumes and oversized feet. Nearly two years ag

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@omak_stampede See you at the Omak Stampede! :)

@hellofrankenbery Omg this is so amazing 😭😍

What would happen
If you believed that everything was possible?
What would happen if you turned every ‘I can’t’
Into, ‘There’s always a way’?
What would happen if you let go of the stories you’ve told yourself over and over again - the stories that don’t have the ending you want.
What would happen if you decided to be the composer of your own story... your own music?
Who would you become if you could shrug off the invisible shackles that you’ve created?
What dreams could take flight if you remembered - even for a moment - who you are?
You are not the words and sentences that tell you that you cannot be who you want to be.
You are not the things that the world says you must be.
You are the mountain, the ice, the wind, the sun, the rain. Close your eyes, place your hand on your heart and sense the aliveness of you - this is who you are. So much more than you could ever know. 
What would happen if you held that feeling in your heart and remembered it?
What could happen if we all remembered? ️  @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise
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What would happen If you believed that everything was possible? What would happen if you turned every ‘I can’t’ Into, ‘There’s always a way’? What would happen if you let go of the stories you’ve told yourself over and over again - the stories that d

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@themusicalmountaineers @cribaudo410 you are so sweet!! Sometimes we post tiny hints on our IG stories, but this is what I can say about finding us... EXPECT to find us... know it will happen... and let your inner self guide the way :) Follow your heart, and I’m 100% confident that our paths will cross!

@woodstax @lifeofjules_

We are so excited to announce that we will be joining @galestraub for the @she_explores book release event at the @rei Seattle on May 1st! We will be performing live at the event and you will be able to buy copies of the book, which features not only a section that we contributed, but also the stories of SO MANY inspiring women in the outdoor community. We hope to meet some of you there - the event is free, but spots are limited! You can sign up on the REI Seattle website and we’ve put a link in our bio as well! (You can also pre-order the book on Amazon!)
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We are so excited to announce that we will be joining @galestraub for the @she_explores book release event at the @rei Seattle on May 1st! We will be performing live at the event and you will be able to buy copies of the book, which features not only

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@themusicalmountaineers @thisisrange thank you so much!! Wish you could too, we can’t wait!

@flyingstar_2002 A friend put a copy on my porch today ❤️!!!

“It's a mean world that I've known
Never got no good doing what I'm told”
#MustangMonday #WhiteSands #RoadTripRewind #roadtrip #wanderlust #SeeAmerica #ElleKing
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“It's a mean world that I've known Never got no good doing what I'm told” #mustangmonday #whitesands #roadtriprewind #roadtrip #wanderlust #seeamerica #elleking

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An ️ Irish hymn for all of the wonderful people who follow our adventures.

May the wind that gusts across a summit
be the same wind
that gentle tousles your hair
May the soft moss of a forest floor
And the hard ground of a packed trail
Remind you
That you are always supported
Never alone
May the rushing waters of a river
Cleanse the sorrow you have felt
And refresh the joy that you know
May the sun glistening on a glacier
Reflect the light in your heart
And the unending depth of your soul
May the gentle rhythm of the world
Rock you to sleep as it sings
Over and over
The song that it will never stop singing
With each gust
Each rustling blade of grass
Each twinkling star 
Each swaying evergreen
You are love
You are love
You are love  + blessing: @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise
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An ️ Irish hymn for all of the wonderful people who follow our adventures. May the wind that gusts across a summit be the same wind that gentle tousles your hair May the soft moss of a forest floor And the hard ground of a packed trail Remind you Th

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@themusicalmountaineers @thenotionsjourney you are so kind! It’s truly a joy to share this!

@jessidenis_ Wooow amazing!!!

We are so honored and thrilled to be featured on the latest episode of the @she_explores podcast! 
If you haven’t listened to our full-length episode, you can find it on the She Explores podcast... it is episode 80! In that episode, we actually recorded the experience of an entire Musical Mountaineers concert - including waking up at 2:45 am at the trailhead and hiking in the dark!

When the last episode aired, it was just before our debut at @benaroyahall for the @wanatlparkfund benefit concert. In this episode we talk about that experience and our dreams for the future of The Musical Mountaineers.

As always, @galestraub is the most wonderful person to talk to, and we had such a lovely conversation with her - we hope you love it! Oh, and fun fact, we recorded the episode on a microphone while crammed into @anastasia.allison’s gear closet 

Link in bio for both episodes!

Let us know if you’ve listened to both episodes and what you think ️  @karenkwang
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We are so honored and thrilled to be featured on the latest episode of the @she_explores podcast! If you haven’t listened to our full-length episode, you can find it on the She Explores podcast... it is episode 80! In that episode, we actually recor

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@ziyadpg Must be amazing to play there💕

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This past weekend, we had no plans, other than to stay at @cavebresort for @theres.no.aaron.space’s birthday. Ever since Aaron started playing ukulele, we’ve brought our instruments everywhere together, and this was no different (he travels with a little @flightukulele travel uke!). While wine tasting at @cavebestatewinery, we were both ogling at the rocks in the cavern room - wondering how the acoustics might sound playing in a cave. We quietly asked if we could bring our instruments to the tasting room, and we were met with such kindness and generosity! We even had the chance to perform for the winemaker himself! We had dinner reservations that night, so we were supposed to be back at the hotel taking a shower, but we both agreed that creating music in a cave was something that superseded perfectly groomed hair. 
Those few hours playing music in that cave were so special. The most beautiful moments in my life - and many of the most beautiful moments that Aaron and I have shared - are while creating our music together. 
Happy Birthday, Aaron. It’s a Mad World, and there’s nobody else I would rather have with me on every single adventure. ️
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This past weekend, we had no plans, other than to stay at @cavebresort for @theres.no.aaron.space ’s birthday. Ever since Aaron started playing ukulele, we’ve brought our instruments everywhere together, and this was no different (he travels with a li

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@elsalanghoff Tears of love

@anastasia.allison @elsalanghoff awwww thank you!! I am so glad you loved it!

Today I (@anastasia.allison) was explaining the Musical Mountaineers and I told somebody that, “we play unannounced sunrise concerts for nobody.” After the fact, I realized that was not entirely true. It’s a fact that our concerts rarely have an audience - save for the occasional marmot chirping in the distance - but the reasons that we do this are simply so much more. In fact, what we do is precisely NOT for nobody - it’s specifically for you. For all of you. It’s for every being on this planet who senses the stillness inside and feels the connection to this incredible planet that we call home... its to remind each other that beauty lies not only in the notes which delicately whisper in your ears, but also in the stillness that you feel in your heart. Can you hear it now? Close your eyes and listen. Who you are is the most beautiful being that has ever existed and I say that not in jest, but in truth, because not one of us is the same, and each of us is the flower, each of us is the wind, each of us is the music that sings the truth of the world ️
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Today I (@anastasia.allison ) was explaining the Musical Mountaineers and I told somebody that, “we play unannounced sunrise concerts for nobody.” After the fact, I realized that was not entirely true. It’s a fact that our concerts rarely have an audi

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@samanthajv14 I wish I would’ve ran into you ladies when I did a cross country trip a few years ago!! This is so beautiful it kinda made me tear up. There is nothing more simple than your piano and violin in the middle of nature and all it’s beauty!

