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Mount Baker in all its glory 😍
This shot was taken and edited In loving memory of James Daugherty aka “Dirty”. I wasn’t able to meet you in person but from what I’ve heard your an amazing person! Keep watching over Trever @onemorepbr , your family, and friends. They love you very much! #ripdirty -We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 or text “Help”-
Night time is the right time. #back40hikes shot from @aaronjchan .Follow him and don't forget to use and subscribe to our hashtag to get shared across the nation #back40hikes The summer evenings of the Pacific Northwest are insane! When we travel the country, we tell people that it's light out until almost 10 pm up here in late June/early July and they can't believe it. Well believe it, baby.
Love waking up in the mountains, especially a beauty like Mount Baker 😍
Yesterday was a fun day of bushwhacking, sketchy landslides, steep climbs and challenging route finding but the reward of standing on a summit with fabulous views and no one around was well worth the effort!! ↟ . . . #adventuretime #peakbagging #back40hikes #choosemountains #discoverpnw #exploremore #findyourtrail #getoutside #mtnchicks #northwestisbest #optoutside #pnwadventures #thatpnwlife #wildernessculture #washingtonexplored #wearethewild #beoutside
Built in 1931, Oregon Butte Lookout is one of the last remaining gable-roof L-4 lookouts in existence. It’s also the high point of southeast Washington! Two weekends ago it became lookout 50 for me and I also got to be it’s first visitor of the season: the volunteer lookout Julie had just opened it! She was awesome and we chatted for over an hour about the area and its history as well as neighboring peaks. Absolutely fell in love with this one and the incredible wilderness surrounding it ↟Happy #FireLookoutFriday everyone!!! . . . #nwfirelookouts #firelookout #easternwashington #umatillanationalforest #oregonbutte #amazingearth #back40hikes #cascadiaexplored #discoverpnw #earthpix #explorewashington #findyourtrail #hikewashington #i #livewashington #ourpnw #optoutside #pnwcollective #sheexplores #washingtontrails
Rustic barns of Wisconsin - I shot this pic on my iPhone last Spring as the sun was setting one evening. Something special about our old barn in the back 40 that is gradually weathering and decaying with graceful beauty!
Sometimes the best weather is what is around you. On this hike to Gothic Basin, the clouds and rain didn’t stop me from enjoying a beautiful landscape. While hiking we saw only a couple other groups on the trail.
Never regret a day in life. Good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories. 😊
Summits are better when shared with friends 👍 📷:@saibotsemaj
It’s hard to beat summer in the PNW 😍
Hiking the Back40 cause I can’t pedal a 🚲 #muttsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #explore #dogshiking #puppy #back40hikes #nwarkansas
Bombdiggity, it’s Friday! 😎 📷:@saibotsemaj
Dumbfounded...by the BC views that can be found so close to Seattle. Thanks for sharing your shot, @erichansontv We will keep pumping out the adventures in the PNW's Back 40 and y'all need to keep sharing them with us via #back40hikes
Back from a few days exploring some new eastern Washington backroads and managed to add +4 to the lookout tally. I’m now at 50, woohoo!! I’ve always loved the eastern side of the State. It’s just mind boggling to me how BIG it is. Vast sweeping landscapes, big sky, and beautiful clouds. Every time I think I’ve seen it all I find more!! . . . #backroads #easternwashington #jeeplife #adventure #back40hikes #cascadiaexplored #discoverearth #exploremore #getoutside #igwashington #livewashington #nature #ourpnw #optoutside #wildwashington #washingtonoutdoors
My Dad would’ve turned 60 today, wish he was here to celebrate it with us. But we are so blessed to have Willy, Karina, Coby, & Eli my awesome family from Kansas to spend a week here and we will be showing them our favorite oregon/ Washington spots!
