kodakkristen "There are two paths in life: Should and Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And each time, we get to choose....Should is how others want us to show up in the world — how we’re supposed to think, what we ought to say, what we should or shouldn’t do. It’s the vast array of expectations that others layer upon us. When we choose Should the journey is smooth, the risk is small.

Must is different—there aren’t options and we don’t have a choice.

Must is who we are, what we believe, and what we do when we are alone with our truest, most authentic self. It’s our instincts, our cravings and longings, the things and places and ideas we burn for, the intuition that swells up from somewhere deep inside of us. Must is what happens when we stop conforming to other people’s ideals and start connecting to our own. Because when we choose Must, we are no longer looking for inspiration out there. Instead, we are listening to our calling from within, from some luminous, mysterious place." Written by Elle Luna in her book called, The Crossroads of Should and Must. An excellent read that was sent to me by my dear friend Annie. #choosemust #dirtbarbieadventures #lifewithoutlimits #getoutside #trailtalk #girlsoutside #hohrainforest #letsgohike #wanderthewest #wanderwashington #washington #olympicnationalpark #leavenotrace @dirtbarbieadventures @goalzero @teva #livebetterstories #solarlife #goprogirl #gopro3 @gopro @goparks @kammok #mob #meetthemoment #theroolife
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kodakkristen Palouse Falls; formerly known as Aput Aput, meaning "falling water" to the Palouse Indians. "At the end of the last ice age, repeated glacial floods, known as the Missoula Floods, swept across eastern Washington carving out the unique scablands landscape seen today. Amongst the coulees, potholes, buttes, and plateaus, Palouse Falls remains as one of the magnificent and lasting remnants of these glacial floods. It is the only major waterfall left along this thousands of years old glacial flood path." • soaking in all the beauty and history this place has! #getoutstayout #DirtBarbie #dirtbarbieadventures #shirtsonsummit #gopro #explore #palousefalls #washington #pnw #waterfallsofwashington #lifewithoutlimits #livebetterstories #letsgohike #chasingwaterfalls #tnf #theroolife #rei1440project #reimemberstories #rei #wanderthewest #arcteryx @goalzero @gopro @dirtbarbieadventures @kammok @powerpractical @teva @ethnotekbags @discrete @outdoorresearch @prana 4mon

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kodakkristen < Finallyyy in my element! > So I've been neglecting my phone, my go pros and well my heart lately. So I broke the routine I've been in (THANK BABY JESUS!) and dusted off the go pros and went to Palouse Falls with P and hiked my little heart out! I don't know how long I'll be in Washington for, more reason to be exploring the pnw as much as I can while I live here! #getoutstayout #solarlife #DirtBarbie #gznation #reimemberstories #rei #gopro #goalzero #teva #livebetterstories #lifewithoutlimits #dirtbarbieadventures #dirtypaws #adventure #palousefalls #washington #pnw #chasingwaterfalls @dirtbarbieadventures @goalzero @gopro @kammok @teva @ethnotekbags @powerpractical @rei #wanderthewest #rei1440project #finallyinmyelement 4mon

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kodakkristen So glad I have a beautiful & adventurous Mom!! Today is her day to shine brightly so Happy Birthday mom and thank you for all the love you have poured into my heart, all the words of wisdom you've given me, the tough love at times, to the comforting hugs and kisses that only a mom can give. You've been there every step in my life from playing with Barbies with me- to learning how to do flips in the yard -to giving me boy advice over and over, to me scaling cliff sides and always telling me I'll go far/ to never give up being the biggest motivating force behind me. I love our hikes in Christmas tree pass every year, I love the contagious laughter we both get when were together to where we almost cry. Your my rock, my sanity, my best friend, and the best mother I could of ever asked for. I wish I could be with you on your bday today but I'm there in Texas in spirit, and I'm sending all my love to you today. Happy birthday mom I hope it's the best yet! @dirtbarbieadventures @goalzero @gopro @teva #letsgohike #imissyou #lifewithoutlimits #playtime #solarlife #livebetterstories #gopro 8mon

