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Thankful for the sunshine today, my adventure buddy, Dakota, my husband who tells me to take a break from studying and go out and enjoy the day, and for my dinner of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. 🍪🙆‍♀️ . . . . . . . . . . . #hikingwithdogs #hikingadventures #pnwdogs #pnwvisuals #pnw_compass #ourpnw #adventuredog #washingtontrails #washingtonhikersandclimbers #gratitude #thegreatpnw #thegreatoutdoors #themountainsarecalling #letsgosomewhere #wanderwashington #liveauthentic #lifeofadventure #optoutside #rei1440project #naturegram #natureaddict #naturelovers
A moment for cognizance.
They were thinking that running for it would make a good story. 🌆🌧👫 . . . Photojournalism taught me to not fear taking photos of strangers, but to do it more often. 📸🌆🗞 . . . #mountainheartphotography #pnwcollective #hobbyphotographer #picoftheday #collegelife #instaphoto #naturegram #mountains #mountainheart #mountainlife #pnwlife #pnwonderland #hiker #hikingtrail #pnwgirl #wanderwashington #home #natureshot #life #love #pnwbornandraised #washingtontrails #forest #tagforhearts #Seattle #portraitspfstrangers
View of the Wallace Falls at Wallace Falls State Park.
The ghost of White Pass.
@anastasia.allison had a photoshoot today with @backpackermag - it was SO cold out, and you can barely hear the violin over that waterfall - but WOW 😍😍😍 it was such an incredibly stunning location!! So excited to see these photos!
4 mi. loop on rattlesnake trail today.
@jishhk and I took our first hike of 2018 and it was a delightful little dandy on the beach! What an incredible place we get to live in! . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #womenwhohike #loverswhohike #washington #washingtonstate #washingtontrails #northwest #northwestisbest #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #orcawatch2018
Boredom boredom boredom
One of my favorites from our hike this weekend 🌲 #thatpnwlife #washingtontrails #hikewashington
Why do I hike? People always ask. They think I’m crazy for hiking so much- my friends, my family, acquaintances... “it’s too long” “it’s too hard” “it’s boring” “too steep” “takes too long”- all things I’ve heard before. But for me? I love those things. I embrace them. I love the challenge, because coming out on top is that much sweeter. So, what exactly do I love? I love the workout. I love the views. I love getting outside. I love the power it has to calm me down and relax me, taking away all the stress and lessening my problems. I love spending the time with friends on the trail. I love the satisfaction of not only completing a hike, but a physically, mentally demanding challenge. You can do this. I believe hiking is as much mental as it is physical. If you can mentally push your limits, if you can get out of the box your brain constricts you to, your body can do amazing things. Things you never thought possible, because you wouldn’t let yourself. Things like hiking a steep 2.7 mile hike in just 1 hour instead of 2 1/2 like the first time you hiked it. Yep. That’s right. 8 treks up Pilchuck later, I cut my time by more than half. That’s incredible. I live for that feeling, that high you get when you accomplish your goals, when you’re higher than you ever thought possible. The indescribable beauty that accompanies the hardest climbs, the greatest mountains the PNW has to offer. Being on top of the world. And knowing YOU did it. YOU pushed yourself. And YOU are the champion of your own challenges. I climb those mountains because I know it’s freakin possible and I’m gonna face each challenge as it comes so I can say I DID IT. 💪🏼 - Hike # 4 of the #52hikechallenge2018 decided I’d give it a go this year 😊 - This shot was taken on Rattlesnake Ledge. There is a crevasse that most people cross unnoticed on the ledge. If you step down inside and climb through, there is a peaceful little ledge facing the fiery sunrise on a.m. hikes. - #washingtontrails #wtamagazine
A few more from Lake 22! I did this hike with a meet up on Facebook, and ended up going to Lake 22 with 22 people. 😂😂 Was able to walk around the whole lake, and saw several avalanches. 2/100; 1/52
The best spots for lunch are always the hardest to get to. This was during the summer... I can’t imagine how much snow covers this place now.
🌲 “I took a walk into the woods and came out taller than the trees” - Henry David Thoreau. 📸:@bmariie
Dat mist doe!
