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  • I’ve seen lots of coastline but the Oregon coast is still my favorite.
  • I’ve seen lots of coastline but the Oregon coast is still my favorite.
  • 1,423 36 6 December, 2019
  • Had no idea this place existed until we pulled the car over, meandered through some trees and followed the dry river bed. I’d like to see it with a fresh coat of snow. 🤗❄️
  • Had no idea this place existed until we pulled the car over, meandered through some trees and followed the dry river bed. I’d like to see it with a fresh coat of snow. 🤗❄️
  • 2,509 65 6 December, 2019

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  • I love watching waterfalls and their constant stream that seems to never end. -

But, it would end if the source of the falls/river wasn’t refilling. The same is true with how we pour our energy out to other people. Investing in people, helping people, and being there for people are all amazing things but it’s important to also make sure you’re taking time to fill up as you pour out. Running yourself ragged, without taking the time and creating the space for rest will begin to take its toll. -

So remember to take the time you need to regain your energy and come back to the people that need you with more to invest than ever before. -
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“Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength... It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” - Spurgeon
  • I love watching waterfalls and their constant stream that seems to never end. -

    But, it would end if the source of the falls/river wasn’t refilling. The same is true with how we pour our energy out to other people. Investing in people, helping people, and being there for people are all amazing things but it’s important to also make sure you’re taking time to fill up as you pour out. Running yourself ragged, without taking the time and creating the space for rest will begin to take its toll. -

    So remember to take the time you need to regain your energy and come back to the people that need you with more to invest than ever before. -
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    “Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength... It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” - Spurgeon
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  • Everyone enjoys a casual break for carrots at the top of Asgard pass, right?
  • Everyone enjoys a casual break for carrots at the top of Asgard pass, right?
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  • From our snowy Thanksgiving day hike in the Columbia Gorge.
  • From our snowy Thanksgiving day hike in the Columbia Gorge.
  • 9 1 17 minutes ago
  • The old man and his dog that shot was a bit reluctant when I asked if I could send him the photos I took. “I’m not paying for them. “ he proclaimed. “No way! It’s the least I can do for granting me the opportunity for such killer photos, I’m happy to give them to you.” I replied. To which he then gave me a lengthy email address in phonetic alphabet, took a bit but I still feel good about it. 😅
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  • The old man and his dog that shot was a bit reluctant when I asked if I could send him the photos I took. “I’m not paying for them. “ he proclaimed. “No way! It’s the least I can do for granting me the opportunity for such killer photos, I’m happy to give them to you.” I replied. To which he then gave me a lengthy email address in phonetic alphabet, took a bit but I still feel good about it. 😅





    #dog #dogstagam #dogs #blaze #oldboy #mansbestfriend #astoria #astoriaoregon #thecolumn #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwonderdogs
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  • Hope everyone is enjoying all the fresh ❄ out there.
  • Hope everyone is enjoying all the fresh ❄ out there.
  • 60 1 27 minutes ago
  • Though she wanders, she is not lost.
  • Though she wanders, she is not lost.
  • 7 1 31 minutes ago
  • We’re just starting to get Harpo used to being in the outdoors. It’s pretty cold so we can’t leave him out by himself and only for a few minutes at a time. — in Tolsona, Alaska.
  • We’re just starting to get Harpo used to being in the outdoors. It’s pretty cold so we can’t leave him out by himself and only for a few minutes at a time. — in Tolsona, Alaska.
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  • This was probably one of my favorite hikes this past summer because I don't get out to the Mt Baker area as much as I would like to (long drive and hard to time out decent weather there) and it truly is such a gorgeous area to explore. Our plan was to complete our original trail and then on the way back we would branch off down to this gorgeous turquoise blue lake that we knew you could see from the main trail based off trip reports and others have gone to it as well...problem is we couldn't see it at all because of socked in fog and even on the way back to the trailhead we couldn't see it even though it had cleared a little. Luckily we had screenshotted trip reports and were able to find the general idea of where it was located, started off down what looked like a narrow little path from the main trail and hoped for the best.

We found it thankfully although the hike there and back wasn't the easiest and turned our 9 miles into 12 or 13 miles that day and it was pretty steep coming back up from the lake but so worth the effort! Nobody was around when we went and it was so quiet and peaceful and man that color is so unreal 😍 I wish there had been a little more light out that day for better photography of the lake and that it was clear for the views but it was so gorgeous regardless and I definitely wanna go back! Funny thing is when we got back to the main trail the fog had finally cleared entirely and you could definitely see the lake in the distance now. I for sure want to do more trails in this area and the North Cascades next summer! If you're a Washingtonian, what area do you live by that you tend to explore the most because of close proximity? What area do you want to see more of?
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  • This was probably one of my favorite hikes this past summer because I don't get out to the Mt Baker area as much as I would like to (long drive and hard to time out decent weather there) and it truly is such a gorgeous area to explore. Our plan was to complete our original trail and then on the way back we would branch off down to this gorgeous turquoise blue lake that we knew you could see from the main trail based off trip reports and others have gone to it as well...problem is we couldn't see it at all because of socked in fog and even on the way back to the trailhead we couldn't see it even though it had cleared a little. Luckily we had screenshotted trip reports and were able to find the general idea of where it was located, started off down what looked like a narrow little path from the main trail and hoped for the best.

