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I was awake most of the night with the dog barking at the wind so I’m selecting this throw back to a gorgeous sunrise hike because sunrise hikes are my favorite hikes. I think next year my goal will be to do more sunrise hikes. When I look for sunrise hikes, I first look at weather. I look for about 25-40% sky cover during sunrise. The mornings with 0% sky-cover are amazing just for star watching while hiking. The mornings with some cloud cover make for some amazing colors streaking through the sky. I also look for no rain, no fog. Hiking by headlamp can be anxiety provoking at first. My first time, I was pretty much a mess and think I was being stalked by a bear. The stench on the air was strong. I had birds fly out of trees at my face when my headlamp spooked them. I had mice running over my feet. Most sunrise hikes since have been uneventful in the creature category. I also try to bring some friends along so I’m not going solo on these trips. I plan enough time to arrive at the summit at least 30 minutes before sunrise. About 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after are amazing for colors, views and that hour window is a great time to pull out the jetboil and make a cup of coffee and some food and enjoy the best breakfast location you could possibly imagine. It may take getting up early and losing some sleep time ... although so worth it! Plus there is always an opportunity for a nap later ;) Have you hiked for sunrise? If so... what are your tips and tricks? If not, would you do it? . . . #sunrise #mountrainier #tolmiepeak #sunrisehike
"High Rock Lookout and Mount Rainier National Park, Washington 431a, Nikon D850, 1/800s, f/11.0 at 135.0mm from 28-300vr lens, iso320". I went to trying to capture sunset pictures on Mt Rainier and Cascade Mountains, however I was early so flew by High Rock. I had the Cessna 182 slowed to 80 knots at about 7000 feet as I made the pass from west to east. This was the result of flying by several times. #highrock #visitmtrainier #rainierwatch #mtrainiernationalpark #mtrainierwatch #highrocklookout #hiking #washingtonstate #aerial #landscapephotography #landscape #lookout #amazing #amazingview #cockpitview #pilotlife #photographer #flying #outdooradventures #photooftheday #igphotoworld #natgeoyourshot #natgeo #exoticlocations
Winter wonderland 😍
Snow shoe adventures
Winter is coming in as a close second place as favorite season. I think back to when I couldn’t wait until summer so I could get outdoors. Every season holds so many gifts here in Washington. You just have your eyes wide open to see what’s right in front of you. . . . . #visitrainier #visitmtrainier #mrnp #themountainisout #nwexposure2018 #nelust #k5explore #OurPNW #washingtonsights #sunrisehike #mtrainierwatch #ourWild #thatPNWlife #PNW #pnwisbeautiful #upperleftUSA #snowshoeing #PNWdiscovered #visitPNW #PNWroamers #winter #cascadiaexplored #naturalwashington #onlyinwashington #hikingculture #livewashington #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #destinationwa
“When you do things from your soul, people really dig that shit!” It’s a sign that Belinda and I saw somewhere that we both love! It actually hangs in the happy camper because Belinda absolutely puts her heart and soul into the business and people really do dig it! The same can be said of our syrups and of this guy right here! His name is Mike and he is a barista at our favorite little coffee place, @nomadpnw . He and the owners of Nomad definitely put their heart and soul into the coffee they serve and formulating bad ass coffee recipes. Today Mike is competing in a barista challenge in Denver and he asked if he could take a bottle of our Marionberry Mint syrup with him so that it could be the secret ingredient in his signature drink for the competition! He is hoping his coffee drink will help him tell the judges the story of a small little town set on the foothills of Mt. Rainier that is coming together over cups of coffee and good food. We wish him the best and the rest of the @nomadpnw crew today as they celebrate their one year anniversary! So if you are local and have some time today go swing by Nomad in Wilkeson and grab yourself a cup of the Marionberry Mint latte! You won’t be disappointed, I promise! . . . #passionfood #smallbusiness #wilkesonwa #coffee #seattlecoffee #baristalife #barista #coffeecompetition #shoplocal #shopsmall #fromtheheart #mountrainier #mtrainier #buckleywa #enumclaw #pnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #upperleft #upperleftusa #visitmtrainier #entrepreneur #seattlefoodie #seattlelife #seattlefoodanddrink #tacoma #tacomalife #fancycoffee #coffeechampsdenver #uscoffeechamps
