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Mexico! . . . . . . . . . . travel travelgram pacificocean pacificoceanview mexico nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict exploretocreate earthpix letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust

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Here we go! Can’t wait for BINGO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . trav traveling travelgram cruise cruiseship sunset instacali california letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust pacificocean pacificoceanview

1 Days ago
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Hello, California! Nice to see you again. Very excited for the next few days! . . . . . . . . . . . . letsgosomewhere california socality socal travel traveling travelgram instacali

2 Days ago
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Guess where we are? 😊

2 Days ago
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Savor the memories of your wonderful experiences. 🦖 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwhiking pnwvisuals pnwphotographer pnwonderland thegreatpnw optoutside rei1440project liveauthentic exploretocreate folkcreative thegreatoutdoors thenwadventure themountainsarecalling hikingadventures hiking lightchasers upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest gratitude adventureculture washington washingtontrails

3 Days ago
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I was so frustrated this morning with my car because it has been stalling on me in the worst places. My husband told me to put the car in neutral and gently press the accelerator when I was stopped at a light to keep it from stalling, and this morning I did so. The light turned green, and as I was taking myself out of neutral, the car next to me pulled out into the intersection and another car coming from the left of us ran the red light and smashed into the front of that guy’s car! Had I not been shifting into drive...had I pressed the gas pedal when the light turned green like the guy to the right of me did, that could’ve been me and my dog in the accident. So crazy! And last week my back injury... it all happened so fast. Things can happen in the blink of an eye. It’s so important to be aware of what you have in front of you and to always be grateful. Life is special and short and our headspace shouldn’t be wasted on things that aren’t bringing us joy. I am so thankful that everyone is okay, that things weren’t worse (cause they could’ve been) and that someone out there is looking out for me. Life is crazy sometimes! Ohhhh and on another note...so so excited about these Dino emojis 🦖🦕 . . . . . . . . . . . . p pnwvisuals pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thatpnwlife herpnwlife upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest stayandwander wanderfolk wanderwashington wanderlust liveauthentic liveyouradventure gratitude themountainsarecalling thegreatoutdoors thegreatpnw earthpix hiking hikingadventures cascadiaexplored optoutside rei1440project

4 Days ago
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Happy world kindness day 💛 . . . . . . . . . . worldkindn worldkindnessday2017 bekind kindness pnw pnwvisuals pnwonderland pnwphotographer nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers hiking hikingadventures alpinelake optoutside rei1440project upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest stayandwander letsgosomewhere thenwadventure folkcreative exploretocreate earthpix thegreatpnw herpnwlife thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling

5 Days ago
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My dog loves to climb rocks 🐕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwdogs pnwvisuals pnwonderland letsgosomewhere upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest folkcreative exploretocreate rescuedogsofinstagram australiancattledogsofinstagra shepherdmix pugetsound dogsofpnw

6 Days ago
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Blue sky?! Is that...is that you? . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwfall pnwvisuals washington pugetsound beach pacificnorthwest northwestisbest upperleftusa letsgosomewhere

6 Days ago
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Anyone who hikes with me has to deal with the fact that I’ll be taking pictures of them. I solo hiked for awhile and all of my photos were just of nature and trails (occasional wildlife), but having a human/dog/wildlife element in the photo is kinda cool for perspective and to make the photo a little more interesting (maybe, for some. I like photos of nature all different ways!) Muzi kept turning around to wait for me on this hike which was kinda cute 🤣 . . . . . . . . . . . explo folkcreative rei1440project optoutside letsgosomewhere stayandwander hiking hikingadventures hikingdogsofinstagram pnwdogs adventuredog adventureculture pnw pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling washington washingtontrails washingtonhikersandclimbers

6 Days ago
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Be nice to yourself. Life isn’t easy. . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwvisuals pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thatpnwlife letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington wanderlust hiking hikingadventures letitsnow adventureculture visualsoflife upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest optoutside rei1440project earthpix folkcreative exploretocreate washingtontrails washingtonhikersandclimbers

7 Days ago
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“You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft and never mix up your right foot with your left.” -Dr. Seuss . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwhiking pnwonderland alpinelakeswilderness alpinelakes backpacking wilderness wildernessculture optoutside rei1440project letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington wanderfolk liveauthentic liveyouradventure lifeofadventure thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling pacificnorthwest northwestisbest upperleftusa adventureculture pnwvisuals visualsoflife

