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13 miles of 42 degrees and dumping rain resulted in a short cloud break right at sunset. . . . #outdoors #mountains #pnw #pnwonderland #washingtontrails #allaboutadventures
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?
Basalt columns in the morning. These are the gorgeous columns on white pass, and the ones that I have driven by countless times on my way to Rimrock or snowboarding. Somehow I've never stopped and hiked the path below them. Releazing this injustice, i set out early to right my wrongs and wow! I am happy I did. These things are incredible. . . . . . . . #discover #discoverearth #ourplanetdaily #naturelovers #adventures #lifeofadventure #exploretocreate #keepexploring #explorewashington #neverstopexploring #getoutdoors #wildernessculture   #pnwwonderland #hiking #earthfocus #earthoutdoors #hikingadventures #naturephotography   #lifeofadventure   #stayandwander #amazing_shots #instatravel #artofvisuals #roamtheplanet #takeahike #wanderlust #wanderwashington #washingtontrails #folkcreative
COME LEND A HAND 🤚 @ferrycountyrailtrail 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 WE PROVIDE screws & bits Honda generator for charging spent batteries wonderful view #ferrycounty #ferrycountyrailtrail #washingtontrails #everytrailconnects #railstotrails
Tried to play matchmaker for some slugs, they were pretty shy though #sluglife #sluglove #washingtontrails
Fun fact: puget sound water is really cold before the sun comes up
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” — Edward Abbey . So wonderful to be 10 minutes away from this spectacular trail, and even more wonderful to be able to enjoy it once more after a long absence!#mtrainier #mountrainier . . . . . . . #transformationtuesday #thatpnwlife #pacificnorthwest #pnwonderland #herpnwlife #hiker #tigermountain #playoutside #strongwomen #adventuregirls #womenwhohike #herpnwlife #outdoorbella #outdoorwomen #poopoopoint #fitmom #fitover40 #washingtonexplored #washingtontrails #upperleftusa #outdooradventures #pnwlife
Found myself uncontrollably giggling when the clouds departed. 2nd best birthday gift.
Day hikers in Mount Rainier National Park #mountrainier #mountrainiernationalpark #washington #nationalparks
Meet fellow hikers, learn a new skill and give back to the trails you love on a volunteer trail work party! We host volunteer opportunities (almost) every day of the year and welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand and help out on trail—no prior experience necessary. Sign up for a work party today at wta.org/volunteer! Photo by Todd Dunfield #washingtontrails #hiking #trailwork #pnw #pacificnorthwest #trail #volunteer #nonprofit #washington #hike
Hidden pathways.
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! 🌲
Washington walkabouts.
Fading light looking towards Malaga
Last night’s sunset on the Pacific Ocean was pretty cool
Found this gem on my husbands phone from our trip to Washington in June. I remember how at peace i felt taking in how beautiful this place was after a 3 1/2 hour trek through the mountains. We are yearning to get out of NY and find a place where these kind of adventures are just a part of our everyday lives. Until we meet again Washington ❤️ #DiscoverWashington #LakeColchuck #Cascades #TheEnhancements #Leavenworth #WashingtonTrails #Picturesque #ChooseMountains #OptOutdoors #LiveYourAdventure #Hiking #InspiredByNature #WashingtonWonderland #UpperLeftUSA #MountainHigh #TravelStoke #LetsGoSomewhere #BackPackers #WanderLust #LiveToExplore #AdventureEnthusiasts #HikeMoreWorryLess #AdventureAwaits #TheUnpavedTrail #JustKeepClimbing
Happy Trail Tuesday! ⛰🌲💫 Where will the trails take you guys today? Let us know, below! 👇🏾 . . Also, #leavenotrace and #packitinpackitout and follow signs🌲💫 . . Location: 📍 Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Fremont Fire Lookout trail
Nothing like these classic T2 vans. Love 'em! 📸 @noraemilyphoto
Hey buddy, you’re in my shot. Wait, never mind stay right there.
