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Daydreaming about yesterday’s moody views from Coldwater Peak. #mtsthelens #coldwaterpeak #washingtontrails #pnwlife
I think one of the coolest aspects of backpacking is the constant awareness of how far your own two legs can take you. They may feel some muscle burn, but they can take you places a car never could. . . . #backpacking #backcountry #coast #hiking #photography #getolympus #olympusomdem10markiii #beach #olympicnationalpark #washington #pnw #pnwonderland #selfsufficient #middleofnowhere #optoutside #neverstopexploring #washingtontrails #yourshotphotographer
Indian Paintbrush: Quiet Misty Morning Sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. Over time I have learned to work with and follow the call of whims of her temperament. I spent the last couple of days and nights in the St. Helens area and the sun was only visible through the fog and mist with some clearing for short interludes primarily during the middle of the day. But the fog and mist unlocked for me a least a much more interesting world than the now all too common classic view of the peak and flowers. I just loved the many views of the flowers at their prime in the mist. On this quiet morning everything looked perfect and it could not have been better for me. Thanks Mother Nature for your gift.. #mtsthelens #indianpaintbrush #mist #fog #trees #wildflowers #meadow #softlight #destinationwa #ourpnw #washingtonexplored #cascadiaexplored #destinationwa #washingtontrails #worldmastershotz_nature #pnwonderland #upperleftusa
Hiked up to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier yesterday. Pictures coming tomorrow ☺️ Round trip: 8.7 mi Elevation gain: ~4,650ft
The day is starting out warm and sunny - why not break out the bike and enjoy a ride down one of the many trails in Grays Harbor! ☀️ Check out our website for ideas on various trails throughout the county. 🚲 #DiscoverGraysHarbor Photo by @seannamama 📷
Time to get on some trails ⏰
There’s nothing that quite compares to spending a full day out in the mountains. Feeling rejuvenated, and really inspired to perhaps undertake some different than originally planned, and challenging goals for myself, later this year.... 😃 . . . #runsteepgethigh #choosemountains #trailrunning #moremountainsplease #pnwlife #pnwonderland #trailbirdexplores #ultrarunner #altrarunning #zerolimits #runlonger #runstronger #lilytrotters #lifepoints #oisellevolée #flystyle #alpine #highcountry #olympicmountains #washingtontrails #optoutside #mountainmama #motherrunner #postpartumfitness #adventuremamas #hümabeings
The majestic beast
quiet mornings in the forest 🌲
Pretty wildflower all by its lonesome along the trail #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #ourpnw #optoutside
Ellie's guide to fitness, Step 1: Never miss an opportunity to nap.
That rare moment when there’re no people in front of your camera... beautiful Capitol building . . . . #uscapitol #uscapitolbuilding #washingtondc #washington #washingtoncapitals #washingtontrails #washingtonian #washingtontour #travelbug #travelmore #travelholic #travelgram
It’s not easy being orange.
Hubs and I took the kiddo on a couple miles of Washington trails ❤️ It was a gorgeous day of keeping promises to myself and sticking to and smashing goals! #fitbit #fitbitfriends #workoutbuddy #nikeplus #nikewomen #workoutoftheday #keepgoingstrong #goalslayer #goals ❤️ #personalrecord #washingtontrails #pnwhiking #pnwlife #weightlossjourney #fitbessjourney #healthjourney #washingtonwildflowers #saturdaymorning #saturdayworkout #saturdayfun #saturdayselfie
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. #sisu #mountains #choosemountains #pnwisbest #alpinelakeswilderness #pnwoutdoorwomen #optoutside #rei1440project #washingtontrails #mariecurie #hikewashington #keepmovingforward #bettereveryday
Salmonberry send day! I think they taste better with chalky hands.
