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    F11 30s 1000iso @sigmaind 16mm 💫

    F11 30s 1000iso @sigmaind 16mm 💫

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    #meetusmonday
Brittany Leavitt:
MD, DC 
She/hers/her
Regional Development Coordinator •

Brittany’s connection to the outdoors began through connection in her mother's garden in Maryland. Exploring the streams and mountains of upstate New York at her grandmother's house during the summer. As Girl Scout Brittany gained more interest learning basics of camping; it was not until her friends introduced her to backpacking and climbing. Brittany started climbing at college gym in a small town Salisbury, MD. She became more invested with climbing when she moved to Baltimore. •

What drew her into climbing was that it was a way for her to recognize the power within her own body. Really studying how climbing is mental space for her. While mainly focusing on sport and bouldering; Brittany has been gearing up to start adding trad to her list of climbing styles. Brittany mainly focuses on climbing in the Mid-Atlantic and the south. Brittany has also spent time climbing in Joshua Tree and Colorado. Her Biggest trip to date was an expedition last year to Kilimanjaro with Outdoor Afro. Brittany joined BGC in 2016. She is now the Regional Development Coordinator, developing policy and procedures for building relationships in local community through meet-ups, community events, and general outreach. She also creating pipeline for regional leadership for volunteer leaders. When Brittany is not climbing she spends time as an early educator teaching at the Smithsonian institute. •

Brittany has a passion for connection and inspiring others to find themselves in the outdoors through many other organizations Like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Outdoor Afro, REI, and a few others. Brittany has been Outdoor Instructor in the Washington DC area teaching backpacking/ camping essential skills and rock climbing. Her biggest role to date is becoming the director of operations for the POC-led climbing festival Color the Crag. Overall goal is to continue creating pathways for the BIPOC community; by making sure our voices, presence, ideas, our heard, seen, and put into action.
Goal: Take my SPI course & to go back to Africa and continue getting connected with the people & mountains.

    #meetusmonday
    Brittany Leavitt:
    MD, DC
    She/hers/her
    Regional Development Coordinator •

    Brittany’s connection to the outdoors began through connection in her mother's garden in Maryland. Exploring the streams and mountains of upstate New York at her grandmother's house during the summer. As Girl Scout Brittany gained more interest learning basics of camping; it was not until her friends introduced her to backpacking and climbing. Brittany started climbing at college gym in a small town Salisbury, MD. She became more invested with climbing when she moved to Baltimore. •

    What drew her into climbing was that it was a way for her to recognize the power within her own body. Really studying how climbing is mental space for her. While mainly focusing on sport and bouldering; Brittany has been gearing up to start adding trad to her list of climbing styles. Brittany mainly focuses on climbing in the Mid-Atlantic and the south. Brittany has also spent time climbing in Joshua Tree and Colorado. Her Biggest trip to date was an expedition last year to Kilimanjaro with Outdoor Afro. Brittany joined BGC in 2016. She is now the Regional Development Coordinator, developing policy and procedures for building relationships in local community through meet-ups, community events, and general outreach. She also creating pipeline for regional leadership for volunteer leaders. When Brittany is not climbing she spends time as an early educator teaching at the Smithsonian institute. •

    Brittany has a passion for connection and inspiring others to find themselves in the outdoors through many other organizations Like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Outdoor Afro, REI, and a few others. Brittany has been Outdoor Instructor in the Washington DC area teaching backpacking/ camping essential skills and rock climbing. Her biggest role to date is becoming the director of operations for the POC-led climbing festival Color the Crag. Overall goal is to continue creating pathways for the BIPOC community; by making sure our voices, presence, ideas, our heard, seen, and put into action.
    Goal: Take my SPI course & to go back to Africa and continue getting connected with the people & mountains.

    2 1 2 hours ago

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    ⛰🤸‍♂️🌲 Feel naked. Go anywhere. Look great. We designed the TOURA #basewear top so that you can be yourself... with a little more outside.
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    ⛰🤸‍♂️🌲 Feel naked. Go anywhere. Look great. We designed the TOURA #basewear top so that you can be yourself... with a little more outside.
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    4 1 2 hours ago

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    You give me all the feels.

    You give me all the feels.

    2 1 2 hours ago
    Spent a few days/nights at the Damon Pond campground @massdcr Willard Brook State Forest on the Ashby/Townsend line

The forest was established through state purchase of lands in 1930. A project of the Civilian Conservation Corps; workers were active here at various times from 1933 to 1940, developing recreational features at the Pond and Falls
#massachusetts #mymassachusetts #optoutside #camping #newengland #waterfall #summer

    Spent a few days/nights at the Damon Pond campground @massdcr Willard Brook State Forest on the Ashby/Townsend line

    The forest was established through state purchase of lands in 1930. A project of the Civilian Conservation Corps; workers were active here at various times from 1933 to 1940, developing recreational features at the Pond and Falls
    #massachusetts #mymassachusetts #optoutside #camping #newengland #waterfall #summer

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    Little Stephen, big world on the Oregon Coast.

