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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
Second day hiking. Actually more like a glorified walk. I’m a destination hiker. It was hard weaving from one trail to another achieving nothing, but the work out was fun. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 #cougarmountain #cougarmountainregionalpark #bellevue #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander #bellevuewashington #coalmininghike
Today was a good day for dragging your exhausted best friend (who works six days a week) for a hike somewhere somewhat far away. Hope you are sleeping well, Amanda! #whibdeyisland #islandcountywashington #islandcounty #discoverpass #washingtonstateparks #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander #iphone10 #iphonex
I don’t snowshoe often, and honestly, it’s because I hate it. Those contraptions are awkward, I hate putting them on, I trip or fall at least once, and they make steep slopes feel more steep. Sunday was a success because of two things: I put them on all by myself (I bought the most complicated snowshoes that I usually have someone else do them), and I didn’t fall!! It’s the little things. ❄️ #latergram #snowshoeing #perfectwinterweather #winterrecreation #lakewentachee #lakewenatcheestatepark #discoverpass #washingtonstateparks #plainwashington #snoparks #herpnwlife #womenwhoexplore #womenwhosnowshoe #womenwhohike #womenwhoadventure #radgirlscollective #hiking #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington #natureporn
Pretty much put myself under house arrest for the past two weeks, but cabin fever took hold of me on this beautiful day. I put on two layers this morning, and went out for a short urban walk. Now I’m back home in bed. #perfectwinterweather
#latergram to a sick day adventure to the olympics. Believe it or not, I felt my very best while I was outside. However, it was a bit too much for my immune system as I’m hacking out my lungs right now, and my voice is nearly gone. Oh well. Worth it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ PS-look at his face. #mancrushmonday #mcm #olympicnationalpark #onp #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #nps #vintagefilter #1967filter #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Sick the past few days, but I needed to shake off my stationary body on a random Saturday off. Went to the Olympics while the Winter Olympics are going on. Who’s going to watch snowboarding and ice hockey?! Yeah, I’m most likely not going to watch it either. #olympicnationalpark #onp #nationalparkservice #nps #winterhike #perfectwinterweather #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
This week is my “mental wellness” week. I take things slow, sleep in, not think about deadlines, and indulge in all the things I enjoy. This was me back in January first after completing the Palouse Falls hike; which is mirrored on how I feel about my mental wellness week. #lacrossewa #sanityfirst #takecareofyourmentalhealth #easternwa #easternwa #palousefalls #palousefallsstatepark #discoverpass #washingtonstateparks #northwestisbest #herpnwlife #radgirlscollective #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #optoutside #choosemountains #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Today was a waterfall fail due to the cat braying all night last night causing a late morning start. So, here’s the backup. It was a shitty backup. #olympicnationalpark #onp #wildliferefuge #kitchendickroad #sequimwa #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington #natureporn #earthporn #theoutbound
Everyone is dreaming about warm, summer days, but all I want is a weekend getaway to a snowy cabin in the woods...and Canucks tickets. I’ll take either! #washingtonwaterfalls #waterfallsofwashington #pnwwaterfalls #waterfallsofthepnw #waterfalls #arlingtonwa #arlingtonwashington #latergram #hiking #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington #natureporn #earthporn #theoutbound
Best start to January. Can’t wait to start out the year being more independent. Also, hanging out with my two best friends, going to see the Thunderbirds game this month with the KCLS crew, and finding a day where I make a day trip somewhere by myself. 🤘🏽 #easternwa #easternwashington #lacrossewa #waterfallsofwashington #washingtonwaterfalls #waterfallsofthepnw #pnwwaterfalls #waterfalls #hiking #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington #natureporn #earthporn #theoutbound
“You heard the ranger. Don’t get too close to the edge.” “I’m Gryffindor, dammit. I’m brave.” “No, what you’re doing is stupid.” FYI-I’m not affected by heights at all, but staring at the falls a little too long made my eyes cross a little. Happy first day of two thousand and eighteen. #easternwa #easterneashington #waterfallsofwashington #waterfallsofthepnw #pnwwaterfalls #waterfalls #hiking #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington #natureporn #earthporn #theoutbound
Trying to end this year strong. Going to do one more hike in a couple of days before the year is over, and then start 2018 in Eastern WA. 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 #waterfallhike #snowhike #waterfall #northbendwa #hiking #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington
Six am wake up call for a snowy hike. Always wanted to see the falls in snowy conditions. Also, new @dannerboots are cute and 👌🏽 #northbendwa #snowhike #afterchristmashike #ollaliestatepark #hiking #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington
Frosty trail this morning to a small falls. Smells like snow later on. 😊 Happy Holidays! 🎄❄️🎁 #christmasevehike #cougarmountain #rentonwa #trailscapes #hiking #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #wa_nderlust #rei1440project #washington
Christmas Eve hike! You can’t see it, but I’m wearing my Gryffindor sweatshirt. Going to read Goblet of Fire, and eat sugar free chocolate because that’s what Icelanders do on xmas eve. #christmasevehike #cougarmountain #rentonwa #cougarmountainregionalpark
My version of cabin fever is wanting to book a cabin in the woods. Add hot chai, and a sugar free blueberry muffin. ☕️ #alpental #snowday #snoqualmiepass #cabinporn @cabinporn #pnw #cascadiaexplored #pnwexplored #cabinfolk @cabinfolk
Wet and steep trails for today. Good day for holiday weekend trip planning, and taking it easy as it’s been a very tough month.
“Now I see fire, inside the mountain. I see fire, burning the trees. And I see fire, hollowing souls. And I see fire, blood in the breeze. And I hope that you'll remember me.” -Ed Sheeran/Desolation of Smaug #columbiarivergorge #columbiariverbasin #easternwashington #easternwa #georgewashington #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #ancientlakes #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander #iphonex
Thought for the day: it’s been about two weeks since my last work out anything; cardio, yoga, toning, and weight lifting. Currently waiting for my body to adjust to cold temps so my muscles will stop tightening, and I can continue healthy physical activities. #rattlesnakelake #northbendwa #latergram #northbend
Yesterday I took photos of me for an annual something or another. I was going to go in a fancy get up, but I said, “fuck it. I’m going to be authentic.” So, faded jeans, a tunic, utility jacket, and my beat up combat boots it is. #northbend #northbendwa #radgirlcollective #herpnwlife
No Saturday work, and a quick jaunt in the rain. Last minute decision to go over the sound instead of going to Eastern Washington. #olympicnationalpark #onp #nationalparkservice #nps #olympicpeninsula #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander #herpnwlife #radgirlscollective #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike
I have to get to this hike one day! Great inspiration from @vi_thefox ・・・ Checked this hike off of my bucket list (since 2009-2010)! Not gunna lie. I have been neglecting high elevation hikes for almost a year, and it sorely kicked my ass. Probably should fix that. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #mountsainthelens #mountsthelens #mtsthelens #nationalmonument #spiritlake #choosemountains #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
Checked this hike off of my bucket list (since 2009-2010)! Not gunna lie. I have been neglecting high elevation hikes for almost a year, and it sorely kicked my ass. Probably should fix that. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #mountsainthelens #mountsthelens #mtsthelens #nationalmonument #spiritlake #choosemountains #upperleftusa #explorepnw #explorewa #explorewashington #norwaypass #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #cascadiaexplored #whereinwasington #stayandwander
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