Snow shoeing adventures, Frozen alpine lakes, Traces of blue sky, Snow clumped on trees - looking like a Dr Seuss illustration... These are a few of my favorite things ... I used to dread winter for the gray skies, being trapped indoors and the pull of seasonal depression. I have found that I now look forward to winter and I get excited about these adventures in the mountains. What do you love about this season? . . . . . #visitrainier #visitmtrainier #mrnp #themountainisout #nwexposure2018 #nelust #k5explore #OurPNW #washingtonsights #sunrisehike #mtrainierwatch #ourWild #thatPNWlife #PNW #pnwisbeautiful #upperleftUSA #NorthwestCreatives #PNWdiscovered #visitPNW #PNWroamers #peakNW #cascadiaexplored #naturalwashington #onlyinwashington #hikingculture #livewashington #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #destinationwa
The holidays are upon us. Cut your own tree, enjoy a small town parade, and visit locally-owned shops. #happyholidays #shoplocal #cutyourown #visitenumclaw #visitmtrainier
Adventure is best when shared. And even better when you share hot beverages at your destination. Company of friends + coffee + cocoa + fine china tea cup = recipe for maximum warm up and joy flow. So excited to finally share a hike and hot beverage with @grammb ❤️☕️ ❄️
“The Shadow of Mt. Rainer” This rare and remarkable phenomenon only happens when the the sun rises farther to the south as winter solstice approaches. At the right place and time, Mt. Rainer blocks rays of morning sunlight casting a shadow like you see here. . . . . . . . . . . #tacoma #tacoma_wa #mountrainier #pnw #pnwonderland #253 #530amclub #piercecounty #sunrise #shadow #sky #sea #seattle #pugetsound #autumn #washington #upperleftusa #bestofwashington #bestofpnw #visitmtrainier #love #photography #nature #nikon #photooftheday #instagood
Beautiful hike with my 💕 near Mt Rainier along the Greenwater River #mtrainier #greenwaterriver #greenwaterlakestrail #hiking #pnw #visitmtrainier #mountainhike #mushrooms
Beautiful hike with my 💕 near Mt Rainier along the Greenwater River #mtrainier #greenwaterriver #greenwaterlakestrail #hiking #pnw #visitmtrainier #mountainhike #trees
Beautiful hike with my 💕 near Mt Rainier along the Greenwater River #mtrainier #greenwaterriver #greenwaterlakestrail #hiking #pnw #visitmtrainier #mountainhike
Beautiful hike with my 💕 near Mt Rainier along the Greenwater River #mtrainier #greenwaterriver #greenwaterlakestrail #hiking #pnw #visitmtrainier #mountainhike
Beautiful hike with my 💕 near Mt Rainier along the Greenwater River #mtrainier #greenwaterriver #greenwaterlakestrail #hiking #pnw #visitmtrainier #mountainhike
A little #tbt to 2 weeks ago when I drove away from Mt. Rainier & headed east to Raleigh. I do miss that mountain but it’s so good to be home again. #itsamaryadventure #mtrainier #mtrainiernationalpark #visitmtrainier #explorewa #mtrainierwatch #raleigh #east #livinginthesouth
When all you could see is endless mountains you forget all that has been keeping you down. It is like natural therapy which brings smile on my face. Although these views will be hard to come by for next few months, I will cherish those moments and look forward to next time. #mtrainiernationalpark #mtrainier #visitmtrainier #burroughsmountaintrail #hikingadventures #pnwwonderland #outdoorproject #blackandwhite #bnw
Small trip to Mt Rainier. Was going to photograph some mushrooms. But I guess I have to wait one more month. My wingman Kyra is helping with the camera shots #mtrainier #gsd #pnw #pnwphotographer #green #forest #visitmtrainier #mansbestfriend #wingman #explore #pnwonderland #canon
I am so thankful every day for all of the people who cross my path on this journey of life - for a moment or for a lifetime. Each encounter and each connection means so very much to me. Sometimes I feel like I internalize and don’t vocalize how much my people mean to me. Life doesn’t have any guarantees and none of us know how much time we will get. Hug your people and tell them you are thankful for their part in your journey. ✨✨ Tag someone below that you are thankful for! ✨✨ . . 📍 Paradise, MRNP
