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Anna captured this photo of Julie leading with me behind her up the knife-edge to Eldorado’s summit. Can’t believe how far I’ve come since moving back home and deciding to “step up” my hiking game. #ourpnw #herpnwlife #trail_sisters #womenwhoexplore


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“We’ll never know exactly why we are, what we are, and so on. All you can do is follow your path all the way to the wilderness, and then you continue along because that’s what must be.” - Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death


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Fields of purple fill my thoughts!! The humm of all the bees was insane!! I could've laid down in the hot summer sun & taken a nap. It was that relaxing!! What a great place to visit!!


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I will always find myself back at the ocean.


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I’m a sucker for alpine glow.


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After an epic weekend of camping, exploring, lots of water, s’mores and mosquito bites, I think we have a new tradition!

#waldolake #waldolakewilderness #whereswaldo #willamettenationalforest #pnwonderland #optoutside #summer #camping #mosquitosandsmores #herpnwlife #upperleftusa #westcoastbestcoast #oregonsummer


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Campfires are always better with a crew of adventure freaks 🔥 let us help you #findyourwolfpack


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"Decided to keep you rather than throw you in the lake" -Candice .
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#weekendvibes #mirrorlake #mountbaker #pnw #pnwonderland #washingtonexplored #herpnwlife #lgbtq #lgbtqtravelers #travelphotography


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Taking a break from the heat in this tree tunnel. 🔥 6 days until the Jack and Jill Marathon has my head spinning, so what else is there to do but go on a run?


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A needed weekend spent drinking cocktails, whale watching, and chatting with old friends 🍹☀️🐋


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another hot day. another reason to stay out of the sun. you can bet I stayed behind a little bush & a tiny tree for shade while still throwing the ball for kali. #shadymademe


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Yesterday @verticalgeneration and @verticalworldclimbing took students from @marysplacewa climbing outdoors for their first time. It was absolutely moving to observe the confidence that was quickly gained from every student as each climbed up to the anchors every time. You could see it with their big eyed wonder! It brought my heart so many feels being able to see the smiles that lit up every face there from the students to our wonderful guides and volunteers for the entire afternoon. Oh and many tried hummus for their first time and couldn’t get enough of it... Hummus rocks, hehe! After leaving the crags, I had a heaviness that began growing inside and I couldn’t shake it off so I had to take some time to feel it out. Yes- it was awesome to introduce and share the gift of climbing, but how can we as a climbing community break down more barriers so that students who want to continue to climb can do it every time?! Hopefully, we can come up with something my fellow climbing peers! 🤔


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Same outfit, different mountain - a glimpse into my first backpacking trip! #toplessgirls


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“Life is tough, baby. Stay in your magic.” - piece of paper I found on the sidewalk.


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The beauty of Instagram and Jesus is all in these photographs. @prestonhornbeck and I connected through a mutual friend @annacatelove , who we also both became friends with through IG. •

What brought the three of us together? Using this platform to speak truth. What God has done in our lives, hardships we’ve gone through, desiring to uplift others, and passionate about building relationships. This app can be used for greater isolation or a greater community. •

I had the pleasure of hosting these three lovely people this weekend who I have never met in person. Though we all had one thing in common, our love for The Lord. I’m not sure if I would of crossed paths with them any other way. As I’ve never been to where they live. •

As Jesus traveled there was always a place to stay. That was never a concern for him. I believe that’s how we should live. Never worrying about where we will rest our heads at night. God will always provide brothers and sisters wherever we go. I have been hosted all over the world. He will always provide what we need. May this also an encouragement to open your doors. Christian Airbnb? Haha •

It’s the beauty of being in the family of God. These people know, as all my friends do - they always have a place to stay with me. Thank you sweet friends for all the laughter and rich conversations this weekend!


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Golden hour. Ready for another adventure 🙆🏻‍♀️🗻


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Just a couple buds who enjoy hikes👯


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Reflections


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Cute repost from @ramblingsofalazymom . Hope you enjoyed this amazing weather this weekend. 🌊☀️


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Loving this new face mask ceramic bowl from @bayouwithlove and @earthandelement 💫. Creating a mask focused on hydrating skin and locking moisture in. Oils used for this one are geranium for dry skin, frankincense for inflammation, Roman chamomile for acne, and patchouli for tightening skin and locking moisture in. ✨


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Between me starting a new job and my dog having an injured toe (not broken thankfully 🙌) we‘ve been too boring for photos lately. He’s seeming all better though so I have at least one short-ish hike planned for this week! Somewhere I’ve never been, so hopefully it’s as good a view as I’m imagining 🏔️


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typical sunny weekend -- strolling around the waterfront with a pike place bouquet, followed by a hike the next day. gotta love summer 💕


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Me ft. mountain goat named Gordon. Can you spot him? 🐐


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I get asked about four times a week if I've hiked Pilchuck and some strange part of me loves saying no and now that part of my life is over.
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We're so spoiled in the pnw. I've always rolled my eyes at this hike. Too popular, too overdone, too crowded, wayyyy too many calls to search and rescue. And then we got up here and I saw the views of the water and the volcanoes and the rugged peaks, and the endless granite. And how fortunate are we to have such a beautiful area to explore that I get to roll my eyes at this?! Thanks for the humility check, Pilchuck.
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#optoutside #upperleftliving #thatpnwlife #pnwwonderland #wanderwashington #herpnwlife #womenwhohike #pnwhikerbabes #northwestisbest #exploremore #choosemountains #lifeoutdoors #neverstopexploring #mountaingirls #sheexplores #wildernessculture #wanderwashington #liveyouradventure #livelifeoutside #liveauthentic #cascadiaexplored #forceofnature #andshesdopetoo #hikingadventures #sheadventures #radgirlslife #theoutbound #rei1440project #goatworthy #hikingwithdogs


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Beach camping weekend was (mostly) a success! Little A officially hates longer car rides, but couldn’t be happier running round outside for hours. Also, this place is beautiful, and maybe slightly underrated which is nice since it wasn’t very crowded!