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kodakkristen Indian creek- I love your tall mesmerizing canyon walls that allow me to climb the most amazing cracks I've ever felt my hands and body in. But what I love most is watching the sunsets after a day packed full of "battling with the walls" to seal the day up. @dirtbarbieadventures @mountainhardwear @goalzero @gopro @teva @rei #dirtbarbieadventures #solarlife #powerpractical #fueledbyadventure #meetthemoment #wanderthewest #indiancreek #getoutstayout #momentsmakethejourney #livebetterstories http://bit.ly/wanderthewest 9mon

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kodakkristen Wallowa mountains engulf me while I walk down this beautiful moss filled icy evergreen trail. Oregon I'm so glad your my new neighbor. @dirtbarbieadventures #lifewithoutlimits #livebetterstories #solarlife #gopro #getoutstayout #dirtbarbieadventures #theroolife #letsgohike #nature #rei #playtime 9mon

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kodakkristen Back from my break of social media with a vengeance. I finally moved to the PNW! Just wanted to post up a pic from my trip to Moab where I'm rappelling off looking glass rock, probably the best part of the easy climb hands down. But ladies in the Washington/ Oregon area, let's get down on some adventures! #dirtbarbieadventures #gopro #lifewithoutlimits #westcomb #rei #tnf #moab #lookingglassrock #getoutstayout #livebetterstories #theroolife 9mon

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kodakkristen This is Crema. And this is her I don't want to stop hiking and get in the car routine. #dirtbarbieadventures #adventurepup #letskeepgoing #getoutside #woof 1y

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kodakkristen Adventure is the objective, Gear Tetris is the game. Head over to the blog and read about the Dirt Barbies plan of attack for when packing down the car • Here I am in a field of wild Texas flowers playing my own game of Gear Tetris • @REI #Sponsored 1y
  •   kaplandia Beautiful! 1y
  •   christinaissa Love this 1y
  •   inheadlights Hi! 1y
  •   kodakkristen Hey girl! @inheadlights I'm trying to make a trip next month aswell what dates are you planning on making the drive west?! 1y
  •   inheadlights SO my birthday is September 24th and I'm tentatively planning leaving the 18th and staying till September 30th. Is that too crazy for a 28 hour drive? That's a lot of days of climbing. I know I definitely want to go to Vedauwoo and maybe the Creek if it's not too hot...! I'm gonna find you on FB too! Where are you/where would you want to climb?! 1y
  •   aar0nmichael Nice shot! 9mon
  •   kodakkristen All credit to you! @aar0nmichael sorry I think I was so excited to post I didn't mean to leave that out 9mon
  •   aar0nmichael You know I never care 9mon

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kodakkristen Took my first fall into a ditch today, came out with a huge grin, two bruised knees, a few nicks and scratches but came out essentially not injured • All I can say is when life decides to throw you off a cliff (metaphorically and literally I guess) , just get back up, dust the dirt off and ride it out• Learning to strengthen my weaknesses day by day• #lifewithoutlimits @dirtbarbieadventures #dirtbarbie #dirtbarbieadventures #mtnbike @goalzero @teva @kammok @ethnotekbags @balmandcompany #theroolife 1y

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kodakkristen I have rushed out of work many times to load the car up as fast as I can, drive with non-stop singing, dancing and talking, just to be able to get in a 3+mile sunset//night hike with my dog and @gabatronix • Adventures like this are what shaped our friendship, our lives, and what started @dirtbarbieadventures by being wild, pushing our limits, setting out for hours maybe days and even weeks, we always knew the adventure started with us and it is up to us to create the memories we make today and tomorrow. Live in the moment #lifewithoutlimits #dirtbarbie #dirtbarbieadventures 1y

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kodakkristen My oh my pup how big you've grown in these short 3 months! Born ready to adventure, explore and be curious- and also a shit head when she pleases- I'm a proud mama and I know the adventures have only just begun- plus every Dirt Barbie needs there Dirt Pup. #rescueyourdog #adopt #doglover #dirtpup #dirtbarbie #dirtbarbieadventures @gopro @goalzero @ethnotekbags @kammok @teva @arcteryx 1y

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kodakkristen Today is #mountaincrushmonday with my company @dirtbarbieadventures and I'm crushing on the organ mountains in Las Cruces NM• @goalzero @gopro @kammok @ethnotekbags @teva 1y

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