8 Days ago
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One of the happiest, friendliest, and most adventurous little souls I know. Very thankful for this bright light in our lives. Rescue animals are amazing 🐕😊 . . . . . . . . . . . . p pnwdogs adventuredog liveauthentic folkcreative stayandwander wanderlust doglover letsgosomewhere optoutside mood moodygrams gratitude dogpark pugetsound washington wanderwashington upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest beach australiancattledog shepherdmix adoptdontshop shelterdog

9 Days ago
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Looking for the orca pod that was hanging out in the sound yesterday while rock climbing and getting scared off by small waves. This dog is living the life! 🐕💛 . . . Meanwhile I just stood on the beach. I can’t wait for my back injury to heal! Thankful to be up and walking around and to be able to have some range of motion! Phew. . . . . . . @dakotaandfriends pnw pnwdogs adventuredog pnwonderland pugetsound thegreatpnw nwadventurephoto letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderfolk folkcreative upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest optoutside rei1440project mood moodygrams liveauthentic

9 Days ago
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Legs. . . . I also have a 5 minute video of a seagull walking up to/eating a coho salmon/fighting off other seagulls. I have tried to shorten it, but it’s all too fascinating, in my most humble opinion, to shorten. . . . I mean, just look at how intriguing a heron is wading into the sound! . . . wildlife wildlifeaddicts wildlifelover pnw pnwonderland thegreatpnw upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest heron pugetsound

10 Days ago
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Mesmerizing. Watch and take long, deep breaths.💧🌧 . . . . . . . . . pnwonderland slowmotion nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict pugetsound rain raindrops upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest rei1440project optoutside earthpix folkcreative exploretocreate getoutstayout letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust wanderfolk

10 Days ago
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There’s no place like wilderness toilets. . . . Who makes trail signage and how do I get that job? I’m willing to volunteer my wood burning skills. 🚽😜 . . . . . . . . . washing washington washingtonhikersandclimbers trails wildernessculture wilderness backpacking alpinelakeswilderness pnw pnwonderland thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling folkcreative optoutside stayandwander letsgosomewhere liveauthentic liveyouradventure lifeofadventure rei1440project upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest

10 Days ago
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I’m just over here trying to eat some leaves, man...you hikers and your goat pictures... 🙄🤔🙃🐐 . . . . . . . . . . . mountains mountaingoat wildlife wildlifephotography pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling washingtontrails washington washingtonhikersandclimbers letsgosomewhere stayandwander optoutside folkcreative wanderwashington alpinelakeswilderness liveyouradventure liveauthentic lifeofadventure rei1440project

10 Days ago
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One of the most magical places ever ✌️ I’m already dreaming of/planning our day hikes, backpacking trips, and camping trips for next year! . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thatpnwlife upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest backpacking optoutside rei1440project liveauthentic liveyouradventure lifeofadventure wanderfolk wanderlust folkcreative letsgosomewhere thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling alpinelakeswilderness alpinelakes

11 Days ago
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Moss is pretty cool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thatpnwlife letsgosomewhere hiking hikingadventures stayandwander wanderlust wanderfolk folkcreative liveauthentic liveyouradventure washingtontrails washington pacificnorthwest northwestisbest upperleftusa wanderwashington thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling

11 Days ago
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🍄 . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwhiking pnwfall pnwonderland foraging mushrooms mushroomspotting mushroomsofinstagram upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers letsgosomewhere folkcreative liveauthentic stayandwander hiking hikingadventures

12 Days ago
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We’ve had a couple of crazy weeks, and this past weekend was just awful. So many things went wrong - it was like dominos getting knocked down. I have to say that I’m so incredibly thankful for the support and help we’ve gotten though. Sometimes it’s the hiccups in life that help us refocus on what’s important. I don’t usually take things for granted, but I also forget how lucky I am in so many ways. Life is like a freaking beautiful wave, full of ups and downs, and we hit the lowest point on Sunday, I think 🤣 but hey, things are already getting better (and I have muscle relaxers that have literally been knocking me out, so, ya know, it’s nice to get quality sleep). Use your time wisely and make the most of the people and experiences that you cross paths with. Accidents happen, people change, and you can’t prepare enough for what comes your way sometimes. Life is too short. ✌️ . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwhiking pnwfall pnwonderland pnwphotographer upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest hiking hikingadventures optoutside rei1440project waterfall trails washingtontrails washingtonhikersandclimbers wanderfolk wanderwashington liveauthentic folkcreative letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust