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Huckleberry Mountain in Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness, accessed from the PCT. I climbed this yesterday with a group of @mountaineersorg We celebrated a birthday on the summit, as well as two members of our party finishing their Snoqualmie 20 Peaks. Couldn’t ask for a better time in the mountains ⛰️.


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There is so much joy to be found in surrounding yourself with like minded people. We spent a full day in Central Oregon from sunrise at Smith Rock to sunset at Sparks Lake - creating and making memories during the care free days of summer ✨


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Mountain kisses all day ❤️


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Pausing to reflect about what’s blooming in my life and the path I’m on .
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#womenwhohike #herpnwlife #forceofnature #bloom #reflect#mindfulness #beauty #flowers #woods


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Well we survived the massive crowds and John lost his sole 👟🤷🏼‍♀️.. literally, the sole fell off his shoe, but he kept on 😂😬Another eventful adventure together! Thanks @jpauldtown73 for the laughs! ☺️#snowlaketrail #summer #friendsforever #lifegoals .
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#pnw #pnwgirl #herpnwlife #exploremore #pnwwonderland #adventureiscalling #optoutside #getoutside #choosemountains #myhappyplace #doingme #pnwcollective #wondermore #adventuregirl #MtnChicks #adventure #fitforlife #liveinthemoment #liveyourlife


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My first @deightoncup experience with these ladies and definitely not the last!!
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@amahng @bearcubkate @jennaeantonia @wildandheart


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Heading through a meadowy break in the subalpine fir forests of the eastern flanks of the North Cascades, towards Blue Lake at the interface of the alpine zone (tree line, 6000-7000 ft or around 2000 meters). Still plenty of hemlock here but things were certainly a little drier.
W/ @sneaky_alpaca @kristinavanbommel and her #notawolf
#pnw #pnwexplored #pnwonderland #optoutside #nationalpark #weekend #hike #trail #easytrail #herpnwlife #pnwoutdoorwomen #travel #travelblogger #cascades #northcascadesnationalpark #outside #outdoors #wander #nature #moutains


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Not Pictured: Hundreds of bugs biting me 🐛 #herpnwlife#exploremore#pnwwonderland#sheisnotlost


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Hanging out at the crater rim on what’s left of the 8366 ft summit of Mt. St. Helens. Volcanoes are wild. 🌋😱


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It’s impossible not to be in awe of Mother Nature in moments like this. 🌅
We had a conversation about religion with some other campers on the beach, and while I’m not religious, it kind of dawned on me that this is where I feel most at peace. Nature is where I go to ask hard questions, to seek answers, to connect with the universe. Wilderness culture is so inclusive, open, and friendly that it’s hard not to feel accepted into something larger than just hiking and camping. It’s a community of support and adventure. And that’s what I believe in.


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Finally took the detour to come to Crater Lake and holy crap was it STUNNING📸💙! Got there before the forest fires got real bad ☹️ all the thanks to the firefighters I saw on the side of the road working on controlling the fires!


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got my new favorite necklace with Ryder’s birthday (after he broke the first one). let’s see how long this one lasts... 😕


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✨Live mindfully. By doing so, you fully value the present, not taking anything for granted. What you have now may be the best there can be✨
This view is of Mount Jefferson in the background but I was hiking Three Fingered Jack. Finished at 15 miles hiked with 2000 feet elevation gain. Yesterday was a perfect sunny day in Oregon at 84°. •




#soloadventure #solotravel #mountjefferson #exploregon #wanderlust #visualsoflife #herpnwlife #passionpassport #cascadiaexplored #womenwhohike #moodygrams #natgeo #pnwonderland #traveloregon #trekkingtoes #wanderfolk #exploretheworld #travelphotography #stayandwander #oregonexplored #forceofnature #worlderlust #outdoorwomen #womenwhoexplore #findyourownadventures #outdoorwomen #pnwlife #liveyourlife #oregon #neverstopexploring


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Is it bad that I spent my entire #MTB ride thinking about how much I would enjoy having this as my #postworkout lunch treat? Better yet, I’m under a mini-umbrella poolside with my Kindle while my kids enjoy splashing under the rare PNW sunshine. 🍧🌞📖🏊‍♀️
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#seattlefoodie #eeeeeats #froyo #frozenyogurt #nomnom #nutfree #nutrition #instayum #intuitiveeating #healthyeats #summertime #fitfood #f52grams #feedfeed #vegetarian #trailrunner #mtbgirl #climbergirl #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife


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“Everywhere I go, I keep falling in love with trees and wanting to stay a little longer.” -AVA
#WHPlookup


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And then you finally summit and you’re left speechless (sorry @stephyanaros you’ll have to come back in the summer!)


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surf city 🏄🏼‍♀️🌊🤙🏼 #surfwa


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It's not easy carrying your home, your food, your camera, and your life up a mountain, but when you add on a boat, some people might look at you sideways. I just recently heard of "packrafts" from adventure tv shows, rafts that are lightweight and easy to inflate wherever you might adventure. They can carry overnight backpacks, bikes, cross ranging rivers, and are of course (and most importantly) dog-friendly! Here we are trying out an @alpacka_raft
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📷photo by @ridgebacksonridges
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Please excuse me for the next couple weeks! Posts will be sporadic as I adventure in and out of reception.
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#womenthatpackraft #dogsthatpackraft #dogsofpackrafting #thisispackrafting


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surf vibes 🏄🏼‍♀️ #LOGE


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