@themusicalmountaineers @samanthajv14 oh my goodness, I’m so glad you loved it!! This song makes me cry too ❤️ -A

”Can't recall where all we been
I guess we'll just go
Go till we're too old
Or we run out of road”
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”Can't recall where all we been I guess we'll just go Go till we're too old Or we run out of road” #roadtriprewind #ford #mustang #shelby #gt500 #mustangmonday #roadtrip #jewel #tillwerunoutofroad #wanderlust #seeamerica #supercell

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Last batch of Kofa Queen Canyon shots from this morning. Fantastic rock formations. Nice to see the desert carpeted in green. Giant jackrabbits. Much cholla.
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Last batch of Kofa Queen Canyon shots from this morning. Fantastic rock formations. Nice to see the desert carpeted in green. Giant jackrabbits. Much cholla. . . . #fordranger #2019fordranger #fordtrucks #builtfordtough #fordfx4 #rangerfx4 #fx4 #truc

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@tego_calderon_3 Toyota and Chevy running scared

@peaksuspension Could almost camo into the rocks!

Departed Tucson at oh-dark-thirty to catch sunrise adventures in Kofa Queen Canyon. Huge jackrabbits. Much cholla.
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Departed Tucson at oh-dark-thirty to catch sunrise adventures in Kofa Queen Canyon. Huge jackrabbits. Much cholla. . . . #fordranger #2019fordranger #fordtrucks #builtfordtough #fordfx4 #rangerfx4 #fx4 #trucks #trucksofinstagram #roadtriprewind

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After road tripping to visit kid no. 1 in Tucson to cheer on our Wildcats yesterday, I rallied at 3 a.m. this morning to make sunrise in Kofa Queen Canyon. Love my Ranger!
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After road tripping to visit kid no. 1 in Tucson to cheer on our Wildcats yesterday, I rallied at 3 a.m. this morning to make sunrise in Kofa Queen Canyon. Love my Ranger! . . . #fordranger #2019fordranger #fordtrucks #builtfordtough #fordfx4 #ranger

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Can you believe it's been nearly a YEAR since we were featured by @komo4 news? It was such an honor to be chosen as Eric's Heroes!

Funny story that you won't know from watching this clip: News Anchor Eric Johnson thought that we were only going to be hiking a short distance to a snow covered lake. Little did he know, we had to hike nearly 2 miles and 1500' gain! The funniest part? He was carrying a drone - but not in a backpack, just a big, awkward box! We have some silly photos of Eric hauling a drone up and down a mountain in a box - but it was such a special day and such an honor to be featured in a way that truly honored our music and our adventures and our mission each time we set foot to the trail with our instruments in our packs.

When we do these concerts in the wilderness, we truly climb for the greater good - because there is a moment that can be created by the mountains and music that has the ability to create space in the world. Space for light, space for life, space for love. 
If you haven't seen the entire video, we will put a link to the full story in our bio!  @mitchpittman
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Can you believe it's been nearly a YEAR since we were featured by @komo4 news? It was such an honor to be chosen as Eric's Heroes! Funny story that you won't know from watching this clip: News Anchor Eric Johnson thought that we were only going to b

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@alex_tcvetkov cool 😎

@photoandfilms 😀

We stand here 
On this snow
Surrounded by these mountains
And trees
And high Alpine Lakes
The chirp of a bird
The squeak of a marmot
Creating a symphony of life
That does not judge
Or compare
Or say that you do not belong
It only loves
And listens
And holds us
As we sing to it
With the music of who we are.  and poem: @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise ‘A Thousand Years’ cover by @christinaperri
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We stand here On this snow Surrounded by these mountains And trees And high Alpine Lakes The chirp of a bird The squeak of a marmot Creating a symphony of life That does not judge Or compare Or say that you do not belong It only loves And listens An

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@katie198787 OH I love that song...so so beautiful!!! I always get teared up listening to you ladies ..thank you as my soul sings when you play!!!❤️😍😍❤️

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” - Elvis Presley .
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“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” - Elvis Presley . #canonfanphoto #memphis #sunset #ford #mustang #shelby #gt500 #roadtriprewind

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@hybredmedia @marknificence Well what was I sposed to do with it lol...only thing I can think of is removing the pole.

@corgi_obsession How beautiful 😍

This past week I’ve been thinking about some of the jobs I’ve had over the course of my life... lifeguard, pathology lab aide, level 1 trauma center clinical assistant, Law Enforcement Ranger and BNSF Railway Special Agent. One other job that stands out for me: After I graduated the police academy, I signed up with a temp agency to make money... one day I got a call that they had some work for me at a warehouse, “It’ll be easy. You’ll just be unpacking boxes”, they said. I envisioned myself opening boxes with a box cutter and delicately removing items. 
I was wrong. Very wrong. 
I showed up at 4am on my first day and found myself at the Home Depot warehouse. My job? Unloading full sized chandeliers from the back of a semi truck and placing them on pallets (before wrapping them with cellophane). The fun part? We had less than 2 hours to unload the semi, or the warehouse was penalized by the trucking company.

I’ve never worked so hard or had more respect for people who work at such a back breaking task for much longer than I did - only a week.

This past week, part of my ‘job’ as the founder of @kulacloth involved wearing a pink wig and eating pizza and serenading cows while sharing countless laughs with my dear friend @alliewhidbey. 
The friendships, silliness, joy and laughter that I’ve felt over these past 2 years as a full time entrepreneur are a paycheck that I can’t put a price tag on. In some ways it’s the hardest I’ve ‘worked’, but also the most I’ve ever loved life - in a way that outshines the light of a million perfectly stacked chandeliers ️  @alliewhidbey
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This past week I’ve been thinking about some of the jobs I’ve had over the course of my life... lifeguard, pathology lab aide, level 1 trauma center clinical assistant, Law Enforcement Ranger and BNSF Railway Special Agent. One other job that stands

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@dianemtorre You made the cows day...probably week! No really, life! Love the pink wig.

@sois_courageux And the cows go wild!

