Early morning hikes always have the best color! Also, it’s always blocked by all the trees 😂⛰ 🌲. How early do you guys like to get out and start a day hike when camping?
COME LEND A HAND 🤚
Partners will be hosting a work party tomorrow Sept 19th 1-4pm on the #CurlewLake
Trestle. Our objective is to replace some loose nails with screws.
WHERE: Park at the Kiwanis Trailhead (north end of curlew lake / east end of trestle) and walk to the trestle
WHEN: 1pm - 4pm
WHAT TO BRING:
1) Your own cordless impact driver and/or drill with charged up batteries and charger
2) A nail puller such as a cats paw or small crowbar
3) Work gloves & eye protection (maybe even knee pads)
4) Something to hold screws and something to put bent nails in
5) Lunch/snack water and appropriate clothing for our fun fall weather
screws & bits
Honda generator for charging spent batteries
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Fun fact: puget sound water is really cold before the sun comes up
Found myself uncontrollably giggling when the clouds departed. 2nd best birthday gift.
Even though this past weekend in Colorado was wonderful, I missed getting outside and hiking with my favorite pup. Sadly, our weekends are booked until the end of October (so much out of town travel!) which means I’m missing out on a lot of amazing fall hiking. I guess that means Maya and I will just have to sneak in a few after-work hikes for the next few weeks! 🌲
Fading light looking towards Malaga
Last night’s sunset on the Pacific Ocean was pretty cool
Happy Trail Tuesday! ⛰🌲💫 Where will the trails take you guys today? Let us know, below! 👇🏾 .
and follow signs🌲💫
Location: 📍 Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Fremont Fire Lookout trail
Hey buddy, you’re in my shot. Wait, never mind stay right there.
Showcasing a little summer vibes before fall officially hits Saturday. I loved this short hike and the bright green & pink-like colors mixing together throughout the trail. There were great views of a few little lakes along the way and of course amazing views of Mt. Rainier at the peak and throughout the trail. I just love this national park so much.
Crazy to think our colors will be turning very soon (and some trails already have!). Super excited to hike Maple Pass Loop & Blue Lake but can't decide if it will be this weekend or next. Maybe next weekend to make sure larches are closer to full swing. I get a little worried in October since snow is unpredictable & might cover up the fall foliage but would also love to do a light snow covered hike soon before it gets too crazy. If we don't go to the North Cascades this weekend I have a list of trails to chose from closer to home for this weekend's hike to get a teaser of beautiful fall colors already in bloom. Any of my friends in-state are always welcome to join, just dm me! Autumn is such a beautiful time of year! Please do yourself a favor and make sure to go on at least one fall colored hike and/or larch march before the season ends!
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A little alpine lake beauty for your feed this morning 😍 Yesterday we finally hiked to Colchuck Lake for hike number 19 and it was absolutely stunning! Such an ethereal & gorgeous place. I've been wanting to do it for years & it exceeded my expectations. We started the hike around 8 on Friday & took our time up. Arrived about 10:30 & there was hardly anyone at the lake! Spent about 2 hours there just enjoying paradise. About an hour and a half in 2 big groups showed up but it was peace & quiet for most of our time there as the other few people were quiet & spread out.
Going early on a Friday was so worth it & I'm glad we were able to take the day off! Only encountered 10 people up & many more down & I'm sure Saturday is much worse even if you start early. Wildfire smoke haze had cleared up considerably. Amazing views along the way that you probably couldn't see a week ago. The lake was still a little bit hazy but much clearer than it's been based on photos I've seen on Instagram. Imagine this view completely clear though, you could make out every little vivid detail on those epic peaks!
If you haven't done this popular hike you need to! As for difficulty I was expecting it to be crazy hard based on trip reports but I was pleasantly surprised to see it was pretty moderate and I've done harder. Don't get me wrong the elevation gain is tough, especially the last mile and a half and super rocky which hurt my knees, calves, & hips but I just didn't think it was as hard as others have said. Keep in mind though I've been hiking all summer & stay active in the gym and these are all factors. My suspicion is a lot of beginners do this trail due to social media which is why so many have said it's very difficult. As for any hike always be prepared and take your time if it's difficult for you! It's not a race & enjoy the nature!
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