When people talk about hugging trees, this probably isn't the kind of tree they have in mind. However, snags and other freaky trees need the occasional hug too. 🤗🌲
So apropos Saw death on a sunny snow @boniver
The North Cascades are amazing and I can’t wait to spend some more time there. The sunset going down over the mountains peak filled the whole sky with an intense shade of purple. I didn’t even have to edit this picture at all #explorewashington #livewashington #washingtontrails #pnwonderland #sunset #pnw #pnwlife #stayandwanderi #agameoftones #sonyimages #sonyalpha #mg_izkiz #moodygrams
Words can’t describe how thankful I am for everyone of these wonderful people
Latourell Falls, OR. 📍 ——————————————————————————————— What really stands out about this waterfall is the lime green lichens in the upper right corner of the frame. This composite organism arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship. Their vibrant color stands out against the black rock beautifully. . . . #NikonTop #NikonNoFilter #PNWdiscovered #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #Dreamworldimages #justgoshoot #peoplescreatives #passionpassport #discoverearth #agameoftones #igtones #gs10k #lastingvisuals #Explorers_of_light #belocalworldwide #edgygrams #moodygrams #dreamergram #Artofvisuals #ig_killerz #Bushwhackco #WanderWashington #LiveWashington #WashingtonExplored #WashingtonTrails #NaturalWashington #Longexposure_photos #Longexposure_shots #Longexposure_addicted
Been too long since I explored the mountains with this girl and her human. Living for these weekend adventures 🙌🏻
It was unseasonably warm and windy on Mailbox Peak with @moyatown #mlkjrday #doghikes #washingtontrails #pnw #pnwonderland
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK . . . . . . #pnwdiscovered #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #washingtontrails #washingtonexplored #snowshoeing #choosemountains #getoutstayout #landscapephotography #pnwonderland #theamericancollective
Rainbow sunbeams on a warm winter pnw day #lenalake #hiking #pnw #pnwonderland #washingtontrails #washingtonexplore
[Direction] . - It won’t matter how fast you are working or progressing if you aren’t headed in the right direction. Figure out which way you REALLY want to head in before taking that route. . - There are way to many people jumping into things that they don’t want to do because they feel outside pressure to make the decision NOW. . - Slow down and experience what you enjoy doing. Give yourself time to find yourself and keep trying new things. It’s important to enjoy what you do. Life is to short to be stuck in something you don’t want to do. - We’ve all been guilty of rushing things at some point in our lives but it’s time to become aware, it’s time to become honest with ourselves. . - I’m guilty of rushing into something I ultimately didn’t want to do. I am by no means perfect, I’m just not harsh on myself and I try to learn from my mistakes, but I’m trying to practice what I preach.
One of my favorites from today's hike.
Traded Japanese bullet trains for the Cascade mountains. I’m back where my heart belongs. Also, I ran into Jerry on the trail! • • • • • #optoutside #reiemployee #rei1440project #getoutside #washingtontrails #wanderwashington #theoutbound #notasuck #upperleftusa #outdoorsociety #ourpnw #thatpnwlife #igers_seattle #ShotoniPhone
Icy Peak standing tall above Nooksack River valley.
A long weekend with highs of 50 in January calls for back-to-back hikes. 🌲💖🌲|| Nature ruined any photo-ops on my first hike 🤣 amiright @cararitchie || Finally made it to Little Si. While it had some fun areas, I especially loved the abundance of moss covered trees and boulders, I still favor Rattlesnake for the most “bang for your buck” Seattle-area hike. || 10/ #52hikechallenge
That moment when you figure out your dog might like hiking just a little bit more than you do... ah, that face!!!💚🐶🐕 . . . . . . . . . . . . #hiking #hikingwithdogs #adventuredog #pnwdogs #pnw_compass #ourpnw #optoutside #rei1440project #letsgosomewhere #stayandwander #wanderfolk #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #washingtonhikersandclimbers #pnw #australiancattledog #shepherdmix #adoptdontshop #hpacalum
We run for naps 🐾💜😴
A rare sunny winter day in Bellingham- everyone get outside! P.S. Madrona trees 😍😍😍 #bellingham
Snowshoeing through a winter wonderland. Definitely planning on doing plenty of this over the next few months of winter. - - - - - #optoutside #hiking #snowshoeing #snow #mountains #evergreen #winter #landscape #snowdrift #snowbank #sonyalpha #sonya6300 #washingtontrails #wanderwashington #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #choosemountains
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