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- Seagulls and dead fish. The circle of life. The annual salmon run in Goldstream River. I think the salmon look like something out of a horror film. And yet to experience this in person, I found it equally fascinating as I did horrifying. I couldn't help but think the seagulls are enjoying a good meal. Imagine the poor saps that are eating fries in the McDonald's parking lot! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ - #salmon #spawning #salmonrun #seagulls #deadsalmon #circleoflife #raw_nature #eye_for_earth #imagesofcanada #cangeotravel #vancouverislandguide #westcoastlife #neverstopexploring #westcoastbestcoast #hellobc #herpnwlife #hike_bc #hikingadventures #in2nature #pnwlife #pnwbc #hikinglife #hikingaddict #goldstreamriver
β€œLet’s suppose that you were able, every night, to dream any dream you wanted to dream. And you would naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure. And after several nights you would say, β€˜Well, that was pretty great. But now let’s have a surprise, let’s have a dream which isn’t under my control. Where something is going to happen to me that I don’t know what it’s going to be.’ Then you would get more and more adventurous. And you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now. If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death. You can feel yourself, not as a stranger in the world, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental. What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.” Alan Watts (1915-1973) Track. Dreams Instrumental. Nuages Released 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . #northwestisbest #pnwparadise #pnwexplorations #pnwadventures #washingtonexplored #oregonexplored #pnwonderland #pnw #pacificnorthwest #livewashington #pnwisbeautiful #cascadiaexplored #pnwdiscovered #pnwcollective #pnwhiking #mountainstones #explorewashington #thegreatpnw #bestofnorthwest #thatpnwlife #northwestnature #northwestcreatives #hikewashington #pacificnw #thenwadventure #mtbaker #nwisbest #northcascades #washingtontrails #herpnwlife
I wish we could send memes in the comment section on Instagram. I’ve missed so many amazing meme opportunities, man. ALSO this hike is one of my favorite Fall hikes because you got that blue lake and those orange trees. A 10/10 color combination.
In honor of International Mountain Day, here’s a photo of my favorite mountain range πŸ’•
β€œSome of us are drawn to mountains the way the moon draws the tide. Both the great forests and the mountains live in my bones. They have taught me, humbled me, purified me, and changed me.” -Joan Halifax #washingtontrails #wtamagazine #pnwoutdoorwomen #pnwow #herpnwlife
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Today’s apparently #internationalmountainday and I’m slacking.
The nearer still she draws to land The more her sacred joys expand; With steady helm, and well-bent sail, Her anchor drops within the vail: Triumphant now she claps her wings And her celestial sonnet sings, β€˜Glory to God’ || Mary Winslow
feeling all those winter wonderland vibes ❄️!! if you want to add a bit of spice to the holidays for that someone special ( or give yourself a present 🎁 #yolo ) make sure to check out my precious post for a little idaho-inspired giveaway from @jenniekilcup !!πŸŽ„β„οΈπŸŽ„
Heard it’s #internationalmountainday πŸ’™
Today the rain came down hard and sideways. All day. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜© β€’ β€’ Green camo downpour suit @hurttacollection @hurtta.america #hurtta #hurttalifestyle #hurttacollection
the little moments.. through the forest ' #shesnotlost #herpnwlife #wanderwashington
@kikijiangg has a pretty cute hiking partner if we do say so ourselves! 😍❀️ . . We’ve seen dogs 🐢, cats 🐱, goats 🐐, and even bunnies 🐰 enjoying the trails! Who else has a furry companion they like to get outside with? . . Know an awesome woman explorer who should be featured here? Tag #sheisthewild on their photo and let us know!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas πŸŽ„
I had a peaceful 7 hours of alone time today. No phone and no people. I had to create this time intentionally. When is the last time you did this? How do you take care of yourself and how often do you need those moments? I crave being alone. That’s just me. So here’s my favorite film photo of a warm morning sunrise in the gorge from the summer. Another peaceful moment✨ . . . #latergram #sunrise #photo #film #35mm #camera #photography #summer #memories #wildflowers #mthood #thegorge #oregon #pnw #pnwonderland #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #camping #morning #rowenacrest #instagood #instagreat #instanature #potd #momentsofmine #mylife #happylife #herpnwlife
Some international mountains for #InternationalMountainDay . Guys, I remember the first real experience I had in the mountains like it was yesterday when I took my first trip to @glaciernps. The pure excitement of seeing those incredible peaks in person was like nothing else and it felt totally euphoric to be immersed in such an incredible place. Ever since then, I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with the mountains and I’ve spend all of my travels after that searching them out. They feed my soul, challenge me, bring me solitude, frustrate me, burn my lungs, almost bring me to tears, but then bring me some of the happiest memories that I have. They are my therapy, the place I go when I feel lost, and the place I go when I’m on top of the world. There’s nothing quite like the mountains and I’m so glad I’m 4-6 hours in any direction from them. I can’t wait to see even more mountains in 2019 πŸ”
One of our top skating experiences. ❀️
I’ve been on the couch all day wishing I was outside! Even in this crappy weather.. I’d rather be out there.
