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If spending the day hiking, playing, & cuddling with wolves isn’t on your bucket list, it should be 🐺 #WolfCrushWednesday
T h a l a s s o p h i l e (n.) A lover of the sea, someone who loves the sea, ocean. #nature #roamtheplanet #pnwonderland #washington #ocean #upperleftusa #wanderwashington #adventureisoutthere #explore #nakedplanet
We made it to the top of Little Si just as the sun came out as to say β€œway to go!” β˜€οΈ
Mt. Baker & it's wide open wilderness will be one the top things we miss when we move out of this area in 7 days (😭). We were hoping to squeeze in some snow camping at Baker this weekend but with 80-90% of snow that's not a viable option. So... setting our alarms tonight for 3 a.m. stay tuned for an epic sunrise adventureπŸ™ƒ . . . . This is my entry for @hikingdogsofinsta #2019hikingpupscalendar contest! . . #miniaussiesofinsta #dogsofinstgram #australianshepherd #aussiesofinstagram #bluemerleaussies #bluemerle #hikingdogsofinstagram #dogsthathike #adventuredog #wanderwashington #upnorth #mtbakerwilderness #mtbaker #kurgo Β  #puppiesofinstagram Β  #explore #backcountry Β  #adventuretogether #thegreatoutdogs #backcountrypaws #hike #wander #woof #campingwithdogs #optoutside
Washington coastline showing off this weekend
Snow capped Mountain views everyday πŸ”πŸŒ²
Wensdays we waterfall πŸ’¦ #colombiarivergorge
As someone who too often shares the deepest insecurities and questions, I just want y’all to know I am blessed. To live in a place like this on a morning where I’m headed towards work that matters and surrounded in life by people who care means I have more to be grateful for than some others. They say bitterness is contagious but I would remind you, so is gratitude.
Oh sweet winter #sunrise πŸ’—πŸ§‘πŸ’› #TheMountainIsOut #NightShiftNurse 😴😴😴 #TraumaSeasonIsComing #Seattle #MtRainier #ColumbiaTower
Bluebird days are better than pretty much any others, am I right? . . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #mtrainier #crystalmountain #bluebird #skiing #gondola #rainier #explore #explorewashington #wanderwashington
Quiet reflection times
β€œLeave the road. Take the trails.” -Pythagoras πŸ”πŸŒ²πŸŒŠ β€’PNW Mountain Hippie sweatshirt sold online β€’ link in bio for website More sizes and colors coming soon! . . . #pnw #wanderwashington #explorepnw #keepitwild #northwestcreatives #pnwisbeautiful #neverstopexploring #awakethesoul #washingtontrails #ourpnw #nrthwest #thegreatpnw #livepnw #mountainhippie #lovenature #pnwhikers
The recent lowland snow makes me miss the summer backpacking trips into the mountains even more. Taken in the Norse Peak Wilderness, in the summer of 2017.
Reflections at Diablo lake . What is it that draws you guys to the outdoors? For me it's a great way to clear my head, relax, and burn some energy hiking 🌲 . Swipe for a close up panorama! . πŸ“· Shot Info πŸ“· Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 1/100 sec at f/14 ISO 100
β€œIt’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” - Roy T. Bennett
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It was quite the snowy day on Saturday! Though nothing stuck around. What a boring winter πŸ˜œβ„οΈ Gimmie a big storm!
Spring is so close, I can taste the mountains! β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ #agirlandherboys #choosemountains #choosehappiness #theoutbound #picoftheday #hiking #hikingculture #backpacking #wander #pnwwanderlust #wanderlust #nature #enchantments #wanderwashington #livewashington #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwcompass #pnwisbest #pnwisbeautiful #pnwroamers #pnwhikers #pnwparadise #pnwpeople #pnwunplugged #pnwlife #thatpnwlife #upperleftusa #rei1440project #optoutside
Enchantment Permitting season is upon us! Did everyone get their permits submitted? Do it soon! . πŸ“Έ: @therealchiu718 (who had hiked the Enchantments some six times)! . . . #permittingseason #boealps #theenchantments #larchmarch #wanderwashington #pnwonderland #adventuretime #weekendwarrior #theoutdoorfolk #cascadiaexplored #themountainsarecalling
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Bring a friend. All are welcome. πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬
Tacoma Narrows at sunrise | #MezenPhoto
Good morning! β˜€οΈπŸ™βœŒπŸΌ . . . #morninglight #seattle #wa #wanderwashington #downtown #pnw #cityscape #blue #instagood #instgram
I wonder what this one looks like right about now. With a fresh dusting of snow. #waterfallwednesday #northwestisbest #pnwonderland #cascadiaexplored #wanderwashington #canon #canonrebelt6 #snapseed #snapseedshots #negativeions
Are you looking for a peaceful getaway with sunsets like THIS? Plan your trip to Darrington, you won't be disappointed! #DestinationDarrington PC: @thejokerthesmoker
What a wonderful world! 🎢 β˜€οΈ PC: @rockerchic74 , Cheesaw WA
Taking time to reflect on who’s a good girl. #tabbygrams
My heart always wants to be up here, but sometimes the rest of me says, "You're tired, it's cold, you have things to do." Last night, my heart won the argument yet again.
At 8,440', Little Annapurna or Lil' Annie as I like to call her is a bit lower on the Bulger list sitting at #68 . However her location smack dab in the middle of the upper basin of the Enchantments gives her some of the most commanding views of the entire area.Β  On April 11th, 2016 I was suffering a bit from cabin fever as the winter drew to a close. I decided to take a gamble and make an attempt on her summit despite the road to the trailhead being closed, adding an additional eight miles to the trip. Fortunately it was mostly snow free so I was able to make quick progress to the trailhead.Β  There I followed a well beaten path to Colchuck Lake.Β  That's when the fun really started as instead of skirting the lake, I walked right across it.Β  It was on odd sensation looking at the ring of peaks from a different perspective than usual. Once at the base of Aasgard Pass, I ditched the snowshoes and the trip began to feel like mountaineering as I ascended to the pass.Β  A few sections got the pulse going a bit as one gets a sense of just how steep the climb is when it is covered in snow.Β  But those tense moments were so worth it when I topped out and looked down upon the upper basin of the Enchantments during a time of year that so few see this area.Β  A giant plateau covered in snow and surrounded by a ring of jagged peaks. I quickly made my way across the basin and climbed the remaining 500' to the summit of Lil' Annie.Β  There I basked in the warm spring sun and took a million pictures. The return trip went quickly as I was assisted by gravity and fantastic snow conditions.Β  Ten hours after starting, I was back at my car with a huge smile on my face from this unique experience and my eighth Bulger summit.Β  A couple of months later I would summit her again during my Enchantment Super Loop, a trip where I crossed bear tracks in the snow near her summit.Β  Many of the pictures are from that trip as I had lost my camera on the first trip.
Leave at 11 pm to drive four hours to the coast: βœ”οΈ. Shoot for four hours straight in freezing weather: βœ”οΈ. Drive four hours home and edit photos instead of sleep: βœ”οΈ. Worth every second!
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