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Hello again my dear Victoria! Nice to see you shining ☀️
It occurs to me that most photos I see on social media, especially Instagram and Facebook, only shows the beauty of the adventure. People show off their best photo (I’m guilty too) but once in a while we should also let others know the hardships and the not so pretty things we go through. The muddy shoes, the dirty dusty legs and or leggings, the bug bites, bruises, scrapes and cuts, because those were everlasting memories of a fun adventure. This photo was taken in one of the river hikes we had last spring. #muddygirls #liveandhike #herpnwlife #ourpnw #washingtontrails #mtnchicks #washingtonhikersandclimbers #ifyouaintdirtyyouaintdoingitright @charlene.fico
"You'll never influence the world being just like it" #authenticity
Get on out there. Most trailheads are open. Still some snow at shady, higher elevations, but not much that you can’t crunch through. And once in awhile, the trees open up and you see something like this. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• #bestoforegon #cascadiaexplored #ig_myshot #loves_mountains_ #greatnorthcollective #modernoutdoorsman #goatworthy #everything_imaginable_ #pocket_allnature #usa_naturehippys #nature_brilliance #nature_shooters #optoutside #oregonexplored #oregon #oregonunplugged #exploreoregon #ourpnw #pnwonderland #pocket_mountains #pnwdiscovered #thebestofbend #bendoregon #royalsnappingartists #jj_oregon #oregonnw #oregononly #nature_sultans #mtjefferson #mtjeffersonwilderness
🔸 “Bedroom with a view? 🤔” . . // @pvignaux . . chosen by: @tiarevincent #choosemountains @choosemountains choosemountains.com for features, tag us✌🏼
Dive into the sea of greenery at Hoh Rainforest.
I basically haven't done anything I'm supposed to do since arriving home in Seattle, but I did introduce my boo @latitudeslongitudes to my mom and mom's family and Whidbey Island. We earned junior ranger badges for Ebey's Landing National Reserve, and I showed him Deception Pass State Park. I guess life's too short or we're having a honeymoon time? #yolo
Super fun choose-your-own-adventure loop day! 6-pack of peaks got cut short at summit #5 when a storm rolled in and a good thing too, as lightening struck uncomfortably close on the way down. ⚡️😳💩 #climballthethings
. smiles on smiles for miles and miles 📈
Nada melhor que sair de casa sem destino, sem planos... dirigir para o oceano, e chamar ali de casa... • • • Nothing better than leave home without destine, without plans... drive to the ocean and call it home for the night... • • • • #wa #folkcreative #washingtonstate #folkvibe #beautifuldestinations #igdaily #ourpnw #moodygrams #WanderWashington #ig_color #createexplore #thatpnwlife #gopro #viajar #travel #52weeksofnature #OptOutside #theNWadventure #WanderWashington #livelifeoutside #theNWadventure #Goatworthy #keepitwild #outdoors #wildernssculture #wildsights #liveoutdoors #pnwonderland #upperleftusa
Sunset over the Pickets late last summer || with summer now in full swing, I'm crazy excited to take all I've learned in the past year as a photographer, documentarian, and climber and put it to use to expand upon my love and appreciation of the outdoors and the wonderful souls which venture into these places. Kicking it off with some warm up scrambles in the Tatoosh on Sunday then hitting the alpine to hopefully bag Little Tahoma next weekend. Let's go 🤙
I was fortunate enough to be King of the Hill in King County today as I made a solo ascent of both the West (the true summit) and East Peaks of Mount Daniel.  It was a day full of jaw dropping views, ogling ragged ridgelines and summits, coral blue alpine lakes, massive thunderstorms forming over neighboring peaks, epic standing glissades, and complete solitude.  I had the entire mountain to myself and I am grateful for every moment of it. The feeling of complete isolation while in the alpine is a treasure to me and I had in a way, forgotten what it felt like.  Today will be remembered for a long time to come.
Nights were you can take photos from inside your tent and cozy sleeping bag are the best.
It dawned on me the other day that one of the county parks where I work is a popular spot for people taking professional portraits. You didn't see a lot of that at my last job. 😅
I've been trying to find the words to describe what I felt on Monday night, but I keep coming up short. Magical just doesn't cut it. I hiked up to a special spot with @drawntohighplaces and @themusicalmountaineers for an evening of beauty, creativity, and inspiration - and Tahoma responded back with an exceptional show of its own. I ran around with my camera trying my best to capture it all and I can't wait to share more with y'all soon.
