Cascadiaexplored Photos & Videos

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📸 Photo taken by @heartandsparrow⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The world becomes a blank slate of white—the perfect chance for a fresh, clean, and pure start.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #snowseattle #snoqualmiefalls #washingtonstate #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington #northwestcreatives #pnwpride #pnwescapes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pnwisbeautiful #landscapephotography #seattlephotographer #pnwonderland ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cascadiaexplored #seattlelife #seattleradar #seattlewa #salsapnw #luxtastay #seattlemountaineers #seattle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #seattlefood #seattlemodel #seattleart #seattleeats ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #seattleblogger #seattlefitness #seattleliving ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #seattlehairstylist #seattleradar #seattleseahawks at Snoqualmie Falls

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📸Photo taken by @pictorial.photography⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's nothing like a white wedding. Whether you wake up on the big day to six feet of snow or see a flurry as you enter the venue, there's a magical component to all that sparkling white. And when it comes to spectacular wedding photos, snow virtually guarantees an awe-inspiring natural backdrop. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #snowseattle #snoqualmiefalls #washingtonstate #washingtonexplored #wanderwashington #northwestcreatives #pnwpride #pnwescapes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pnwisbeautiful #landscapephotography #seattlephotographer #pnwonderland ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cascadiaexplored #seattlelife #seattleradar #seattlewa #salsapnw #luxtastay #seattlemountaineers #seattle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #seattlefood #seattlemodel #seattleart #seattleeats ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #seattleblogger #seattlefitness #seattleliving ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #seattlehairstylist #seattleradar #seattleseahawks at Tacoma, Washington

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If everybody can see and listen the silent very carefully. It's beautiful. 🙏🏾📸🙏🏾 . Don't forget to follow for future pictures 👍🏽 Have a nice weekend everyone🙏🏾 _________________________ Nikon D-7500 Focal length 18mm nikkor lent F-20 1/8s Iso 320 _________________________ #pnwonderland  #pnwhikes #pnwisthebest #pnwcrew #explorewashstate #hiking_addiction #pnwlover #hikingvibes #onlyinwashington #stayoutside #rainierwatch #stayoutoftheforest #roamtheplanet #livewashington #cascadiaexplored #pnwdiscovered #washingtontrails #livewashington #pnwparadise #pnwco #hikingtheglobe #goplayoutside #pnwmoods #pnw #hikewashington #moodygrams #pnwcrew #mtrainier #ourpnw #eart_shotz #eartfocus #stayoutdoors at Washington

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Day ✌️ was blast. Thank you to everyone who stopped by today and got some new gear! We had a blast meeting tons of new people and hanging out with our pal Tundra the Polar Bear. WinterFest Day 3 begins at 11 am tomorrow and lasts until 5! We still have limited sizes in crewnecks and long sleeves. Plenty of hoodies and tees left too. at Oregon WinterFest

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Abiqua Falls (from last summer).

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Reminiscing on the days of make shift kitchens & Gypsy rodeos, the next river to float and wilderness to explore. at Oregon

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Crazy weather in the #pacificnorthwest tonight! I went through pouring down rain at Fort Stevens to half snow. Got over to Washington and it was sunny. Haven’t been able to take photos for a bit and man does it feel gooood!! Hope y’all enjoy!! It was a good #moody freezing ass cold night on the beach! 😁🧡💙💧🌫 #PNW #washingtonexplored #visitlongbeach #capedisappointment #cascadiaexplored #lighthouse #pnwisbeautiful #pnwadventures #thenwadventure #pnwdiscovered #pnwescapes #coast #coastalliving #lovewhereyoulive #washingtonstate #pnwonderland #artofvisuals at Cape Disappointment State Park

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I’ve been loving all of the snow this winter, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t catch my mind starting to drift ahead from time to time now.

