That one time josh and I did an endurance hike mid afternoon up Mt. Pilchuck in the middle of winter and camped out overnight with one duraflame log to keep us warm and no sub zero sleeping bags, 12° and high winds! Yeah it was a blast! #upperleftusa#mtpilchuck#pnw#adventure#washingtonstate
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Some snowy trees covered in icicles yesterday on the Deschutes National Forest!
As my Focused Fitness class gets closer I’m getting more excited. I have started conversations with clients who have signed up, learning more about their individual goals and areas they would like to focus on. I am going to do my very best to help you set your goals and work toward meeting them. My goal in starting this class is to help all of us feel empowered, strong and excited about the progress we can make. There are still a few spots left! Click the link in my bio.
Oh my...we took the time to scan all the pages from our guest books this year....about 198 pages in total. So much fun to read through these amazing memories!!! There’s a coffee table book or two here. These are just a few of our favorites....we are going to do a little flipbook and will lost the link when complete....
...but, for now, here’s four! ...book now and make your own entry in your own guest book ...
Consider this photo the biggest tease ever. I had the honor of photographing @auroralady’s hot new collection and I can’t wait for you to be able to get your hands on it. Go subscribe at the link in her bio now so you are in-the-know for the official launch coming soon. Until then, enjoy legs for days.
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Sadie Rae was SO GOOD for her bath today! She loves a good back scratch and a belly rub 😊 I can’t wait to see her again soon!
It is an absolute downpour in Port Angeles right now. When there are these torrential rains at sea-level, can you imagine scene atop the Olympic Mountains right now? In a national geography documentary, the interior of the Olympic Mountain range was compared to Siberia. And yet, 17 miles from the Olympics sits temperate Port Angeles with mild temperatures year round. Microclimates and mountains go hand in hand.
Thank you 📸: @dan_straats for sharing your incredible capture of winter’s power in the Olympics 🏔 #HikeOlympic
“You musn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky.”
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Still in awe that I live here ✨
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By coincidence, the final day of my thirty day celebration of the Winter Solstice and the Issaquah Alps landed on the five year anniversary of my first trail run. It couldn't have been a more fitting way to wrap up that five year stretch and I never imagined I would have so much joy by simply running out my front door and into the surrounding foothills during one of the gloomiest times of the year. The thirty days was built around my #everysinglesummit project where I summited 16 high points in the Issaquah Alps on 16 seperate trips. I also set smaller goals during this period, like setting a new personal best with 13 summits in one day, to focus on. Working on accomplishing these little projects gave me a huge amount of motivation that can often times be a struggle this time of year. Yet during this 30 day stretch, where I ran or hiked 446 miles, on only one morning did I struggle to get out the door. More importantly, I continue to grow as a runner and realize just how much I am capable of. As the days grow longer, I look forward to expanding that project to the peaks surrounding North Bend. I also am envisioning a #everysingletrail project for this area surrounding my home. Here are a few final shots from the final week of this amazing experience.
Can’t ever figure why things happen the way that they do, but I’ve never felt more blessed with what I have now. As my favorite band says “life is not a punch card, make the best of what you have.” Patiently waiting for things to get better.
If this tree could talk...
Downstream from Tumalo Falls along a ridgeline, this giant towers above the local scenery like a sentinel, likely a survivor of the 1979 Bridge Creek fire that scorched the area and temporarily unraveled Tumalo Creek. When I looked up that info earlier, I noticed the wiki article about this creek contained a picture of this same tree standing next to a barren, equally tall tree. Now I feel a bit sad this guy doesn’t have any close friends anymore. I wonder if he pines for new neighbors 🤔
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Idk what’s better— Priest Lake or the 275 Jello shots my dad made this weekend #snowshoesoftball