tangertots Remember this day forever. 3h

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tangertots More of a Woodland by The Paper Kites kinda day. ️ San Diego is on point with their uplifting street art. 7h

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tangertots Wash. by Bon Iver kind of day. Take me back to waking up and walking up and down mountains all day long. It felt like home out there. "Going to the mountains is going home." -john muir #pctig #neverstopexploring #gooutside #takeahike 1d

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tangertots Five more days. Five more days. Five more days. @captainbhab 2d

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tangertots @skahlua912 Stumbled upon this caption on a soon to be van dweller's Ig this morning and decided it was meant for you and your journey right now. I expect tears little lady. "When you set out to attempt something that challenges your every fiber of being--- with all the fear, excitement, anxiousness, giddy ness, preparation, planning, set backs, blood, sweat, tears, laughter, (more fear), etc, and then actually accomplish more than you ever realized by just trusting the process & letting go --- you are forever changed. The person you were before you began led you to this point but you opened that person up to accept more...continuing to embrace challenge & harvest new growth." - @thenativetwo
Your pain is temporary, you can do this! I'm so proud of you!
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tangertots Living room view for the evening. My heart is happy. 🚐#homeiswhereyouparkit #tonightssky #ourshinysilverhome #vanlife #clevelandnationalforest #tinyhome 3d

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tangertots To those that don't see beauty in the desert, I say look a little closer. The desert is simply stunning. #PCTig #desert #notawasteland 3d

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tangertots Heavy books don't ever pass backpacking shake downs, but on the top of this mountain, reading this poem drenched in the golden hour rays.....so worth carrying all of those miles. Poem by @j.raymond #soulsupplies #PCTig #wordsthathitjustright #luxuryitem 3d

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tangertots A few people have asked about tips/recommendations on thru hiking with dogs. My number one tip is simply: Don't do it. Yes, it *can* be done and it has been done, but.......oh I just cringe when I hear about it. Tango is a perfectly capable section hiker, and he enjoys backpacking for the first 3-4 days, but I would never take him on a thru hike. He has the energy of puppy, has trained half marathons with me, is used to the dry desert heat, is used to long hiking, and this trip wiped him out. He is seriously is pooped and has been for the past two days. We've been averaging 10 miles a day, a few weeks into a thru hike 15/25 mile days will be normal, and at around 4/5 miles each day I can see it in his eyes that he is carrying on out of loyalty for me, but he would be perfectly happy napping the rest of the day away in a nice cool patch of shade. He has only been carrying his light pack (5lbs with 1.2lit of water and 4 cups of food max capacity) for about half of each day. It ends up on my pack by the end of the day. Tango is 4.5 years old, super athletic, and is no wuss. And as much as I ADORE having a personal space heater squished into my sleeping bag every night, I will never force him to be a thru hiker. If you're still convinced your dog can handle a thru hike my tips would be: 1. Do many 5-10 day long fully loaded backpacking trips. 2. Be willing to carry their water, food, pack, and booties. And willing to give up your food and go hungry when you can't get them to eat their dog food and they need calories. 3. Know when they have had enough and don't push them past their limit. They won't tell you when they're in pain, they will 'keep up with the pack.' I can see in Tango's eyes and know what his 'trudge' looks like when he is mentally done. But section hiking with a dog, I fully support! Tango put so many smiles on thru hikers faces this week who are missing their furry loved ones. #southernterminus 3d

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tangertots Just in awe of the dozens of thru hikers I have come across in just the past few days on the trail. You guys are a different breed of people, and I love it. I've been a kid in a candy store soaking up all of your thru hiker knowledge! Thanks for letting me tag along the start of your journey @skahlua912! You are going to get everything you need out of this long walk, I just know it. ️ The pct seems even more magical and I can't wait to be on my own thru hike journey soon! #pct2015 #PCTig #thruhike #pacificcresttrail #mexicotocanada #mtlaguna 3d

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tangertots An hour an a half of sleep opportunity is turning into, "What else can I possibly remove from my pack?" I'm at 5 items so far, at least this lack of sleeping is proving useful. @skahlua912 I'm guessing you're wide awake too? Let's pct already! #Pctig 1w

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tangertots Had to end it with a handstand of course. Thank you hosts!! #SpringUpsidedown challenge! <<Day Straight legs >> with hosts @casa_colibri @coffeeandrainbows & @alexandracarone. Sponsors: @fourseeapparel @anasleggings & @malabella_jewelry. #practiceandalliscoming #straightlegged #whitefingertips 1w

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tangertots Rats. Almost had it. My bruised, cracked and bloody elbows beg to differ, but I don't want this challenge to end! #SpringUpsidedown challenge! <<Day Lotus >> with hosts @casa_colibri @coffeeandrainbows & @alexandracarone. Sponsors: @fourseeapparel @anasleggings & @malabella_jewelry. #headstand #practiceandalliscoming #pressups 1w