Because what's life with out silly friends?
I’m no pro at friendship, far from it actually. My anxieties surrounding female friendship go wayyy back. But here’s a pro tip from this amateur’s book: you know that place just down the street you keep saying you’re going to try and but haven’t yet? Gather up some of your favorite gals, find a free night and invite them all there. When that voice in the back of your head says, β€œyeah, but what if they don’t want to/think it’s dumb/have better people to hang out with” tell it to shut up (my mom told me β€œshut up” is rude, but in this case, I think she’d give me a pass). Turns out sitting on the floor and eating with your hands is one of the best way to spend time with your people. 10/10, would recommend πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
there are so many ways to be in love. #yrsadaleyward
Smile even when it hurts. Ever feel like you are at a fork in the road, one decision away from turning your life around? #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #choices #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #happiness #upperleftusa #smile #optoutside #nrthwst #pacificnorthwest #wanderwashington
It's cold and gorgeous out there somewhere. β € *β € *β € *β € Dress as warm as you can and go see it! Even for 5 minutes! You might last longer out there than you think. β € *β € *β € *β € #happyholidays #upperleftusa #oregonexplored #oregonlove #oregon #pnwwonderland #herpnwlife #pnwvibes #wishyouwerenorthwest #adventurenorthwest #nrthwst #justgo #letsgo #findyourcalling #letsexplore #exploreoregon #explorelife #inspiration #justkeepliving #liveyourlife #motivation #love #instagood #lifestyle #goals #instadaily
➳ out of focus, in perspective.
πš†πšŽ πšŠπš›πšŽ πšπš’πšŽπš 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πš˜πšŒπšŽπšŠπš— πšŠπš—πš πš πš‘πšŽπš— 𝚠𝚎 𝚐𝚘 πš‹πšŠπšŒπš” 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚜𝚎𝚊, πš πš‘πšŽπšπš‘πšŽπš› πš’πš πš’πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πšœπšŠπš’πš• πš˜πš› 𝚝𝚘 πš πšŠπšπšŒπš‘ - 𝚠𝚎 πšŠπš›πšŽ πšπš˜πš’πš—πš πš‹πšŠπšŒπš” πšπš›πš˜πš– πš πš‘πšŽπš—πšŒπšŽ 𝚠𝚎 πšŒπšŠπš–πšŽ 🌊 -- 𝙹𝙡𝙺 β€’ β€’ #pnw #agameoftones #shotwithlove #washington #rainydays #jfk
Dreamland ✨#doubleexposure
ahhhh international mountains day!! in honor, here’s a glimpse of the mountain that rules them all. For all that the mountains provide for us, may we forever bow in reverence to their creator. #mountainsmatter
It’s funny...being away from winter for so many years I didn’t realize just how much I truly missed it until I got it back! Thanks @katsienk for catching me mid sentence....pretty sure I’m saying β€œAre we in a postcard or is this real life?!?” β„οΈπŸ’•πŸ” #winterwonderland #thisisbend #snowshoeing #tstopgallery #bendphototours
Catch of the day! Check out happygirladventures.com for videos and photos of this adventure!
