No matter how much I prepare for a park visit, almost all plans go out the window the first time there. Visual sensors begin to fly and I just want to stop and photograph everything. Take this day in Glacier for example - we were suppose to just make our way to Hidden Lake for sunset, but along the way, we stopped 7264 times on the going to the sun road and then randomly decided to hike a portion of the Highline Trail to get some views of the valley in the evening light. As sunset drew closer, I remembered the original plan to shoot Hidden Lake and tried to make it back as soon as possible, but we arrived a little too late for sunset and instead were a feast to mosquitos gathering after dark.
Goal: Run 13 half marathons before I turn 30. Race No. 10: #NationalParksWeek#13Before30
For race number 10 (TEN!), I decided to be a little creative and donate to a worthy cause. The Virtual Running Club puts together races that support various causes. The only difference from a traditional race is that you run by yourself and submit your time. Due to a hectic schedule, I broke the race up into two parts and ran yesterday and today. Through this race, VRC raises $20K for the National Parks Service, and hopefully some of that money goes to helping the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.
I don't think I've ever felt so creative, so in my element, and so motivated in my photography. In the last few months I have stepped out of my comfort zone and feel as if I am diving head first into my artistic soul. I have met some incredibly talented people lately who have already made a huge impact on me. I honestly can't thank them...or all of you enough for following my journey and showing me so much love. I am eternally grateful. If you're in the PNW hit yo girl up!
Landscape Arch. The longest arch in the park! The arches and landscape of the sandstone structures are continuously evolving. Back in 1991 a 6 foot chunk fell off landscape arch making an even thinner strip of rock remaining.