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I love studying and learning new things, but I’m pretty sure my brain is at full capacity right now. I just need a break...or a vacation! It was nice to get out and listen to the waves for a little bit this afternoon and play clam toss with Dakota before returning to an evening of studying. 💚🐕 . . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnw_compass liveauthentic stayandwander wanderwashington pugetsound mood moodygrams optoutside naturelovers natureaddict naturegram beach washington

1 Days ago
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Thankful for the sunshine today, my adventure buddy, Dakota, my husband who tells me to take a break from studying and go out and enjoy the day, and for my dinner of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. 🍪🙆‍♀️ . . . . . . . . . . . hikingadventures pnwdogs pnwvisuals pnw_compass ourpnw adventuredog washingtontrails washingtonhikersandclimbers gratitude thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling letsgosomewhere wanderwashington liveauthentic lifeofadventure optoutside rei1440project naturegram natureaddict naturelovers

2 Days ago
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That moment when you figure out your dog might like hiking just a little bit more than you do... ah, that face!!!💚🐶🐕 . . . . . . . . hikingwithdogs adventuredog pnwdogs pnw_compass ourpnw optoutside rei1440project letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderfolk wanderwashington washingtontrails washingtonhikersandclimbers pnw australiancattledog shepherdmix adoptdontshop hpacalum

2 Days ago
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Mountain crush Monday with my adventure dog, Dakota. We hiked 8 miles together today in some pretty glorious weather! . . . . . . . . mount themountainsarecalling pnwdogs pnw pnw_compass pnwonderland pnwlife thatpnwlife herpnwlife washington washingtontrails mountrainier letsgosomewhere adventureculture adventuredog hikingwithdogs stayandwander optoutside rei1440project liveauthentic ourpnw

2 Days ago
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Washington DC. Taken February 2012. . . . . . martinlutherkingjr mlkjr equality justice peace change

2 Days ago
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Longing to go back here! What a fantastic backpacking trip! . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland pnwphotographer pnwvisuals thatpnwlife herpnwlife adventureculture wildernessculture nature naturegram naturelovers natureaddict hiking hikingadventures backpacking optoutside rei1440project letsgosomewhere stayandwander liveauthentic lifeofadventure ourpnw pnw_compass washington earthpix wanderfolk wanderwashington

4 Days ago
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My glorious dog child concentrating really hard on another dog she was playing with. I just love her so much! I’m glad the rain stopped for awhile today so that we could spend some time at the beach and not get soaking wet 🐶🙆‍♀️ . . . . . . . pnw pnwdogs pnwdogsofinstagram dogpark edmondsbeach edmonds australiancattledog dingo shepherdmix anatolianshepherd edmondsdogpark hpacalum

6 Days ago
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Last night I tried slacklining for the first time. I loved how challenging it was! I fell EVERY single time! But before I knew it I was able to go several steps without falling and I slowly gained confidence in what I was doing. It was so much fun...I can’t wait to do it again (I want to set up a slackline in my apartment to practice on during study breaks... 🤔🤓). Moral of the story: try new things. You never know what you might end up liking! . . . Here’s a photo of some snowy nature since I do not have photographic documentation of my slacklining experience...because I was too busy falling and getting back up to even think about photos 😁 . . . . pnw pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwonderland liveyouradventure lifeofadventure liveauthentic wanderwashington stayandwander naturephotography natureaddict naturelovers nature naturegram thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors washington wanderfolk letsgosomewhere winterwonderland optoutside rei1440project thatpnwlife herpnwlife trynewthings

7 Days ago
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You know what’s great about today? About right now? You get to choose how you think and act. You get to say to yourself, I am going to be kind to others. I am going to be happy. I am not going to let negative people bring me down. I am going to do things that will help me achieve my goals. I am going to pay attention to the good things in life and not waste my time or energy on the bad. You get to choose your next steps. And that’s pretty freaking awesome. . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwonderland adventureculture adventuredog takemoreadventures pnw_compass pnwvisuals hikingwithdogs hikingadventures optoutside rei1440project snowday thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington liveauthentic lifeofadventure liveyouradventure