Wednesday I went up to Lake Ingalls. The original plan was to thru-hike the Enchantments but it was too late of notice for me to sign up for the loop connector shuttle, and I didn't have a dog sitter thus didn't have much time. So Ingalls it was. I have been extremely stressed out and quite depressed lately, so it was great to get out for some solitude with Mother Nature and so many goats! I ❤ 🐐! #rei1440project #optoutside #goatworthy #testedtough #herpnwlife #choosemountainswomen #pnwoutdoorwomen #sheadventures #in2nature #roam #briskoutdoors #back40hikes #livewithgumption #ourwild #wildernessculture #wild #wanderlust #outdoors #outside_project #bpmag #choosemountains #wanderwashington #upperleftusa #bestofnorthwest #thenwadventure #nwadventurephoto #pnw #namaste #washingtontrails #northwestnature
Happy #FireLookoutFriday !! Miner’s Ridge Lookout, deep in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, is one of Washington’s most remote lookouts with a commanding view of Glacier Peak and the surrounding North Cascades. The current tower from 1953 is the 3rd structure that has been constructed on the site and has been actively used for 65 years. The lookout is closed to the public unless a volunteer is on site, so please respect this historic structure if you visit! Happy Friday everyone!! . . . #lnt #nwfirelookouts #firelookout #wildwashington #sheexplores #back40hikes #choosemountains #cascadiaexplored #artofvisuals #discoverpnw #exploremore #findyourtrail #getoutside #hikewashington #igwashington #nature #ourpnw #optoutside #ourwild #pnw #seekthetrails #washingtonoutdoors #washingtontrails
Last summer many of our backpacking trips looked like this. A beautiful, breathtaking destination with a backdrop of thick smoke, often forcing us out as it rolled in. Nearly 500,000 acres in WA state were affected by 1,346 wildfires in 2017, and a disappointing 91% of those fires were human-caused. So clearly we need a refresher on fire safety tips 🧐 Remember “only you can prevent wildfires” ~ www.SmokeyBear.com 🐻🌲 📷:@saibotsemaj
Throwback to when @robybabcock and I went to pittock mansion a couple winters ago. It is still to this day one of my favorite sunrises I’ve ever seen in my 33 years here in Oregon! • #cascadiaexplored #pnwdiscovered #oregonexplored #pnwonderland #rei1440project #oregon #oregonian #instagram #waycoolshots #canon_usa #sunrise #traveloregon #jj_oregon #sunset #mthood #mounthood
Throwback to one of my top 5 favorite days in the mountains. Colchuck Glacier and Dragontail Peak in 2017. I am getting depressed at how long it has been since my helmet and ice axe were actually needed. They must think I don't love them anymore. Must. Climb. Big. Soon. 🤞🙏😏 #rei1440project #optoutside #testedtough #goatworthy #igersbestshot #bestmountainartists #mountainworld #briskoutdoors #ourwild #wildernessculture #departedoutdoors #back40hikes #livewithgumption #outdoors #wild #wanderlust #choosemountains #mountains #roam #roamtheplanet #pnw #cascadiaexplored #wanderwashington #bestofnorthwest #northwestnature #outside #outside_project #upperleftusa #thenwadventure #nwadventurephoto
New videos coming soon! Here is a shot from a hike with @janeebarr as we explore a beautiful waterfall in Bellingham
Happy Waterfall Wednesday! I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer than to take the path less traveled to see something beautiful.
Visiting and old friend. Hiked up to Marmot Pass 6/23/18 to find my old goat buddy that gave me an amazing shot a couple years ago. Sad to hear that the mountain goats on the Olympic Peninsula will be relocated to the Cascades or terminated in the coming months. #ourpnw #livelikeliz #pushpeaks #back40hikes #goatworthy #sporklife #BestofNorthWest #Enjoytheview #exploreWashington #northwestisbest #neverstopexploring #outdoorproject #projectexplore #REI1440project #thatPNWlife #mountaintherapy #maxyourdays #PNWonderland #seeyououtthere #K5explore #TODSL #theoutbound #campingcollective   #rockdiscrete #theadventurehandbook   #travelstoke #wildernessculture
Paid a visit to Hidden Lake on my weekend. She’s still frozen. Spent the night in the fire lookout with a thunderstorm raging outside! #pnw #ourpnw #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #back40hikes #optoutside #outdoorresearch #northwestnature #northcascades #onlyinwashington #destinationWA #hiddenlake
There is no place like home. And no place than I would rather live than Washington. This state is full of beautiful places to hike. While my sister @turk.kate scored an overnight pass in the Enchantments (which I am very jealous of), there are places all over Washington that are just as breathtaking.
Mountains for miles. Can every morning start this way?? ——— This weekend I set out on a rather remote 31 mile round trip backpack. As I was prepping, I realized I hadn’t done a completely solo overnight since my days on the JMT a few years ago. My aging crazy Jake dog just can’t do that kind of mileage now. After leaving the trailhead Saturday morning I saw exactly one person a mile in, then no one... all weekend! I admit I got a little spooked at the 10 mile mark, but I continued. I’ve always been what I call a serial soloist. I love traveling at my own pace on my own agenda. I have moments of fear and apprehension. I’ve taken my share of both admiration and flack for going solo. But there’s something so freeing and magically empowering about facing fear head on, and then waking up to a sunrise like this and having it all to yourself! . . . . #mondaymotivation #northcascades #outdoorwomen #sheexplores #mtnchicks #forceofnature #amazingearth #back40hikes #mondaymotivation #choosemountains #findyourtrail #goatworthy #herpnwlife #hikewashington #neverstopexploring #optoutside #radgirlslife #seekthetrails #thenwadventure
When the connection is strong, it’s hard to tell. Took some time today to hang out with #mothernature and #meditate , rejuvenating and refreshing my mind, body and spirit. #meditation #nature #naturelovers #naturephoto #naturepic #natureisbeautiful #natureishealing #healthychoices #happysoul #bellavistaarkansas #bellavistatrails #back40hikes #back40trails
This mornings daybreak over Glacier Peak and the North Cascades. . I’m definitely not known as a sunrise person, but there really isn’t much in life that tops a backcountry 4am wakeup. It’s so incredible to me how snow-capped peaks look just like paintings. They almost don’t even seem real! . . . #sunrise #northcascades #glacierpeak #glacierpeakwilderness #bestmountainartists #artofvisuals #amazingearth #back40hikes #choosemountains #cascadiaexplored #discoverearth #earthpix #goatworthy #herpnwlife #igwashington #mtnchicks #northwestisbest #ourpnw #ourwild #optoutside #pnwcollective #wildwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #radgirlslife #sheexplores
Pretty much sums up the day 😎
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