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Hey, 2019, I think you could be great. Let’s just chill, do some of that deep breathing stuff, and let go of the rest. k? Thx. 🧘🏼‍♀️2019 not guaranteed to get better, but your general well-being will. Escape bookings in profile. at Oakridge, Oregon

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Location: McDowell Creek Falls, Oregon Photographer: @jake.pnw Selected by: @jeff_bell_photos • McDowell Creek Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. (AllTrails.com) • #waterfall #fall #autumn #sunset #oregon #traveloregon #oregonexplored #pnwdiscovered #bestoforegon #instagram #pnw #cascadia #pnwonderland #travelgoals #traveladdict #theimaged #tourism #traveller #cascadiaexplored #cascadianclassic #wander #wildlife #mountaineering #mthrworld #nature_shooters #natureonly #worldcaptures #wondermore #wekeepmoments

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“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

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Standing at the edge of a waterfall, feeling the water rush by you, watching it crash at the bottom in a white froth with golden flecks, as it reflects the warm sunlight. Then watching it move outward changing from raging white to a vigorous teal; that is an outdoor experience worth having! Photo credit to my husband @p.stir #watercolor #waterfall #water_shots #rapids #whitewater #tealwater #riverlife #rivers #explorecanada #exploretherockies #explorealberta #tourcanada #tourtherockies #touralberta #rockiemountainadventures #rockiemountainhouse #crescentfalls #rushingwater #landscapephotography #outdooradventures #outdoorliving #travelalberta #travelcanada #travelphotography #enjoycanada #cascadiaexplored #imagesofcanada at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

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A perfect Winter evening - the sleigh rides come to a close as the sun sets behind the snow covered Stuart Range. at Leavenworth, Washington

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Sunset I captured from my house during #snowmageddon. Got 6” the first week before it melted then a little over 9 the 2nd time. at Bothell, Washington

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What a fun relaxing day! Hiked to a lighthouse. Played in the arcade. Designed our own T-shirts. And ate at Mo’s. Weather was perfect. Stormy and cold. The beach is definitely one of my happy places! Especially when I’m with my family!! 👵🏼🧡🏖 #february #washingtonstate #runnergirl #pnwhiking #runwashington #optoutside #pnw #pnwwashington #pnwonderland #wanderwashington #hikersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #cascadiaexplored #upperleftliving #upperleft #westcoastbestcoast #upperleftusa #whyihike #whyirun #takeitoutside #realwomenmove #iphonephotography #outdoorwomen #herPNWlife #twentynineteen #getoutside #thatpnwlife #outsideisfree #createyourtrail at Oregon Coast

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“Only when the last tree has died, the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money” Some food for thought this Saturday night. A very good reminder that our planet is precious. #oregon #oregonnw #oregonlove #oregonlife #oregonexplored #exploreoregon #kgwweather #jj_oregon #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwphotographer #pnwlife #pnwescapes #pnwcrew #destinationpnw #cascadiaexplored #fox12unstoppable #koin #katu #drone #dronestagram #dronephotography #dji #mavicpro #djimavicpro #aerialphotography #earth #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #discovery at Earth

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What's your favorite waterfall to visit? Photo by @sethtbuck __ Tag: #pnwroamers to be featured!

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Beautiful winter view from high above the Columbia River Gorge at Vista House...

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"In every walk in with nature one receives far more than he seeks." . . . Its been 3 weeks of bloody cold weather. I'm getting cabin fever being indoors 24/7. I need an adventure and a vacation somewhere warm.

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Spending the weekend in Winthrop doing all things winter! Cross country skiing, luge sledding, ice skating and biathlon. ❄️💙 at Okanogan National Forest

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(PCT WA July 31) Our camp today was supposed to be a picturesque lake at the foot of Mt. Adams. Sounds ideal, right? All the maps, satellite images & trail notes suggested that it was going to be a GREAT campsite. Iconic, even. It was not a great campsite. When we rolled up to the lake, it was a muddy mess. Good enough for water, but not the pristine mountain lake I had envisioned. Defeated, we pushed on up the trail just enough to find a suitable spot barely off-trail to shove our tents into. We really didn’t care at that point. We were exhausted and defeated. Extra encouragement to bag and hang our food came from some prominent cat prints in the mud just to the east of camp. It seemed that local wildlife also favored the lake as a water source. No surprise there, but it did give us extra incentive to do a proper job of hanging our food. Despite the hot day, we were treated to a beautiful sunset tonight. I took this picture during a moment of reflection just outside of camp. After 4 full days on trail, I was now almost 100 miles into Washington. This was more of a concern than a triumph. I was already pretty beat up, and I’d be on my own in just a few days. Deep breaths as the sun sets. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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Valentine’s Day weekend is in full swing! Hope all you lovers out there have a cozy weekend. 📸: @stand_five at Portland, Oregon

