There is a tangible feeling that you have as you finish tying the laces on your hiking boots and take your first steps down the trail.
Maybe it’s the smell of the trees and wildflowers, the rushing sound of a nearby river or the laughter of friends. Trails are the highway to adventure, and they connect us with each other and the great outdoors.
Last weekend we asked our Instagram community to share how they connect with their favorite trail. We received fantastic submissions and we’ve chosen a few of our favorites to share with you. Enjoy!
The trail to Wedgemount Lake really felt like a testament to how far I’ve come in the past months. I’ve always loved nature, but I’ve also always been extremely cautious, timid, and I never would have, a year ago, thought that I would be exploring places like this. I’m happy to say now that I feel at home in the back country, I love the challenges of the trails, and I enjoy pushing my limits and discovering that just beyond my fear, there are breathtaking places. This weekend at Wedgemount, besides being stunningly beautiful, made me feel like I’ve taken my life back from where I was at the beginning of the year. I love who I am, and I’m ever excited for what lies ahead. Ever forward ???? #backcountry #garibaldi #wedgemountlake #explorebc #iamvancouver #vancouverhikes #vancitywild #vancouverisawesome #outside_project #outdoorvancouver #camping #hiking #whistler #rei1440project #bchikes #greatnorthcollective #thisismybc #theoutbound #everytrailconnects
I guess it means it’s been a good summer when I can’t go two weekends away from the woods without getting antsy so one more from Devil’s Path. Here’s to hoping I get out throughout the rest of the year as much as I did the past few months. Four seasons of trails. #everytrailconnects A photo posted by Sarah Wilson (@sarahblairwilson) on
With the wind blowing through my hair, palms gripping the handlebars, and the views going on as far as the eye can see – this is one of my happy places. And you can see why! #everytrailconnects – Trail 401, Crested Butte, CO ————————————————– #crankitupanotch #mountainbike #singletracks #crestedbutte #401 #trail401 #mtbproject #singletrack #gopro #beahero #visitcrestedbutte #rei1440project #visitcolorado #colorado #adventure #explore #wanderlust
“The light constantly changes, and that alters the atmosphere and beauty of things every minute.” – Claude Monet. ??????? No matter how many times I hike the same trail, I can still find something new to appreciate. Whether it’s a new vantage point or a different way the sunlight falls, I can still see things with fresh eyes. Fact of the matter is if I’m outside, I’m happy. A photo posted by Johnathan (@capulinflicker) on