It felt pretty fantastic to wake up in the morning and let the day guide me where it would. I ended up hiking 10 miles and sat at 10,090 feet in elevation eating a sandwich on Mount Rainier.... enjoying the views and company. I haven’t put in the elevation this year so the negative thoughts did hit me a few times on the way up - questioning if I was capable. Especially to climb to camp Muir on a whim. Thing is: My legs felt great. My lungs at the pace we kept felt great. I experienced some altitude nausea above 9,000 feet and powered through with water, snacks and pausing when my body said to. It turned out to be an amazing day. PSA: make sure where ever your adventures lead you .. ... you understand your limitations (physical, mental and gear) ... there is a difference between cheering yourself to push through the negative self talk and wandering onto an icy glacier without the right gear. ... be safe and remember to respect the mountains and the fact that they make their own rules ...and weather. ... always be prepared with your 10 essentials as well as any other gear to keep you safe (like microspikes for ice and snow). If you aren’t familiar with the 10 essentials, @rei Has a great list online. ... take classes when you’re able to be more knowledgeable. If you are looking for free classes, @rei Has those. If you’re looking for more in depth hands on classes - there are those too. 💙 adventure on! Please feel free to comment below with additional ideas on staying safe and making the most of you adventures. . . . . . #visitrainier #visitmtrainier #mrnp #themountainisout #nwexposure2018 #nelust #k5explore #OurPNW #washingtonsights #sunrisehike #mtrainierwatch #ourWild #thatPNWlife #PNW #pnwisbeautiful #upperleftUSA #NorthwestCreatives #PNWdiscovered #visitPNW #PNWroamers #peakNW #cascadiaexplored #naturalwashington #onlyinwashington #hikingculture #livewashington #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #destinationwa
I think no matter how much you plan, things are just going to work out the way they are supposed to. I would like to think that occasions such as: when you are running late because a series of events set you back ... are actually happening FOR you. I usually try to think in these situations that I have potentially missed an accident or perhaps aligned with something meant for me instead. Friday for instance, both of my adventure companions that day were feeling sick and had decided against adventuring in favor of rest (which I support 100%). As disappointed as I felt for the change, a series of new events unfolded that felt like I was exactly where I was supposed to be. I changed the location of my adventure. I was prepared with my 10 essentials plus my snow/ice gear. I met a new friend on the trail who needed me just as much as I needed her. We climbed a mountain together. We laughed, cried and connected. We explored new trails. Witnessed a rare black and white colored fox. Saw an amazing sunset. I had just posted last week about being fully capable of going solo. And while both of us had set out that day to go solo on the trail, I think we both can agree that the connections made along the journey help fill the cracks in your soul and fill the joy cups beyond measure. Let today happen for you. I’m excited to see how today unfolds. How about you? . . . . #visitrainier #visitmtrainier #mrnp #themountainisout #nwexposure2018 #nelust #k5explore #OurPNW #washingtonsights #sunrisehike #mtrainierwatch #ourWild #thatPNWlife #PNW #pnwisbeautiful #upperleftUSA #NorthwestCreatives #PNWdiscovered #visitPNW #PNWroamers #peakNW #cascadiaexplored #naturalwashington #onlyinwashington #hikingculture #livewashington #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #destinationwa
I am loving this extra week of sunshine here in Washington. It feels like we got an extension on summer. The sun has been warm and bright! The nights have been crisp and cool. I just saw some pictures pop up from one year ago snow shoeing at paradise at Rainier! The snow was already pretty deep.... and I read yesterday that Sunrise will continue to be open until end of October (unless it snows big before then). So if you haven’t been to Sunrise yet this year head up this week. The mountain will be out! 📍 Mount Rainier National Park . . . . . . . . #visitrainier #visitmtrainier #mrnp #themountainisout #nwexposure2018 #nelust #k5explore #OurPNW #washingtonsights #sunrisehike #mtrainierwatch #ourWild #thatPNWlife #PNW #pnwisbeautiful #upperleftUSA #NorthwestCreatives #PNWdiscovered #visitPNW #PNWroamers #peakNW #cascadiaexplored #naturalwashington #onlyinwashington #hikingculture #livewashington #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #destinationwa