7 Days ago
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Yesterday was a crazy day! I took my senior dog to the vet because of facial swelling and they immediately took him into emergency surgery. Poor little guy. His recovery is going pretty well though, and I’m happy we were able to get him the help he needed. It’s hard to know exactly what your animals need sometimes because they can’t tell you what’s going on (on another note, I always wish I could text with my dogs!!! Haha). We were just at the vet on Thursday getting him checked out and were suspicious of a few things, but weren’t sure what the problem was exactly. Our vet team is awesome and I’m so grateful for them! . . . Both yesterday and today I was able to escape to the water to take some deep breaths and relax. Self care is important, especially in stressful situations! . . . . mood moodygrams pnw pnwlife thatpnwlife pugetsound washington wanderwashington stayandwander pnwonderland letsgosomewhere liveauthentic folkcreative wanderfolk igers_seattle grateful thankful selfcare upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest

8 Days ago
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Waves breaking on the shore in slow motion is pretty calming to watch if you ask me... 😊

8 Days ago
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I challenged myself last year to read non-school books whenever I had spare time. I wrote about my favorites books from last year on my blog. I hope to continue reading more this year! Reading in hammocks, reading in tents, reading by the sides of alpine lakes and rivers... it’s all so nice. . . . . . . . . . . . . nature naturelovers pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwonderland cabin cabinlife cabininthewoods bookstagram liveauthentic wanderfolk folkcreative adventuresofgrit thegreatpnw thatpnwlife exploretocreate washington letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderlust upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest pnw

10 Days ago
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Dakota and I found a magical place today... a dog park with an off leash “forest trail”. We both loved it and can’t wait to go back! 💚 . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwonderland pnwlife thatpnwlife theoutbound thegreatpnw optoutside rei1440project stayandwander letsgosomewhere liveauthentic wanderwashington adventuredog rescuedogsofinstagram hpacalum hikingwithdogs upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest trails naturegram naturelovers washington wanderfolk

12 Days ago
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Hey guys! I just started up my blog again. The link is up in my profile. My first post is about my NYE panic attack and my history of dealing with anxiety. . . . . This is a photo of me and Grit meditating by Eight Mile Lake in the Enchantments. 💚 . . . . adventuresofgrit upperleftusa pacificnorthwest northwestisbest getoutstayout optoutside rei1440project theoutbound letsgosomewhere stayandwander meditating alpinelakeswilderness naturegram naturelovers thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling wanderwashington wanderfolk liveauthentic lifeofadventure liveyouradventure washington washingtontrails washingtonhikersandclimbers cartoons cartooncharacter theenchantments backpacking adventureculture

12 Days ago
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My resolutions for the new year are to enjoy the outdoors more, continue to educate myself on nature and wildlife and conservation, to eat more fruits and veggies, and to try to do something creative every day. Nothing crazy, but it feels like a good path to go down 😁 . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwonderland optoutside rei1440project stayandwander wanderwashington letsgosomewhere washington washingtontrails theoutbound folkcreative exploretocreate explorewashington thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors naturegram naturelovers resolutions2018 adventureculture adventuresofgrit northwestisbest pacificnorthwest upperleftusa getoutstayout

15 Days ago
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Grit’s partner in crime/adventure buddy is Octopus. Together these two explore, hike, camp, make silly jokes, eat lots of good food, play with animals, and make funny faces. They ‘do life’ together pretty well. . . . Grit has been my cartoon character for years. She is somewhat modeled after me: loves the outdoors, food, and making weird faces. Octopus is modeled after my husband and came about only a few years ago. He is a tough cookie: strong, smart, and can balance a million things at once. He loves the water, but is also a sneaky little devil and escapes to the mountains periodically. . . . Here are Grit and Octopus on the steps to Paradise at Mount Rainier! . . . . . . . adventuresofgrit adventureculture pnwvisuals pnwonderland cartooncharacter mountrainier mountrainiernationalpark findyourpark nps optoutside rei1440project stayandwander letsgosomewhere theoutbound thegreatpnw theoutbound thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling liveauthentic lifeofadventure pnw_compass johnmuir mtrainier folkcreative exploretocreate wanderwashington

