Hiked into the clouds on Friday. Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm. 6 miles up a mountain with a 4,000 ft elevation gain up to the highest point of 7,570 ft. North Cascades National Park, you’re too gorgeous. #washington#northcascadesnationalpark
Every little plan I had seemed to have flipped in a matter of days/hours. That’s apart of the ride though, huh. This week will be insane. But Monday, ooooh Girl Monday... that’s when this SH is goin doWN.
For our 4th anniversary, we decided to try out overnight backpacking in North Cascades NP. We had the whole lake to ourselves and I learned how to filter water and cook with a backpacking stove. Besides 2 bee stings and some sore feet, I’d call it a success! @jakeknees #findyourpark#pnw
It’s been a year of change... but I guess isn’t everything constantly changing. Grateful for the places my short legs take me 😂 and my IG boyfriend that manages to always capture the beautiful moments.
I wait all year for high country adventures like these. I get to combine trail running, ultra-light backpacking and peak scrambling. Yesterday I started from Rainy Pass, ran the PCT out to Snowy Lakes, scrambled up Golden Horn, and spent the night in a bivy above the lakes. Today I continued a little further on the PCT, scrambled up Mount Hardy, and ran back. Picture is of Hardy. 34 miles in total. #mountains#mountainrunning
North Cascades National Park This is a huge park with only one major road bisecting it. The drive itself is beautiful enough on its own, with plenty of overlooks and turnouts to take pictures like this one. It is also full of trails. The North Cascades are one of the only habitats in the U.S. where you might find a Grizzly Bear. Although the area is still very sparsely populated by humans, the miners and fur trappers of the 1800s nearly wiped out their population. Sightings are extremely rare, with only a few reported in the last decade. ...