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It’s been so smoky that we haven’t been able to see The Mountain for weeks... unless you go up above the smoke. Just remember to hold your breath as you climb those 3,000 feet. 😷
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It’s been so smoky that we haven’t been able to see The Mountain for weeks... unless you go up above the smoke. Just remember to hold your breath as you climb those 3,000 feet. 😷 __ #hiking  #pnw  #adventure  #washington  #outdoors  #mountains  #landscape  #nature  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #cascadiaexplored  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #theNWadventure  #ourwild  #wondermore  #wowplaces  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #mtrainier  #rainier  #mountrainier  #sunrise 
I haven’t had time to go through the thousand pictures from this weekend’s adventures with the boy so I grabbed one with a decent thumbnail. It’s not quite focused, has some weird artifacts, and could benefit from some cropping. However, it captures the raw feeling we experienced when we crested the last ridge of loose, volcanic rock and saw the lake, the glacier, and the mountain spread out before us. I’m glad we got to spend so much time here and the slopes above.
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#optoutside #hiking #backpacking #pnw #adventure #washington #mountains #landscape  #nature #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #choosemountains #nwadventurephoto #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #pnwdiscovered #ourwild #wondermore #wowplaces #wilderness #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw #volcanoes #tarn #glaciers #mtadams
I haven’t had time to go through the thousand pictures from this weekend’s adventures with the boy so I grabbed one with a decent thumbnail. It’s not quite focused, has some weird artifacts, and could benefit from some cropping. However, it captures the raw feeling we experienced when we crested the last ridge of loose, volcanic rock and saw the lake, the glacier, and the mountain spread out before us. I’m glad we got to spend so much time here and the slopes above. __ #optoutside  #hiking  #backpacking  #pnw  #adventure  #washington  #mountains  #landscape  #nature  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #ourwild  #wondermore  #wowplaces  #wilderness  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #volcanoes  #tarn  #glaciers  #mtadams 
We had lousy weather 75% of the time we were in the wilderness, but when it cleared it was worth the wait. (Plus I got to spend hours of uninterrupted time with my 13 year old in the tent. She might not have appreciated it, but I’ll treasure it always.)
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#optoutside #hiking #backpacking #pnw #adventure #washington #outdoors #mountains #landscape  #natureescape #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #nwadventurephoto #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #pnwdiscovered #theNWadventure #ourwild #wondermore #wowplaces #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw #tarn #alpinelakeswilderness
We had lousy weather 75% of the time we were in the wilderness, but when it cleared it was worth the wait. (Plus I got to spend hours of uninterrupted time with my 13 year old in the tent. She might not have appreciated it, but I’ll treasure it always.) __ #optoutside  #hiking  #backpacking  #pnw  #adventure  #washington  #outdoors  #mountains  #landscape  #natureescape  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #cascadiaexplored  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #theNWadventure  #ourwild  #wondermore  #wowplaces  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #tarn  #alpinelakeswilderness 
Living in the mountains must be hard, but as the climate warms pikas like this little guy will be trapped on ever shrinking islands in the sky. When they can no longer escape the heat by climbing higher they will become only a memory. I hope I never have to tell my grandkids of the pikas that once were. 
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#optoutside #hiking #pnw #adventurepic #washington #outdoorsadventures #mountains  #naturalhabitat #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #pnwdiscovered #theNWadventure #ourwild #wondermore #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw #wildlifephoto #conservationphotography #pika #pikachu #wilderness #climatechangeisreal
Living in the mountains must be hard, but as the climate warms pikas like this little guy will be trapped on ever shrinking islands in the sky. When they can no longer escape the heat by climbing higher they will become only a memory. I hope I never have to tell my grandkids of the pikas that once were. __ #optoutside  #hiking  #pnw  #adventurepic  #washington  #outdoorsadventures  #mountains  #naturalhabitat  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #cascadiaexplored  #choosemountains  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #theNWadventure  #ourwild  #wondermore  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #wildlifephoto  #conservationphotography  #pika  #pikachu  #wilderness  #climatechangeisreal 
Sure, it looks like she’s asking permission to jump into this barely melted tarn, but I think she’d already made up her mind and was really seeing if I would follow. I didn’t, but I kind of wish I did. She had a great time. 
