New Zealand Feelin: Avalanche Peak

New Zealand Feelin: Avalanche Peak

If you can't tell, I'm missing travel like crazy. I would give almost anything to be back in the southern alps with these stunning views. #newzealandfeelin is something I wanted to start for adventurers of all stages to collect inspiration for future travels, or if you just want to relive your favorite memories. Share with me your favorite photos and help cure my wanderlust. 🙏🏼

Hiking Spider Gap (And Avoiding Heatstroke!)

 

Spider Meadows / Spider Gap

14 miles

7100 ft.

I experienced such vast beauty this weekend which was packed full of glaciers, meadows, extreme hammocking, and… a flat tire. (But I’ll get to that)

Friday evening Eddie and I made the decision to pack and head east after work. Mind you, by the time we got everything together and made our pre-adventure stop at taco time it was about 11 PM. I snoozed while we made it to the Phelps Creek Trailhead at about 2:30 AM. We pitched our tent to get some sleep (surprisingly the best in my life camping) and made our way to Spider Meadows. Eddie did some bouldering while I took in this beautiful place. We put flowers in my hair and took a little mid-day snooze in my favorite accessory. My hammock comes with me WHEREVER there are trees. I’m seriously addicted to finding new places that are higher and better than the last.

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We let the blazing sun sink behind the mountains before we enjoyed the 2nd part of the hike up to Spider Gap. Found a little spot to put up the tent and ate some Mexican fajita rice and tuna… at this point, I was craving a nice cold pina colada but I settled for some cold-ish Pino Grigio and lovely conversation.

We specifically made a small breakfast so we had plenty of room for our usual stop at La Hacienda in Gold Bar. The jeep got a flat and we had to endure Sunday Highway 2 traffic… but I swear it made those pina coladas taste even better.

 

Home, Sweet Home. (Back Home from New Zealand)

Wow it's been too long since I've jumped on here. Looking back to when I first started this page I had no idea how the blog platform worked other than posting a few photos and typing some captions. More than a year later I have designed website for some awesomeclients, graduated from college, and started my spark of traveling the world.

Anyways, I am switching to a new style that I hope will take off to something exciting. Follow along at Hello Adventure Co.

www.helloadventureco.com

Upcoming are some excellent posts of my two months in New Zealand, (I have notes upon notes that I have been collecting over there waiting for decent wifi) and my spontaneous trip to Cali.

After that...

Yosemite?

Greece/Croatia

WA Coast/Olympic Range

Aussie?

LOTS MORE.

(You could say I have the bug.)

Thank you guys for being so patient, good stuff is on the way. Perhaps after I rid my closet of all the extras that didn't fit into my backpack for the last 8 weeks. (Inspired by this article and the wonderful creation of the minimalist fashion blog that is un-fancy.)

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milford sound, NZ
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Routeburn track, Conical Hill, New Zealand
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Kepler Track, The Great Walk in New Zealand

Home, Sweet Home.

 

T-minus one month and four days until I leave this country! I will have limited wi-fi in NZ, (this is putting it nicely... it literally has the worst internet in the world.) which means I'm wrapping up a lot of my current projects I am working on. I've been designing for some pretty great clients. Interested in being featured in my portfolio? Or just have some ideas you want to come to life? Lets meet for some coffee!

Here are some shots of inspiration where I work.

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New Year, New Friends!

 
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While I am writing this I am coming to the realization that in almost a month I am going to be in New Zealand with my very good friend Abbie. I get to spend a week and a half with her before she flies to Hawaii and then I am a solo-traveller with a mission to capture as much as that beautiful country as I can. A part of me wants to just fast-forward to the day I leave, but I pause and reflect on days like this one, a day off, to enjoy the weather and great company.

Kira makes me laugh.

She is quirky and will jump off of a stump for you and run into the sunset so I can capture this:

We drove up passed Tulalip to visit Kayak Point, just in time to see this setting sun. The fog on the bay made everything glow. It was incredible.

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I usually never shoot beaches and sunsets, just because I feel like someone else has taken that same shot hundreds of times. Now looking back, I am really glad I get to keep this sunset forever. (:

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