12 Days ago
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“It always makes me proud to love the world somehow - hate’s so easy compared.” -JK . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwfall pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thatpnwlife herpnwlife sunbeams washingtontrails washingtonhikersandclimbers wanderwashington wanderfolk liveauthentic letsgosomewhere trails optoutside rei1440project jackkerouac naturegram natureaddict hiking hikingadventures upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest

15 Days ago
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🌲🌲🌲 . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwfall pnwhiking pnwphotographer pnwonderland thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling hiking hikingadventures upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest naturegram nature naturelovers natureaddict optoutside rei1440project letsgosomewhere wanderwashington liveauthentic wanderfolk

15 Days ago
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Weee! ❄️❄️❄️ This is kinda 🥜 . . . . . . . . . . snowvem snow letitsnow pnw pnwfall pnwonderland upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest wanderfolk liveauthentic autumn washington nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers

15 Days ago
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Sometimes you go to the dog park during high tide and there’s a boat and a dead elk washed up on shore. 🤷‍♀️ . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwfall pnwphotographer pnwonderland thegreatpnw beach pugetsound upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest washington wanderwashington dogpark autumn letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust wanderfolk

16 Days ago
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It’s a gloomy, drizzly PNW day. Love these little bursts of color. . . . . . . . . . . nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict hiking hikingadventures thegreatoutdoors thegreatpnw thatpnwlife upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer closeup red autumn autumncolors pnwfall mood moodygrams

16 Days ago
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Society, you’re a crazy breed. . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwhiking pnwonderland pnwphotographer wanderfolk liveauthentic wanderlust wanderwashington stayandwander optoutside rei1440project hiking hikingadventures fungus nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers washington washingtontrails thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling

16 Days ago
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I don’t know what that weird pea pod looking thing is on top of the branch in the foreground. Oh well, just ignore that part of the photo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pn pnwonderland pnwfall pnwhiking hiking hikingadventures washingtontrails washington pacificnorthwest northwestisbest upperleftusa thatpnwlife herpnwlife letsgosomewhere thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict optoutside rei1440project washingtonhikersandclimbers stayandwander wanderwashington wanderlust liveauthentic wanderfolk exploretocreate

17 Days ago
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I lost track of how many miles we’ve hiked and how much elevation we’ve gained this year. I feel like it has been a lot, but 🤷‍♀️. I have, on the other hand, been keeping track of the non-school books I’ve been reading since June. I’ll have to share that list at the end of the year or something (I know someone out there has to care about the number of self-improvement books I’ve read). I wish I had more time to hike and read, but no, gotta work to pay for my cat’s Whole Foods canned seafood dinners and the student loans for my useless undergrad degree while also going to grad school to become smarter. Party on, Wayne. The trees make everything better. . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwhiking hiking hikingadventures hikingwithdogs hikingdogsofinstagram wanderwashington wanderlust wanderfolk liveauthentic themountainsarecalling thegreatoutdoors thegreatpnw optoutside rei1440project upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest washington washingtontrails

18 Days ago
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We carry ID books with us when we hike because there are so many cool things to learn about in nature and books are awesome. I love being able to identify plants and fungi when I’m outdoors. It enriches the experience and makes me more appreciative of my surroundings. . . . . . . . . . . . hiking hikingadventures pnwhiking washingtonhikersandclimbers washington washingtontrails trails nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers books bookstagram letsgosomewhere exploretocreate liveauthentic thatpnwlife wanderfolk pnw pnwonderland pacificnorthwest northwestisbest upperleftusa thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling optoutside rei1440project

18 Days ago
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The small details are just as important as the big picture. 🍄 . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwfall pnwhiking pnwonderland themountainsarecalling thegreatoutdoors thegreatpnw alpine mushrooms mushroomspotting mushroomsofinstagram foraging nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest hiking hikingadventures washington washingtontrails wanderwashington letsgosomewhere optoutside rei1440project

18 Days ago
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Some fall colors 🍁 . . . . . . . . . . . . . h hikingadventures nature naturegram natureaddict naturelovers washingtonhikersandclimbers washingtontrails washington letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington wanderfolk liveauthentic exploretocreate alpinelakes alpine thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling thatpnwlife optoutside rei1440project herpnwlife

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