Ed. Note: Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in gear and map-reading, trip planning, and talking about getting outside. Our ambassadors have the uncanny knack to cut through that and just go, especially Courtnee, whose joy for the outdoors is palpable. Here’s hoping her enthusiasm might also inspire you.
Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park, California (pictured above).
Although there were a million mosquitos out, we made the trek up Moro Rock in Sequoia NP to watch the sunset. It was more than worth it.
I brought my campsters with me on a backpacking trip up in the Sierras. They were the perfect camp shoe! I was able to use them while I was wandering around the lake, swimming in the lake and setting up camp. They’re also super lightweight too!
Pine Creek Lake, Inyo National Forest, CaliforniaSunsets at a lake are among my most favorite things.
Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California
I had hiked the four-mile trail to the Panorama Trail to the Mist Trail. I didn’t know if I was going to make it. I was tired from the lack of sleep, hot from the heat, and sore because of a shooting pain coming from my hip. So when I saw Vernal Falls after 16 miles, I was in so much joy.
Such a beautiful waterfall to remind you that you are much stronger than you think you are.
Courtnee is an elementary school teacher who is often seen out adventuring when not in the classroom. She believes in taking the time to make your soul happy and can be seen exploring with her newly adopted rescue dog in the Eastern Sierras. Follow her at @courtadventures