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(PCT WA July 31) Today was an exciting day for Scott and I. We’d be meeting up with family along a Forest Service road outside of Trout Lake for resupply, snacks, & hearty salutations. But most importantly of all, we’d be picking up a new trail-comrade. Our brother Matt would be joining us for about ~60 miles of trail. We were heading north around 5am feeling the excitement of familiar faces and good food. After 10 early morning miles, we’d meet up with our group, and then an additional 15 with Matt in tow. It was so fantastic meeting up with family. Jesse and Trekker were there, as well as my parents. With them, they brought the finest foods that you could ever imagine. We feasted with all our hearts. We met a fellow from Germany (trailname “Splash”) who we also shared our feast with. He was totally thrilled, & cancelled his hitch into town on account of good luck. With full bellies, packs and hearts, we headed up towards Mt. Hood, now a party of 3. We had beautiful views of Mt. Adams as we climbed up to about 6100 ft. It was incredibly hot, but our spirits were high as we slogged our way up to the NW shoulder, just below the snowline. Water was fairly plentiful, with special note needed for one mountain creek that had a metal bucket fastened to a rope that we lowered into the falling water for the freshest, coldest water you could imagine. What a treat! 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 30) Scott and I woke up energized after a good night of rest. We immediately started climbing up into the Indian Heaven Wilderness; a place of hundreds of lakes and interesting history. We passed an old Indian Racetrack, where local tribes would harvest food and then compete in horse races for after-work entertainment. Based on the weathered state of many landmarks along the trail, it struck me how many versions of this very place different people have seen over time. It helped me appreciate the dynamic nature of wilderness; that this place will never look exactly like this again. This was my moment to enjoy & experience. I loved that. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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PCT WA (July 29) While ascending into the mountains today, we met a very interesting man. “Don Miguel” was the moniker he had chosen, and he had been trekking along the PCT for about 1,000 miles. He was slumped over with an oversized pack and seemed as if he’d been walking along the trail his entire life. Every step was labored and overly deliberate. Don Miguel was in pain. He explained to us that he’d always wanted to hike the PCT, to the point that his wife finally pushed him out the door so she wouldn’t have to hear about it anymore. Hundreds of miles back, he began experiencing extreme discomfort and general dissatisfaction with the “trail experience”, but after calling his wife to arrange a trip back home after an incomplete trail, she told him to stay. She didn’t want him to regret not finishing in the years to come. Don Miguel was marching the slowest march. At his current rate, it was unlikely that he’d finish Washington before the snow came, but he continued on the painful parade away from the fear of regret. After our initial conversation, we never saw him again. We both wonder if Don Miguel ever made it. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 29) We had some climbing to do today. This wonderful bridge spanned the last opportunity for water for the majority of the day. We drank and drank. After “cameling up” on water, we headed up a sizable climb. Luckily, great conversation propelled us up into the mountains today. I don’t have many opportunities to have meaningful conversations with many of my siblings, so I always appreciate the opportunity when given. Once we topped out along the Cascade Range, we enjoyed a nice break along the trail for some warm breakfast & rest. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 29) After a surprisingly restorative sleep, Scott and I headed off into the fog just before sunrise. Down in a valley, we crossed a beautiful meadow with a soupy layer of fog just starting to burn off in the warm sun. Much to our delight, we felt ok. We felt ready, but just barely. Despite some understandable soreness & blistering from the previous day, the early morning start was refreshing and we felt confident in our ability to chip away some miles. We were both extremely grateful for the restorative powers of the human body. Extremely. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 28) Today ended up being ~30 miles of trail. We had planned on it being less, but the detour & desire for a good water source changed that. It wasn’t ideal at all. We were in pretty high spirits until mile 25 or so. After that, we were totally beat. Towards the end of the day, our heads were down and we were suffering individually. Things got quiet. We finally reached this great little bridge spanning Trout Creek near Stabler. We sluggishly pitched our tents and stumbled around camp as little as possible. We needed to rest. Scott still had ~115 miles until his portion was complete, & I had ~215 to go before my first rest day. Yikes. