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Exploring a stunning, snowy landscape soon? Be sure to have your safety winter tips on lock! Check our bio link to get started. Photo by Shelby Koch 📍Ancestral land of the Yakama people #washingtontrails #hiking #washingtonexplored #outdoors #nature #hike #explore #pnw #pacificnorthwest #snow #snowshoe
Things have been super busy lately, lots of writing! Thank goodness I live close to places like this when I need to stretch my legs! Have you hiked the #indextownwall yet? Find out how in my latest post, link on bio!
PNW is a dream
Rainy day
Ho Hum Lakes (Granite Lakes).
So. Much. Green. . The Pacific Northwest is known for rainy days. Lucky for us, rainy days lead to stunning trails...even if they are a bit soggy. . You may be wondering what the "best time" to visit the northwestern coast is? Well, if you're willing to don a few layers under your rain jacket it's gorgeous year round! But, truthfully, the summer months steal our hearts. The lush green takes over the trails and we can't stop gawking! . . . #adventurefeetfirst #exploremore #adventurealways #getoutdoors #pnwonderful #pnwlife #amongthewild #agameoftones #instatravel #travelgram #traveladdict #beautifuldestinations #snowday #adventuregram #trailventure #naturelover #wanderlust #seetheworld #passionpassport #washingtonstate #washingtontrails #roamtheplanet #wildernessculture #amongthewild
THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING... Selfie on Mailbox Peak with Rainier looming in the distance. Regarding this grind of a hike, I prefer the old (steeper) trail. It's a great test to see if I'm in climbing shape. www.dcpfineart.com . . . . . #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwdiscovered #pnwescapes #hike #hiker #hikingdestinations #hikingadventures #travel #hikevibes #ourplanetdaily #adventure #roamerground #outdoors #washingtontrails #getoutside #mountain #mountains #wildnerness #landscape #landscapephotography #nikon #washington #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #pnwpeakbaggers #peakbagging #peakbaggers #pnwroamers
And we’re hungry like a wolf 🐺
Being able to do half second exposures handheld with this camera is ridiculous. I'm far from a steady-handed surgeon, but the IBIS makes up for it and then some!⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Sony A7iii Samyang 24mm f/2.8 AF 1/2 sec f/16 ISO 64 . . . . . #OlympicNationalPark #OlympicNPS #Olympic #HikeOlympic #WNPF #Washington #WashingtonExplored #LiveWashington #WashingtonTrails #WanderWashington #NaturalWashington #PNW #PNWonderland #PNWLife #ThatPNWLife #TheGreatPNW #PNWEscapes #PNWonderland #RadParks #FindYourPark #NationalParkLife #NationalParkGeek #NationalParksUSA #BeAlpha #SonyAlpha #SonyA7iii #A7iii #RunTheDay #RockTheOP
Short, very steep, icy, and foggy sums up the hike today. 💨🌲 . . . #cascadiaexplored #adventuremoose #sosofoggy #pnwonderland #washingtonexplored #OptOutside #washingtontrails
Fresh powder. Bright skies. #wenatcheecrest #snowshoe #pnwwonderland
A stunning shot of our winter paradise. 😍 It's not too late to check out our winter lodging and dining specials! See the link in our bio! 📸: @markbgardner . . . #visitsanjuans #sanjuanislands #pnwisbeautiful #naturelover #naturegram #washingtontrails #allbeauty_addiction #autumn #pacificnorthwest #awakethesoul #pnwonderland #travelinspo #pnwonderland #northwestisbest #awakethesoul
Hike date to Ancient Lakes with this handsome birthday guy! Not often pictured, but always supporting me and us and all our crazy adventures (and ventures). 😘 #ancientlakes #centralwashington #deserthiking #dustylake #washingtontrails #pnw #pnwhiking #adventuremamas #winterhiking #52hikechallenge #hiking #hikedate
Just received this prize package in the mail for @washingtontrails 2018 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest. Thank you to WTA, @trayvax , and Frameable for the prizes. I can’t express my gratitude enough for being chosen and put into WTA’s 2019 calendar. What an honor 🙌🏽
Can’t help it, the girl can’t help it.
