orcas, eagles, deer & jellys
Sometimes Jonah 2:10 is too relatable.
God gives clear direction, and I go the opposite way, only to end up exactly where he wanted me the whole time only covered in fish puke. Perhaps some day I'll learn to go where he tells me when he tells me and I can avoid the belly of the fish and puke.
Now this is what I call Sunday Funday🌲🗺
It’s been such a long eventful day exploring Astoria and Long Beach with the fam💕 Wish us luck on our first hotel stay with the kids!
My favorite waterfall in Oregon so far! The trail was a bit strenuous, but totally worth it! #pnwlife #pnwonderland
Step on a crack...break your mother’s back. .
Thanks for the photo @themountainspeaks
Even though I don’t have any big plans for the holiday weekend, I’m excited for the day off tomorrow! And I would take a few more days off, too 😜
this view never gets old 🌿
First race of 2018 was tough but great! The bee stings were totally worth it for the beautiful trails!
Spring conditions are upon us! Trying to stay high on our approach to Kangaroo Temple, we ended up getting cliffed out just before discovering a lingering snowfield on top of what was going to be the fourth pitch of our route. On the bright side, we got a great endurance day taking our climbing gear out on a big ski tour 😅
Yesterday Chris and I planned to hike to Anderson and Watson lakes in North Cascades National Park. After driving a very pothole riddled dirt road many miles up the mountain, we found the road snow-covered and impassable about 2 miles from the trail head. This was definitely a let down (although we did find another trail to hike lower down the mountain). The views from the drive up the mountain, however, were stunning!
My first time EVER to the San Juan Islands 😍. Took a little hike (6.7m 1883’ elev gain) up to Mount Constitution. Lookout #1
for the season. More to come this summer 👍....but for now, time to wait two hours for the ⛴ to come back and take me home! Lol 😂
Had the privilege of taking this group of youth hiking, most of which have barely ever travel outside of their neighborhoods. They were loud, they were rough with each other and they only listened half the time but everyone of them made it to the top and back down and all though they were loud they were kind and polite to every single other person out on that busy trail. They gave compliments and stood aside for everysingle person they passed. This hike wasnt physically challenging for me but it put me out of my comfort zone and challenged me in so many other ways. This was probably one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I will do this again
Backdrop of a perfect beach camping weekend
Cape Flattery, Neah Bay, Washington USA.
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It's pretty obvious why these lookouts draw a crowd. Now how do go about buying one for keeps?! #thatviewthough
Fun fact: there is an abandoned mining town in Washington named Monte Cristo, and you can hike to it! I named Monte after the Count of Monte Cristo and I love ghost towns, so I’ve been wanting to go ever since I first heard about it.
It turns out the town was also named after Dumas’ fictional character! The prospectors who discovered the valley and its veins of ore needed a way to transport the metals to markets so they could profit from their discovery. Because the area was so difficult to access, building such transportation would be expensive. They needed to come up with an inspiring, evocative name that would ring of riches in order to attract investors. Some of the prospectors had read The Count of Monte Cristo, and ultimately decided to name the town after him.* Dumas St. was the name of the main street!
*I found this information in the book Monte Cristo, by Philip Woodhouse (Mountaineers Books). You can find it on Google Books — it’s super interesting!
Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington -
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.