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tangertots Stawp it. 2w

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tangertots A day early because I just feel like such a lady in eagle legs and couldn't wait 'til tomorrow. #SpringUpsidedown <<Day Eagle legs>> with hosts @casa_colibri @coffeeandrainbows & @alexandracarone. Sponsors: @fourseeapparel @anasleggings & @malabella_jewelry. #forearmstand #practiceandalliscoming #upsidedown #sysof #pinchajunkie #eaglelegs 2w
  •   tangertots @breeziiiy ️ thank you, it's trying to grow out! 2w
  •   alohayogiflame You and forarm stand are living each other!!!!! Yes!! 2w
  •   betse.y.oga I haven't tried this one in a while. I remember the balance feeling hard. Yours is awesome! 1w
  •   tangertots Thanks! I'm only like two weeks in to practicing forearm stands regularly and eagle legs and tucked legs have felt the steadiest. I think it's because they line me up for a tight bandha maybe? @betse.y.oga 1w
  •   betse.y.oga Two weeks in?! You're doing awesome!!! 1w
  •   tangertots Dawh thanks! I started backwards and went straight for handstands when I fell in love with inversions. a year and a half into a regular handstand practice I thought giving forearm stands a shot would be smart. @betse.y.oga 1w

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tangertots I can't imagine a life not spent outdoors most of my days. Nature is my fuel, my oxygen, my drug. 2w

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tangertots Van lesson 1,389: Don't drive through sand. You will get stuck. It's beer time. Thanks for making it fun @whiskeyadventures #SpringUpsidedown <<Day stag legs >> with hosts @casa_colibri @coffeeandrainbows & @alexandracarone. Sponsors: @fourseeapparel @anasleggings & @malabella_jewelry. #vanlife #tinyhome #homeiswhereyouparkit #moonsand 2w

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tangertots I thought I couldn't love him anymore.....and then he got his own backpacking pack and boots. Stop it. This is too much. ️ I feel as cool as @katiebarr3! 2w
  •   tangertots @breeziiiy Hmmmm well I'm planning on taking him out to spots where the sand/pavement is too hot for his paws so I guess we'll have to deal with some sweat. I love the wobbly walk he does when I first put them on! 2w
  •   thecolordana Where did you get these boots? We're looking for some for panders 2w
  •   tangertots Found em at the Barking Dogs off of Blue Diamond. They have a bunch of sizes and Kathy helped find the perfect size for Tango. @thecolordana 2w
  •   thecolordana Yay thanks! 2w
  •   tangertots Np! Good luck! @thecolordana 2w
  •   sweetestlilrose I can't even handle!!! This kinda stuff makes me want a dog!! 1w
  •   tangertots Doooo it!!! Walk around the shelter for a bit and I know you'll connect with one! When I was tango I Just knew! 1w

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tangertots Real talk. Today's challenge was super emotional. I tried and tried, then gave up. Wanted to flippin cry because I couldn't do it, gave it one last try, and got this baby scorpion. My back hurts, real bad. I don't know how to stop my back from 'hinging' down onto itself in scorpion and pushed today a little too far to try to complete the challenge. Well, consider scorpion off my practice list until I figure out how to honor my body and only take it as far as it can go without hurting it. #SpringUpsidedown <<Day Scorpion>> with hosts @casa_colibri @coffeeandrainbows & @alexandracarone. Sponsors: @fourseeapparel @anasleggings & @malabella_jewelry. #forearmstand #practiceandalliscoming #scorpion 2w
  •   tracy_jo Damn it. I hate that. It's hard to let go of a pose when you really just want to get it. Sorry your back hurts now. 2w
  •   tangertots @tracy_jo 2w
  •   joscelyn_mary It looks beautiful. I have the same problem. I always push myself too far in scorpion. I hope you feel better quick 2w
  •   tangertots Glad you can relate. thank you️ @joscelyn_mary 2w
  •   breeziiiy Thanks for being real, makes me feel less not okay for getting so upset at my limitations. 2w
  •   tangertots It's all about the journey. Easier understood when not in the heat of the 'why can't I friggin get this?' moment. @breeziiiy 2w
  •   langjo1117 Looks beautiful mama but hope your back feels better! I think most of us have the same tendency. We dump into and compress our lower back only to force our toes closer and then we end up sore. I've been incorporating more opening of the thoracic spine into my practice and I am definitely noticing a difference. Hope you feel better soon! 2w
  •   tangertots Thank you thank you! I will do some research! @langjo1117 2w

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tangertots #stressfreespring ️ • Day Upward Parighasana (seated gate) • 8 breaths of ouch. Hosts: @robinmartinyoga @phelpshair @carsonclaycalhoun & @jennifermartinyoga. Sponsors: @eastonwestapparel @rebelaffair & @yogadesignlab. #seatedgate 2w

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