15 Days ago
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Hope everyone’s 2018 is filled with tons of adventure and memorable experiences 💚😁 . . . . . . . . . adventu cartoons cartoon cartooncharacter pnw pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwonderland pnwlife folkcreative upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest optoutside rei1440project stayandwander wanderfolk wanderwashington liveauthentic lifeofadventure mountaingoats goatworthy theoutbound thegreatpnw thegreatoutdoors themountainsarecalling wildlifephotography

15 Days ago
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2017 has been quite a year! ✨ ✨ ✨ Highlights from this year: Camping in the Grand Canyon and falling asleep to howling coyotes in the distance. | Making it up into the core Enchantments. I totally cried when we got there - it had been a dream of mine for so long to go. | Attempting to climb Mount St. Helen’s. We had to turn around because of bad weather, but we will definitely be back this coming summer. | Building tiny houses for the low income housing institute. | Putting in over 200 hours of volunteer work with my husband at an animal shelter. We go every Friday night for 2 1/2 hours and feed the dogs as well as clean their kennels. 1800 animals were adopted out of the shelter this year, including my next highlight...| Adopting Dakota from the shelter in September. She’s a 3 year old Australian cattle dog/shepherd mix. She’s an amazing dog and loves hiking. We love her so much 😊 | Watching my youngest brother graduate from Arizona State University. | Passing my graduate level accounting class. | Going on a cruise to Mexico with family. | Going to several national parks: Mount Rainier National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon. | Going to the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. | Going to see Tori Amos and The Flaming Lips. | Reading several Brene Brown books (she’s my hero). | Listening to Jim and Leif Whittaker talk about summiting Everest. | Watching the solar eclipse in Madras, Oregon. One of the most amazing experiences of my life. | Having my whole family come out to visit for Christmas and having family and friends come visit throughout the year!!! ✨ ✨ ✨ I hope everyone has a happy and safe new year’s eve... and a joyful and peaceful 2018! 💕

17 Days ago
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Out enjoying the last day of 2017! . . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest washington wanderwashington explorewashington letsgosomewhere stayandwander exploretocreate visualsoflife seattle igers_seattle folkcreative gasworkspark

17 Days ago
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My sister! ❄️ . . . . . . . . . . . hikin hikingadventures optoutside rei1440project thegreatpnw theoutbound pacificnorthwest upperleftusa northwestisbest washington washingtontrails herpnwlife thatpnwlife wanderfolk wanderwashington pnwonderland pnwvisuals pnwlife exploretocreate stayandwander letsgosomewhere womenwhohike wildernessbabes liveauthentic livewashington lifeofadventure

18 Days ago
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A tiny snowman by the trail. Awe. 💕⛄️ . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwphotographer pnwonderland snowman doyouwannabuildasnowman washingtontrails washington hiking hikingadventures snow letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest theoutbound thegreatpnw rei1440project optoutside

18 Days ago
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Today’s adventure! . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwlife waterfall explorewashington pacificnorthwest upperleftusa northwestisbest pnw_compass pnwonderland letsgosomewhere livewashington lifeofadventure liveyouradventure thevisualscollective washington washingtontrails wanderwashington adventureculture frozenwaterfall stayandwander thatpnwlife herpnwlife rei1440project optoutside theoutbound thegreatpnw naturegram natureaddict

18 Days ago
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Skykomish . . . . . . . . . . mood moodygrams skykomish pnw pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwphotographer pnwonderland thegreatpnw thatpnwlife fog folkcreative wanderwashington upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest exploretocreate explorewashington washington

19 Days ago
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Went exploring with my sister @kristinzeitler today. My heart nearly stopped when I found fresh cougar tracks by this waterfall! 😮 . . . . . . . . . . . . . p pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwonderland mood moodygrams upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest adventureculture letsgosomewhere lifeofadventure livewashington liveyouradventure liveauthentic stayandwander wanderlust wanderfolk wanderwashington folkcreative thatpnwlife waterfall fog

