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This is my happy place. Away from drama and craziness that I hear in the news all the time. When I am out there I forget about time and what date or day of the week it is. Than I come back to civilization excited about a shower and a nice healthy meal and comfy bed but soon enough I need my happy place again. So grateful for this "therapy". I am a much happier and balanced person because I am able to disconnect from everything out there. #getoutside #takemebackpacking πŸ“·@moonmountainman

DANGER ALERT: Watch out for this little pink bear in the backcountry. She could kill you with her cuteness. 😜I am glad that this is the only bear I had to deal with while backpacking in Montana. We made sure to always follow all the safety rules. We carry bear spray, @moonmountainman is very good at making loud noises while we are hiking, and we are storing food and smelly items in designated places. If you don't know @glaciernps has Food Preparation area at backcountry campsites where everyone hangs their food, prepares and consumes it. I actually really enjoyed hanging out at food prep area and meeting different people there. We saw so far three bears on our trip but they were always pretty distant. I consider bears beautiful animals but I definitely don't want to make one angry by catching it by surprise in the backcountry. What do you think about bears? Have you encountered some in the backcountry?

Few posts back I asked for suggestions of your favorite hikes in Glacier National Park and few of you recommended Dawson-Pitamakan loop hike. At first we thought to do it as a backpacking trip but no permits were issued for a few days because of the fires. So we decided to do this 20mile hike in a day. I have to say that this hike is just stunning and it felt good to do it with a light backpack. Hands down one of my favorites in @glaciernps. #glaciernationalpark #dawsonpitamakan πŸ“·@moonmountainman

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We just finished an amazing five day backpacking trip in @glaciernps from Kintla Lake to Bowman Lake over Boulder Pass. The views and wildflowers were spectacular. Glacier National Park never disappoints. I am still out of shape after my pregnancy and giving birth but it felt so good to be out and work up some sweat. For me this is the best way to get back in shape. No mirror or scale but just putting one foot in front of the other while carrying my backpack and enjoying the views. This is my kind of gym. πŸ“·@moonmountainman #glaciernationalpark #takemebackpacking

My feet are pulsating after walking for miles in the heat but I know that the reward is close. Soon enough I will be able to take off my heavy backpack, kick off the hiking boots off my swollen and sweaty feet, put on my @chacofootwear and deep my feet in the refreshing cool water of the pristine alpine lake. That is why Chacos is a must item on my backpacking list even if they add extra weight. I've been testing out new Z/Cloud Chacos that have a pillow top for extra comfort. Check them out (link in my bio). I can tell you that my feet were extra happy when I put them on, and I felt another burst of energy to set up the camp, cook food, and explore around. #chaconation #sponsored

Oh the sweet simple life in the backcountry. When I am at home there is always something to do or to distract me. Clean the house, cook meals, grocery shopping, paying bills, work on the computer, etc. Days at the camp are filled with quality time especially when the mosquitoes are out in the evening and I am hiding inside the tent with my little girl. But we don't mind it at all. She loves attention and smiles when I am talking to her. #adventurefamily #qualitytime #camplife πŸ“·@moonmountainman