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 28) Our first day also introduced our first detour. Between fires, logging operations, landslides etc, the PCT is ever dynamic. It’s always basically the same distance & route, but certainly subject to variation to accommodate nature & man. Today’s detour sent us along some gravel roads to circumvent logging operations just outside the National Scenic Area. Usually, detours along the PCT are well-marked and easy to understand, but not today. Scott and I both missed a turn intended to get us back on the trail. We wandered down a gravel road that eventually fed right into an active logging operation. We cautiously stepped around this excavator to discover that it was functioning as an “anchor” for an attached bulldozer precariously navigating a steep hill below. It became obvious that we had gone too far when the road turned to logs. We assessed our current location, & after deciding not to bush-whack through the forest to regain the trail, we headed back up the road. We later found the turnoff, marked by some spray paint on the ground & a small sign. We totally missed it, and had just added a few miles to our already very long day. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 28) We got our first view of Mt Adams today. What a beautiful Mountain! I’ve been atop this mountain a few times now, and really had been looking forward to this trip where we would skirt around it clockwise to the northwest. These perspectives always inspire me. Within a few days, we’d be right at the foot of this impressive stratovolcano only to say hello & move on to the north. Seeing Adams gave Scott & I some renewed energy as we continued along on our first full day on the trail. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 28) As we continued climbing, we pushed into sections of trail I’d never stepped foot on before. Past Table Mountain, the majority of trail was brand new to me. With this new trail underfoot, I couldn’t help but think about the scale of this trip. “If a person just keeps walking, by George, they’ll eventually end up in Canada.” What a thought! This fueled us around corners & bends as the day progressed. Who’s George?🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 28) Scott and I slept really well. There’s something significant about the first night on a long trip like this. You begin to see if everything is going to work as planned. This is the moment where your obsession over gear lists & rations actually matters. It’s a bit of a vulnerable feeling. All of your assumptions and decisions are now subject to the sometimes unpredictable nature of the outdoors. We’d be leaving the Columbia Gorge behind today. We climbed up past power lines & clear-cuts throughout the morning as glimpses of the Gorge became less frequent. I kept looking back wondering if this may be the last view of home I’d have for the next few weeks. Eventually, it was.🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 27) Much to my wife’s delight, I’d have some company for portions of this trip. My brother Scott would be joining me for the first ~150 miles, and my brother Matt would join us for ~60 miles within the Mt Adams & Goat Rocks wilderness. Scott had flown in from Salt Lake the day of, and was also leaving behind family and work for the sake of curiosity & adventure. I so appreciated his willingness to do so. He and Matt carried me in ways I didn’t expect, and were crucial pieces of the trip’s overall success. Scott and I elected to crank up the trail an evening prior to our original start date. We were too excited. We were ready to go. We climbed up a couple thousand feet and pitched in a comically meager spot to officially begin our trip. We were on our way.🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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(PCT WA July 27) The Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks, Oregon. A well-loved landmark in my hometown, and the beginning of a ~505 mile trek across Washington. This too served as the finish line for my 2014 backpacking trip across Oregon. Assuming Washington was going to go well enough, I will have walked from California to Canada with food & shelter on my back. Naturally, due to this significance, the bridge carries a measure of reverence to me. Compared to being dropped off near an obscure forest road next to the California/Oregon border, starting at the Bridge of the Gods was a welcome change. After a proper sendoff with my Wife, Son, Mom and Dad, we walked across the bridge in the evening hours of Thursday, July 27th. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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It’s been so many moons since my last Instagram post! I’m coming back... But first...In the next 2-3 weeks, I’ll be posting journal entries from my ~505 mile trip across Washington along the PCT. Finally. Please bear with me as I get this out. It was such a significant event in my life. It must be shared. 🏕 • • • • • #explorewashington #washingtonexplored #pnw #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #pnwonderland #thatpnwlife #hiking #hikingculture #thegreatoutdoors #washington #upperleftusa #thegreatpnw #pacificnw #getoutside #hikewashington #pnwcollective #pnwdiscovered #pct #pacificcresttrail

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