Our Mt Baker trip may not have gone exactly to plan, but I’m so glad I went. The hike up to Hogsback camp with a 40lb+ backpack full of gear wiped me out more than anticipated, so I made the difficult decision to stay at camp while Matt, Matthew, and Shane went for the summit. I may not have summited this year, but I’m so stoked some of my favorite people did. I learned a ton about backpacking, crevasse rescue, and how much amusement and laughter $4.50 worth of the worst churros known to man can provide. I can’t wait to go back next year and try again! So here’s to good friends, gorgeous mountains, new experiences, and delicious food (but not churros) on the way home 🥂 #mountaineering #northcascades #pnw #mtbaker #evoexplores #evoseattle #arcteryxseattle #celebratewild #sweatydirtyhappy #bightgear #builtinthevertical #whittakermountaineering
» What an amazing few days back in Washington! Mom gifted Zack and I with a weekend of hotel points and a rent car for our anniversary, so I’ve had the awesome opportunity to take my love around to my favorite places from my life here and share some of the most beautiful landscape God ever created with him. Today clocked in at 80° and sunny with little humidity, and the clean mountain air is like Heaven for our lungs. To think that Alaska will be even more gorgeous than this just blows my mind. ONE MORE SLEEP!!! 😍⠀
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 ⠀⠀
As the sun goes down in the Cascades and the last light leaves the glaciers, temperatures drop quickly. Winds rise, sending climbers for puffys and hats - but everyone stays for the show.
My FAVORITE picture of my baby boy on my FAVORITE adventure so far with him! ❤️💙 #ArtistPoint #MtBaker
This was the first picture I took from a small hike last week. I took it before I knew there was a waterfall only 100 yards away. I found this sight beautiful, but I’m not sure I would have seen it had I known of the magnificent waterfall that awaited me. I fear that I do this too often in my life. I know the end goal so I work hard until I get there. What I miss is the journey the Lord is taking me on; the process it takes to get to the waterfall. In this season the Lord is calling me lay down the goal for a moment in order to gaze at the water passing below the bridge. He’s calling me to see the beauty in the process. I’m not sure what’s next but I know I’m walking the path the Lord carved out for me long before I stepped foot on it. •
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This weekend we set out on a backpacking trip but ended up rushing down the trail after another dog bit Tobey. Tobey and the other dog (a medium sized poodle) were on leash, we had Tobey short leashed and trying to focus on "leave it"; but as many of you know, he's leash aggressive. The other dog was on a running belt leash, and galloping down hill towards us so Tobey was growling. In a flash-second, the other dog locked onto Tobey's jaw/neck, and threw Tobey on his back yelping 😢. Luckily we untangled our leashes and the dogs but the damage was done... Now Mr. Tobey is drugged, all stitched up, and solemn. Despite all this drama, we still can't wait to take tobey out on the trails. He even whines when we get to trail heads. ✨✨✨We do highly recommend knowing the closest 24 hr vet if you plan on hiking with your dog. .
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Midnight - wake up call
1:30am - begin the climb
7:30 am- we made it to the top of Mt. Baker •
Thank you to our adventure bands for keeping our ears warm but more importantly keeping our adventurous spirit alive 💙💚❤️💛 #adventureband #bucketlist #mtbaker