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Snowshoeing at Annette Lake

January 15, 2018
Annette Lake is a must-see snowshoe hike for a winter hike with Alpine Lake and mountain views in the Pacific Northwest #PNW #snowshoeing #Washingtonstatehikes

My visions of snowshoeing started at as a young girl flipping through the pages of my parent’s LL Bean catalog. I always envisioned myself wearing dark neutral colors from “the Bean’s” color palette of choice with wood and leather tennis rackets strapped to my feet. *Cue record scratch sound effect*. However, that is not now my first snow shoeing experience went down.  Continue Reading

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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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The Hiking Diaries: Talapus and Olallie Lakes

November 22, 2017
Talapus and Olallie Lakes are a must-see hike for a winter hike in the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to The Hiking Diaries, a series I’m starting to take you along on my adventures through the mountains. I will be sharing the beauty of the area, what we experienced, and the triumphs and failures along the way. You can check out my first entry from Lake Ingalls here. From every hiking and backpacking 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.
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The Hiking Diaries: Hunting for Larches at Lake Ingalls

October 23, 2017
October at Lake Ingalls in the Cascade Mountains of Washington is a great spot to look for golden larches.

Welcome to The Hiking Diaries, a series I’m starting to take you along on my adventures through the mountains. I will be sharing the beauty of the area, what we experienced, and the triumphs and failures along the way. From every hiking and backpacking 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. Continue Reading