Another sunrise hike for this year! Each time I hike at night I feel such a charge. The crisp air. It was 29 degrees at the Jeep. The stars. There were billions of them - some shooting, some twinkling, all fading into the light as the sun made its grand entrance. The colors. Pinks, oranges, yellows, purples, blues: bright and fiery on the horizon, softening as it blends into the morning sky. The mountain - catching fire as the sun sweeps across it and the glow makes my heart sing a song of gratitude to be alive. How many more wake ups will any of us get? And how many will ever have such an amazing entrance and opportunity to say - I worked hard to get here. Here I am. In this moment. And it is glorious. Every new day is a new opportunity to live, laugh, love and make the most of the time you get. . . . . . #visitrainier #visitmtrainier #mrnp #themountainisout #nwexposure2018 #nelust #k5explore #OurPNW #washingtonsights #sunrisehike #mtrainierwatch #ourWild #thatPNWlife #PNW #pnwisbeautiful #upperleftUSA #NorthwestCreatives #PNWdiscovered #visitPNW #PNWroamers #peakNW #cascadiaexplored #naturalwashington #onlyinwashington #hikingculture #livewashington #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #destinationwa
Hiked the Sky Line trail to Panorama Point 😎 Saw lots of fall colors 🍁🍂 and snow and ice ❄️ #visitmtrainier #visitrainier #skylinetrail #panoramapoint #mtrainier #mtrainiernationalpark #pnwonderland #hiking #fall #pnwlife
The view of the majestic Mt. Rainier, the highest mountain in the US State of Washington and an active volcano as seen from a #delta flight to Seattle. What a beaut!!! . . . #delta #deltaairlines #sky #viewfromthetop #northcascades #mtrainiernationalpark #mtrainier #visitmtrainier #pnwdiscovered #pnwisbest #pnwonderland #pnwow #flyhigh #flightmode #sceneryphotography #potd #nationalforest #washingtonstate #seattle #seatac
Our world is an incredible wonderland. You cannot comprehend the scale of Nisqually Glacier, here below Mt Rainier, from a photo. It’s details are not revealed until you get much closer, and only then can you begin to understand what makes up this incredible living scene. #visitmtrainier #nisquallyglacier #mtrainier #seattle #seattledaytrip #mymomentsmemories #ourworldisawonderland #wonderland #travel #adventure #pnwlife #pnwadventure #visitseattle #takeahike #thismiddleagedmummatravels #nowdiscovering
I needed a #workout today - instead of the #gym I went to #mtrainiernationalpark and #wentforahike on the #skylinelooptrail For a #minute I got to see the #top of #mountrainier (and yes it was that close 😂) Tomorrow I might not be able to move... but there will be #photos ————— #pacificnorthwest #adventure #travelwashington #visitmtrainier #itscolduphere #outdoor #hike #natureisbeautiful #geology #mtrainiernationalpark #outdoorgirl #womenwhohike #hikingsticks #sunnysideup #paradisemtrainier #workitout #solotravel
Emmons Glacier is located on the northeast flank of Mt Rainier, Washington. This glacier has the largest surface area of any glacier in the Contiguous United States. The blue green out-of-the-world lake is the Emmons Moraine Lake formed by the glacier water..worth the short detour from the Glacier Basin Trail to reach there. . . . . #hiking #nationalforest #lifeinwashington #beingoutside #mrnp #womenwhotravel #womenhikers #girllovetravel #gltlove #hikingtrails #hikersofwashington #visitmtrainier #seattle #northcascades #potd #mountainscape #turquoisewater #outdoorlife #gogreen #glacier #lake #emmonsmoraine #positiveliving #travelstoke #travelgram #passionpassport #staywild #mountaingirls #decathlonusa #quechua
It's August! Which means that tomatoes around the county are making their appearance at farm stands and farmers markets! Is there anything better than a fresh picked, straight off the plant tomato? Do you have a favorite variety? Do you like classic red or one of the other fancy colors best? Which local Pierce County farm has your favorite tomatoes? . . . . #tomato #greenthumb #healthyeating #eatlocal #eatfresh #cherrytomatoes #nomnomnom #tacomafoodie #seattlefoodie #livelocal #mountrainier #visitmtrainier #visittacoma #puyallup #sumner #orting #buckleywa #farmlife #eatyourveggies
#latergram from our recent trip to Mount Rainier. Amazing views of glaciers from Skyline Trail, and this group of mountaineers heading up to climb Tahoma. What an awe-inspiring place!
It was far from the clear day we hoped for but it was just what was needed and 1000000000% worth it!#hikewashington #hikinginclouds #pnwisbeautiful
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