“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” -Helen Keller #roamnewroutes
This one! 5years old and almost did all 6 miles! I did have carry him a few times esp the last mile, but he was a machine and he loved every moment! My Lil adventurer in the making! ❤️🌲
Don’t go chasing waterfalls..unless you’re chasing semi frozen waterfalls with friends new and old. Had to give this classic one a visit yesterday. So fun meeting you @naturechola.
Love this Instagram community that constantly brings like minded folks together 💕
Grateful to #womenwhohike
for this awesome pack! Got to take out my new Future Pro 34L SL on a perfect snowy hike. Comfortably fit all my #10essentials
, my new snowshoes, and so much more! Hiked up to a hot spring with my tribe, on the one clear day between storms... Couldn't have asked for a better bday weekend!
Life is better at a cozy cabin 🌲✨
Ring-billed Gulls are one of the common birds seen in western Washington at this time of year. They frequent the shoreline and inland fields. Their grace and flying ability are remarkable. These were feeding in the shallows at #Nisqually
, all seem to be adults. #ourpnw #birds #birding #Washington #pugetsound
Breaking trail with my fellow #mountaineers
. A perfect weather window between storms and a safe route in otherwise poor avy conditions
🔶“I choose mountains because they allow me to disconnect from all the distractions and stressors of society. They give me clarity, allow me to see things from a different perspective, and never fail to instill a child-like sense of awe in me and for that I am so thankful!”
//photo and caption by: @thenationalparksgirl
chosen by: @natebbrown
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You can always catch me with a smile on my face, don’t got time for that negativity.
Late afternoon jog down the mountains with snowshoes is definitely not so great, if you don't have the trail broken down by other hikers before
Fresh snow, definitely a calming experience to your mind
Evening meditations: “the victim stance is a powerful one. The victim is always morally right, neither responsible nor accountable and forever entitled to sympathy.” -Z.I.S.
Some people play it so well. Brb, going to the mountains to get away from your constant bullshit. 😂 photo by my girl @jessica.sagnella.
It was that kind of day in the mountains today
After a perfect Friday evening, I head out late to the mountains to get some blue bird moments before the snow storm hit us again
Need to find some more hiking/scrambling buddies to go in rain or snow!! #ourpnw
Love that our kids love adventuring as much as we do. #kidswhohike
Fall is by far my favorite season BUT winter is so close that it’s almost a tie! Today was a journey with 2 kids but so worth it! We love our family adventure time!
"Enlightenment isn't found with a full stomach, or on a soft pillow."
Rosie's first time in the snow! Twas a beautiful day for snowshoeing.
Day 2 of 365. Year 28 out of who knows how many. Today was a good day, and that's all that matters❤️
I keep telling myself that 2019 will be my year. You shall elude me no longer Tahoma! Get behind me Mono!
Snowshoeing Stevens Pass.
I've done nothing all day, about to have brownies for dinner. Tomorrow though... Tomorrow I'm gonna do stuff.
I just made the best veggie lentil stew! Soup is probably one of my favorite things to make when it’s cold outside. I think it’s because my mom always created the best stews when I was growing up. I remember my sister and I would turn some music on and sing and dance in the kitchen while she was cooking. My dad in the other room eating a bag of chocolate chips that he had snuck from the pantry. Seemed liked she was cooking for hours but then we all sat down at the table with her efforts nourishing our spirits as well our tummies, and we would forget about what time it was, just that we were all together.
What’s your favorite thing to cook on these cold Winter days?
So lucky that views like these are only a quick hike away 🤩
Christmas vibes strong in Snoqualmie today. Cold, clear, and consolidated - dream conditions at the box.
See that rock? It’s a special rock. The first time I snowshoed here four years ago with @kellie.beth
we made Aeropress coffee and named all the peaks we could see while sitting on a snow couch just below that rock. It’s days like that where I first began to have big mountain dreams. I always think of that day when I visit this ridge ❄️💕 #ourpnw #optoutside
Today we hiked instead of ran! Super chill fun day on mailbox! Saw lots of friends along the way and had some gorgeous weather at the top! (MINUS THE INSANE WIND) but it was amazing.
It’s amazing how art allows you to see the world differently. For example, in this photo, I would typically pick out the volume of the different colors of the sky and the foliage, but now, my sight goes directly to those awesome shadows and light 💡 #mountainart