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Sure, it looks like she’s asking permission to jump into this barely melted tarn, but I think she’d already made up her mind and was really seeing if I would follow. I didn’t, but I kind of wish I did. She had a great time. __ #optoutside  #hiking  #pnw  #adventure  #washington  #outdoors  #mountains  #Turbopup  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #theNWadventure  #dogsthathike  #dogsthatexplore  #dogsthatsmile  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #adventuredogs  #labradorsofinsta 
This is where I complain about not having good weather for tonight’s sunset hike even though I’ve been complaining about the heat for the last month. What’s the perfect weather? 50s while hiking. Low 70s while stopped. Clear skies except at sunset when there are dramatic clouds. And while I’m being demanding how about a light breeze, too? And a light rain when I’m in the trees to settle the dust. 
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#optoutside #hiking #pnwsunset #adventurelifestyle #washington #outdooradventure #mountainporn  #natureisamazing #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #nwadventurephoto #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #pnwdiscovered #theNWadventure #ourwild #wondermore #wowplaces #sunsetphoto #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw #wilderness
This is where I complain about not having good weather for tonight’s sunset hike even though I’ve been complaining about the heat for the last month. What’s the perfect weather? 50s while hiking. Low 70s while stopped. Clear skies except at sunset when there are dramatic clouds. And while I’m being demanding how about a light breeze, too? And a light rain when I’m in the trees to settle the dust. __ #optoutside  #hiking  #pnwsunset  #adventurelifestyle  #washington  #outdooradventure  #mountainporn  #natureisamazing  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #cascadiaexplored  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #theNWadventure  #ourwild  #wondermore  #wowplaces  #sunsetphoto  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #wilderness 
#sponsored - Junior Ambassador Mr. HOS and I got out for a short hike over the weekend and it was a great chance for him to try out the @Deuter Race EXP Air 14+3 pack. Our hike was a three mile, 1,300 feet of gain walk to the High Rock Lookout with amazing views of Mount Rainier. On the way down I asked if he liked the pack. "Yup." Why? "The straps are really lightweight. The air circulation is really good so I don't get a sweaty back. It's lightweight. It can expand to 17 liters so if you need to carry that much water you can." (While it was certainly hot and dusty, it wasn't 17 liters hot and dusty, but I guess it’s good to know it could hold that much.) The pack is technically a bike pack, but it worked great on this short hike. The final verdict from the boy? "It's just awesome." __
#deuter #deuterusa #mydeuteradventure  #deuterambassadorfamily #deuterdirtbag
#sponsored  - Junior Ambassador Mr. HOS and I got out for a short hike over the weekend and it was a great chance for him to try out the @Deuter Race EXP Air 14+3 pack. Our hike was a three mile, 1,300 feet of gain walk to the High Rock Lookout with amazing views of Mount Rainier. On the way down I asked if he liked the pack. "Yup." Why? "The straps are really lightweight. The air circulation is really good so I don't get a sweaty back. It's lightweight. It can expand to 17 liters so if you need to carry that much water you can." (While it was certainly hot and dusty, it wasn't 17 liters hot and dusty, but I guess it’s good to know it could hold that much.) The pack is technically a bike pack, but it worked great on this short hike. The final verdict from the boy? "It's just awesome." __ #deuter  #deuterusa  #mydeuteradventure  #deuterambassadorfamily  #deuterdirtbag 
You see the most amazing things when you do what few others will. Would you hike five miles in the dark so you could see the sun set over jagged peaks? Seems like a good trade to me. 