More lessons that we’ve learned from being The Musical Mountaineers:

We are a part of something much bigger than ourselves. We can not control the weather or the wind, but we can control our reaction to it. Sometimes things don’t go as planned - sometimes it’s too windy or cold to play. Sometimes it rains on a day when we wish we were in the mountains. Sometimes we play for 56 seconds and decide to go home. Sometimes we bail and huddle together behind a rock and eat apples and laugh because we thought it was going to be warm, but it’s actually 30 degrees with 45mph winds.

You can’t live contrary to the things that are beyond your grasp, so instead you must embrace them - you must find the sunrise moment that exists in every hint of disappointment... you must sense the love that exists for you and through you, in each moment of each day - regardless of whether or not you could keep your bow on the strings in the wind... or the piano turned on in the cold. 
The Musical Mountaineers teach us to be a part of the experience of life - to relish in the spontaneity of the moments that arise and to embrace them and cherish them, even if they aren’t exactly as planned. They remind us that a sunrise happens everyday for each of us, and that we always have the choice to see it ️
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More lessons that we’ve learned from being The Musical Mountaineers: We are a part of something much bigger than ourselves. We can not control the weather or the wind, but we can control our reaction to it. Sometimes things don’t go as planned - som

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@ryanjw83 ❤️❤️

@the_psalty_wild 🙌🙌🙌 Thank you needs these words today

“There is an answer in a question
And there is hope within despair
And there is beauty in a failure,
And there are depths beyond compare”
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“There is an answer in a question And there is hope within despair And there is beauty in a failure, And there are depths beyond compare” #wanderlust #roadtrip #roadtriprewind #bigbendnationalpark #ford #mustang #shelby #gt500 #cobra #blacksun #death

Big Bend National Park
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@gwendolyn.frantz Hey! You have such great content I really love your feed! You have really great vibes 😊

@texasspeedsyndicate West TX is awesome on and off the pavement 👊🏾

Happy Birthday Yellowstone! •
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Happy Birthday Yellowstone! • • • #yellowstonenationalpark #nationalparks #roadtriprewind #getoutside #nps #wyoming #yellowstone #yellowstonenps

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@ivory_tine_outdoors Like seeing differant things all the time.

@oliver.mcrae Really nice capture!

The mountains are calling me...
#FrontEndFriday #roadtrip #wanderlust #Ford #Mustang #Shelby #GT500 #SVT #Cobra #SeeAmerica #RoadTripRewind #GlacierNationalPark #Montana
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The mountains are calling me... #frontendfriday #roadtrip #wanderlust #ford #mustang #shelby #gt500 #svt #cobra #seeamerica #roadtriprewind #glaciernationalpark #montana

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@thelucaschaney Man you take the best shots!! Can’t wait for TotD trip this year!

Lessons we've learned as The Musical Mountaineers:

Laugh. A LOT.

Bring handwarmers.

There is no disappointment - only new opportunities for good.

The world is a beautiful, wonderful place.

You will never EVER regret a sunrise.

The moment that matters is the one right now.

Above all, practice kindness and love to all beings.  @karenkwang
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Lessons we've learned as The Musical Mountaineers: Laugh. A LOT. Bring handwarmers. There is no disappointment - only new opportunities for good. The world is a beautiful, wonderful place. You will never EVER regret a sunrise. The moment that m

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@skagittours ❤️❤️❤️

@themusicalmountaineers @skagittours yay! Hope you are well ❤️

Letter to a much younger me:

You are about to embark on the greatest adventure you can possibly imagine - the adventure of creating your very own life.

You were born with this knowledge, but I want to remind you that your life can be ANYTHING that you want it to be. You are bound not by rules or false beliefs or by other people’s ideas of what you should do - you are limited only by your own imagination.

You will move through your life and find things that you like and things you don’t like - these moments will only help you decide what you want to create. They will help you paint your life in the most beautiful colors. Many people will tell you what is not possible. When you hear these words, do not heed them - instead, acknowledge the love that these people have for you in their genuine desire to protect you from the fears they are carrying.

There will be moments when you feel like you lose your way. There will be moments when you wonder how and why you ended up where you are. You might believe in these moments that you were not meant for anything more... that you are somehow ‘less than’ other people.

In those moments, find a sunrise. Find a sunrise that will remind you that the sun rises equally for all of us. Sit on a mountain and feel the wind on your face and the rocks beneath your feet. In moments of fear, trust that the world is holding you in love - that you have not been forgotten, that you are never alone.

Finally, it is your work to shine a light on the well being and good in the world that flows in and through every living thing. It is the energy that created you from the cosmic dust that somehow, out of an infinite number of trillions of possible cells that could have combined, decided that you were an important part of the world. 
That voice... that calling... that longing you’ve felt your whole life... it is not some distant sound that begs to distract you or summon you away. Instead, it is the steady beat of your heart calling you home. Reminding you that the only person you ever have to be is yourself.  @missroselouise
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Letter to a much younger me: You are about to embark on the greatest adventure you can possibly imagine - the adventure of creating your very own life. You were born with this knowledge, but I want to remind you that your life can be ANYTHING that

Skyline Lake
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@eco_africaclimbing We are inviting you to join our women-only group to Climb Mountain Kilimanjaro, we have trips in March for International Women's Day, July, September, and December in 2019 and 2020 For more info // Get in touch.

@s.a.r.a.h___m.a.r.i.e @anastasia.allison ☺️ Yes - I miss them too! I have so many great memories of our walks & runs!! They were something I looked so forward to & felt so great afterwards. Great exercise & wonderful conversation! 💕

“Unpromised Gift” 
It was given to you
On the first day you existed
As you gasped your first breath
You cried, not in fear
But in awe at what you could see
Packed neatly in an invisible box 
Were all the beats of your heart
All the breaths that would ever fill your lungs
And in that tiny moment 
Just a glimpse
You knew the gift was there
You saw the beats and breaths just waiting to be used
You saw the life you could lead
The person you could become
The places you could go
The good you could do
With that currency of life
How should I spend it? You wondered. 
That’s up to you, you heard.

Along the way, you forgot
About that box
Like a long lost key that 
You knew you put somewhere
But for the life of you, you just can’t remember

And yet the gift never stopped giving 
Day after day 
Unconditionally 
It gave to you
Even when the beat of your heart
The air in your lungs
Was heavy with shame
Anger
Grief
Sadness
Day after day, you took from that gift
Mindlessly spending the beats and breaths in ways that sometimes did not feel good
In ways that did not make you proud
In ways that you wished you could take back

Until one day
When the time was right
As you sat on a mountain 
Or listened to a river
Or watched raindrops on a lake
You saw it again
Sitting beside you
Beat after beat after beat
Breath after breath after breath
Over and over and over 
Each thump
Each sip of air
A brand new chance to use that gift 
Which wanted nothing in return
Except for you to remember that it was there ️
 and poem by @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise  @mitchpittman
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“Unpromised Gift” It was given to you On the first day you existed As you gasped your first breath You cried, not in fear But in awe at what you could see Packed neatly in an invisible box Were all the beats of your heart All the breaths that would

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@blake_osas @themusicalmountaineers I found it, it's beautiful! Thanks.