    Little Stephen, big world on the Oregon Coast.

    1 1 2 hours ago
    Things I chase: Summits and Sunsets
Things I don’t chase: Boys and Tequila

    Things I chase: Summits and Sunsets
    Things I don’t chase: Boys and Tequila

    6 1 2 hours ago
    ** No Social Media Sunday ** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Good Morning ☀️ Starting yesterday I will be continuing doing a no social media Sunday. Something inspired by @katieb Just to social media a rest for a day. An idea that I absolutely loved. Setting boundaries on something that I a lot of the time I’ll find myself being on for no reason or just spending to much time on diving from rabbit hole to rabbit hole of different social media platforms. .
Things that I really enjoyed about this new habit is that it was really nice to just spend time in my own head and life. Not being submerged into other people’s ideas, creativity, life’s etc. Although, all of those things can be really great, it was just nice to take a break from all of that and create a healthy balance for myself and set boundaries for that. .
I’m excited to continue this small habit that I feel is healthy for me. I have an exiting “project” that I’ve been/am working on that I’m excited to share tomorrow. So stay tuned and hope you had a productive Monday! 😁

    ** No Social Media Sunday ** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Good Morning ☀️ Starting yesterday I will be continuing doing a no social media Sunday. Something inspired by @katieb Just to social media a rest for a day. An idea that I absolutely loved. Setting boundaries on something that I a lot of the time I’ll find myself being on for no reason or just spending to much time on diving from rabbit hole to rabbit hole of different social media platforms. .
    Things that I really enjoyed about this new habit is that it was really nice to just spend time in my own head and life. Not being submerged into other people’s ideas, creativity, life’s etc. Although, all of those things can be really great, it was just nice to take a break from all of that and create a healthy balance for myself and set boundaries for that. .
    I’m excited to continue this small habit that I feel is healthy for me. I have an exiting “project” that I’ve been/am working on that I’m excited to share tomorrow. So stay tuned and hope you had a productive Monday! 😁

    6 3 2 hours ago
    We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson

    We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
    Robert Louis Stevenson

    8 1 2 hours ago
    Lake Nacimiento fun!🏕.
Lake hair, bathing suits, sun-kissed, speed boat, potato chips and some cold ones... Exactly what the mind & body needed, unapologetically disconnected from the norm (and phone service) and enjoyed every minute of it. Disconnect, recharge & hello Monday🤗 Thankful for these adventures and these individuals I’m lucky to call family🧡☀️🚤👙 #laketimefun #onaboat #summerfun #summer2019 #family #selfcare #optoutside

    Lake Nacimiento fun!🏕.
    Lake hair, bathing suits, sun-kissed, speed boat, potato chips and some cold ones... Exactly what the mind & body needed, unapologetically disconnected from the norm (and phone service) and enjoyed every minute of it. Disconnect, recharge & hello Monday🤗 Thankful for these adventures and these individuals I’m lucky to call family🧡☀️🚤👙 #laketimefun #onaboat #summerfun #summer2019 #family #selfcare #optoutside

    1 0 2 hours ago
    Tried to come up with some meaningful or clever words, but all I’ve got is that I’m thankful as hell for this place and these people 💕 #FriendsWeekendLite

    Tried to come up with some meaningful or clever words, but all I’ve got is that I’m thankful as hell for this place and these people 💕 #FriendsWeekendLite

    8 1 2 hours ago
    Teton Range 6-21-19// I can’t recall a time when waking up for sunrise wasn’t worth the view. My morning in the Tetons confirmed this once again. 🌄 What’s your go-to breakfast when out in the woods? - RJL

    Teton Range 6-21-19// I can’t recall a time when waking up for sunrise wasn’t worth the view. My morning in the Tetons confirmed this once again. 🌄 What’s your go-to breakfast when out in the woods? - RJL

    11 3 2 hours ago
    This week is National Youth Sports Week! This week serves to put the spotlight on the positive benefits of getting kids moving.
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Involving kids in sports can have a positive impact that can last a lifetime. Consistent activity can help form habits for a healthy lifestyle that has great benefits to their future health.
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If your kids are involved in a sport and need a physical, call or text us to make an appointment with one of our experienced and trusted clinicians. 844.308.5003
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#vcc #choosehealth #chooseprevention #youthsports #optoutside #health #care #community #support

    This week is National Youth Sports Week! This week serves to put the spotlight on the positive benefits of getting kids moving.

