2017 has been about pushing myself. Pushing my boundaries, pushing my limits, and pushing the edges of my comfort zone until they started expanding. When I look back at the past 12 months I'm proud and astounded by the experiences I've had and the things I've accomplished. I've joined Search and Rescue, gotten a promotion, been certified in Wilderness First Aid, and been hired for and published more photography than ever before. I've also been fortunate enough to enter the world of alpinism, allowing me to explore places far beyond what I've ever been capable of previously. Before, this trail would have ended for me where it ends for most, beside this stunning alpine lake. Instead, we climbed higher. We scrambled up steep, loose scree, and ascended to the top of Ingalls Peak via a multipitch rock climbing route. Former me would have never dreamed of such a thing! As I reflect on 2017, I am thankful for the people and opportunities that have allowed me the privilege to grow and learn, to fail and succeed. Thank all of you for your amazing and unending support! . . . . . . . . . . . . #wanderwashington #wan#wanderlust #adventureisoutthere #cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa #livewashington #washingtonstate #washingtontrails #aacgram #washingtonexplored #northwestnature #visualsoflife #seattle #mou#mou#mountaineering #liveauthentic #optoutside #pnwonderland #pnwdiscovered #wanderlust #mountainstories #passionpassport #choosemountains #southsoundproud #mountaineering #for#forceofnature #sheadventures #sheroams #herpnwlife #forceofnature #diversifyoutdoors #tacmounties #ourpnw #mountaineering #alpinism
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Because when you stop and look around, life is pretty amazing.
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Apparently today is International Mountain Day. I'm not sure what that means exactly but I know I'm thankful for each day I get to spend in the mountains. Walking uphill for prolonged periods of time and being cold isn't for everyone, but I just can't get enough of it. Each time I go into the mountains I learn something new which benefits me in all parts of life. I'm happy to be living in region that gives me such great access to amazing mountains.⛰️🏔️🏞️🗻🌄 Picture taken on Mount Rainier, May 2016
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#hydrangea 👌🏻
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“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” —Oscar Wilde As I push through the last few days of finals, I can’t help but dream of sunsets like this one and be incredibly grateful for the brilliant masterpiece skies we’ve been getting almost every morning and evening here in Washington in the last week or so. Starting and ending each day with breathtaking natural beauty is grounding and inspiring, and gets me even more excited for the mountain adventures that await once this quarter is complete. I’m so looking forward to mountains, snow, never-ending laughter, cabin life, the magic of the North Cascades, and the amazing company of @staciangeliques @skyestoury @jwabbott03 @missmeghanyoung @ohcaycool @outofthewoods and hopefully @mckenzie_p_johnson.
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I guess today is International Mountain Day. Here is one of many examples why I support this holiday, even though this is the first time I'm hearing about it!
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Apparently it's International Mountain Day! I've developed a crippling addiction to the mountains and feel so lucky to live in a place where adventures in places like the Pickets are possible
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I’m not quite sure where my weekend went. Do over? 🤔#whyaremondaysathing
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Opening weekend at Alpental was filled with some pretty dreamy views. 🎿⛅
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Oh my heart 💕 Thank you to @makenzysmith at @northwestfocusco for doing a little mini shoot with my two guys.
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I hate to break up the snow pictures but hunting 65* weather on the Oregon Coast was the highlight of my weekend. That and views of the ocean, Rainier, Hood, St. Helens and Adams!
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This day! 🙌 #nofilterneeded
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Getting up in the middle of the night is always worth it when you get to witness something as magical as sunrise over some of your favorite mountains!
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Thank you again @yourallergyangel for the love & support, we can't wait to see your @fishgirlseafood meal creation👩🏼‍🍳 • • Kerrin (@yourallergyangel) was diagnosed with EoE. Please help her educate & spread awareness! • • 🎣Don't forget today is the LAST day for our Holiday Sampler deal. For more information click link in Bio🎣 #fis#fishgirl #freshcaughtfish #nor#northwest #bestgiftideas #fishsubscriptions #wildcaught #loveseafood #corprategifts #giftideas #holidaygiftideas #fisherman #fishing #fishinglife #fishingtrip #fishgirl #washington #northwest #hol#holidaygiftguide #northwestnature #yourallergyangel #eoe #eosinophilicesophagitis #eoeawareness #poweredbyfish #poweredbyfishgirlseafood #sushigrade #holidaygiftguide #holidaypresents #happyholidays #merrychristmas #chr#christmasgiftss #christmasgifts #christmasgiftsforhim
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! ⠀ Thanks for the gorgeous photo @maliisabela⠀
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Swipe for smiles 🐺🌲
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But frost, like the crystallized dreams of autumn, began to coat the clearing with its sugar glaze || Victoria Steele Logue
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The freshest, coldest drink of water she could find ❄️💧#camodog
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Reveled at the icy beauty of #frost this morning. #fallenleaves #naturewalk #walkabout
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Sunrise skinning in the backcountry is becoming one of my favorite things. No people but your own party, beautiful colors on the horizon, and so much more time to play during the day! Thanks to @themountainspeaks, @pnw_dentist, @gina.l.d, @karrinkathryn, and @tylercolepnw for such an incredible day, yesterday. Definitely one for the books!
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Alright everyone, todays caption is called TRUTH! It’s the question I’ve wanted to ask. What do I need to do to improve? What would you like to see more or less of? More colors or less colors? More of me on IGS? Or less? More of me in photos or no? More of the Florida nature and local restaurant scene on IGS? Would you like to see cities? Bc I would like to! I’m looking for your true, honest opinion. No BS today. I don’t want to hear, everything is great😂. This will help me improve. Anything you want to say! . No matter what you say, I’m not going to unfollow you, block you, drone strike your house, steal your dog, flatten your tires, shadow-ban your hashtags (IG does that on their own), get you black listed to fly, kick you in the crotch, send a cow to your house to moo you a lullaby, or tell you to F off. It’s your free for all! AND GO👇🏽 . . . . . . . #oregon #oregonlife #oregoncoast #oregonnw #oregonexplored #oregonian #oregonlove #cobblestonebeach #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwphotographer #pnwstoners #pnwexplorations #exploretheworld #exploreyourworld #beachfun #beachvibes #beach🌊 #instagood #instagood10k #wildernessnation #wildlifeplanet #northwest #northwestcreatives #northwestnature #earth_shotz #nature_isa #mountainstones #bluewater #nature_sultans
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Looking for a snowmobile adventure in Darrington? Drive west about five miles to Swede Heaven Road, then drive 1.5 miles to Forest Service Rd. 18 where parking and the trail head will greet you in approximately 1 mile. Have fun, be safe, and look for wildlife! PC: Rebecca Meadows
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As the saying goes up here, "there are strange things done under the midnight sun". I'd say the long, dark winter nights are pretty darn strange themselves
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Taking in the sunset and its beautiful contrast with the blue sky at Wiser Lake.
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forest bathing 🌿
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I don't want to die without any scars || Chuck Palahniuk #photooftheday 344/365
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@lucaspete23 snapped this shot of me and his dad coming down from Snowfield Peak on the Neve Glacier this summer. He just recently sent it to me to edit, but of course I proceeded to poach it for my feed because it's 🔥
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