@sosintemporel 😮 I cried😭. MAGNIFIQUE😍. Thank you ! 🙏

Granite
Snow
Tree
Sky
Sunrise
Mountain
Music 
Friend
Love 
We say these things because we want to tell a story
Paint a picture
Share a moment
And yet, in that telling, we dilute the meaning
Not on purpose, but because we can’t possibly begin to capture the complexity and the indescribable beauty of those things with mere constants and vowels

An alphabet that doesn’t see or know what it describes
Sounds that slip off our tongues and somehow become the truth about who we are

Until a note, a song 
Says what a word cannot
Says what 26 letters cannot begin to express
The note that knows it has been waiting for all of time
For this one moment
To be released
And to say what it needs to say
To the hearts that were meant to hear it ️  @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise
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Granite Snow Tree Sky Sunrise Mountain Music Friend Love We say these things because we want to tell a story Paint a picture Share a moment And yet, in that telling, we dilute the meaning Not on purpose, but because we can’t possibly begin to captu

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@resonantd That is gonna be one angry violin when they get it back inside.

@themusicalmountaineers @resonantd hi there! The violin does great, shockingly, in the cold! When I bring it home, I let it air out so any moisture can evaporate. Ideally, I’d like to upgrade to a @luisandclark_instruments violin, but for now, mine is working beautifully!

The #CanonFanPhoto theme of the week is #LowAngle. My favorite part of this shot is probably the crazy looks I was getting from the truck drivers at this rest stop in West Texas, as I lay on smoking hot asphalt to get the shot I wanted. Pro trip: use your floormat to protect yourself! 
Camera: #Canon #5DMkII 
Lens: Canon 16-35 f/2.8L
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
Focal Length: 16mm
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The #canonfanphoto theme of the week is #lowangle . My favorite part of this shot is probably the crazy looks I was getting from the truck drivers at this rest stop in West Texas, as I lay on smoking hot asphalt to get the shot I wanted. Pro trip: use

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@bl_steel 😍 Love that lens. Great photo 👏

@xx.kubra_demir.xx Gt

“As I walked out on the ledge
Are you scared to death to live?
I've been running all my life
Just to find a home that's for the restless
And the truth that's in the message
Making my way, away, away”
#wanderlust #roadtrip #roadtriprewind #PikesPeak #Ford #Mustang #Shelby #GT500 #Forgeline #Greenday
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“As I walked out on the ledge Are you scared to death to live? I've been running all my life Just to find a home that's for the restless And the truth that's in the message Making my way, away, away” #wanderlust #roadtrip #roadtriprewind #pikespeak #

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@bl_steel @hybredmedia hey, it works!👏

@rachel_xueming 👀 👍

What if I could do this thing I’ve always wanted to do?
I wonder what it would be like?
Would people laugh?
Would I even be good enough?
Probably not, your mind will lie. You shouldn’t try. What if you fail? 
And we take our ‘silly’ dreams and tuck them away
Promising ourselves
That’s for another day
When the time is right
When I’m ready
When I’m good enough
When the stars align

And the mountains roar back
With each gust of wind
Do not listen to that voice
Which is not you
Which is not the you that we know you to be
For there is never a right time
In some distance place
There is only now 
And you
Exactly as you were meant to be

When the whole universe softly slipped 
A spark into your heart
An idea, a gift
That glows with the light
That will guide you back
To who you are ️
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What if I could do this thing I’ve always wanted to do? I wonder what it would be like? Would people laugh? Would I even be good enough? Probably not, your mind will lie. You shouldn’t try. What if you fail? And we take our ‘silly’ dreams and tuck t

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@thejourneyest2016 Such an epic pic!!! 👊check out our page if you have time!

@paul985wright Peace 👏

WAIT FOR IT..... If you thought that ice skating on a frozen tarn was impressive... we’d like for you to recall the Guemes Island ‘incident’ (as @anastasia.allison calls it). A 6am ferry followed by rollerblading a few miles on chipseal was the start of what would become one of our favorite days ever.

The full story is in our highlights still and you can watch the Guemes Island concert on our @youtube.

Should two grown women be rollerblading with a piano and a violin in their backpacks? Yes, without a shadow of a doubt, the answer is a resounding yes. Life is meant to be lived... follow every little dream and idea and see what happens ️️
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WAIT FOR IT..... If you thought that ice skating on a frozen tarn was impressive... we’d like for you to recall the Guemes Island ‘incident’ (as @anastasia.allison calls it). A 6am ferry followed by rollerblading a few miles on chipseal was the start

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@smyrbrz Too funny, that is my dads mailbox on south shore rd, Guemes island! I love listening to your music and the beautiful scenery you share!!

@themusicalmountaineers @smyrbrz that’s hilarious! We were laughing so hard wondering what people who passed us thought about what we were up to 😂

This is what I’ve found in the last two years of jumping in with both feet:
Everything is possible.
Abundance flows to me easily and effortlessly.
If you think it’s crazy, you should probably do it. 
Giving and serving others must be at the core of everything you do.
It’s going to be the most fun adventure you will ever have.
It doesn’t feel like work, it feels like a mission... it feels like you are a part of something bigger than yourself.
You might cry, but a lot of times they are tears of relief - the relief of becoming who you are.
The beauty of watching a path unfold is the most excruciatingly beautiful joy you will ever experience.
Knowing you could do something without proof - and watching it become the thing you knew it could be - is pure magic.
You have to trust that each time you take a step or a leap, the entire universe is always there to catch you. ALWAYS. Without fail.
You will live in positive, eager expectation of everything - never knowing what is next, but feeling the energy of its closeness. 
Reveling in the deliciousness of knowing that the desire of deliberate creation itself is enough.
The knowledge that this moment is always what matters. This moment is where I hold the power to do anything. To be anything.
To remember what I knew when I was born - that I am not the voice in my head. I am not a few constants and vowels. I am... we are... so much more than we can ever know.
That when I can stop and simply breathe, and sense my own awareness, I can know the truth about everything.
That I can feel aliveness in each cell of my being.
That I can live each day in love. That I can choose to see that love in others.
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 @theres.no.aaron.space
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This is what I’ve found in the last two years of jumping in with both feet: Everything is possible. Abundance flows to me easily and effortlessly. If you think it’s crazy, you should probably do it. Giving and serving others must be at the core of e

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@cacaojunajpu @anastasia.allison i see why.... ✨❤️✨

@alwayswinningfitness Great Stuff 🏁🏁

How do you play instruments in the cold? How does the violin stay in tune?

