I’m going to come right out and say something that might be controversial, so here it goes – STOP MAKING NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS. Have I got your attention yet? Ok, good. Now hear me out. I’ve been making “resolutions” probably since the time I was old enough to know what a resolution was. They start us young, don’t they?
Welcome to The Hiking Diaries, my series that takes you along on my adventures through the mountains. This week I will be sharing the beauty of the Beckler Peak area, what we experienced, and the triumphs and failures along the way. Check out Lake Ingalls and Talapus Lake here. From every hiking trip there is a lesson to be learned to apply to the next trip. While camping and hiking is fun and relaxing, there are many dangers so it is important to always be prepared.
This week’s views are brought to you by the beautiful Beckler Peak trail. Located right off Steven’s Pass near Skykomish this hike is about 2 hours outside of Seattle. Getting up to the trailhead is a bit tricky in itself. With all the snow and ice I highly recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I’m not sure we would have made it up with out it.
I think every relationship should go through a road trip test. This is different from any other type of travel test. There is something about multiple hours in a confined space (where you can’t get away) that can tell you a lot about another person. From agreeing on what to eat, what to listen to, and even the car temperature there is a lot that could cause a fight. I went into our cross country road trip a little nervous for those very reasons. To be honest I think he did too. You can imagine both of our surprise when not only did we not fight but we wish the trip could have been longer!
Earlier this year we uprooted everything to move from the Mitten (that’s slang for Michigan to all you non-midwesterners) to Seattle, Washington. This was a dream we have had since early on in our relationship. We even planned our wedding to be in Washington before we knew if we’d be living there with the hopes that we would be by the time it came around. Luckily it all worked out – proof that hard work and positive thinking can make it happen!