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愛してくれてありがとう。
As usual, Little Fennick has been vigilantly joining us on our evening walks about the mountain. We used to have quite the menagerie of animals tagging along on our hikes: two Labradors out in the lead, two goats walking alongside the humans and a trio of cats trailing behind. Sadly the Goaty Girls, Feta and Fiona, are no longer part of our farm family. They each met separate, yet equally horrific, accidental and untimely deaths. But that’s a story for another post, another time. Nowadays it seems that Meowson (our other fluffy orange barn cat) is growing too old and much, much too fat to keep pace on our outings. He still devotedly joins us, at least until we reach the crest of the driveway, and then he conveniently disappears into the brush where he naps until we come back. He must keep watch, because once we come within view of the driveway we always see him saunter out into the road, where he patiently waits for us to come to him. Then the lazy ball of fur rejoins us for the short skip down the driveway to home. I’m not sure why our grey female tabby, Kitty Bitty, also quit tagging along on our walks, but I think it likely has to do with the fact that her hay bale nest in the barn is much more cozy than the wintery elements found on the trail. Thankfully, Fenny has bravely and enthusiastically taken up the torch and has more than enough vinegar and spice to face the cold and keep up with our fast pace and long miles down the trails. I think it’s partly because he genuinely enjoys the grand adventure, and also because he knows that once he gets too cold or tired he only need cut in front of Zach and blink up at him with his golden tiger eyes. Fenny knows that the gruff ol’ softy will scoop him up and tuck him inside the warmth of a thick Carhartt jacket until his little paws are sufficiently defrosted (or he gets bored with it) and he’s ready to jump down and make kitty tracks once again. 🐈🐾🐾❄️
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads || Anatole France #photooftheday 21/365
Went waterfall hunting this weekend in the Yacolt Burn SF. Lots of scrambling, bush whacking, stream wading, and getting stuck by Devils Club. But it’s all worth it to see new waterfalls, and waterfalls that few put in the effort to explore. #Nikon100
Foggy winter hikes are like 😍
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😍 @jess.wandering ! #sundayhikes kinda girl!
Middle North Falls, Silver Falls State Park...
You get a shiver in the dark, It's a raining in the park,but meantime...... South of the river... you stop, and you hold everything..... #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #oregon #oregoncoast #pnwonderland #pnwonderland #singleasfuck #longhairdontcare #direstraits #sultansofswing #travelingdan #whatcoulditmean
Today I bought a used book about Magellan and it reminded me that I have dreams. Away from the wilderness for a bit and love grows fonder. People that know me know I can't stop talking about it. I dream of it each night. Anonymous forays into the hills. Quiet walks, breathless silences - but then bad memories coming on like fire engines. But their heat is dissipated by the cool of the leaves, absorbed into the still earth and rushing water and washed away for a while. In my dreams the wilderness keeps beckoning toward me gently, saying, "I'm gonna keep you in love with me for a while." #pnw #pnwcollective #cascadiaexplored #mtnsnow #mtbaker #hiking #washingtonexplored #whatcomtalk #northcascades #cascadia #snowshoeing
“Incoming!” Disclaimer: No one was injured, maimed, killed or otherwise hurt before, during or after the taking of this photo, but it’s Mother Nature, people, no one is ever “safe”.
Winter is back! Mother Nature's way of hitting the refresh button.
Lately I've been pushing myself to do things I'm not ready to do. I think that's how you grow
Dedicata a Loris Bononi che ha acquistato un castello diroccato ... non vi dico quali opere d ‘arte e libri di valore inestimabile siano all’ interno del castello ...grazie per questo lascito che dà lustro alla Lunigiana ❤️🙏🏾 #igerseurope #igerstoscana #igersworldwide #volgotoscana #italian_places #visittuscany #yallerstoscana #ig_italy #ig_captures #toscana #tuscany #italia #beniculturali30 #ig_shotz #awesome_shots #landscapephotography #travelphotography #italy ##igworldclub #nikoneurope #nikonitalia #nikonphotography #ig_tuscany #nikon_photography_ #landscapelovers #photographylife #volgoitalia #ig_color #yallersitalia #naturelovers
Tried Surprise Lake again this weekend but had to turn around at a dicey creek crossing. This was our second attempt to snowshoe to this lake after a brush with hypothermia in 2015. The main surprise of Surprise Lake so far has been that there is no lake... It feels a little cursed, but instead, l view it as a challenge. The many attempts will only make the victory that much sweeter. Surprise Lake--I am coming for you! . . . . . . . . #52hikechallenge #hike4 #adventureanywhere #getoutside #greettheoutdoors #optoutside #wildernesspeople #foryourmountaine #pnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #wanderwashington #ourpnw #werehikers #hikewashington #sweatyhappydirty #outdoorblogger #pnwwilderness #cascadiaexplored #folkscenery #werehikers #throughthepines #pnw_compass #findmeoutdoors #pnwroamers #wildernessculture #thehikemovement
I didn’t get outside this weekend. I thought I was going to be bummed about it at first, but I spent some much needed time catching up with people close to me that I haven’t made enough time for recently. It was great to see them but I get a little sad because I don’t have time for everything I want to accomplish. I suppose learning to prioritize the things that truly matter is part of growing up, but I can’t help but wish I had a magic ability to add more hours into the day. • • • • • #alpinebabes #mountaingirls #outdoorwomen #wildernessbabes #radgirlslife #herpnwlife #wanderwashington #choosemountains #cascadiaexplored #livewashington #bestofnorthwest #pnwcollective #washingtonexplored #upperleftusa #pnwlife #oregonnw #thatpnwlife #thenwadventure #pnwonderland #oregonexplored #northwestisbest #womenwhohike #northwestcreatives #pacificnorthwest #pnw #mountaineering #mountaineers #andshesdopetoo #mountaineer #mountaingirl
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