    Involving kids in sports can have a positive impact that can last a lifetime. Consistent activity can help form habits for a healthy lifestyle that has great benefits to their future health.

    If your kids are involved in a sport and need a physical, call or text us to make an appointment with one of our experienced and trusted clinicians. 844.308.5003

    #vcc #choosehealth #chooseprevention #youthsports #optoutside #health #care #community #support

    1 0 2 hours ago
    Part two of the Japanese Beetle!
The first written evidence of the insect appearing within the United States was in 1916 in a nursery near Riverton, New Jersey.The beetle larvae are thought to have entered the United States in a shipment of irisbulbs prior to 1912, when inspections of commodities entering the country began. As of 2015, only nine western US states were considered free of Japanese beetles. Beetles have been detected in airports on the west coast of the United States since the 1940s.
#optoutside #kansascityphotographer #backyardphotography #bugs #japanesebeetle #pests #macro #macrophotography

    Part two of the Japanese Beetle!
    The first written evidence of the insect appearing within the United States was in 1916 in a nursery near Riverton, New Jersey.The beetle larvae are thought to have entered the United States in a shipment of irisbulbs prior to 1912, when inspections of commodities entering the country began. As of 2015, only nine western US states were considered free of Japanese beetles. Beetles have been detected in airports on the west coast of the United States since the 1940s.
    #optoutside #kansascityphotographer #backyardphotography #bugs #japanesebeetle #pests #macro #macrophotography

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    3 1 2 hours ago
    After driving 3 hours in the middle of the night to get to this spot for sunrise we were greeted by a family of ducks who wanted to hangout as the sun rose. They swam around by our feet as we stood on the shore during blue hour waiting for the sun to get over the horizon. It was a surreal moment that I will never forget.

    After driving 3 hours in the middle of the night to get to this spot for sunrise we were greeted by a family of ducks who wanted to hangout as the sun rose. They swam around by our feet as we stood on the shore during blue hour waiting for the sun to get over the horizon. It was a surreal moment that I will never forget.

    12 2 2 hours ago
    Summertime is awful for my wardrobe since most of my shirts are flannels or button ups for work. Being on that sixty degree weather.

    Summertime is awful for my wardrobe since most of my shirts are flannels or button ups for work. Being on that sixty degree weather.

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    Not sure if @samlarsen8 is just a really good Instagram model or if I’m just a killer Instagram husband 😂🤔

    Not sure if @samlarsen8 is just a really good Instagram model or if I’m just a killer Instagram husband 😂🤔

    12 1 2 hours ago
    Spent two nights out in the mountains this past weekend. Found an awesome undisclosed location the first night by wheelin up a technical trail (probably most challenging i’ve done) and then explored Estes Park the next day. Then we finished the weekend with a familiar trail. Two nights can really disconnect you from reality and set your weeks apart. It was great getting out of the heat in Denver too. @adonn626 @gus.runner @aliciaa.martineau

    Spent two nights out in the mountains this past weekend. Found an awesome undisclosed location the first night by wheelin up a technical trail (probably most challenging i’ve done) and then explored Estes Park the next day. Then we finished the weekend with a familiar trail. Two nights can really disconnect you from reality and set your weeks apart. It was great getting out of the heat in Denver too. @adonn626 @gus.runner @aliciaa.martineau

    4 1 2 hours ago
    Mt. Elbert, 14,439’, the tallest mountain in Colorado ✔️

    Mt. Elbert, 14,439’, the tallest mountain in Colorado ✔️

    5 1 3 hours ago
    “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'” — Sylvia Plath
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10.83 miles, 21,863 steps, and 81 flights all in less than 12 hours.
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So long, old friend. Thank you for you endless beauty.

    “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'” — Sylvia Plath
    🌲
    10.83 miles, 21,863 steps, and 81 flights all in less than 12 hours.
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    So long, old friend. Thank you for you endless beauty.

    27 4 4 hours ago
    This view was worth getting poured on the last 2.5 miles back to the trailhead

    This view was worth getting poured on the last 2.5 miles back to the trailhead

    70 3 10 hours ago
    Here's Ericka on the cliff section from the traverse coming from Mount Grinnell yesterday, so stoked to finally do this one 🤟

    Here's Ericka on the cliff section from the traverse coming from Mount Grinnell yesterday, so stoked to finally do this one 🤟

    90 8 11 hours ago
    😍😍😍😍😍

    😍😍😍😍😍

    38 6 17 hours ago
    Good morning, Blue Ridge. Thank you for your beauty. My heart is so full.

