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One of my dearest hockey girlfriends recently moved to my city, and since then she’s started an Instagram account to document her adventures. She makes a point of getting out into nature as frequently as she can, hiking through state parks and forests and embarking on other adventures. What I love about her account is it showcases the natural beauty of my state and the entire Midwest, but she also includes inspirational messages in her captions that really speak to me. AND she knows how to hide her hashtags so what you’re getting when you’re scrolling your feed is a gorgeous picture, a great message, and not a million tags.

I also appreciate her emoji symmetry.

Check out some of my favorite posts below.

Snow days in #Milwaukee inspire me to see everything differently and to work a little harder for the good things. I’m about to hike home (coffee pit-stops are a must for snowy adventures) and take a wee nap before getting my life together. Five miles felt a little lengthy in the snow today but worth every moment to put fresh tracks in the snow. (Lake Park/North Point Lighthouse) ❄️❄️❄️🍂❄️❄️❄️ • • • #mkexplore #mkehome #mke #mkeadventuregirls #midwest #midwestmoment #midwestisbest #midwestexplorers #themidwestival #themightymidwest #puremidwest #sheadventures #liveauthentic #keepitwild #wearewild #hike #getoutside #getoutstayout #discoverwisconsin #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #theoutbound #roamtheplanet #wildernessculture #wisconsin #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #igersmidwest #dearmke

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It’s gloomy and lovely here in #Milwaukee today. The storms in the fall always bring in breezy cool-fronts and the color boom in the trees: change is afoot. My day job is seeing a drastic change on Monday and I’ve made some huge plans for December that will require additional funding. So I’m definitely going to be buckling down, knowing that October will be my last camping adventures of the year (New Glarus and High Cliff). I have a weekend trip planned to Door County during Halloween and then nothing but work leading up until my Canada weekend hockey trip. 🏒🇨🇦🙀 I hope when you look ahead, however murky or dark, that you get excited for the adventures you’ll make. Don’t be afraid. You got this. (Boardwalk at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, where the Ospreys nest and the walkways creak.) 🌲🌲🌲🌾❤️🌾🌲🌲🌲 • • • #wilderness #wildernessculture #wisco #wisconsin #roamtheplanet #womenwhohike #theoutbound #optoutside #stayandwander #getoutside #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hike #walk #boardwalk #keepitwild #wearewild #liveauthentic #supportlocal #chooseadventure #sheadventures #midwest #midwestisbest #midwestmoment #midwestliving #discoverwisconsin #travelwi #woodlanddunesnaturecenter

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My two favorite holiday songs are “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Go Where I Send Thee”. I’ve got them both in regular rotation today because it’s incredibly frosty outside; I’ve got mini-vacation come down; a long, bleak two days ahead of me and still saddled with this cold. Winter is beautiful and majestic, right? ❄❄❄🍂❄❄❄ (#Milwaukee, #Wisconsin) • • • #wildernessculture #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #roamtheplanet #theoutbound #thegreatoutdoors #stayandwander #discoverwisconsin #getoutside #getoutstayout #hike #walk #liveauthentic #keepitwild #wearewild #midwest #midwestexplorers #midwestmoment #midwestisbest #themidwestival #themightymidwest #puremidwest #mke #mkexplore #mkemycity #dearmke #igersmidwest

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Bog life is certainly a musical one. I’m enjoying a lazy Saturday, as I work tonight, and might even take a cheeky nap. Fall is coming and has me dreaming of pumpkin patches and color boom. Make sure you make plans to walk some of the Ice Age Trail this fall because the color rewards are going to be magnificent. (Blackhawk Ice Age Trail Segment, just before the lake.) 🌲🌲🍃🛤🍃🌲🌲 • • • #wildernessculture #wisco #wisconsin #discoverwisconsin #travelWI #iceagetrail #roamtheplanet #theoutbound #optoutside #stayoutside #stayandwandee #getoutside #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hike #bog #boardwalk #walk #liveauthentic #keepitwild #wearewild #chooseadventure #sheadventures #womenwhohike #midwest #midwestliving #midwestisbest #midwestmoment #midwestbloggers

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Loving this moody blue day here in #Milwaukee, as storms rolled in yesterday and have cooled the temperatures drastically. I’ve picked my hike for Sunday and will be doing the Zillmer loop at the Northern Kettle Moraine Unit. It’s about 6 miles, give or take my wanderings and I’m so excited to enjoy the weekend, take some pictures and bask in nature’s simple pleasures. Tomorrow is Brady Street Days and probably housework but with the promise of a hike on Sunday, I feel invincible today. (Rawley Point Lighthouse at Point Beach State Park, just north of Two Rivers.) 🌲🌲🏞⚓️🏞🌲🌲 • • • #midwestbest #explore #sheadventures #chooseadventure #livefolk #liveauthentic #keepitwild #wearewild #hike #hiking #getoutside #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #discoverwisconsin #stayandwander #rei1440project #optoutside #theoutbound #lighthouse #roamtheplanet #wildernessculture #womenwhohike #wisconsin #wisco #wiscowild #kettlemoraine #zillmertrail

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Liz has a ginger kitty named Thackery Binx who chirps like a bird and plays fetch like a dog. She reads a lot of slash, and writes a bit as well. She thinks she’s a good cook, she brews beer, she's a total nerd about baseball, she reads YA fiction, she has recently rediscovered her love of pop music, she swears like a sailor.
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  • leckadams

    oooo new segement! – Also love her pics. I can never decide if it’s weird to follow non-famous people on insta that I don’t know or not. But I’m probably going to start following 🙂