19 Days ago
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❄️❄️❄️ . . . . . . . . . . . . pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest wanderfolk wanderlust wanderwashington explorewashington liveauthentic folkcreative letitsnow winterwonderland wenatchee livewashington snow earthpix adventureculture moodygrams

20 Days ago
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“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.” . . . . . . . . . . thep mtrainier mountrainier train trainride pnw pnwlife thatpnwlife livewashington liveauthentic believe

20 Days ago
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We made these ornaments to give away as tiny Christmas gifts this year. Micah cut up part of the bottom of our Christmas tree into little discs and drilled tiny holes into each one. I woodburned these little messages onto each one. I thought it would be a cool way for everyone who celebrated with us to remember Christmas this year, our tree, and to also take a bit of Washington home with them. . . . If you want to cut down your own tree in a National forest, don’t forget to buy a permit and read through all of the restrictions. I felt kinda bad cutting down a beautiful tree, so we plan to use up the rest of the tree for more wood projects. . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass christmastree ornaments liveauthentic livewashington gratitude exploretocreate folkcreative createeveryday crafts woodburning firtree upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest washington craftaholic pyrography pyrographyartists create

21 Days ago
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My husband out in nature is the subject of many of my instagram photos. I am actually a bit camera shy and prefer to be behind the camera. . . This was taken at the beach the other day. . . . . . pnw pnwdogs pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass letsgosomewhere pugetsound upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest sunset beach adventuredog folkcreative liveauthentic livewashington wanderwashington husband gratitude

21 Days ago
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Brrr. . . . I’m ready to eat nothing except veggies and fruits for the next few weeks. . . . . . . . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwphotographer pnwonderland thegreatpnw theoutbound thegreatoutdoors thevisualscollective themountainsarecalling letitsnow letsgosomewhere stayandwander wanderwashington wanderfolk liveauthentic liveyouradventure naturegram natureaddict naturephotography folkcreative winterwonderland upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest

22 Days ago
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Merry Christmas!!! 🎄 . . . Somehow we lucked out and got a white Christmas this year! We went for a walk this morning and enjoyed the snow ❄️ . . . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnwvisuals pnw_compass trails pnwonderland letitsnow merrychristmas upperleftusa northwestisbest pacificnorthwest washington liveauthentic wanderwashington naturelovers naturegram exploretocreate thatpnwlife whitechristmas

23 Days ago
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Our fir tree all dressed up. Merry Christmas Eve 🎄💚 . . . . . . . . . merrych merrychristmaseve christmastime christmastime christmastree pnwchristmas

24 Days ago
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Enjoyed the sun and the cold air today at the beach 🐕☀️ My family is going to be here tomorrow and I am so excited I could burst! . . . . . . . pnw pnwlife pnwdogs pnwvisuals pnw_compass pnwphotographer pnwonderland thatpnwlife shotoniphone adventuredog rescuedogsofinstagram adoptdontshop beach pugetsound washington wanderfolk wanderwashington stayandwander letsgosomewhere folkcreative exploretocreate

25 Days ago
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Happy winter solstice! ❄️🌲 . . . This is our very first year hosting Christmas and let me just say, I have SO much respect for people who do this on a regular basis! It’s a ton of work and a lot of planning. And, okay, maybe I’ve gone overboard with the food, but personally I think food is one of the best parts of any celebration 🤷‍♀️😁 I think everything will turn out well and we are very, very excited!! 😊 . . . . . . wintersolstice pacificnorthwest northwestisbest upperleftusa folkcreative pnw pnwlife thevisualscollective wanderwashington washington thegreatoutdoors thegreatpnw theoutbound liveauthentic livewashington letsgosomewhere stayandwander lifeofadventure christmastime thatpnwlife earthpix exploretocreate snowshoeing folkcreative

27 Days ago