These are some of the common questions we hear when we share some of our snowshoe adventures into the wilderness!

Performing in 12 degrees (or below!) is indeed a challenge, but we have developed some good techniques for handling it - and still being able to perform! ▪️ handwarmers are our friends! We usually activate our handwarmers at the start of the hike in our mittens so they are warm by the time we arrive at our location ▪️ we keep our hands in our mittens as much as humanly possible - sometimes we warm our hands by placing them on our necks if we need to do so - the violin USUALLY stays in tune in the cold, which is somewhat shocking ▪️ the @yamahamusicusa piano is powered by 6 AA batteries! In extremely cold conditions, the batteries sometimes die quickly and the piano turns itself off ▪️ we both wear @arcteryx Cerium LT puffies from @arcteryxseattle - usually on top of a base layer, a fleece and, of course, our gowns! ▪️ we wear handbands from @kindapparelco because they look beautiful with the gowns, but also keep our ears warm! ▪️ we can usually only play for about 2-3 minutes at a time before we start having a hard time feeling our fingers and articulating the notes properly (this is one of the reasons we stick to simple hymns!) ▪️ we eat a lot to keep the furnace burning so that we can stay as warm as possible! @anastasia.allison eats a burrito and @missroselouise loves to pack a thermos with quinoa, sweet potato, apple, walnuts and peanut butter!

We LOVE our winter Musical Mountaineers adventures! Yesterday we had a fun adventure for a special project that we are excited to share with all of you!

Each time we venture out into the backcountry - each time we can be truly present in the moment of bringing music into the world, we return to ‘life’ with a renewed energy and a renewed mission to make a difference. The energy that you put into the world is what comes back to you. What are you focused on? Focus on joy, love and life and it is all you will find ️ If you have any questions about our winter excursions, don’t hesitate to ask!
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How do you play instruments in the cold? How does the violin stay in tune? These are some of the common questions we hear when we share some of our snowshoe adventures into the wilderness! Performing in 12 degrees (or below!) is indeed a challenge,

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@daves_escapades **Dachstein boiled wool mittens** you probably don't want to use these above 15 degrees Fahrenheit but they will keep your hands very warm.

@candrabunn You guys should make a documentary and be in the Banff film festival

This is the story of my husband @theres.no.aaron.space finding his love for the ukulele.

Aaron told me once that he didn’t think that he had talents or passions... he just felt like he wasn’t one of the ‘lucky’ people who had an obvious path in life. This is the most common thing that I hear from aspiring Adventurepreneurs... very often we unconsciously create ourselves into a rut and then (incorrectly) believe that we were not meant for anything more in life. 
I encouraged him to be open to his path revealing itself to him... and he started visualizing his ideal day... he started meditating and finding gratitude in moments that would otherwise be frustrating.

One day, out of the blue, he told me, “@facebook thinks that I want to buy a ukulele!”. Apparently, his Facebook marketplace app was consistently showing him ads for ukuleles. The plot thickened as we visited a violin shop a few weeks before Christmas, and the wife of the violin maker randomly brought out a ukulele to show us. Convinced that the universe was showing enough signs, I bought Aaron his first uke for Christmas - figuring that it could at least be a cool decoration if he hated it.

I still remember when he played his first chord - a C-Chord - and struggled through learning his first song. As he started practicing for hours and hours, I noticed a change - the spark that he believed he did not have, was shining brighter than I could have ever imagined.

Aaron has now been playing for a year and two months - we’ve even performed at a wedding together... but it’s our mountain sunrise concerts that I’ve enjoyed the most... Aaron packing his @flightukulele travel uke in his backpack and chasing a sunrise together. 
Every single person on this planet is precious and unique - we are each meant to discover that spark that lives inside us - that’s how we smother the darkness and bring more light into the world... it’s how we remind others that they have the same light too ️
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This is the story of my husband @theres.no.aaron.space finding his love for the ukulele. Aaron told me once that he didn’t think that he had talents or passions... he just felt like he wasn’t one of the ‘lucky’ people who had an obvious path in life

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@debbiesheartonthepct I love this post so much. ❤️❤️❤️

@anastasia.allison @debbiesheartonthepct you’re so sweet!! I do too. We had so much fun waking up early to hike up for sunrise!

Gosh I miss these mountains ️ #RoadTripRewind @ford
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Gosh I miss these mountains ️ #roadtriprewind @ford

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@nsc2848 #Outdoors #Nature #Sky #Sunset #Ford #Explorer #FordEnthusiast #FMC #Mountains #Virginia #Luray #Skyline #GodsCountry #live #laugh #love #happiness #cows #farm #instalike

People often ask how I deal with the publicity and notoriety of being the world’s only ukulele-playing cloud. 
I guess I should think of an answer to that question.
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People often ask how I deal with the publicity and notoriety of being the world’s only ukulele-playing cloud. I guess I should think of an answer to that question.

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@flightukulele #flightukulele

@atruth510 😂👏😎 ⛅ "two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" Perhaps the answer is within, Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken"

Once upon a time
Because that’s how stories begin
There was a Brown haired girl
Who played the violin

She practiced her music 
Some notes fast and some slow
And when she was done
To the mountains she’d go

Alone in the forest
She felt good in this place 
With the breeze in her hair
And the sun warming her face

The mountains were quiet
She sat for so long
And She started to wonder
What it would be like with a song

On the other side of town
Not too far away 
Was a small red haired girl
Who played piano all day

Her hands danced on the keys
The music sounded so sweet
And when she was done
She put boots on her feet

She climbed over rocks
She ascended a Peak 
She climbed a tall tree
And hopped over a creek 
As she sat in the mountains
And heard the wind rushing around
She started to wonder
How her music would sound 〰️
 + poem by @anastasia.allison (pssst this is the beginning of our very first children’s book! No publisher yet - but that will come soon! Let us know if you would be excited about a Musical Mountaineers book for adventurous, creative kids!)
 @missroselouise
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Once upon a time Because that’s how stories begin There was a Brown haired girl Who played the violin She practiced her music Some notes fast and some slow And when she was done To the mountains she’d go Alone in the forest She felt good in this p

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@themusicalmountaineers @debbiesheartonthepct thank you so much!!

@knuera 🎯beautiful 👑👑 #popthatshit!! Out now @Knuera a hitta ..