Big Red got to test out her new @xbullofficial and it really impressed veteran offroaders on the trail. Super quiet, powerful, and easy to use. @tlachi__22 and Midnight Taco were a little worried out there!!! 😂😂😂 . 🔴|||||||🔴 . . . #BigRedAdventures #WashingtonTrails #WashingtonState #JeepLife #JeepTJ #JeepAddiction #Jeep #JeepWrangler #JeepPorn #ItsAJeepThing #RedJeep #RedJeepClub #POTD #PNW #PNWonderland #UpperLeftUSA #EvansCreek #ORV #Offroad #Offroading #OffRoadNation #Views #Offroaders #4wheeler #MtRanier #Winch #GreatOutdoors #4wheeling #WA
Woke up feeling like this! I guess the moutains are still calling. It's just that they won't stop! But I'm not complaining. I dutifully and willingly answer the call. Headed back out next weekend after a weekend of checking out the Superior Hiking Trail area in Minnesota. . . . . . . . #theycallmehoneybunz #katabaticadventures #neverstopexploring #wanderlust #wildernessculture #livefolk #passionpassport #wanderwashington #exploremore #travel #rei1440project #explore #nature #lifeofadventure #hiking #visualsofearth #theoutbound #optoutside #instagood #instatravel #awesomeearth #mountains #landscapephotography #visualsgang #alphacollective #pnwonderland #storytelling #sonyalpha #sonyimages
i swear i couldn’t love you more than i do right now, and yet, i know i will tomorrow 💛 #LetsRoadtrip #OptOutside #SayYesToAdventure
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! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #mtrainier #degepeak #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #washington #pnwcollective #pnwlife #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #wanderlust #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #landscape #mountains #washingtontrails ##hike #hiking #northwestisbest #herpnwlife
Last night was pretty special. Five times now this summer I’ve been to Rainier and had it completely clouded in (even as I arrive to my desired location to set up) only to appear just as the sun is setting. I suppose She just loves her drama and I can’t wait to share the other pictures with you guys! Sometimes I still have to pinch myself a bit that I live somewhere I can leave straight from work on a Monday, drive to the mountain, hike up and catch a sunset, and still get home to sleep in my own bed! This place is unreal . . . . . #washington #pnw #nature #nikon #mountrainiernps #sunset #roam #wanderwashington #WashingtonExplored #LiveWashington #onlyinwashington #naturalwashington #washingtontrails #theNWadventure #pnwwonderland #PNWparadise #pnwisbeautiful #CompassOutdoors #PNWdiscovered #cascadiaexplored #northwestexplored #thatpnwlife #National_Park_Photography #NationalParkGeek #RadParks #hikingculture #hikevibes #idhikethatcrew #reflectiongram #earth_reflect
Peacing out the last weekend of summer! This off/on pouring rain weather is nuts today, I guess it's a good thing we decided not to hike lol! Fall definitely wants to come early. So instead my bff and I are about to make a blanket fort, watch scary movies, and have girl talk with lots of wine lol. 26 going on 10 lol! Happy Sunday Funday! . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #alderlake #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #washington #pnwcollective #pnwlife #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #wanderlust #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #landscape #view #washingtontrails #lake #blue #gopro #wanderlust
Happy last weekend of summer! It's a grey one in Washington but as long as it's not pouring tomorrow I'm excited to get a last official "summer" hike in. I will miss summer but really really excited for fall hiking & colors and of course all things Halloween-related! My gf and I had a scary movie night last night and may or may not have already been feasting on snacks & drinks geared towards a Halloween theme lol...Anyways, I'm off for a morning of wedding-related fun and hoping to "say yes to the dress" today! Wish me luck and have a wonderful Saturday! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #hurricaneridge #hurricanehill #olympicnationalpark #goldenhour #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #washington #pnwcollective #pnwlife #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #wanderlust #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #landscape #view #washingtontrails #hike #hiking #blue
Hands up in the air for Fri-yay!! Can you believe it is officially the LAST weekend of summer?! Fall is next Saturday! Where does the time go?! Make sure to get out there & explore for that last summer hurrah. Hopefully the weather is good because it's raining right now. I'm really excited for this weekend though because I'm finally starting my wedding dress shopping! Maybe I will get lucky & find THE ONE on my first trip! I'm also planning to fit a hike in since we skipped last weekend. What should we do for hike # 22?! What are your favorite hikes in WA for the September time frame? I've been wanting to get out to the North Cascades but there are a lot of great fall hikes out there so I may just wait until closer to prime larch march times and do a couple hikes in 1 or 2 weekends out there since the drive is so far! Time to do some research tonight for Sunday's hike 🤔 Have an amazing Friday & weekend everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . . #summer #colchucklake #enchantments #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #landscape #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #alpinelakeswilderness #view #pnwcollective #northwestisbest #beautifuldestinations
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 #enchantments #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #landscape #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #alpinelakeswilderness #view #pnwcollective #blue #northwestisbest
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! #summer #colchucklake #enchantments #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #lake #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #landscape #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #beautifuldestinations #alpinelakeswilderness #mountains #view #northwestisbest
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