weightless as waves
Our group of 12 strangers hiked along the Rainier Vista Trail through pacific silver fir and western hemlock trees. The snow levels were too low to ski but our spirits were high. We had gathered in the Mt. Rainier Gateway Forest to meet new female outdoor adventurers and bond amongst the snowy backdrop of Mt. Rainier. Despite coming from all different background we all contributed to the conversation with our own wit and wisdom. These new experiences continue to bring me joy during the dark winter months in the PNW. Four years ago I never would have gone on a trip with 12 strangers but nowadays I crave experiences outside of my comfort zone. It’s clinically proven that new challenges and experiences rewire your brain and make it more adaptable, stronger, and healthier so get out there and try something new! Pic: @nicole_wasko
...I bet y’all gonna just double tap and keep on scrolling. I could say “I’ll buy lunch and give you $6.00” but y’all just gonna skim on thru. Hmmm... 💙📷🌎 #iphone #shotoniphone #justgoshoot #moodygrams #portraitmode #washington #washingtonexplored #pnw #pnwcrew #pnwonderland #pnwdiscovered #pnwphotographer #washingtontrails #pnwroamers #welivetoexplore #neverstopexploring #lifeofadventure #keepitwild #creativephotography #acreativevisual #beautifuldestinations #gameoftones #earthfocus #wanderlust #stayandwander #roamtheplanet #wildernessculture #soloadventure #alltrails #awesupply ...any cool hikes this weekend? Oh, wait, y’all aren’t reading this so it don’t matter. I’ll assume yes. Neat...
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold 🥶☃️ -Aristotle . . And then I realized that adventure was the best way to learn :). . . #planetwanderlust #theearthoutdoors
When the hike out is even better than the hike in 🌄 . . . (yes this is my third post from that day but can you blame me?)
January 20th, 2018, the day that would forever change my life- I just didn’t know it yet. It was the day I first met Russell, and first visited the North Cascades. The day I decided to myself that I was going to move to Washington when I got the chance. Little did I know that the chance would arise four months later, and I’d be dating Russell six months later. It’s been a heck of year, filled with so many laughs, adventures, sunrises, sunsets, new places, and love. I’m so grateful that I met Russell a year ago, and we awkwardly interacted for the first couple of hours before we bonded over our shared love for punk rock and eating Chipotle the proper way. If it weren’t for the sweet, soothing vocals of Brendon Urie and Chipotle’s limey chips, we may have never known just how alike we are. Enjoy these sweeettttt photos and videos of the progression of mine and Russell’s relationship: 1st- one year ago today, the cruiser. 2cd- russell as a cactus and some photoshop magic before we left for Zion in May 😂🤷🏽‍♀️ 3&4- videos from Zion 😂 5th- that fun month or so of long distance before I moved 6&7- photos from the drive to WA from AZ 8- us and some nice cascades 9&10- loving life on our trip to Banff National Park Moved to Washington for the mountains (and booming tech field), stayed for the Russell. (Because there certainly aren’t any freaking tacos there, soooo....) What. A. Year. 🙂🙌🏽
Girls, how do you get up the courage to hike alone? I've done a few short, popular hikes by myself, but it's daunting to go on less popular, longer, and more remote hikes alone! Any advice?
Northwest truly is best! #Repost @dcarter786 Sunny beach trip last weekend, snowy hike today. 😊 Hey Pacific Northwest, you’re pretty awesome 💙 . . #franklinfalls #pnwonderland #northwestisbest #fieldtripfriday #snowventures #k5winter #pnw #hiking #washingtontrails #wanderlust #k5explore
Live your life like if you up a mount. Look at the summit but enjoy the way. 🌲🌳🌲🌳☘️🍃🍃🌿🏞 #mountain #mountrainier #mountains #mountaingirls #washingtontrails #travel #travelblogger #travelgram #travelphotography #viajaresvivir #viajar #viajando #travelphotography #globetrotter #globelletravels
It was like a fire in the sky
Officially became a volunteer Assistant Crew Leader (training) for @washingtontrails today. Looking forward to working/teaching/learning with the other volunteers. I hope to be a good and helpful assistant crew leader while helping create and preserve the trails I hold so dear. Shiny helmet needs dirt. #trailcrew #washingtontrails
Before Zen, mountains were mountains and trees were trees. During Zen, mountains were thrones of the spirits and trees were the voices of wisdom. After Zen, mountains were mountains and trees were trees. . . . . . #runwithwolves #northcascades #pnw #mountainstones #zenattitude #mountains 🗻 #wanderer #lifeofadventure #neverstopexploring #wanderlusttribe #wanderfolk #liveauthentic #wildernessculture #washingtontrails #ontrailworld #hiketrekruck
Finally did the popular Heather Lake trail this morning. The lake wasn't as snowy as it probably was a few weeks ago, mostly icy, but it was still beautiful. I'm really loving throwing in some of these popular hikes during this winter season because the crowds are way smaller than summer time and since we are still earlybirds no matter the time of year we always get to enjoy some solitude! I've gotten hikes done this fall and winter that I typically avoid due to popularity & big crowds and it's been awesome! Also, normally I try not to tag specific locations to not overcrowd places (and I'm a firm believer that if you do the research you can find it too) but trails like this that are already well-known, may as well tag the place so people can see trail conditions. Anyways, hike 4 of 52 is complete! I'll be sharing more pics throughout the week. Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! . . . . . . . . . . . #heatherlake #winter #winterwonderland #snow #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores #blogger
