Larches were out in full force yesterday! BTW, if you visit the subalpine larches at Ingalls Lake check out the western larches on the last few miles of the drive. Not too many hikes in the Washington Cascades have both species of larch native to the PNW. Western larch is a tall (200 ft) low elevation species adapted to fire. Subalpine larch is a scraggly looking tree that grows right along treeline and is adapted to harsh winters. . . . ~ ~ ~ . . . #wildwashington#larch
Daydreaming about winter activities ⛷ There isn’t quite enough snow in the mountains to start the season yet BUT I’ll still be over here calculating season passes and gear prices 💰🎿 . . . . . #winter#winteriscoming
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WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST ✨ Photos from an alpine lake I camped at this summer 😍 I know we’re already talking about winter activities, but I’m over here still dreaming of summer 💕 . . . . . #sunset#pacificnorthwest
So before moving here, I’d only ever heard of larches from Monty Python. . . . . . . . . I love the fall. I don’t like being cold and don’t regulate temperature particularly well, but fall is wonderful anyway. The crispness of the air feels clean, leaves are changing colors and blowing in spirals, and you can wear oversize sweaters. Fall smells like cider and baking and spices and wood fires. Summer is so active and busy; fall is for sitting inside the window reading under a comforter. Also, the larches change in the fall, so there’s that. ...
I knew when I found this lake while doing some research on Google Earth that I just had to see it with my own eyes. It turns out its one heck of a trek to get up to, especially when you find yourself precariously navigating up the wrong boulder field. After very careful navigation, I found myself high above the lake and deep in a thick cloud. The vibrant color of the lake was just barely visible only about 50 feet below my campsite. Exhausted and discouraged, I took refuge in my @slingfin tent and rested until I got hungry ...
Is it fall or winter? - Fenrir 🐺 🍁❄ The first snow has fallen in our mountains, creating a blanket of white covering the colors of fall. ❄🍁 What's the weather like where you are? 🌍 #whiteswissgram @whiteswissgram #dogsofseattle @pnwonderdogs
These two told literally said “sorry for being ridiculous, hope the pictures turned out.” It’s the most absurd thing I’ve heard since I argued with a flat-earther #couplegoals#flatearthsociety . Go check out a follow my photography page :)) @amphlettphotography .
Remember the time we were young and carefree? Well, it doesn’t have to be a memory. 🍉 Never too old for floaties and fun! Especially when you lug it in for a backpacking trip to some alpine lakes! Fun plans this weekend? I can’t seem to wait for it! Happy Thursday!
Taking the hairs down after a smooth summit of Mount Stuart...I always go into the summer expecting I’m going to do all the things, knowing I’ll only get to some. But as I do the list grows exponentially. There are lifetimes worth of slogs and summits left to tackle and it being so vast I’ll never do it all. Oddly that feeling of a seemingly bottomless cup makes me truly happy.
I got talking to an older gentleman outside a grocery store the other night, for quite some time. We talked about dogs and birds and kids. We talked about some places we’ve seen and some things we’ve done. As we were saying goodbye he said, “Your spirit reminds me of the sixties... and your outfit.” As I unmistakably was heading for Bandit (with Bella hanging out the window barking at me to hurry up), he screams across the parking lot “Hey Jess.. so does your van!”✨🚐😂😂 Thank you for such kind words, Keith. 🙏🏼💫
Found this beautiful place while hiking in washington state on a yet small trail which is not often used. A few dead trees were laying over this creek allowing to step over. The beautiful light coming in between the trees made me climb the steep creek and the colors invited the eye to stay and rest for a while, to breath the cold, fresh air and to enjoy the moment. I hope to pass you over that feeling while sharing this picture with you. #usa_naturehippys , #washingtonstate , , , , , ...
almost no words to say today, thinking about the possibility of a dying world & darker future for the most precious light angel in my life. 🌬 Mother Nature..she needs us like we need her. How did we forget? Save our planet🙏🏼 .... #climatechange#climatestrike
#waterfallwednesday In the distance is a waterfall that cascades from Upper to Lower Lyman Lake and is fed by the retreating Lyman Glacier. Nearby Spider Glacier on the opposite side of the pass was downgraded to a permanent snowfield about 14 years ago. #northcascades
When God wraps his arms around you and says welcome home. 🌲 Backpacking weekend catching some friends in the mountains where they set our meeting point on top of a peak...now those are some of the best friends you can have! Good weather, great friends and lots of gratitude for life. Views of Rachel Lake.