We were only 300 ft from the lookout, but I had to listen to my body. I was not only physically exhausted, but mentally exhausted. Even though my pride wanted to push through, I was able to come to my senses to say no. And to be completely honest, I was scared and didn’t trust my skill to get to the top (or get back down if I did). I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but that last steep section on snow and through the boulders was one I was not ready for. I couldn’t help but think about the consequences of a fall and how I still had so many more summits I wanted to tackle. So in the end, even though it was hard to say I couldn’t make it, I was thankful for my rational mind and also this lovely view after the sun set. 🌛 Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! . . . . #herPNWlife #pnwoutdoorwomen #PNWOW #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #thatpnwlife #westcoastbestcoast #OurPNW #optoutside #washingtontrails #igers_seattle #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #nps #usinterior #goparks #northcascades #lovemyncascades #NOCA50 #canonbringit #canonusa #canon_photos #shotoncanon
THE WORLD IS A GOLDMINE
No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich. ~Louis Sabin 💟🐾 ▪ Took our girl with us on our hike today and spent some time letting her explore the beach. I can't imagine adventures without her. Puppies are made for adventures too! . . . . . #takeahike #getlost #leavenotrace #keepitwild #offthebeatenpath #roamtheplanet #bassethound #amongthewild #rewildyourlife #wildandfree #outsideisfree #welivetoexplore #ventureout #awakethesoul #scenicviews #stayandwander #theoutbound #getoutthere #sheexplores #bringfido #bassethoundadventures #bassetlife #puppylove #TheThirstyWanderers
Leon and bff @cat_named_fish have a great article in this week’s @theinlander magazine! Thanks @write_meow and @youngkwak for the story and the photos 🧡🧡🧡
Granite Mountain was a good cjallenging hike today. Foggy skys with wild flowers made for some eerie landscapes. #washingtontrails #bigfootisreal
Lovely hike to Twin Falls this morning. So much green with bird song and river song (heh heh, River Song) in the background. #washingtontrails #sogreen #doctorwho #riversong
🎶...Don’t you know that you are a shooting star 🌠 🎶 The shooting star was the winning #wildflower on today’s hike in the Central Cascades. #northwestnature #washingtontrails #themountainsarecalling #sing_me_a_picture
The Olympics, my favorite place to escape.#washingtontrails #ourpnw #optoutside #wanderwashington
Canadians, I didn’t realize how beautiful your home is! 💙
3 months married to my soulmate!! Shout out to my husband for putting up with my migraines, wisdom teeth removal and daily need of back rubs. You are the real MVP! 💕
Good day for a quick jaunt to Lena Lake, too many people there for my liking though 😒 #ourpnw #washingtontrails #optoutside #wanderwashington
Today’s trail was a wee bit overgrown
Cape Flattery looking pretty during golden hour last weekend. The northwestern most point of the contiguous United States. Ive been wanting to check it out for years but didnt want to drive that far just for it since it is such a short (but pretty) stroll lol. Was out that way last weekend and decided to add the extra hour on to see it. Glad to check that Washington icon off the list! I'm all for off the beaten path more often than not but sometimes you just gotta check out the staples of a place! They're popular for a reason! I'm stoked for another adventure tomorrow 🙌 I have a feeling a lot of my weekends are going to be crazy busy & on the go this summer. Kind of what has to happen when you work through the week but want to get on out there & explore and also create content. It's tiring sometimes honestly lol after a long work week my brain is fried and I just want to bundle up on the couch & do nothing lol and yes sometimes I do but more often than not I'm trying my best to get out there super early and it's made life so much more refreshing & fun. I love travelling abroad but there's so much beauty in our own backyard. I am loving seeing more of my home. I've seen more of Washington in the past 6 months than I have in the past 9 years living here lol 😂 and I intend to keep pushing forward with that goal of seeing every little nook & cranny before finally deciding to uproot elsewhere. Makes me wish that I did more back while I was in college when I actually had way more free time even working & with school versus now with my "adult life" job lol. It didn't seem like I did then but I definitely had more time (and also less bills/obligations lol) and wish I took advantage of it. Oh especially freshmen year when I still lived with my parents and could save more money why did I not go travel more lol ugh! Anyways, sorry for the rambling but I hope everyone has a very happy Saturday! . . . . . . . . . . #capeflattery #ocean #washington #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #goldenhour #explore #adventure #sightseeing #nature #outdoors #beautiful #nikon #photography #roamtheplanet #welivetoexplore #exploretocreate #upperleftusa #wanderlust #washingtontrails #getoutside #optoutside #hiking
