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December 2017

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The Hiking Diaries: Beckler Peak

December 19, 2017
Beckler Peak is a must-see hike for a winter hike in the Pacific Northwest

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. Continue Reading

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Road Trip Through the American West

December 11, 2017

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! Continue Reading

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Tips for a Move Across the Country

December 5, 2017
Planning a move across the country can seem like a daunting task. Here are some tips to take some of the stress out of it!

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! Continue Reading