My favorite
like the mountain gave a daughter. 🌬
I’m still putting off wintery activities like snowshoeing until I stop pouting that it’s that time of year (winter and cold, bleh πŸ₯Ά), but we did venture to a snowy winter wonderland on the other side of the mountains last weekend to enjoy some Christmas lights. Oh, and an impromptu photo shoot because I’m never without my camera πŸ“· πŸ˜¬πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ. β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #photography #photographer #adventure #winterwonderland #snow #landscape #landscapephotography #nature #mountains #water #outdoors #artofvisuals #optoutside #leavenworth #herpnwlife #trees #pacificnorthwest #throwback #washington #seattle #centralcascades #explore #christmaslights #trailtuesday
Happy International Mountain Day! Pic from the summit of what is, and always will be, my favorite 14er, Mt. Rainier 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 €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β € He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary. ― Friedrich Neitszche 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 €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β € Mountains have been so many things for me, I hardly know where to begin. They have been a source of comfort and growth. They have challenged me, humbled me, broken me a skosh, built me, and put many things in perspective. There’s something about feeling truly small and insignificant that helps one realize the important things in life. May your mountains, be they literal or figurative, bring you growth and understanding ❀️ Happy trails and happy international mountain day! 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 €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β € #internationalmountainday #mountainwomen #womenwhohike #girlswhohike #whyihike #mountainwoman #womenwhowander #hike #badasshikingwomen #herpnwlife #wild #leaveherwild #winter #pnw #pnwlife #pnwonderland #14ers #mtrainier #mtrainierwatch #trailtuesday
Point the way Scar-Dog, I’ll follow you ❀️⁣ ⁣ Had SUCH a great time in Atlanta covering the #Timbers and their magical #MLSCup run but it is also SO good to be home. I am ready to spend some more time exploring our #PNW Winter Wonderland with my best girl
I just learned it’s international mountain day and now all I can think about is how excited I am to slog this season πŸ” . . #willslogforsunrise #typetwofun #choosemountains #internationalmountainday #exploremore #pnwonderland #sunrise #gameoftones #exploregon #southsister #centraloregon #oregonexplored #herpnwlife
I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback and support from my cover shot last week and the words I wrote with it. I’ve been called brave, a bad ass, inspirational. That my photos inspire people to go outside, but my words make people feel inspired in who they are. There is no greater compliment that I could receive. . . . I got recognized for simply being myself (a mountain loving woman photographer) in a space that has mostly been male dominated. Representation in the outdoors is growing, but there is still so much work to be done. I’m here for it and ready to uplift those around me who have not always been part of the narrative. I’ve been named one of the top influencers of Instagram according to @mountaineersorg and that is what I want this space to be for. Positivity, being an ally and sharing all of that to the world through my photos and words.
The goalie stood ready at her post, ain’t no ball getting past me... ⚽️ #goalposts #soccer #shishibeach #driftwood
☾➢ Dreamcatcher ☾➢
#Throwback cause this weather is not Instagrammable πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ . . . #yoga #mexico #yogamexico #travelmexico #traveltips #travelblogger #seattlesocial #seattleblogger #TulumMexico
I’m trying hard not to obsess about things I can’t control, whether it be the weather, random vehicle issues, or illness. These things happen and even if plans change, at least I know that I maintained a level head.
Well today was a rather wet day. Woke up early and headed up island in the pouring rain. This time I brought my pops to hike with the dog and I. Within several minutes of being outdoors we were all drenched, even though all our layers of clothes. Thankfully even though we were cold and wet we still enjoyed our time together and that’s what it’s all about. Also, don’t believe the weather forecast ever! The weather was scheduled to rain all day and yet driving home from our hike it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. If we knew that, I wouldn’t have started the hike when it was raining sideways...