Throwback to early morning hot summer hikes taking in amazing views. Oh how I can't wait for summer to return! First and foremost because I'm getting married and going to have the most epic honeymoon lol! But I also have so many plans in the works after those big events & can't wait to go on more exciting adventures around home. I'm also excited for the 3-day weekend coming up! It'll be filled with hiking, important errands, relaxing, & working on my new blog post featuring my favorite summer 2018 hikes. Hoping it'll help you plan some adventures this coming summer if you're in (or headed to) Washington! My favorite fall hikes & winter hikes of 2018 will follow shortly after. I'll also be working on a new fitness related post soon as I haven't written a fitness update on the blog since I first started it (it's my most viewed post after my Dumaluan Beach on Bohol post) and I'll be figuring out how I'm going to start off my "Introvert's Perspective" little personal corner of the blog. I hope you guys enjoy all the content coming soon. Really hoping to expand and take my blog to another level this year! Wish me luck! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #tbt #summer #mountains #mtrainier #view #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #sheexplores
I was looking at old pictures from hikes in early 2018 and I came across this one walking along a logging road. I don't know why but all I wanted to do was caption it "Incident on and off a mountain road" lol. Did anyone else watch Masters of Horror growing up and remember that episode? Now I want to binge the whole series! Fun fact, my mom had me watching horror movies & shows like Chucky, Tales of the Crypt, and from Dusk till Dawn starting when I was 4 so my love for all things horror was solidified at a very young age and the content got progressively scarier lol. I absolutely love horror novels (Stephen King is my fave) and enjoy writing horror short stories. I can stay up for hours reading scary true stories on Ask Reddit and freaking myself out when I'm home alone. Joe gets annoyed because all I ever want to watch is horror, thriller/suspense, or mysteries lol, but hey you know who to go to now if you ever need a scary movie recommendation that you would have never found on your own. What are some of your weird quirks and interests? . . . . . . . . . . . #tbt #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorwomen #road #view #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #girlpower #nikon #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #herpnwlife
Booked our honeymoon to Thailand & Sri Lanka last night and got a beautiful short hike in this morning. Pretty successful weekend so far I would say lol! It was so weird to see a trail you know is so popular completely empty today. We were the first to arrive and had the lake to ourselves for awhile. Saw a few people on the way back but overall it was a peaceful quiet morning. It was sunny, cold, and crisp. Perfect for hiking. P.s. not pictured is me trying not to slip off this icy log into the lake lol. Also, Instagram cropping ratios strikes again so unfortunately had to put the white border on this pic 🙄 Lastly, did you know it's National take a hike day? And a note on location tags, if a place is already crazy popular (like this one) I'll go ahead and tag it. More often than not people call it out on your comments anyways they always want others to know they have been too lol. Lesser known places I tag the general area. If you are determined you'll find it with a little research or message me privately so I can tell you. Let's not overcrowd places! Now when it comes to overseas and lesser known places more often than not I will blog about it but most tourists are always going to go on the mainstream path and see what is already popular. Adventurers and usually people who are going to respect a place is who I vision doing the required thorough hours of research and read articles, blogs (big name ones, small lesser known ones, and local ones), maps, vlogs, scour social media posts, talk to locals, and more. If nobody blogged or talked about it at least a little bit or the general area you could find stuff we would never get to experience lesser known hidden gems so sometimes you just gotta do it. Help your fellow traveler out! . . . . . . . . . . . . #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #washington #pnwcollective #pnwlife #mountains #view #lake #beautiful #outdoors #nature #barclaylake #getoutside #optoutside #wanderlust #travel #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #hike #hiking #blogger #womenwhoexplore #visualsoflife
Definitely one of my favorite hikes this summer. I still can't get over how strikingly blue and clear this water was! Still so happy we finally got to do this hike last Friday which has been on my list for years and also can't believe how we randomly lucked out and picked the only sunny day last weekend to do it lol! It was a lot cooler than it had been this summer but the smoke had cleared up and it was definitely still warm enough to enjoy a dip. Having hardly anyone around to enjoy this beauty in peace & quiet was the icing on the cake. One of the best parts about hiking for me is being unplugged, getting away from the chaos of society, and connecting with nature. Hard to believe summer is almost over but determined to enjoy as many outdoor activities as possible before the gloomy weather kicks in. This was hike number 19 and I plan to get a few more summer hikes in as well as some larch marches which I am super excited about! Hoping to at least hit 25 before the snow arrives and having to switch over to lowland stuff. Have you been able to get a lot of hiking in this summer? It's not too late to get out there! . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #colchucklake #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #alpinelakeswilderness #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #visualsoflife #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen
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