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I so badly wanted to sleep in the woods this weekend. I found some friends heading out to #indianheavenwilderness and happily jumped at the chance to go. However, after hiking five miles in to our destination with the dogs also carrying packs, fighting mosquitos and heat along the way, coming across others who had aborted their trip, we too decided it was absolutely miserable. Mosquitos: 1 Humans: 0. Tired, dejected and sticky with so much deet that I’m probably sterile now, the backup plan was to call it a 10 mile training hike and head for a friend’s property. Excellent decision. I got to sleep in the woods and wake up to have my coffee on the #cowlitzriver and the #beaver gave me a little show too. #mtsthelens #mthood mtadams all seen from the trail ....… #herpnwlife #outdoorsociety #mountainafflicted #lovemylife #pnwhikers #pnwonderland #yonderwashington #pnw #pnwlife #pnwoutdoorwomen #trailtrotters #cascadiaexplored #wanderwashington #explorewashington #pnwisbest #k5explore #livewashington #washingtonexplored #alwayshiking #getoutside #lifeofadventure #forest #hikinglife #neverstopexploring #washingtonhikersandclimber
Sometimes the best weather is what is around you. On this hike to Gothic Basin, the clouds and rain didn’t stop me from enjoying a beautiful landscape. While hiking we saw only a couple other groups on the trail.
I’ve hit a writers block... I told myself I couldn’t get off the stair climber till I thought of a fricken caption because I’ve been SO BAD at posting. Yet there i am, 18 minutes in, and I’ve gotten no where. So heres a bunch of very uninteresting tidbits. Fourth of July holiday was fun, my 5 day weekend was full of fun that involved friends, beer, baseball, dancing my @$$ off on multiple occasions, and lots of food. No gym. No hiking. Oh, I’m trialing new contacts that hopefully won’t bother my eyeballs so I can get off the glasses. Oh, and I’m feeling much less stressed about life. Except my tabs are expired and My ENTIRE GLOVE BOX FELL OFF when I opened it to get my registration for the cop that pulled me over 🙃 so yeah. Still need a new car. Okay. Caption good enough? Thanks babes 😘 • • • • #palousefalls #easternwashington #neverstopexploring #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #pnwonderland #optoutside #yonderwashington #herpnwlife #pnwbyphone #upperleftusa #thenwadventure #choosemountains #ig_inlandnw #ourpnw #compassoutdoors #iphoneography #adventureculture #liveyourlife #inlandnw #theoutbound #goatworthy #liveauthentic #socality #agameoftones #travelstoke #staywild
Miles on the trail.
I’ve hit a writers block... I told myself I couldn’t get off the stair climber till I thought of a fricken caption because I’ve been SO BAD at posting. Yet there i am, 18 minutes in, and I’ve gotten no where. So heres a bunch of very uninteresting tidbits. Fourth of July holiday was fun, my 5 day weekend was full of fun that involved friends, beer, baseball, dancing my @$$ off on multiple occasions, and lots of food. No gym. No hiking. Oh, I’m trialing new contacts that hopefully won’t bother my eyeballs so I can get off the glasses. Oh, and I’m feeling much less stressed about life. Except my tabs are expired and My ENTIRE GLOVE BOX FELL OFF when I opened it to get my registration for the cop that pulled me over 🙃 so yeah. Still need a new car. Okay. Caption good enough? Thanks babes 😘 • • • • #palousefalls #easternwashington #neverstopexploring #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #pnwonderland #optoutside #yonderwashington #herpnwlife #pnwbyphone #upperleftusa #thenwadventure #choosemountains #ig_inlandnw #ourpnw #compassoutdoors #iphoneography #adventureculture #liveyourlife #inlandnw #theoutbound #goatworthy #liveauthentic #socality #agameoftones #travelstoke #staywild
Sometimes a place doesn't have to be hard to get to in order to be worth it. Four flat miles will get you to Pete Lake, a great destination for a family or first time backpacker.