Nothing beats that warm golden hour glow. Ooo I can't wait to share more of these glowy shots on the Cape Flattery trail and Cape Flattery itself! They came out so beautifully done for us amateurs lol and I definitely want to take more photos during golden hour now. I would love some golden hour portraits of myself lol. Anyways, this gorgeous picture was actually shot by my fiance Joe and then edited by me. That little light flare was not added in. Mother nature just had perfect timing. I definitely dig it. Happy Thursday everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #capeflattery #capeflatterytrail #forest #trees #washington #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #goldenhour #glow #explore #adventure #sightseeing #nature #outdoors #beautiful #nikon #photography #roamtheplanet #welivetoexplore #exploretocreate #upperleftusa #wanderlust #spring #tbt #washingtontrails #hiking #optoutside #getoutside #light
Happy Father's day to all the amazing dad's out there who selflessly and unconditionally love, support, and protect their families day in & day out. A big shoutout to my own dad who did all of these things for a child who wasn't even his own, but always treated me like I was his own flesh & blood. I'll always be his little girl and he will always be my dad. More than my biological dad will ever be. All father's day talk aside, we had such a fun time and a long day yesterday roadtripping along the coast to see Second Beach (La Push Beach), Forks, & Cape Flattery. We had originally planned a hike but slept through our alarms, but luckily we were able to fit an adventure in still! I always love driving by Lake Crescent and we definitely want to come back & camp at Second Beach with friends, so friends let me know if you're interested lol! Anyways, it was fun seeing some of these iconic locations in Washington and can't wait to cross off a few more this summer. Hated starting late (we are early birds when we explore) but nice to see a different view & timeframe for once (late afternoon & golden hour evening). Although we love going off the beaten path more often than not, it's always fun to see the places that everyone wants to see & knows about just to say you did it lol. Also, because they're popular for a reason! Sometimes you just have to brave any crowds & see the staples. We got lucky yesterday though & not as many people as I expected. Anyways, Happy Fathers day & Sunday funday to everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . #Secondbeach #lapush #lapushbeach #washington #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwcollective #herpnwlife #explore #adventure #sightseeing #nature #outdoors #beach #ocean #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #nikon #photography #roamtheplanet #welivetoexplore #exploretocreate #upperleftusa #wanderlust #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington #spring #washingtontrails
Please ignore me scrambling up to the base of the falls in the left hand corner lol 😂 but happy Saturday folks! It's a beautiful sunny day in Washington & we had a wonderful spring wildflower mountain hike planned...and then slept through our alarms lol! Ahh, its a bummer but it happens and there's always next weekend so hopefully the weather will be even better. I saw mixed weather reports for Leavenworth anyways and I definitely want clear skies for this hike & the view. So instead we are currently on an impromptu trip on our way to Second Beach aka La Push Beach and I'm so excited! The coastal drive is always beautiful & I haven't been to this iconic beach yet surprisingly. Also going to stop in Forks and possibly Cape Flattery. I have been wanting to explore the Hoh Rainforest & Hurricane Ridge too but it's a little out of the way so I'll be saving it for another day. Anyways, although I prefer being an early bird I wasn't going to sit around the house all day and was really craving some adventure & outdoor time so a late start it is lol. I also hear sunset is pretty epic at this beach although I'm unsure how long we will stay due to the 3 hour drive 😅 I hope all my Washingtonians get to enjoy some sunshine today! Have a wonderful Saturday! P.s. this epic waterfall & hike is featured on my blog. Link in bio! . . . . . . . . . . #Washington #pnw #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #pnwlife #pnwcollective #waterfall #chasingwaterfalls #landscape #beautiful #beautifuldestinations #wildernessculture #nature #explore #outdoors #adventure #hike #hiking #getoutside #optoutside #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington #wanderlust #nikon #photography #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #snoquerafalls #washingtontrails
"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. "💪🏼 ---------------------------------------------------📍Blanca Lake, Washington ---------------------------------------------------- #blancalake #pnwhiking #pnwonderland #pnwhikes #wahikes #watrails #washingtontrails #washingtonhikes #cascademountains #explorewashington #peoplewhoadventure #wanderwashington #theangelhiking #mthrworld #hikingculture #hikinggram #hikingenvy #hiking_therapy
The best view comes after the hardest climb. 😍So many view points and waterfalls on the way. ---------------------------------------------------- 📍Gothic Basin, Washington ---------------------------------------------------- #gothicbasin #foggylake #pnwhiking #pnwonderland #pnwhikes #wahikes #watrails #washingtontrails #washingtonhikes #explorewashington #northcascades #cascademountains #peoplewhoadventure #wanderwashington #theangelhiking #mthrworld #hikingculture #hikinggram #hikingenvy #hiking_therapy
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