It’s International Mountain Day! I have so many more to summit, but the middle of the night hike up South Sister to catch sunrise was pretty epic so today I’m going to honor β€œCharity” (her other name) with this photo taken on that beautiful August 2018 morning. 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 € 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 € 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 €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 €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 € 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 € #centraloregon #bendoregon #exploreoregon #hiking #keepitwild #NeverStopExploring #GETOUTSTAYOUT #TheTrailSpeaks #formomentslikethis #beautifulplaces #wherewillwegonext #exploremore #photooftheday #nature #GetOutside #womenwhoexplore #oregonexplored #outdoorwomen #pnwonderland #in2nature #HerPNWlife #theNWadventure #oregon #HikeVibes #cascadiaexplored #intothewoods #liveoutdoors #lifeofadventure #lifehappensoutdoors #jj_oregon
For those who are needing to hear this today...you are treasured, your life does have value, and you were created by the hands of a potter who loves your specific individual craft ❀️ . . . . . @travellikeagirl #mtnchicks #mountaingirls #choosemountains #womenwhoexplore #likeamountaingirl #shemovesmountains #herpnwlife #womenwhohike #mountains #radgirlscollective #wildernessbabes #outdoorwomen #sheexplores #hikerlife #womeninthewild #borntoroam #lifeofadventure #wearehikers #nationalparkgeek #awakethesoul #theoutbound #thegreatoutdoors
Just submitted my last final for my first quarter of grad school! Can't wait for weekends filled with snowy walks and evenings spent dreaming about them. Time to celebrate by picking out a Christmas tree tonight! . . . . . . . . . #pnwonderland #rei1440project #outdoorwomen #mountaingirls #goatworthy #wanderwashington #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #sheexplores #forceofnature #alpinebabes #throughthepines #herpnwlife #alphacollective #seeyououtthere #sheadventures #mountainchicks #hikehappy #pnwoutdoorwomen #livewylder #sweatyhappydirty #andshesdopetoo #sheadventures #stayandwander #choosemountains #dirtbagdarling
πŸ”Ά β€œLight shines through the top of the couloir above Colchuck Lake in the Central Cascades, Washington. This is one of the portals, along with Aasgard Pass, into an area called The Enchantments. From where I was standing, getting pelted with rain, snow, and wind... the sunlight from the other side certainly made it look like a gateway to a magical place.” . //photo by: Choose Mountains Team Member @natebbrown . . #choosemountains @choosemountains choosemountains.com For features, tag us ✌🏼
Classic Seattle scene: gray waters with a pop of green from the signature white and green paint scheme of the Washington State Ferries.
I have the worst OCD. . I’m embarrassed to admit that I just posted a different photo and deleted it because I didn’t like the way it looked on my feed. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ . So here’s a photo of me on a mountain because mountains are pretty? Am I doing this right? . Ugh @Instagram , it’s such a love/hate relationship. πŸ‘€
It's only Tuesday and I'm already looking forward to the weekend lol! But on another note, how gorgeous are these colors?! I told you guys I still had plenty of fall pictures to share! Hard to believe the first official day of winter is only 10 days away! Where does the time go?! I seriously can't believe it is about to be 2019. The years seem to fly by even faster as I get older. . . . . . . . . . . . . #fall #autumn #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #washington #pnwcollective #pnwlife #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #sheeplake #washingtontrails #hike #hiking #colorful #beautifuldestinations #lake #acolorstory #herpnwlife #northwestisbest
: "The best gift you can give her is a lifetime of adventures"
I love when trails are interesting and have a bunch of different features to it. It keeps you guessing and even more excited for the final outcome. Also helps keep me pushing when I want to stop. Are you enjoying the outdoors this weekend? I'm staying in but very excited for a girls night and to check out a new restaurant/lounge in Tacoma today! I don't get out enough anymore lol! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #forest #trees #alpinelakeswilderness #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #rocks #pnwcollective #wildernessculture #blogger #herpnwlife #northwestisbest
: Everything you are has always been everything you need...
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