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#latergram to yesterday’s last Washington hike before vacay. I’m gearing up for a big hike as I nurse an ankle tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis by resting, icing, and using an ankle support. Why do I have to be a cripple before vacation time? 🙄🙄🙄 . . . . . . #snoqualmiepass #alpinelakeswilderness #alpinelake #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
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Early birthday hike, ☕️ , and 🍣 for the BFF, Amanda! . . . . . . . #alpinelakeswilderness #alpinelake #snoqualmiepass
When your first choice hike trailhead’s parking lot was over capacity—move onto plan B. Barely felt like I got a work out in, but at least I did something . . . . . . . . #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainier #nationalparkservice #nps #mrnp #alpineflower #roseyspirea #pinkrosyspirea #alpinespirea #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander #visitrainier @visitrainier
Morning kayak sesh before it hits a scorching 90°. Can’t wait for this work week to be over so I can continue with the kayak/swim, and hike adventures this weekend. #ninetofiveworkdays #kayak #pelicankayak #kayaking #selfie #tattooedgirls #inkedgirls #tattoedgirlsofinstagram #bodyink #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Me: ugh. That breeze is such a tease. It’s like when you get tickled on your butthole, and they stop when you want more. Gare 🐻: I don’t know you anymore. *ten minutes later* 🐻: someone is coming down. Be quiet. . . . . . . . . #ShitISayWhenImTired #HikersDelirium #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades #northwestisbest #optoutside #choosemountains #upperleftusa
Forgot trekking poles at home, had my plantar fasciitis flare all through the hike, covered myself in deet except my face, and resulted in a few mosquito bites on my neck and face. Good news: didn’t trip and fall without the poles, and did an after hike plantar fasciitis workout that hurt like hell, but felt good as new afterwards. 👌🏽 . . . . . . . #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades #alpinelakes #alpinelake #DirtbagDarling #Womenwhoexplore #womenwhoadventure #radgirlscollective #herpnwlife #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
And I was green, greener than the hill. Where flowers grew and sun shone still. Now I’m darker than the deepest sea. Just hand me down, give me a place to be. . . . . . . #chinookpass #alpinelakes #dslr #adventureforlife #tbt #throwbackthursday #latergram #landscapephotography #outdoorphotography #naturephotography #nikonphotography #nikond3300 #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Yesterday, we met a guy on the trail that asked us if we went skinny dipping in the lake. AWKWARD. And mosquitos. Think about all the bite marks on body parts where no one wants them. 🙈🙈🙈 . . . . . . . #dslrphotography #nikond3300 #nikonphotography #outdoorphotography #naturephotography #landscapephotography #chinookpass #alpinelakes #alpinelake #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Fourth of July spent crossing the very first hike I added on my empty list in 2009. Nine years later, here I am. Also, first alpine lake of the season! Happy Fourth of July! #redcolumbine #alpinelake #alpinelakeswilderness #skykomish #skykomishwashington #DirtbagDarling #Womenwhoexplore #womenwhoadventure #radgirlscollective #herpnwlife #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Happy #mountaincrushmonday yesterday, the boy and I went for an easy hike as he is getting over being sick. I woke up this morning with early symptoms of what he has. Going to spend my Monday mostly in bed drinking 10 different kinds of liquid. 🤒🤒🤒 #mountrainier #alpinelakes #mountrainiernationalpark #nps #nationalparkservice #nationalparks #viewpoint #pano #iphonex #iphone10 #unfiltered #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Fun fact about the outdoor me: my favorite hikes are lookouts because they are historic and necessary for spotting wildfires. Also, lookouts are situated on top of mountain summits which also provide 360° views. @nwfirelookouts #pnwfirelookouts #lookout #firelookout #mountrainier #firelookoutsofthenorthwest #panorama #pano #iphonex #iphone10 #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Hiked an old favorite to start training for something special this summer. No, I’m not climbing an active or once active volcano. It’s not big of a deal; it’s just cool. Thought I was going to be rusty on a hard-ish hike, but only felt slightly worn out. #waterfallsofwashington #washingtonwaterfalls #waterfalls #greenwaterwa #greenwaterwashington #DirtbagDarling #Womenwhoexplore #womenwhoadventure #radgirlscollective #herpnwlife #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
My very first hike on a Saturday where I wasn’t scheduled to work. 🙌🏾 Also, my first high elevation gain hike in two years (1,000+ elevation gain). I’ve had plantar fasciitis for months, and I got the okay from my doc to keep hiking as long as I did the foot exercises. Also, since I have anxiety, my doc also has been recommending me to do cardio to get rid of excess adrenaline. However, anxiety also makes me extremely fatigue. I definitely tired myself on the trail today, and I also felt like I’ve never breathed better from the past two years than I do today. #waterfallsofwashington #washingtonwaterfalls #waterfalls #highway410 #greenwaterwa #greenwaterwashington #DirtbagDarling #Womenwhoexplore #womenwhoadventure #radgirlscollective #herpnwlife #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
That one time where I posed like I was OMG so stoked about Mt. Rainier, but instead I look extremely unnatural with my arms thrown up in the air. #notamodel #notevenagoodposer #throwbackthursday #tbt #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainier #mrnp #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #DirtbagDarling #Womenwhoexplore #womenwhoadventure #radgirlscollective #herpnwlife