    Good morning, Blue Ridge. Thank you for your beauty. My heart is so full.

    31 1 17 hours ago

Top #optoutside posts

    If you could go back 2 years and give yourself a letter, what would it say?
Mine would go something like this:
You’re feeling really alone right now, but things will get better.
When your family drops you, there will be people you never expected waiting to catch you. It’ll make you ugly cry.
That one friendship you’ve spent so much time mourning? It’s built on conditional love. Let it go.
You’ll make more friends. And their weird will match yours.
Sorry, but you won’t get a dog. However, you’ll meet lots of prairie dogs.
You’ll get hurt. You’ll fall in love. You’ll move around a lot and live in a truck.
You’ll feel like you’re doing it all wrong.
Sometimes you’ll get it right.
Eventually, you’ll call a tree stump your office for the day.
See? It gets better. Way better.
//
Tree stump office made possible by @jackeryusa 🌞

    If you could go back 2 years and give yourself a letter, what would it say?
    Mine would go something like this:
    You’re feeling really alone right now, but things will get better.
    When your family drops you, there will be people you never expected waiting to catch you. It’ll make you ugly cry.
    That one friendship you’ve spent so much time mourning? It’s built on conditional love. Let it go.
    You’ll make more friends. And their weird will match yours.
    Sorry, but you won’t get a dog. However, you’ll meet lots of prairie dogs.
    You’ll get hurt. You’ll fall in love. You’ll move around a lot and live in a truck.
    You’ll feel like you’re doing it all wrong.
    Sometimes you’ll get it right.
    Eventually, you’ll call a tree stump your office for the day.
    See? It gets better. Way better.
    //
    Tree stump office made possible by @jackeryusa 🌞

    505 25 4 hours ago

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    📍East coast, Iceland
Photo by: @gardarolafsphotography
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    📍East coast, Iceland
    Photo by: @gardarolafsphotography
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    Follow @lost.in.iceland for all the best photos from Iceland & plan the most perfect Iceland itinerary with us!🇮🇸
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    3,978 20 10 hours ago
    “May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary.” ↠Xan Oku

    “May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary.” ↠Xan Oku

    6,966 94 10 hours ago

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    My favorite thing about aspen trees is the knots in their bark. The knots remind me of the shape of one’s eye, serving as a constant reminder that Mother Nature is always looking out for my well-being.
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The trees teach us things that an institution never could; this is why I feel at home amongst the lush aspen groves.🍃
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Happy Monday!

    My favorite thing about aspen trees is the knots in their bark. The knots remind me of the shape of one’s eye, serving as a constant reminder that Mother Nature is always looking out for my well-being.
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    The trees teach us things that an institution never could; this is why I feel at home amongst the lush aspen groves.🍃
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    Happy Monday!

    449 22 7 hours ago
    I love mountains. I love the ocean. I love cute towns. Is there a chance that northern Norway was designed just for me...? 🤔

    I love mountains. I love the ocean. I love cute towns. Is there a chance that northern Norway was designed just for me...? 🤔

    8,281 86 11 hours ago

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    @moody.antonio - We arrived at this place two hours before sunset, and we were met by some moody and windy conditions... You could barely notice a reflection on the lake, let alone any hint of warm colors... So, after taking a couple of snaps, we decided to go grab some pizza in a restaurant nearby... To our surprise, and just when we ended our meal, the weather cleared and down we raced to the lake to catch 10 minutes of sunset and blue hour, with one of the smoothest reflection I’ve ever witnessed! Skipped a tiramisu dessert for this photo😂🛶🏔
Selected via #earthoutdoors10k

    @moody.antonio - We arrived at this place two hours before sunset, and we were met by some moody and windy conditions... You could barely notice a reflection on the lake, let alone any hint of warm colors... So, after taking a couple of snaps, we decided to go grab some pizza in a restaurant nearby... To our surprise, and just when we ended our meal, the weather cleared and down we raced to the lake to catch 10 minutes of sunset and blue hour, with one of the smoothest reflection I’ve ever witnessed! Skipped a tiramisu dessert for this photo😂🛶🏔
    Selected via #earthoutdoors10k

    2,763 23 8 hours ago
    🍂🏡 Crystal Mill in the stunning Colorado backcountry. Who would you visit here with?

Credits: @ryanresatka.

Tag: #thegreatplanet

    🍂🏡 Crystal Mill in the stunning Colorado backcountry. Who would you visit here with?

    Credits: @ryanresatka .

    Tag: #thegreatplanet

    8,015 51 6 hours ago