Heres Miles hanging out in some morning rays. On our way back to the trailhead at the Libby lake trail this weekend.
Libby lake. I promise I will be back some day.
Summit views from Hoodoo Peak (Bulger #64 ) this weekend with Miles.
Another shot of miles and I from our trip up Gardner.
Weekend in #Wenatchee #stuartlake was FULL of mosquitoes, but beautiful besides that. #icicleridge was a warm one with a nice view of #Leavenworth . And to end the weekend, my very first ticket 😞. At least the guy was nice and friendly...and his radar didn’t actually catch me at my top speed 😬. ... #pnwonderland #herpnwlife #outdoor society #mountainafflicted #lovemylife #pnwhikers #pnwonderland #yonderwashington #pnw #pnwlife #pnwoutdoorwomen #trailtrotters #cascadiaexplored #wanderwashington #explorewashington #pnwisbest #k5explore #livewashington #washingtonexplored #alwayshiking #getoutside #lifeofadventure #forest #hikinglife #neverstopexploring #enchantments
Miles on Gardner Mountain's summit. North Gardner in the background.
New videos coming soon! Here is a shot from a hike with @janeebarr as we explore a beautiful waterfall in Bellingham
Happy Waterfall Wednesday! I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer than to take the path less traveled to see something beautiful.
There is no place like home. And no place than I would rather live than Washington. This state is full of beautiful places to hike. While my sister @turk.kate scored an overnight pass in the Enchantments (which I am very jealous of), there are places all over Washington that are just as breathtaking.
Miles n' I at the Diablo Lake Overlook.
This climb wasn't for graduating credit. It wasn't the highest or the furthest I've gone for a summit. I have blisters brewing in the photo and scratches all over my knees. But at the same time its a special photo - it reminds me why I love the Mountaineers (and meeting fellow Mounties on the summit). I love getting to know the new basic students. I love taking that deep breath before something frightening and stepping out. I love climbing with good, trustworthy people. I love it - suffer and all. #ourpnw #tacmounties
Some views from the top of Gardner Mountain, looking Northwest towards North Gardner.
The mountain sat upon the plain In his eternal chair, His observation omnifold, His inquest everywhere. The seasons prayed around his knees, Like children round a sire : Grandfather of the days is he, Of dawn the ancestor. -Emily Dickinson #greatnorthcollective #pnwbabes #herpnwlife #pnwdiscovered #thegreatnorthwest #northwestisbest #pnwtildeath #explorepnw #pnwonderland #wanderwashington #upperleftisbest #pacificnw #pnw #washingtonstate #yonderwashington #pacificnorthwest #photooftheday #picoftheday #photography #mtrainier #mtrainiernationalpark #mountrainer #outdoorphotography #naturephotography #vscocam #vsco #westcoastbestcoast
Amazing trip this weekend was a success. 10 miles up wolf creek and 6000+ ft of gain. We summitted Gardner Mountain. Original plan was to summit North Gardner as well but we were pretty spent when we got up to the first summit, so we called it a trip and headed back down to camp. Missed our turn on the way down and took a sketchy waterfall chute back down to the meadow where we camped. Bulger #9 for us.
I need more nights like these.
Discovery Park the other day on a walk with Miles.
Spot the baby invasive species! As a former Biology major I'm pretty interested in the Olympic Mountains and the introduction of Mountain Goats - it's been a big change for the ecosystem since someone thought it would be a good idea to let them loose in the 1920's.
Top of the Roman Wall, about to crest into summit. We were the first team up the Easton route that morning. I was calm with the howling of the wind and blowing ice crystals kissing my face, I only hope the entrance to heaven will be this sweet.
We got our new bandana today! Fits and looks so good on Miles!