Nothing like a good work night mini trip to get you through the week 👌
llega la mañana . . . Todos somos uno - “Beyond myself, somewhere, I wait for my arrival.” ― Octavio Paz, The Collected Poems, 1957-1987 - “más allá de mí, en algún lugar, Espero a mi llegada. ― Octavio Paz, los poemas recogidos, 1957-1987 - Heliotrope Morning: High Camp, sunrise over Bastile Ridge. #weareallone #octaviopaz #enespañol #lovetrumpshate #sunrise #diversifyoutdoors #climbinglife #heliotroperidge #mountbaker #themountainsarecalling #liveyourlife #bekind #compassion #lgbtq #pridemonth #ourplanetdaily #northcascades #snowandice #pnwonderland #wanderwashington #thereisnoplanetb #ourpnw #climbtothetop #backpacking #pnwtrails #cascadiaexplored #livewashington #alpinesnow #mountaineer #wanderwashington @humanrightscampaign @mountaineersorg @poetryfoundation
#📷 @mountaineersorg : It’s about the journey not the destination... that being said, tagging the summit sure does feel good! @shauna.hiker , congrats on climbing Glacier Peak and thanks for sharing this beautiful pic! #ourpnw
Since it’s #waterfallwednesday , here’s another shot from yesterday. Also, I picked up no less than a dozen pieces of trash here. Beer bottle caps, a t-shirt (wtf?), Gatorade bottles, food wrappers. Pick up your dang trash people! Leave. No. Trace.
Enjoying the sunset and waiting for our time to push for the summit. Again it's not about the summit it's all about the journey. This was taken at camp shurman at 9.35pm. Golden rays of sun hitting the ridge of Steam boat prowl. With campers watching the sunset and also having a close look at the route that we take the next day. #ourpnw
More trail exploring today, mt hood didn’t disappoint with 9+miles of super fun singletrack 🚲 #sweatsesh #singletrack #mtb
It’s about the journey not the destination... that being said, tagging the summit sure does feel good! @shauna.hiker , congrats on climbing Glacier Peak and thanks for sharing this beautiful pic! #ourpnw
Still best buds after all these years.. even if I did get a Land Rover 😅 #upperlefting #upperleft
The trees aren’t dead, that’s the late afternoon sun hitting their tops 💛🌲☀️☁️ #ourpnw #clouds #pacificnorthwest #whatcomtalk #naturelovers #everything_home_front #explore_countryside_ #usa_naturehippys #ilovetrees
Everything is so green this time of the year. :)
Trails are better spent with friends ❤️ What’re your weekend plans? . . 📸: @natebbrown
Is there any chance the inversion gods will bless us again this weekend? 🙏
Our beautifully calm Saturday morning reward for a windy Friday night paddle battle on Ross Lake ⛰☀️ If you’re hitting the water during all this warm weather remember to plan accordingly! Many lakes, especially Ross, don’t get above 50°, even in summer. Happy paddling!! . . . . #rosslake #northcascades #kayaking #kayakcamping #kayaklife #ourpnw #outdoors #optoutside #choosemountains #exploremore #goatworthy #igwashington #mtnchicks #northwestisbest #ourwild #outdoorwomen #pnw #radgirlslife #sheexplores #thatpnwlife #washingtonexplored #herpnwlife #wildwashington #washingtonoutdoors
Sunrise from Ruth last weekend- its views like this that make it easier to get out of the ol sleeping bag in the morning
T-3 days until Mt. Baker! #mtadams #mountadams #basecamp
Happy Pollinator Week! While most people tend to think of bees and butterflies as primary pollinators, these crucial creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Flies, birds, bats, beetles, wasps and even small rodents can help carry pollen from place to place. During their spring natural history trip, grad students journeyed to the Methow Valley to learn about pollinators, particularly native bees, and their role in the ecosystem. 📸: Lisa Robinson
Last night I camped outside of charming little Palmer, AK. This morning I had breakfast and coffee at a diner in town and chatted with @kateevsakphoto , who lives in Palmer. I coached Kate for a year - maybe more? - but this was the first time we had met in person! Now I'm headed northeast to the Matanuska Glacier. The weather is cooperating and the views are amazing! . . . #WhereTheRiverMeetsTheRoad #KDSoloAward #bikepacking #adventurecycling #shebikes #foryourmountain #FueledByPROBAR #BeActiveBeComfortable #thisispackrafting #thisisbikerafting #packraftingwomen #ourpnw #pnwonderland #SealskinzAdventure #iamspecialized_wmn @erikmoen_bikept @bluesteelsports @blackdiamond @hyperlite_mountain_gear @sealskinzUSA @alpacka_raft @theprobar @lasportivagram @kcamera @terrybikes @revelatedesigns @fourleafspirits @ducttapethenbeer @outdoorresearch
May you live with the perfect balance of power and flow. #waterfallwednesday #northcascades
high in the mountains, and deep in the pines, lies the source of a vortex where certain forces align
Venture out for exploring the beautiful San Juan Islands.