Here’s a fun clip.... @anastasia.allison had NO IDEA that @missroselouise had brought figure skates to this off trail, unnamed frozen tarn. 
Rose told Anastasia that she was going to put on warmer tights, and she disappeared behind a rock. About 10 minutes later (and Anastasia was wondering at this point what was taking so long )... Rose popped back out of the rocks and said, “Play ‘Walking in the Air’”! Anastasia obliged - and secretly Rose slipped out onto the ice. 
Friendship is an opportunity for each of us to shine - we each can choose to bring so much joy and delight to those that we love... we can also cheer and encourage each other to be the best that we can be. 
Surprise the people you love the most and show them exactly who you are and who you were meant to be - and see how much love and beauty you can create ️
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Here’s a fun clip.... @anastasia.allison had NO IDEA that @missroselouise had brought figure skates to this off trail, unnamed frozen tarn. Rose told Anastasia that she was going to put on warmer tights, and she disappeared behind a rock. About 10 m

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@persientour ..... (#IRAN 🇮🇷) ..... This video is very Stunning Keep up the amazing work

@cooliellamabrennen @themusicalmountaineers you two will for sure! No doubts!

(Confession: this caption turned into an essay ) .
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I tied myself to a tree in Glacier National Park on the first road trip of my life at age thirteen. And while my parents ultimately managed to physically cut me away from the tree, the connection I made to myself on that trip was never severed. In fact, I would spend the next nearly three decades of my life searching for that connection again. Something changed in me when our family hit the road that summer in our minivan with a piece of printer paper taped to the rear window, “MONTANA OR BUST”, it exclaimed in large letters, handwritten by my mother. Suddenly, the world grew beyond the geographic boundaries of my neighborhood and town – infinite possibilities existed, quite literally, around every corner. On that trip, I saw a thunderstorm in the Badlands… I learned to dance with a pillow on my head (a ploy devised by my sisters to get a reaction out of other drivers)… I relished in the precious moments where my parents allowed us to crawl around our minivan without (gasp) our seatbelts on. I climbed mountains, I woke up to snow in Yellowstone and I saw backpackers for the first time in my life. Most importantly, I saw myself reflected in the places that we visited. These mountains and sunrises and towering trees and wild animals were not strangers… they didn’t judge me … they simply reminded me that I was an important part of the puzzle too. Looking at the world around me on that road trip, I didn’t question my worthiness as I would for the next 30 years. I knew that they were right. (Continued in comments)  by the amazing @kellyselzler
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(Confession: this caption turned into an essay ) . . I tied myself to a tree in Glacier National Park on the first road trip of my life at age thirteen. And while my parents ultimately managed to physically cut me away from the tree, the connection I

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@russkula I love everything about this essay. Thank you for sharing.

@michaelural @anastasia.allison What make & model violin do you like to play?

I’m not quite sure what it is about the desert that calls me back so often. 
A few years ago, I had a moment of understanding about life while I was sitting on a rock in the Canyonlands - I saw a glimpse into how we all are connected... how each little action that we take affects the whole.

That glimpse into the way the world is changed my entire perspective on life. I realized that each of us are a part of something much bigger than we can possibly understand - and yet, we are each an important piece of the puzzle.

My husband and I spent the last week backpacking in Death Valley - a place that sounds so foreboding, yet is so much the opposite of its name ... it is a place teeming with life and surprises and beauty around every corner. 
The desert helps me remember that things are not always what they seem. Life always finds a way, even in the most unlikely places. ️
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I’m not quite sure what it is about the desert that calls me back so often. A few years ago, I had a moment of understanding about life while I was sitting on a rock in the Canyonlands - I saw a glimpse into how we all are connected... how each litt

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@danielle_marie_winkler Death Valley is one of my most favorite places on this planet! Kris and I always have the most magical revelations when we spend time out there and I couldn’t agree more with your words! Two weeks ago we went out to the Saline Valley Hot Springs up on the north west side of the park and it was nothing short of magical! I highly HIGHLY recommend spending some time out in that part of the park. The dirt road getting in is long, but gorgeous and in good condition. You don’t need 4x4 or high clearance.

@nikibyram I love the desert!!!❤️

Hello, familiar friend
Notes I can’t forget 
No matter how much time passes 
No matter how long it’s been since I’ve breathed you to life
In the shadow of a mountain
Hello, familiar friend
Who knows what I’ll play 
Before I play it
And say what I say
Before I say it
Hello, familiar friend 
Watching us from above
Reflecting our music with your glaciers and ridges
Joining our symphony with your birds and tumbling avalanches 
Hello, familiar friend
Who sometimes I forget is there
Because fear or doubt slips in
A momentary lapse
But now, with these familiar notes and familiar hearts and familiar peaks wrapping me in their whispers
I remember 
And I say hello, familiar friend
I will not forget
And if I do
All I have to do is find my way back
Because the music will lead the way  + poem @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise
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Hello, familiar friend Notes I can’t forget No matter how much time passes No matter how long it’s been since I’ve breathed you to life In the shadow of a mountain Hello, familiar friend Who knows what I’ll play Before I play it And say what I say

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@we_need_wilderness I love you ladies ❤️

@themusicalmountaineers @we_need_wilderness you’re the sweetest!! We love you right back!

Giant trees in Sequoia National Park
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Giant trees in Sequoia National Park

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@iam.kimtam @stephbanfill thank you😊

@handmedownexperience What did you enjoy most about capturing this moment?

Don’t get so wrapped up in the things people use you for, that you think it’s all anyone could ever want you for. 
#roadtrip #PradaMarfa #wanderlust #Ford #Mustang #Shelby #GT500 #cobra #mustangmonday #youreworthmore #roadtriprewind
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Don’t get so wrapped up in the things people use you for, that you think it’s all anyone could ever want you for. #roadtrip #pradamarfa #wanderlust #ford #mustang #shelby #gt500 #cobra #mustangmonday #youreworthmore #roadtriprewind

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@howlincoyote I’ve been there in my Land Rover

@lesliefhaas Uggghhhhh so cool - I want to go!

@ford #roadtriprewind feeling super safe in our #fordexplorer #platnium . It so nice when it is snowing to open the panoramic roof shade and take in the views. Love that we can fit the entire family in style and luxury! The heated steering wheel is perfect for days like this! .
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#snow #safedriving #mountains #allwheeldrive #luxury #loveroadtrips #explorerouramerica #hankook #shotoniphone #southerncalifornia #dub #kevstartravels #ford
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@ford #roadtriprewind feeling super safe in our #fordexplorer #platnium . It so nice when it is snowing to open the panoramic roof shade and take in the views. Love that we can fit the entire family in style and luxury! The heated steering wheel is p

Devils Tower National Monument 2015 #roadtriprewind #exploreouramerica #fordtaurus  #ford #devilstower
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Devils Tower National Monument 2015 #roadtriprewind #exploreouramerica #fordtaurus #ford #devilstower

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@topwaterfun75 Such a cool place.📡👽

Two Decembers ago, my husband @theres.no.aaron.space and I went through a coaching course together. As a part of the course, we participated in a lot of pretty powerful exercises, but one in particular stands out.

