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Pacific Northwest Outdoor Photography

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, Washington

Welcome to Washington…State, that is. I work in the tourism industry and have heard countless unbelievable stories of tourists who arrive and the first thing they ask their concierge is, “how do I get to the White House?” *hand slaps forehead*. We may not house the country’s capital or a bunch of drinking lawyers and politicians (replace that with geeky Amazonians, coffee-drinking fiends, and a bunch of really awesome outdoor enthusiasts), but we do have, in my humble opinion, some of the country’s most spectacular hiking, camping, mountaineering and landscapes. Within a two-hour drive of the city, you can be in the rainforest, the coast, the desert, the snow, or mountain peaks that make you feel as if you are in the Swiss Alps.

Below are some of my favorite photos of hiking, camping and adventuring in the Great Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, nature’s most fun outdoor playground! All photos are my own.

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Lake Diablo, North Cascade Mountains, Washington

Lake Diablo

Lake Diablo, North Cascade Mountains, Washington

Lake Diablo

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Pacific Crest Trail, Washington

Part of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)

Mount Saint Helens, Vancouver, Washington

Mt. St. Helens, Vancouver, WA

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Washington

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Washington

Grouse Grind Trail, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Grouse Grind Trail, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Grouse Grind Trail, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Grouse Grind Trail, Vancouver, BC

Grouse Grind Trail, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Taylor Shellfish Farms, Bellingham, Washington

Taylor Shellfish Farms, Bellingham, WA

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Oregon Coast Trail

Oregon Coast Trail

Oregon Coast TrailOregon Coast Trail

Flying kites on a windy day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Flying kites on a windy day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Nude swimming in glacial water

Glacial water!

Tolmie Peak, WashingtonTolmie Peak, Washington

Tolmie Peak, Washington

Imitating nature

Tolmie Peak, Washington

Tolmie Peak, WA

Wild Blueberries at Tolmie Peak, Washington

Wild blueberries

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier in a cloud cover

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier, WA

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Artist Point, Mount Baker, Washington

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

Acroyoga at Tolmie Peak - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Acroyoga at Tolmie Peak hike in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington State.

Yoga at Tolmie Peak - Mount Rainier National Park, WashingtonLadybug at Tolmie Peak - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, Washington

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, Washington

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, Washington

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, Washington

Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

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Mount Rainier, Washington

Mount Rainier in all her glory

Ross Dam Lake - North Cascade Mountains, WashingtonNorth Cascades, WashingtonNorth Cascades, WashingtonRainbow in the snow

Snow Lake, Washington

Snow Lake

Oyster Dome on Christmas Day, Bellingham, Washington

Oyster Dome on Christmas Day, Bellingham, WA

Oyster Dome on Christmas Day, Bellingham, Washington

Oyster Dome on Christmas Day, Bellingham, WA

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

Piggy Back ride when we got a flat tire on our way to hiking

Piggy back rides on my 6’7″ man are the best 🙂

Flower fields in Port Townsend, Washington

Flower fields in Port Townsend, WA

Stevens Pass Ski Resort, Washington

Stevens Pass Ski Resort, WA

 

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    sicilianwanderer
    May 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    The Oregon Coast and the Lake views are breathtaking! I’ll be going to these areas soon, can’t wait! Great post!

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