The last time I was here this truck was half-buried in snow☃️. This time was basically heat training :). It was toasty🔥! @triluke and I still had a great run. Somebody even cut the brush off the trail.
. the silent symphony first, the overture can you hear them, the strings now the brass and well, i’m quite certain you know the rest
Sunny day on the lakeshore. . . . If you are thinking about visiting this place, or any other of the spectacular public lands we are privileged to enjoy, please remember the seven Leave No Trace principles. https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles @leavenotracecenter #leavenotrace . . . #mountsthelens #washington #washingtontrails #pacificnorthwest #pnw #northwestisbest #neverstopexploring #adventurepnw #hiking #trail #nature #wilderness #defendwilderness #cascadia #publiclands #protectourpubliclands #ourpnw #washingtonhikersandclimbers
@lucaspete23 wondering why he doesn't own a splitboard yet 🤷 and also why @erikofthemountain and I have no chill 🤔🤣
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”-Thoreau
June gloom and Junuary look good on you Seattle!
Skied, hiked and biked this week, so stoked for these long summer days 🌞 Chinook Pass - Snoqualmie Pass -North Bend
They couldn't take their ears off the waterfall 🤣
You know how some spots you just don’t want to leave? Like... EVER? This is one of those spots. And if it weren’t for it being protected as National Forest and Wilderness I’d bet there’d be a cabin amongst these lakes and “Private Property” signs all around. I won’t deny it, I’d want it all for myself, too. Thank you, forward thinkers from the past, for protecting places like this for me and my kids and everyone. __ #optoutside #springhike #pnwonderful #adventure #washington #outdoors #mountains #landscape #natureisthebest #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #nwadventurephoto #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #theNWadventure #ourwild #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts #visitpnw #wilderness #publiclands #nationalforest #thislandisyourland #dogsthatexplore #dogsthathike
The first team ascends toward the serac field. The terrain is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. This is where the white walkers come in, right?
At the top of Mailbox Peak is a mailbox and a killer view of Mt. Rainier. This mailbox isn't on any mail carrier’s route, instead it’s kind of like a hikers’ exchange. People fill it with stuff- booze, books, candy, snacks, notes, etc.-for other hikers to take. The trail is legendary in Washington state for being brutal: 4,000 ft of elevation gain whether you hike up the old trial (2.5 miles) or the new trail (4.7 miles). When we made it to the top we were hoping to find a cold IPA in the mailbox, or maybe some Advil, but we were out of luck. 😅🍻 . . #mailboxpeak #traillife #hikingculture #pnwisbest #pnw #pnwonderland #washingtonexplored #washingtonstate #upperleftusa #nrthwst #mountainsarecalling #choosemountains #northwestisbest #pnwdiscovered #ourpnw #staypnw #pnwcollective #pnwexplorations #pnwhiking #pnwlife #hikingadventures #explorewashington #thehikemovement #theoutbound #getoutside #pacificnorthwest #cascadiaexplored
Colors of sunset...
Mason Creek Falls The water was flowing good in these small falls along the Ira Spring Trail last Thursday. I have passed these falls countless time and always marvel at their beauty less than a mile from the trail head in route to Bandera Mountain and Mason Lake. Love the variety of scenery along this trail. #waterfalls #iraspringtrail #hiking #masonlake #masoncreek #destinationwa #washingtonexplored #pnwonderland #cascadiaexplored #onlyinwashington #worldmastershotz #washingtontrails #upperleftusa #livewashington #ourpnw
Had an absolutely amazing time hiking to Snow Lake and then up to Avalanche Mountain today! Definitely saw some class 3 action on Avalanche which was super fun and the views cannot be beat! Also got visited by a couple of very fearless birds at the top. All in all: another fantastic day in the #mountains . #hiking #scrambling #OurPNW #lakes
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