We were told to look into the (left) eye (it’s too hard to try and stare at both!) of another person and take turns asking the question, “What do you see when you look at me?” At first, the answers are predictably at surface level - i.e. “I see love. I see happiness. I see memories.” But at some point, the superficial answers give way to a depth so profound that I was not prepared for it.

How can you reduce the complexities of a living being to mere words? I honestly can’t even remember what I said that day when Aaron asked that question, except that I wept and wept - not in sadness, but almost with an overwhelming joy of truly SEEING and simply BEING at the same time. 
How often we take others for granted, without taking the time to witness the eternity of who they are - which is visible for all of us to see, if we stop and take the time to watch and listen and allow the aliveness of who we are to truly shine ️  @kellyselzler
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Two Decembers ago, my husband @theres.no.aaron.space and I went through a coaching course together. As a part of the course, we participated in a lot of pretty powerful exercises, but one in particular stands out. We were told to look into the (left

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@miaasanomusic super cool!

@vanessa_tracy @s1erra_marinara

Waking up before the light of day
Tiptoeing 
Crunching
The only sounds
Our breathing lungs 
And beating hearts

The sun begins to brush
It’s pastel chalk against the grey of the sky
The memory of sleep seems miles away
And the colors 
Blur the line between dreaming and awake

Until we belong to neither
Because we just are
A part of the mountain
Moving in unison 
Spinning together 
Toward something more beautiful 
Than we can ever understand

Poem by @anastasia.allison  : @missroselouise
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Waking up before the light of day Tiptoeing Crunching The only sounds Our breathing lungs And beating hearts The sun begins to brush It’s pastel chalk against the grey of the sky The memory of sleep seems miles away And the colors Blur the line b

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@shaminfinibiz This sound of music will sure take u back to memory lanes.....from the begining of yr life !!!!💕💞♥️💖

@kaylaraejm @tysonhartw this one.

Lots of people have legit reasons for not going where they want in life. But most people just have excuses. So what’s yours? #wanderlust #roadtrip #Ford #Mustang #Shelby #GT500 #Cobra #noexcuses #SideShotSaturday #NationalSerpentDay #roadtriprewind
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Lots of people have legit reasons for not going where they want in life. But most people just have excuses. So what’s yours? #wanderlust #roadtrip #ford #mustang #shelby #gt500 #cobra #noexcuses #sideshotsaturday #nationalserpentday #roadtriprewind

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@bl_steel The scenery, in proportion to the car, is mind boggling. The rock/mountain in the background is huge! Very captivating photo! 😍🔥

@hybredmedia @bl_steel Thanks babe! This park was an AMAZING drive. The scenery was just awesome.

We don’t take the name ‘The Musical Mountaineers’ lightly. A huge part of taking our music into the backcountry is having the skills to do so safely.

@missroselouise is a graduate of the @mountaineersorg and is certified in Wilderness First Aid and has climbed numerous glaciated peaks in the North Cascades - including Mt. Baker, Eldorado, Sahale and Mt. Daniel.

@anastasia.allison is a former park ranger and Wilderness First Responder who has climbed extensively in the PNW and in Patagonia. She also has served as a backpacking instructor for nearly a decade with @washingtonoutdoorwomen.

When we plan a Musical Mountaineers sunrise serenade, we put a lot of thought into factors such as weather, avalanche conditions, and assessing the route, based on the fact that we are carrying somewhat awkward backpacks.

On each trip, in addition to a violin and a piano, we also carry the 10 essentials and we are huge advocates for @leavenotracecenter principals.

Exploring the backcountry is the most rewarding, beautiful experience - made even more enjoyable by acquiring the knowledge, confidence and expertise to make each trip as safe and successful as possible.  @jamesrobertcampbell
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We don’t take the name ‘The Musical Mountaineers’ lightly. A huge part of taking our music into the backcountry is having the skills to do so safely. @missroselouise is a graduate of the @mountaineersorg and is certified in Wilderness First Aid and

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@themusicalmountaineers @waoutdoorguy it’s truly our joy ❤️❤️

@laughclan Such awesome women!

One of our favorite memories from last year was our first Musical Mountaineers backpacking trip to the Lost Coast in California!

We had the incredible opportunity to go on this trip with @backpackermag and @merrell to perform some #merrellmagic for unsuspecting backpackers.

Along with a camera crew and a gourmet chef, we hauled the largest and heaviest packs we’ve ever carried - including our instruments AND full backpacking gear!

Upon arrival at a hidden cove... after 11 miles of challenging hiking through patches of poison oak, we set up camp in a redwood grove and discovered a group of 15 backpackers - most of whom were on their very first backpacking trip (you can find the full video on our @youtube channel)! Watching the delight and happiness on their faces as the editor of Backpacker Magazine announced that they would be treated to a 4-course gourmet meal plus a concert was a moment that we will never forget.

That night is forever sealed in our hearts with memories of laughter and newfound friends - humans simply connecting and sharing joy over good food, music and a mutual love of the wild spaces we love.

Trail magic doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal or a concert... it can be a smile or a compliment or a thoughtful gesture. If of us became be a giver of trail magic, every single day ️ what could that world look like?   @gennyiva (we love you!!)
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One of our favorite memories from last year was our first Musical Mountaineers backpacking trip to the Lost Coast in California! We had the incredible opportunity to go on this trip with @backpackermag and @merrell to perform some #merrellmagic for

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@thejourneyest2016 Such an epic pic!!! 👊

@adventuresofgrit A trail magic world would be an awesome and beautiful world!! 🌈🙌✨

Life isn’t always what we think we want it to be
It simply is exactly how it’s supposed to be
Musical Mounraineering teaches us to embrace each moment in life for how it is: windy, cold, buggy, hot
When we embrace each moment we lose resistance to what we wish it could be
And allow our notes to create a symphony with the world around us ️  @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise
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Life isn’t always what we think we want it to be It simply is exactly how it’s supposed to be Musical Mounraineering teaches us to embrace each moment in life for how it is: windy, cold, buggy, hot When we embrace each moment we lose resistance to wh

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@ijustneedpossible @fireoceangirl @jillhalupajohnson Follow these amazing ladies if you aren’t already. You will be moved. What they do is breathtaking and simply incredible. ⛰🧡

@themusicalmountaineers @ijustneedpossible oh you are so sweet!! Thank you ❤️❤️

Relive your most memorable road trips with Ford's #roadtriprewind experience. You can participate by sharing your favorite road trip story on social media using #RoadTripUnwind or #ExploreOurAmerica. 