    We found it thankfully although the hike there and back wasn't the easiest and turned our 9 miles into 12 or 13 miles that day and it was pretty steep coming back up from the lake but so worth the effort! Nobody was around when we went and it was so quiet and peaceful and man that color is so unreal 😍 I wish there had been a little more light out that day for better photography of the lake and that it was clear for the views but it was so gorgeous regardless and I definitely wanna go back! Funny thing is when we got back to the main trail the fog had finally cleared entirely and you could definitely see the lake in the distance now. I for sure want to do more trails in this area and the North Cascades next summer! If you're a Washingtonian, what area do you live by that you tend to explore the most because of close proximity? What area do you want to see more of?
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  • I absolutely loved this hot spring in the Alvord Desert because you can control the heat and keep it nice and toasty your whole soak! In fact sometimes it got too hot in there which is even better when the weather is below the 20s! We were surprised that there were 3 other small groups here during Thanksgiving and the bad weather but it was still very quiet & private, especially since we picked a campsite way in the back against the playa and were the only ones camped back there. You can camp on the playa for free but when it's wet from rain or snow it isn't advisable to go out there since it gets crazy muddy and your car can get stuck so if you're coming out here and run into bad weather the Alvord Hot Springs is a good alternative to camp at.

You can pay $30 to camp which includes fire ring, access road to the playa, free hot spring soaking at any hour, and free use of the clean (flushing!) bathroom. You can also pay $60 to use one of their bunkhouses instead which is like a metal container with heat & beds. To me it was a bit pricey for a campsite but being able to soak in the springs whenever you wanted, access to a clean bathroom, and use the playa access road at anytime was a plus (also wasn't a ton of options in this weather lol). You can also have a fire at this campground but no open fires are allowed on the playa based on my research. Alternatively you can try to find a free BLM campground or camp on the playa in good weather but still use the springs by paying $8 for day use to soak from 8am-10pm and $5 for use of the playa access road. We did see a free access road near here but it was steeper than the campgrounds access road and with the snow it seemed a little sketchy but we think we'll try using that access next summer when we're back! Have you been to the Alvord Desert?
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  • I absolutely loved this hot spring in the Alvord Desert because you can control the heat and keep it nice and toasty your whole soak! In fact sometimes it got too hot in there which is even better when the weather is below the 20s! We were surprised that there were 3 other small groups here during Thanksgiving and the bad weather but it was still very quiet & private, especially since we picked a campsite way in the back against the playa and were the only ones camped back there. You can camp on the playa for free but when it's wet from rain or snow it isn't advisable to go out there since it gets crazy muddy and your car can get stuck so if you're coming out here and run into bad weather the Alvord Hot Springs is a good alternative to camp at.

    You can pay $30 to camp which includes fire ring, access road to the playa, free hot spring soaking at any hour, and free use of the clean (flushing!) bathroom. You can also pay $60 to use one of their bunkhouses instead which is like a metal container with heat & beds. To me it was a bit pricey for a campsite but being able to soak in the springs whenever you wanted, access to a clean bathroom, and use the playa access road at anytime was a plus (also wasn't a ton of options in this weather lol). You can also have a fire at this campground but no open fires are allowed on the playa based on my research. Alternatively you can try to find a free BLM campground or camp on the playa in good weather but still use the springs by paying $8 for day use to soak from 8am-10pm and $5 for use of the playa access road. We did see a free access road near here but it was steeper than the campgrounds access road and with the snow it seemed a little sketchy but we think we'll try using that access next summer when we're back! Have you been to the Alvord Desert?
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    #hotsprings #beautiful #oregon #oregonexplored #traveloregon #alvorddesert #travel #wanderlust #letsgosomewhere #womenwhoexplore #snow #sheexplores #herpnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwcollective #upperleftusa #outdoors #northwestisbest #explore #adventure #roamtheplanet #welivetoexplore #ultimatehotspringsguide #brownpeoplecamping #exploretocreate #desert #roadtrip #girlswhotravel
  • 149 14 3 December, 2019
  • Perspective 🌵
  • Perspective 🌵
  • 91 1 4 June, 2019
  • My wish is to always stay live this, living quietly in the corner of nature. - Claude Monet
  • My wish is to always stay live this, living quietly in the corner of nature. - Claude Monet
  • 87 4 2 June, 2019
  • Utah is beyond. 💫
  • Utah is beyond. 💫
  • 73 3 2 June, 2019
  • Desert fun ☀️
  • Desert fun ☀️
  • 52 2 2 June, 2019
  • After a slight change of plans, we are taking our hiking to Zion National Park for the weekend!👌🏼👏🏼
  • After a slight change of plans, we are taking our hiking to Zion National Park for the weekend!👌🏼👏🏼
  • 94 14 31 May, 2019
  • Missing the Cascades.
  • Missing the Cascades.
  • 93 2 27 February, 2019
  • @mountrainiernps is one of the most stunning and humbling places I’ve ever explored. Can’t wait to return. 🏔
  • @mountrainiernps is one of the most stunning and humbling places I’ve ever explored. Can’t wait to return. 🏔
  • 126 12 15 February, 2019
  • Oh, and happy Summer Solstice! I was so busy enjoying the day yesterday that I forgot to post about it. So excited for what this summer has in store for all you adventurers. 😍😃
  • Oh, and happy Summer Solstice! I was so busy enjoying the day yesterday that I forgot to post about it. So excited for what this summer has in store for all you adventurers. 😍😃
  • 173 11 22 June, 2018