I had so much fun hiking Poo Poo Point with my person today (Yes, that’s the trail’s real name 🤣). He got to make fun of my obsession with ounce counting every piece of gear, I got to teach him the magic of trekking poles, and we got to watch paragliders jump off the summit into the cloudy abyss. All in all a perfect Sunday 🙌🏻🌲
Walking in a winter wonderland ❄️
See my stories and link in bio for a cozy cabin to make your basecamp while exploring Mt Hood! 🎿🏡
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Leavenworth, Chelan County, WA
Seasons change, people change
But you can’t hold back the clock
‘Cause time won’t stop for you and me
And the world keeps spinning ‘round
“Change of Season” by Hall & Oates #wanderwashington
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Cauliflower Mushroom headed to the pan after getting washed.
There goes another weekend. Can't believe the year is almost over already. So happy that I got some rejuvenating outdoor time this weekend. Better yet, I got to hangout with @drarcheratkins.
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Coming to the end of the year & so amazed by the beautiful journey 2019 has been! I ran a couple 50k’s and a 50m which felt so out of my comfort zone but SO RIIIIGHT at the same time. I started working for Salomon and @salomonsquadpnw brought me LIFE
It’s safe to say I’ve tried many hydration vests, shoes and it’s hard to think of an absolute favorite gear item but I will. I wanted to talk about the @salomonrunning Ultra Pro’s and how much I love them but most of you already know that. They are my go-to shoe for all things
The best gear item for me this year was the @salomon S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 5 SET (and the 8 set they are both amazing). There are so many vests out there but when it comes down to it, I LOVEEEEEE the minimalism of the sense ultra. It feels like I’m wearing nothing, it stretches and holds everything I need and whenever I’m done with a run, I jump in the shower with it to wash it off and it hang dries in like an hour. It’s easy to pack and it’s always been there for me. There are zippers and storage in all the right places and I honestly don’t need much more then this for most adventures. So thank you to Salomon for making something so absolutely perfect for me🥰
How do you want to be seen, perceived, understood? I think one of the challenges of life is being seen for who you truly are. Social media can especially act as a barrier and altered perceptions.
I want to be seen as honest. A hard worker. A person of good intention and integrity. Someone who cares. Someone who has strength but shows vulnerability. Understanding and compassionate.
I want to be seen as the someone who wants to take the time to see and accept others for who they are. How do you want to be seen?
.i just wanna be your pretty girl, when you want it.
.cause I can only think about you. and what it’s like to walk around you. and why they like to talk about you. cause I can only think about you.
Exhausted. By this point I was exactly that.
The amount that both Koda and I had seen and done was impressive.
Prior to this shot we had just finished checking out a waterfall, trekking down to the bottom to soak it in. Once back at the truck it was time to determine...where next? Where should we sleep?
The sun was getting very close to setting. When I’m tired, my decision making skills go out the door. Not convenient. Eventually I decided to go check out this lake 20-30minutes away from where I was parked. On the way we were chasing the sunset. I kept looking at it and thinking “we aren’t going to make it in time!” The colors were so strong and vibrant. We kept climbing and kept driving faster hoping to make it in time. Once we got to the camp spot the sun had almost completely set but we still ran for the lake to enjoy the tail end. It was beautiful. Peaceful.
I was too tired to set up the tent, so instead we slept in the back seat of the truck together. Damn it was comfy. We later woke at 3am to a lightning storm which followed us throughout the next 24 hours which was super neat.
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Hey google: is there a rain dance but for snow? ❄️
Neither of us are a fan of Mt St Helens’ boulders. More snow please 😬
📸 @rachelbartle .
The most beautiful things in life are not things. They're people, and places, memories, pictures & videos. They're feelings and Moments. They're smiles & laughter. Thank you to the family for every moment, tear & laugh. For the table dancing, uno wars, frozen arms & beer drinking. For allowing us to share a little of our PNW🌲home with you. For these were the moments we'll remember for ever. Until next time! Happy #thanksmas 🖤
A good life is a collection of moments like these. #roadtrip2019#cortezsquad 👨👩👧👦
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To the mountain that made me fall in love with adventuring, with hiking, with photography, and the mountain that helped me find my passion in life 🗻✨📸
Have faith in your faith. It's troubling to read Luke 18:8 When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?
But you hear it every day. Doubt and unbelief. Satan is doing his job. And he's doing it well. Making people believe God is deaf or his arm is not strong that he cannot save. God is stronger than disease. The blood of Jesus crushes disease. The problem is your mouth. You defeat yourself with your mouth.
Paul said let your gentleness be evident to all. But do you think Jesus was gentle with a whip when he drove out the money changers at the temple?
Rightly divide the word of God all you Christians. Satan comes to kill. Jesus came that we have life and have it more abundantly. Do you know people in agony with sickness and disease? Don't let your prayers encourage their death they just might want to live.
Because all my recent pieces are gifts and cannot be shared publicly yet, here is another round of "ooo, pretties!" All my cabochons and some random eggs in one shot.
I have claimed one for myself (can you guess which one??) but the rest are available for custom work in January.
DM for details and pricing. 💜
This overly-popular Washington hike used to be my least favorite. If you time it poorly it can feel like you are hiking in a parade - and I almost always timed it poorly. I just viewed it as exercise as opposed to any kind of therapeutic experience in nature. But then one day, almost three years ago, I left work early and headed out in the freezing temperatures for a sunset hike. Sunset was cold but beautiful and only a few short minutes after leaving the top I slipped on a patch of ice and broke my ankle.
It was an incredibly humbling experience for me - the helplessness, the pain, the surgeries and the recovery. But what’s funny is how much I’ve come to love this trail ever since that happened. Granted, I do well to avoid the busiest days/times, but I see so much more beauty in the details now than I ever did before. @Athleta#Powerofshe#sponsored