This summer Ford will select the best submissions and look to recreate people’s most memorable road trips, but this time behind the wheel of an all-new Explorer. Swipe for pics of the 2019 Ford Explorer. : Sequoia National Park 
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I am not the voice in my head
That tells me to worry
Fear
Doubt
I know I am not that voice
Because I know it is there
I am simply the listener, not the thinker of those things
That try to rip me away from myself 
And so I choose 
To soar above and in the space between 
Where rain washes away the 
Sentences
Vowels
Constants
That try to tell me who I am
And as they drip away
They are replaced not by words
But by being
Rain prickling on my face
As snow gently perches on the highest peaks 
Air sucking in and out of my lungs
As the wind breathes the earth beneath my feet 
Blood pumping in and out of every cell
As the water rushes from rivers to the sea 
Each breath
Each pulse 
Reminding me that
I may not understand each snowflake or gust of wind or drop of water 
But I do know 
That I am all of those things
And so much more  @kellyselzler ️️
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I am not the voice in my head That tells me to worry Fear Doubt I know I am not that voice Because I know it is there I am simply the listener, not the thinker of those things That try to rip me away from myself And so I choose To soar above and in

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@alexjarmer 😆👍👌

@paul_dobrzynski Inspiring words for each day. Great read to start my day. Thank you 🙏🏻🙂

Horses as seen on our road trip to North Carolina last year in our Ford Explorer #RoadTripRewind
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Horses as seen on our road trip to North Carolina last year in our Ford Explorer #roadtriprewind

The light in me, sees the light in you. 
Underneath the fears or doubts
Nestled in the laughter 
Surrounded by the moments of lying in the grass and looking at the stars
Tucked into the space between 
Is who you are
A spark so bright it cannot be looked at directly
Love so strong that it can move mountains 
Joy so intense it cannot be captured by any combination of consonants or vowels or even the lines of a poem
There is life and there is you
And together, you are one and the same 
As the wind breathes
You take a sigh
As the sun rises and sets
Your eyes blink open and shut to see a new day or slip into the world of sleep
And no matter where you go
Whether your trail is crooked or straight or steep or crumbly
And as you brace against fierce storms 
And climb mountains you once told yourself you could not climb 
You wrap yourself in the fabric of the world
Woven from that secret thread that connects us all
And remember
You are never alone ️ .
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Sharing some fun photos of ourselves today. Be yourself - you are wonderful ️ Poem by @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise
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The light in me, sees the light in you. Underneath the fears or doubts Nestled in the laughter Surrounded by the moments of lying in the grass and looking at the stars Tucked into the space between Is who you are A spark so bright it cannot be loo

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@austriker Pic #2... go bucs! 😁

@instagarry ❤️

@anastasia.allison wrote this poem last year, and it seemed appropriate with the recent passing of poet Mary Oliver. 
She wrote this poem for any girl
who has ever questioned herself. You are enough.  ‘Some Girl’ 
There was this time once
When I didn’t think I deserved anything
Because who was I?
I was just some girl 
I said, I do these things 
But I’m only OK at them
I’m no Clara Schumann with her music 
Or Mary Oliver with her words
I’m just some girl

I wonder if they ever said that too
I wonder if Clara ever thought that her notes weren’t good enough
Or if Mary hesitated before touching her pen to the paper

I wonder if they were once just some girls, 
like me
I like to think they were
But that one day they decided
That they could
Be anything they wanted to be
A composer
A poet
Artists of life
Each note, each word 
secretly whispering
Yes. Yes. Yes.  @anastasia.allison  @missroselouise 
Song, ‘Ashokan Farewell’ by @jayandmolly
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@anastasia.allison wrote this poem last year, and it seemed appropriate with the recent passing of poet Mary Oliver. She wrote this poem for any girl who has ever questioned herself. You are enough. ‘Some Girl’ There was this time once When I didn

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@one_lifestyleco I think you'll like our hoodies :)

@akvalentine @graceinallofthis @purplewhimsies @kaylanbuteyn @katienelsontroyer I thought each of you would love following these ladies, they share such pure light through their music in the mountains! I just love it!💗

En route to the Bear Lake trails, we stopped for some pics of this incredible sunrise  #roadtriprewind
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En route to the Bear Lake trails, we stopped for some pics of this incredible sunrise #roadtriprewind

Estes Park
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@thomas_gulick12 @benjaminkrawiec Thank you! I love it

@jetsurfseattle Super…. ☀️ 👀 🏄 🤙

Road-tripped with kid no. 2 to Death Valley. Racetrack Playa was fantastic! Mind blowing to see the rock paths crossing the dry lake. So was Badwater Basin - the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. #RoadTripRewind #DeathValley #RacetrackPlaya
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Road-tripped with kid no. 2 to Death Valley. Racetrack Playa was fantastic! Mind blowing to see the rock paths crossing the dry lake. So was Badwater Basin - the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. #roadtriprewind #deathvalley #racetrackplaya

Death Valley National Park
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@kristen.simpson That 4th photo is perfection.

@mrlevine @kristen.simpson Thanks!

2019 F-150 Raptor Super Gallery (Off)Road Trip to Death Valley  to visit Racetrack Playa, Tea Kettle Junction, Badwater Basin and Artist’s Palette. The new Live Valve Fox Shocks are a great improvement. Soaked up the washboards to Racetrack Playa like a highway. Super confident. New Recaro seats are ultra comfortable off-road. Baja Mode engaged!! ️ #FordRaptor #F150Raptor #FordTrucks #DeathValley #TeaKettleJunction #RacetrackPlaya #FoxShocks #LiveValve #BuiltFordTough #RoadTripRewind #BuiltFordProud #shiftpod
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2019 F-150 Raptor Super Gallery (Off)Road Trip to Death Valley to visit Racetrack Playa, Tea Kettle Junction, Badwater Basin and Artist’s Palette. The new Live Valve Fox Shocks are a great improvement. Soaked up the washboards to Racetrack Playa lik

Death Valley National Park
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@richardegates Should have an awesome view for the eclipse tonight...

@texasdriveblog That looks like an amazing trip and experience!

Endless Roads
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Endless Roads

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@anilinregulator Look for the Sheriffs 😅

@iam.kimtam #roadtriprewind @ford