The Wild Side with Kinga Philipps: Air, Earth, Water

Kinga Philipps explores the wild side of the Sequoia National Forest where she bungees off a 150-foot-tall tree. Then, she’s off to the White Rim Trail in the Utah desert where she tackles the hostile terrain on a bike.

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Kinga Philipps in Placerville, CA
Kinga Philipps in Placerville, CA

Kinga Philipps in Placerville, CA

In Placerville, CA, Kinga Philipps prepares to bungee between 2 redwood trees. Kinga’s guides tell her to live in the moment as she makes the leap. 960 1280

  

Kinga in Sequoia National Park

Kinga in Sequoia National Park

In Northern California’s Sequoia National Park, Kinga and her park ranger guide, Dani Crawford, admire nature’s giants. 960 1280

  

Kinga Philipps in Placerville, CA

Kinga Philipps in Placerville, CA

Kinga makes the exhausting climb to the top of the dense pine tree forest in the heart of the Sierra Nevadas in Placerville, CA. 960 1280

  

Kinga in Sequoia National Park

Kinga in Sequoia National Park

Kinga journals her experience among the redwoods in Sequoia National Park. 960 1280

  

Kinga’s travel essentials

Kinga’s travel essentials

Kinga’s travel essentials lay scattered at her feet – she’s ready to explore the wild side of our National Parks. 960 1280

  

Kinga at Poison Spider Bicycles

Kinga at Poison Spider Bicycles

Before entering the realm of Canyonlands National Park in Moab, UT, Kinga beelines to Poison Spider Bicycles to obtain her steed: a mountain bike. Extreme biker, Tyson Swasey, gives her both a safety and an emotional briefing on what to expect. 960 1280

  

Moab desert in Utah

Moab desert in Utah

In the barren, hostile Moab desert in Utah, the dangers of mountain biking include: sudden bad weather, snakes, scorpions, slipping off the trail and plummeting hundreds of feet. 960 1280

  

Kinga on the White Rim Trail

Kinga on the White Rim Trail

Kinga begins her descent on the famed 20-mile White Rim Trail. It's a tough, gnarly, expedition. 960 1280

  

Kinga in Canyonlands National Park

Kinga in Canyonlands National Park

The steep climbs, the loose soil and searing heat test Kinga's spirit, but she still takes a moment to admire the breathtaking scenery. 960 1280

  

Kinga at Virgin Islands National Park

Kinga at Virgin Islands National Park

At Virgin Islands National Park, Kinga is dropped off on St. John where she takes an underwater tour with a snorkel amid the reefs. 960 1280

  

Kinga in St. Thomas

Kinga in St. Thomas

Kinga reflects on the shores of St. Thomas, the more tourist-friendly destination of the Virgin Islands. 960 1280

  

Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park covers about 60% of St. John and is known for its scuba diving and hiking trails that run through miles of rainforest. 960 1280

  

Kinga in the Virgin Islands

Kinga in the Virgin Islands

Rather than taking a ferry to St. John, Kinga charters a sailboat from a kindred spirit, Paul Stoeken, who also teaches Kinga how to kiteboard. 960 1280

  

Kinga in the Virgin Islands

Kinga in the Virgin Islands

Kinga encounters a local named Cornelius Douglas, who serves up a coconut meal, hand-picked from the tree tops, giving Kinga much-needed fuel for the next adventure. 960 1280

  

Kinga in the Virgin Islands

Kinga in the Virgin Islands

For Kinga, National Parks are not merely places to see -- they are places to feel. And she cannot wait to explore more wild sides. 960 1280

  

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