Raechel Photos & Videos on Instagram

@ra3ch3l  ↟ PNW hiker, writer, cat lover. ↟

2 days ago

I’ll never forget the feeling of standing behind my soon-to-be husband, waiting for him to turn around for our first look. I was happy-crying. It was beautiful. Happy Valentine’s Day, @travibart. Here’s to many, many more. 🖤 (📷: @oliviacarsonphoto ) #valentinesday #newlyweds #firstlook #wedding #married #love #throwback #tbt #throwbackthursday #pnwwedding #northwestwedding #brownfamilyhomestead #leavenworth #northwest #pnw #washington #washingtonstate #upperleftusa #rusticwedding #weddingphotography #vday #valentines #bride #groom at Brown Family Homestead

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9 days ago

Cheers to the beginning of the last year of my 20s!🍻😊 May this year bring more awesome hikes with beers at the top of summits, alpine lakes and coastal beaches. 🤙🏼 #gonehiking #hiking #washingtontrails #optoutside #upperleftusa #pnw #northwest #washington #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #pnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #forceofnature #rei1440project #upperleftusa #upperleftliving #mountains #explore #wildernessculture #instagood #photooftheday #nrthwst #birthday #tbt #throwbackthursday at Washington State

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24 days ago

Anyone else ever feel like they take two steps forward, one step backward? I swear I feel like one week I’m on top of the world, health wise, pain wise. Then the next week I’m wrecked. Super glad I’m on the up and up this week though because it’s been a busy one and I have a lot of friends to catch up with this weekend. 🥰 Might also throw a hike in there on Sunday, too. 😈🤙🏼 #stubbornessisforthebelievers Pictured: @travibart #gonehiking #hiking #washingtontrails #optoutside #upperleftusa #pnw #northwest #washington #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #pnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #forceofnature #rei1440project #upperleftusa #upperleftliving #mountains #explore #wildernessculture #instagood #photooftheday #nrthwst #lake22 #cascademountains #northcascades at Lake 22

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1 month ago

Thoughts that have nothing to do with this photo: I just came back from photographing a diversity training for my job and, I gotta say, I loved the conversations that were coming out of it. The class talked about confronting your own biases, cultural appropriation and color blindness. It’s made me really think about access and inclusion in the outdoor community. I’d love to get involved in a group whose mission is to break down those barriers. Anyone have any recommendations? 🤔 #gonehiking #hiking #washingtontrails #optoutside #upperleftusa #pnw #northwest #washington #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #pnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #forceofnature #rei1440project #upperleftusa #upperleftliving #mountains #explore #wildernessculture #instagood #photooftheday #nrthwst #inclusion #outdoors #washingtontrails #expandthenarrative #diversifyoutdoors at Cascade Mountains

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1 month ago

Not gonna lie, I found myself with low energy on this hike, which was supposed to be easy. I think it’s because of keto. I also tripped and fell while stupidly walking with microspikes on the trail in between snow patches. Have a nice banged up knee to show for it, too. But not all hikes are pretty (unlike this one), and not all hikes are peaks to bag or some big accomplishment. Sometimes Mother Nature puts you in your place, and that’s okay. #gonehiking #hiking #washingtontrails #optoutside #upperleftusa #pnw #northwest #washington #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #pnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #forceofnature #rei1440project #upperleftusa #upperleftliving #mountains #explore #wildernessculture #instagood #photooftheday #nrthwst #lake22 #cascademountains #alpinelakes at Lake 22

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1 month ago

I’ve been all about getting back into hiking since finally feeling some hip/SI joint pain relief at the end of December. I’m hoping I don’t sabotage my progress... but I’m really really looking forward to hiking this Saturday. And I don’t wanna stop. Physical therapy and a ketogenic diet appears to be helping, as I’ve only had minor pain (I’m talking level 1 maaaaaybe 2 pain) after the recent hikes I’ve done. That’s a win in my book, as a couple of months ago, I could barely walk without needing to pop 100 ibuprofen. 🤙🏼✌🏼 #waterfallwednesday #gonehiking #hiking #washingtontrails #optoutside #upperleftusa #pnw #northwest #washington #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #pnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #forceofnature #rei1440project #upperleftusa #upperleftliving #mountains #explore #wildernessculture #instagood #photooftheday #nrthwst at Cougar Mountain

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1 month ago

Lmao. I told you guys. 🍄❤️ Also my mom was legit like “you love mushrooms! Go stand in front of that and I’ll take your picture.” Such a mom thing to say... even though I’m about to be 29. 😂 #lovemymom #gonehiking #optoutside #upperleftusa #pnw #northwest #washington #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #pnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #rei1440project #upperleftusa #upperleftliving #mountains #explore #wildernessculture #instagood #photooftheday #nrthwst #forceofnature #cougarmountain #forest #mushrooms #issaquahalps at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

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2 months ago

Yo, 2019. This year I hope to commit myself to yoga. Try rock climbing. And keep on hiking. I will get control of my hip/SI joint pain by completing physical therapy in March. I will try a keto diet to help with anti-inflammation this month. And I will practice gratitude that I am not worse off. 💙 #newyearresolution #gonehiking #optoutside #upperleftusa #pnw #northwest #washington #thatpnwlife #herpnwlife #pnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #rei1440project #upperleftusa #upperleftliving #mountains #explore #wildernessculture #instagood #photooftheday #nrthwst #heatherlake #mtpilchuck #cascademountains at Mount Pilchuck State Park

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