Landscape

North Cascades National Park Engagement

Wow, Jordan and Brook were amazing! I thought it was going to be hard to convince them to come out to go snowshoeing through the Cascade mountains in Washington with me. As usual I was completely wrong, they loved the idea and were able to borrow some snowshoes from some friends and were ready to hit the trails with me. 

The most gorgeous and easily accessible trail for some mountain snowshoeing is Artist Point near Mt Baker. (here's a link to the trail information in case you're interested) It's absolutely stunning! Unfortunately we had a cloudy day, but it gave us some fresh snow so it's hard to complain too much. The biggest and by far best surprise of the day was finding an igloo!

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48 Hours On The Olympic Peninsula

With our big move out to Seattle coming at the end of the year I've been flying back and forth to the PNW nonstop. Last month I had 48 hours of free time. 48 hours where I didn't have anymore meetings and I could go anywhere and do anything! I knew I wanted to do some serious exploring.

It was my first backpacking trip to Olympic National Park about 7 years ago that made me want to move to Seattle to begin with. So I figured I'd head west to Cape Flattery for sunset, South to Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches for a good Sunrise adventure. Then drive out to La Push, WA to run around Rialto Beach. I could wait there for sunset and the stars. (I ended up grabbing my favorite star photo to date!) That wasn't the end of the journey, I had another sunrise to see and I figured The Hoh Rainforest was the place. After that, there's the 4 hour trip back to Seattle to catch my flight to Chicago. 

I can't wait for the move in December!