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Pacific Northwest Outdoor Photography

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

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Lake Diablo

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Part of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)

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Mt. St. Helens, Vancouver, WA

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Skagit Valley Tulips

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Grouse Grind Trail, Vancouver, BC

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Grouse Grind Trail, Vancouver, BC

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Taylor Shellfish Farms, Bellingham, WA

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Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Oregon Coast Trail

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Flying kites on a very windy day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Swimming Nude & Free in Frigid Water

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Imitating nature

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Tolmie Peak, WA

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Wild blueberries

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Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

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Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

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Mount Rainier in a cloud cover

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Tolmie Peak, Mt. Rainier, WA

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Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

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Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

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Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

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Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

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Artist Point, Mt. Baker, WA

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Mount Rainier in all her glory

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Snow Lake

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Oyster Dome on Christmas Day, Bellingham, WA

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Oyster Dome on Christmas Day, Bellingham, WA

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Mount Washington

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

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Flower fields in Port Townsend, WA

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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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