I never shared these photos from three years ago because I looked like a horrible, sweaty mess; and I felt like that reflects poorly on social media. That day there was 100% humidity, there was a bug in my bangs, and that wasn’t an attractive shirt I wore. I’m like this 100% of the time when I’m outdoors. Why do I care now? Well, I don’t, but I used to. I’m here sharing what makes me happy despite how gross I look. That’s all that should matter about these posts. I may be sweaty, but what matters is the smile on my face. As Christopher McCandless once said, “Happiness is only real when shared.” #mountaincrushmonday #mcm #mountrainier #mrnp #nps #latergram #mountrainiernationalpark #chinookpass #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
There’s two sides of me: the first is the outdoorsy side; the second is the couch potato side. Went on a hike, and then came home to read. Perfect day. 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 #southernwashington #southwestwashington #washingtonwaterfalls #waterfallsofwashington #swimminghole #dannerboots #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander #yacoltwashington @dannerboots
Took a long drive to this day hike getaway. Had my nature photography therapy, and sat in front of the waterfall for a while while feeling the mist on this 70° day. Then rewarded myself with the best coffee in Tumwater (after two hours of driving towards home). #southernwashington #southwestwashington #washingtonwaterfalls #waterfallsofwashington #bridgesofwashington #washingtonbridges #waterfalls #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Random selfie for information overload about yours truly: *I don’t like art museums. *My guilty pleasure is Ed Sheeran (more so now than when he first started). *I never in my life will I get tattooed on my ribs, but salute to those who do. *My top three Canucks players are: Jacob Markstrom (because I pulled his name out of a hat), Chris Tanev (because he’s hot), and Bo Horvat (because he’s hotdog horvat). Seriously followed by Jake Virtanen’s hard body checks. *I hate my toes. Therefore, the toenails are always painted. *I hate wearing makeup, but I always buy the top notch products for beauty supplies (especially hair). *My favorite date activity is going mini-golfing. *I absolutely hate putting my hair up. *My adventure-lust itch that I seriously need to scratch is a weekend in a cozy cabin in the woods. *My favorite bands/musicians are: Andrew McMahon, Radiohead, and Keane. *A lot of people may think I’m a troublemaker, but I’m a legit good girl. *My two spirit animals are elephants (for strength), and foxes (for mischievousness). *Team Griffyndor. *My favorite hike destinations are fire lookouts. *My ultimate dream car since I was thirteen is a Jeep Wrangler. *I hate celebrity gossip. I don’t know a lot about today’s pop culture. #FBF #flashbackfriday to kayaking Rattlesnake Lake last week. #rattlesnakelake #northbendwa #kayaking #kayak #pelicankayaks #DirtbagDarling #Womenwhoexplore #womenwhoadventure #radgirlscollective #herpnwlife #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Crossed this lake off my “to-kayak” list. It’s stupid how long it took me to do it too since I’m close to this lake. #kayaking #kayak #pelicankayak #rattlesnakelodge #northbend #northbendwa #northbenwashington #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Yesterday I decided to dust the cobwebs off my mountain bike because I’m still trying to nurse a pinched foot. It’s been two years since I rode it, and it was the equivalent of hiking Mount Si. Half a mile round trip for actual hiking to a falls, and 7.6 of actual biking and 1,300 calories lost. Jelly legs today. 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 #mountrainiernationalpark #mrnp #nps #nationalparkservice #earthday2018 #mountrainier #freenationalparkday #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
I try to educate the public with something earth science related on earth day every year. However, as an academically trained ecologist; I just want to give a shout out to the real heroes who are out there restoring the environment from disturbance, and putting in hard physical labor on the field. ✊🏽 #earthday2018 #biking #trailbiking #mountrainier #mountrainiernps #mountrainiernationalpark #mrnp #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington
Last Monday’s trail scene. Sadly, taking a hiatus from hiking for a bit to nurse a pinched nerve on the bottom of my foot. It’s been getting worse and worse the past few months. This also means I’m going to start biking again soon. #highpointway #tigermountain #trailscenes #latergram
These were named talus rocks according to the trail name, but I’m pretty sure these are boulders. What do I know though? I only took two quarters of geology. 🤷🏻‍♀️. #geologyissexy #talusrocks #boulders #geology #highpointway #tigermountain #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
What I thought was a glorified walk turned into a massive incline. Also, follow me at @vi_thefox it’s 100% nature related photography. #westtiger3 #tigermountain #highpointway #trailscapes #trailscenes
Today is #NationalForestDay Pacific madrone trees, are scattered on coastal shores, mainly on cliffs. They are easy to spot as they have red peeling bark, and underneath is a tan/green color. The exposed wood is very smooth, and cool. Pacific Madrones rank top five of my favorite trees through aesthetics. #latergram #fildagoisland #discoverpass #washingtonstateparks #ecology #forestecology #dendrology #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Happy first day of spring! Also, round two of whatever plague that’s swimming inside of me. Resting is really annoying when my neck is uncomfortable with swollen lymph nodes, and my sneezes are only satisfactory 10% of the time. Crossing my fingers I get better by Sunday so I can play outside. 🤞🏽 #latergram #firstdayofspring #cougarmountain #cougarmountainregionalwildlandpark #bellevuewashington #wildsidetrail #cougarmountainredtown #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
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