Peppermint broke down on a gas run 2 days ago, one of the pressure plate springs is jammed and now the clutch won’t engage. Will be doing on-site interior work for a while before taking transmission out to fix the issue.
Fall hiking has officially arrived! Even though this is my favorite season to hike, I am still thinking back to these summer alpine nights #optoutside #alpinelakeswilderness
Thankful to be able to help my friend accomplish an emotionally difficult task the last few days, but it couldn’t have happened without some other incredible friends of mine who helped Pat with kiddos; picking up from school, watching for the day and taking them to AWANAS. It’s times like this that remind me how important it is to have a village. Also, my first hike in the North Cascades was 🙌🏼
of course the first day trip we take after settling in is to the Oregon coast 🌲💛 the ocean + rain was calling to us 🌧🌊
Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor and “loaded with promises and commitments” that we may or may not want or keep. The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherf*cking sh*t out of it. | Cheryl Strayed
The world is so quiet when you're hanging out in a cabin, on a lake, in the woods. Does anyone else agree?
All you need is in your soul ~ 🌔
Adventures with my mountain lion ⛰ 🦁
.. I'm really a dog person
📷: gopro selfie
from a cold and windy paddleboard on Green lake, (which is how he ended up in my jacket) at least we found a break in the rain!
I wish we had our own canoe so we could do this more often!! 🛶
The Watchman, Crater Lake National Park
And you came my way on a winner’s day
Shouted loudly come out and play
Can’t you tell I got news for you
Sun is shining and so are you
“Sun Is Shining” by Axwell & Ingrosso
There's something about being surrounded by the colour moss green in its natural state that soothes my worries and slows my heartbeat. BC is my favourite colour 💚
It’s the third week of school and I already miss carrying around this big, heavy, sweaty, dirty, cursed, and yet totally beloved hiking backpack instead. I’d swap one full of textbooks for it any day 💙
I’m not sure if I am more excited about the elephant pants from a Ugandan market or the African dirt...
Either way, my heart is longing for Africa. So for now, these sweet gifts @madijoones
brought back from Uganda will have to do!
🐾you gotta pay a 2 cookie treat milo toll if ya wanna cross the bridge🐾
Isn't it funny
How a single tree
Can change you entirely
From the inside out 🌳
Showcasing a little summer vibes before fall officially hits Saturday. I loved this short hike and the bright green & pink-like colors mixing together throughout the trail. There were great views of a few little lakes along the way and of course amazing views of Mt. Rainier at the peak and throughout the trail. I just love this national park so much.
Crazy to think our colors will be turning very soon (and some trails already have!). Super excited to hike Maple Pass Loop & Blue Lake but can't decide if it will be this weekend or next. Maybe next weekend to make sure larches are closer to full swing. I get a little worried in October since snow is unpredictable & might cover up the fall foliage but would also love to do a light snow covered hike soon before it gets too crazy. If we don't go to the North Cascades this weekend I have a list of trails to chose from closer to home for this weekend's hike to get a teaser of beautiful fall colors already in bloom. Any of my friends in-state are always welcome to join, just dm me! Autumn is such a beautiful time of year! Please do yourself a favor and make sure to go on at least one fall colored hike and/or larch march before the season ends!
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Spent the weekend exploring the coast. 🖤
Life has been hectic lately...
moving and the start of school has made it feel like it’s been forever since I’ve gotten out...which is probably why I so giddy for this weekend. Enchantments, here I come!