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Happy First Day of Spring! We’re one step closer to outdoor adventures and consistent days of sunshine. 🙏💐
So great to get back to my favorite mountain range in the world! It’s a bit harder to get there when you have to trudge through ten feet of snow all the way up from Icicle Road. Always #worthit
The most beautiful “aisle” I’ve ever seen. Can I get a HECK YEA for outdoor weddings? 🌞🌞🌞
Missing this place. Wouldn’t mind going back here...
Happy birthday to one of my favorite human beings, my brother @kramerf
Hope you had an awesome day
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Mountain frolics & lakeside handstands....are NOT on the list of things happening today. Adulting is the worst 😩 Can I go play in the mountains, yet?? #handstandeverywhere #pnwonderland
There's nothing like hiking 6 miles to dance under the beauty of a mountain at colchuck lake in Washington. These two were such a blast to adventure with!
Thinking about The Enchantments makes my entire body hurt but also I wanna go back and hike it again and hopefully not get harassed by mountain goats this time 🐐
Colby seriously had me swooning when he picked Tiffany up and looked at her with so much love in his eyes.... Seriously though, I was so distracted that I almost forgot to take pictures of this sweet moment because I was staring :) How adorable are these two?! Any volunteers for some engagement pictures with a little adventure mixed in like these two??
I’m just an Instagram husband for this chipmunk who knows how to pose for the gram 🐿
A little alpine lake beauty for your feed this morning 😍 Yesterday we finally hiked to Colchuck Lake for hike number 19 and it was absolutely stunning! Such an ethereal & gorgeous place. I've been wanting to do it for years & it exceeded my expectations. We started the hike around 8 on Friday & took our time up. Arrived about 10:30 & there was hardly anyone at the lake! Spent about 2 hours there just enjoying paradise. About an hour and a half in 2 big groups showed up but it was peace & quiet for most of our time there as the other few people were quiet & spread out.
Going early on a Friday was so worth it & I'm glad we were able to take the day off! Only encountered 10 people up & many more down & I'm sure Saturday is much worse even if you start early. Wildfire smoke haze had cleared up considerably. Amazing views along the way that you probably couldn't see a week ago. The lake was still a little bit hazy but much clearer than it's been based on photos I've seen on Instagram. Imagine this view completely clear though, you could make out every little vivid detail on those epic peaks!
If you haven't done this popular hike you need to! As for difficulty I was expecting it to be crazy hard based on trip reports but I was pleasantly surprised to see it was pretty moderate and I've done harder. Don't get me wrong the elevation gain is tough, especially the last mile and a half and super rocky which hurt my knees, calves, & hips but I just didn't think it was as hard as others have said. Keep in mind though I've been hiking all summer & stay active in the gym and these are all factors. My suspicion is a lot of beginners do this trail due to social media which is why so many have said it's very difficult. As for any hike always be prepared and take your time if it's difficult for you! It's not a race & enjoy the nature!
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