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thegemmers My son drifted peacefully to sleep, running his fingers through my hair. Tonight, when we took our chilled walk, I reflected on a moment that I was overcome with emotion. No sooner had I indulged in a moment of self-pity, I teared up...moved with a deep-seated empathy for all of those single parents out there: you are the silent, unsung heroes...whether you lost, left, or found yourself abandoned....you are the very soul of parenthood...the selfless ones who give and give only to have little left for yourself...the ones who do not have the time to complain- only to love, love, love those little souls. You are the protectors, the advocates, the warriors. You mighty story-tellers, you brilliant fixers of all things, you patient concealers of personal pain for the sake of lending strength. You are the teachers of vulnerability, for you cannot afford to discard that need...for help. And that makes you lovely....and inspiring. May you be surrounded with love. May you be supported and heard! May you feel the 'village' and its' community. You are not alone. Oh, if I can be of help to you, my community: please let me know. ::sending love your way:: 3h

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pgfromva Mountains are always calling. #mthood #Oregon #snow #mounthood #latergram 5h

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carrotquinn @LiaSmaka on the descent of #MountSaintHelens, with #MountHood in the distance. We may have gotten caught in a storm and I may have almost died, but at least it made for a good story. Trip report on my blog: carrotquinn.com or click the link in my profile. #TypeThreeFun 9h
  •   206shooter dope 8h
  •   mtngrlkd Good story, glad you're okay! 7h
  •   citybytheseaceramics Official Fucking Badass status achieve! Well done young lady. I'm planning a pct hike and having a panic attack somewhere that's bad news is my biggest fear. Glad you got through yours safely 7h
  •   howrad Super glad you're ok; and that writeup is ferociously real. Damn. Damn! 5h
  •   carrotquinn @moyesjay thank you! Me too. 2h
  •   carrotquinn @mtngrlkd I learned some lessons- the hard way. Twas an epic adventure! 2h
  •   carrotquinn @citybytheseaceramics I actually had a panic attack on the PCT last year, on the approach to Pinchot pass- I was postholing in the snow by myself, feeling alone and lost (I entered the sierras too early, in May, and there was still a lot of snow) and then wham! I had this panic attack. I just sort of stood in the snow and let it do its thing, and then it passed and I was able to keep moving. The sucky thing abt my panic attack on St. Helens was that we were too cold/wet to stop moving, and so I had to have it during the descent, which was v. difficult b/c of what happens physiologically. But the PCT is chill- you'll be fine there. You can always just take a break if you need to. 2h
  •   carrotquinn @howrad thanks! 2h

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prewdence Mount Hood peaking out #mounthood #hood #pdx #nw #mthood 9h

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pollytpollyt Back on the mountain #mounthood #oregon ️🌲 11h
  •   tkyddo How'd the lesson go?? 11h
  •   pollytpollyt @tkyddo Spent the morning falling over, spent the afternoon carving it up...sort of 6h

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rbluejay Two years ago today I met this incredible guy. I am not ashamed to say we moved in together right away. It wasn't exactly a decision. I just came over one day and never left. A few months later, I asked him to move to California. He agreed with open arms. Six months later we hopped in my little honda civic with the backseat filled to my windows and spent a month on the road. People thought we were crazy, but we didn't care. We were full of freedom and spirit. We met people with the most giving, warm hearted nature, ate delicious food, experienced the culture of America, and hiked/camped everywhere we went. It was one of the most inspiring and life changing months of our lives. A year and half later we took another road trip and moved to Portland where Tim was born. He hadn't been back since he was 8! We found our home here and we couldn't be happier. Every day I spend with this funny, handsome, and intelligent man is a blessing. I know I have found my soulmate and when times have been difficult, we have had each others backs. Tim O'Connor you have given me the best gift in the world, true love and a lifelong best friend ️Can't wait to spend the weekend exploring in an RV!! #anniversary #weekendadventures 15h

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downdays_eu The last issue of this season of @downdays_eu magazine is out now! Check downdays.eu/magazine to find a stockist near you and grab your free copy.
Inside: Interview with @thelegsofsteel, #mounthood photo essay with @sammycski, Vibes with @shadesofwinter and @matildarapaport, skiing in the middle East with @fabian_lentsch, portrait of @bruno_compagnet, talent of @frasermcdougall and @tomgranier and much much more #freeskiculture #skiing #freeski #freeride #magazine #outnow #hot #hotofthepress
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gbtcrunner Some gorgeous mountains as seen from the plane out of Portland, Oregon! #mountains #Oregon #portlandia #skyview #snowcaps #instadaily #snowinjuly #mounthood 2y

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superradtori The perks of being a morning person. #sunrise #mounthood 15h

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  •   _bl_ink Simple and perfect shot bravo. Please have a look at my "Museum of Simple Things" 17h

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