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#optoutside #nighthiking #pnwsunset #adventuring #washington #outdoors #mountainsunset #natureisthebest #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #seetheearth #choosemountains #nwadventurephoto #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #pnwdiscovered #theNWadventure #ourwild #wondermore #wowplaces #divine_forest #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw #sunsetphoto
You see the most amazing things when you do what few others will. Would you hike five miles in the dark so you could see the sun set over jagged peaks? Seems like a good trade to me. __ #optoutside  #nighthiking  #pnwsunset  #adventuring  #washington  #outdoors  #mountainsunset  #natureisthebest  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #seetheearth  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #theNWadventure  #ourwild  #wondermore  #wowplaces  #divine_forest  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #sunsetphoto 
Hot, buggy, dust, trendy. You kind of forget that when you’re awe-stricken at the summit. Don’t worry, all those negatives will still be with you on the way down, but tempered by the memory of The Mountain. 
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#optoutside #hikingislife #pnwisthebest #adventureforever #washington #outdooractivity #mountainviews #landscape  #nature #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #nwadventurephoto #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #pnwdiscovered #theNWadventure #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw #rainier #mtrainier #bestviews
Hot, buggy, dust, trendy. You kind of forget that when you’re awe-stricken at the summit. Don’t worry, all those negatives will still be with you on the way down, but tempered by the memory of The Mountain. __ #optoutside  #hikingislife  #pnwisthebest  #adventureforever  #washington  #outdooractivity  #mountainviews  #landscape  #nature  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #cascadiaexplored  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #theNWadventure  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #visitpnw  #rainier  #mtrainier  #bestviews 
Today: 10 miles; 3700 feet; Countless mosquito bites; Only 3.5 hours of sleep before work; Ouch my foot.
Tomorrow: Sweet sunset; Lets do it again.
I can’t wait for tomorrow to improve this trip. 
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#optoutside #hiking #pnwisbeautiful #adventureforever #washington #outdoors #mountainsunset  #natureisamazing #washingtontrails #bestofnorthwest #whereinwashington #seetheearth #cascadiaexplored #choosemountains #nwadventurephoto #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #ourpnw #pnwdiscovered #theNWadventure #ourwild #wondermore #wowplaces #wilderness #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts #sunsetphoto #visitpnw
Today: 10 miles; 3700 feet; Countless mosquito bites; Only 3.5 hours of sleep before work; Ouch my foot. Tomorrow: Sweet sunset; Lets do it again. I can’t wait for tomorrow to improve this trip. __ #optoutside  #hiking  #pnwisbeautiful  #adventureforever  #washington  #outdoors  #mountainsunset  #natureisamazing  #washingtontrails  #bestofnorthwest  #whereinwashington  #seetheearth  #cascadiaexplored  #choosemountains  #nwadventurephoto  #wanderwashington  #washingtonexplored  #ourpnw  #pnwdiscovered  #theNWadventure  #ourwild  #wondermore  #wowplaces  #wilderness  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #sunsetphoto  #visitpnw 
Sometimes I forget what an absolute privilege it is to be able to spend time in nature and go on adventures like last month’s climbs in California. Although it’s critically important for our well being, getting outside has become a luxury available only to those with the good fortune to have the time and resources to experience the world like this. Our public lands help make the wild accessible. Make sure your representatives know you stand for access for all and conservation for the future. 
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#optoutside #hiking #publiclands #adventure #california #mountaineering #outdooradventures #mountainsarecalling #landscape  #natureforall #californiaadventures #bestofcalifornia #seetheearth #choosemountains #ourwild #wondermore #wowplaces #hikingtheglobe #iloveactivetravel  #maketimetoseetheworld #adventurenthusiasts #mountainscenery #mtshasta #wilderness
Sometimes I forget what an absolute privilege it is to be able to spend time in nature and go on adventures like last month’s climbs in California. Although it’s critically important for our well being, getting outside has become a luxury available only to those with the good fortune to have the time and resources to experience the world like this. Our public lands help make the wild accessible. Make sure your representatives know you stand for access for all and conservation for the future. __ #optoutside  #hiking  #publiclands  #adventure  #california  #mountaineering  #outdooradventures  #mountainsarecalling  #landscape  #natureforall  #californiaadventures  #bestofcalifornia  #seetheearth  #choosemountains  #ourwild  #wondermore  #wowplaces  #hikingtheglobe  #iloveactivetravel  #maketimetoseetheworld  #adventurenthusiasts  #mountainscenery  #mtshasta  #wilderness