PNW peeps! The sun is going to be out in full force over the next week 🌞 How are you going to spend your time? Are you an indoors with the air conditioning on at full-blast? Or, like me, taking advantage of this beautiful weather? . . Isn’t it great when you can be active and have so much fun with friends and family at the same time?! Let’s get out there peeps! Share your favorite places to go and things to do! I’m all about life’s adventures 😊 . . #sunnydays #standuppaddle #yogalife #lakelife #standupyogis #supyoga #yogaonsup #pnwyoga #pnwlife #bogayoga #paddlefit #paddleboardyoga #girlgetoutside #pnwdiscovered #pnwonderland #instanature #exploremore #yonderwashington #wanderwashington #herpnwlife #outdoorlife #mypnwlife #liveauthentic #pacificnorthwest #adventuregram #sweatpink #dayslikethese #thatpnwlife #stayandwander #sheisnotlost @bogayoga @momentumjewelry @platinum_sun Thanks @healthysocialite for this awesome shot! Interested in doing SUP Yoga? Check out @azulsupyoga
Are you a glass half-full or a glass half-empty? Do you let the weather get to you or do you grab life by both hands, shake it out, move on and change it? . . We PNW peeps are used to the rain. People here don’t even use umbrellas most of the time. I think a rainy day is the perfect day to plan a little adventure! Hop on the ferry, take a ride to someplace new and try a restaurant you’ve never been to before. . . We’d always driven by Port Gamble with the intention to stop one day. Sunday did just that! A ferry ride, a scenic drive and this view out our window as we enjoyed lunch @scratchkitchen360 . . Don’t let life pass you by peeps. Stop and adventure forth. You never know what to treasures you will find! . . #pacificnorthwest #northwestisbest #wanderwashington #yonderwashington #womenwhoexplore #portgamble #ferryride #raindrops #trysomethingnew #keepitwild #adventuregram #seattleblogger #pnwdiscovered #cascadiaexplored #adventureisoutthere #foodietribe #dailyfoodfeed #livetoexplore #adventureday #rainydays #positivevibes #positiveoutlook #pnwlife #herpnwlife #seewhatisoutthere #lifelivedbeautifully
Climbing Baker again this weekend. This was a shot in “Mordor-ish” looking weather back from a climb in 2016. It actually turned out to be a fairly clear summit that day, but foggy and wet below. Think we will have pretty amazing clear skies this weekend!
Life is about exploring, taking time out of the everyday to talk, smile, laugh. Sitting on the beach and stacking rocks. Finding the ones that work, laying aside the ones that don’t. Listening to the world around me. 💦 . . Here’s wishing you the beauty of the day. May you find the peace you need and a few rays of sun as well. Positive vibes peeps! ☀️ . . #pnwlife #lovethejourney #pnwadventures #deceptionpass #stackingrocks #rocktower #momentsintime #herpnwlife #pugetsound #thatpnwlife #wishyouwerenorthwest #nrthwst #northwestisbest #northwestvibes #getoutstayout #pacificnorthwest #pnwonderland #explorewashington #exploremore #globetrotter #liveauthentic #wanderwashington #yonderwashington #womenwhoexplore #pnwdiscovered #beaches #pnwbeaches #ventureout
Views from on top Mt Washington.
Summitted Mt. Washington today! 3 hrs car to car. Great view of some lakes from up top.
The top of a waterfall. @janeebarr and I were hiking along Hertz trail in Bellingham when we saw a waterfall tucked away in the trees. There was a small trail that led seemed to lead to it, so we decided to follow it. She was in her @chacofootwear sandals and I was wearing my @teva sandals. We ended up scrambling up this hill to check out the waterfall. We found ourselves holding on to roots to maneuver along the trail. Once we reached the top of the falls, we found these small waterfalls falling into pools like a natural stepladder. This is the view from the top of the large waterfall. As the water becomes air-born as falls into a pool below.
Didn't stay long so we never got a chance to get our pose together for the lake (black lake) last weekend but I did get this one of miles!
Couple shots from Black lake in the pasayten wilderness last weekend. Intended to stay overnight here but camping was a little full so we just made it a day hike.
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