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What a trip!! Thru-hike of the enchantments. Great weather! Great hiking partner! Even called in a helo for an injured hiker I found. Just as the helo takes off I turn around to find another injured hiker. After I bandaged the victim up I was able to complete my 20 mile hike for the day. #adventure #adventuretime #hiking #hikingadventures #pnw #ourpnw #alpinelakeswilderness #enchantments #fitness #outdoors #outdoorresearch #garmin #mountains #mountaineering #washingtonstate #outdoor #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwhiking #pnwcollective #chelancountysearchandrescue #wilderness #wildernessmedicine #searchandrescue #themountainsarecalling #goats #larch #alpinelakes #fall

Lovely Kaindy Lake with the half submerged trees

In 1911, an earthquake triggered a large landslide, which formed a natural dam on the slopes of the Kungey Alatau range outside of Almaty. The imposing Shrenk spruce trees that previously formed a forest there, were now suddenly submerged in the lake that was born from the landslide.

Above water, the sunken trees appear as large masts from lost ghost ships, eery reflections in the water. But underwater, the needles of the Shrenk spruce still remain on the trees, even 100 years later. Because of the clear mountain water, you can see deep into the depths of the lake.

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Hands up in the air for Fri-yay!! Can you believe it is officially the LAST weekend of summer?! Fall is next Saturday! Where does the time go?! Make sure to get out there & explore for that last summer hurrah. Hopefully the weather is good because it's raining right now. I'm really excited for this weekend though because I'm finally starting my wedding dress shopping! Maybe I will get lucky & find THE ONE on my first trip!

I'm also planning to fit a hike in since we skipped last weekend. What should we do for hike # 22?! What are your favorite hikes in WA for the September time frame? I've been wanting to get out to the North Cascades but there are a lot of great fall hikes out there so I may just wait until closer to prime larch march times and do a couple hikes in 1 or 2 weekends out there since the drive is so far! Time to do some research tonight for Sunday's hike 🤔 Have an amazing Friday & weekend everyone!
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it's a dream and I don't want to wake up. ✨ 12.5 miles, 5 hours, and 28k steps ✨
Blanca Lake is my favourite hike in Washington because of this gorgeous blue water. Plus, it's super challenging.
With the road washout, it adds another 2 miles just to get to the trailhead (+4 miles total). I made decent time, but honestly I got my ass kicked.
Don’t let Instagram fool you—it was not glamorous. There were SO many aggressive and annoying biting flies for more than 70% of the hike and I did a lot of squealing and maybe even teared up, but I made it! 🙌🏽
Anyway, will try to hike it once more before the end of hiking season this year. Must. bring. floaties 🦄 🍩

Aasgard, you bitch. (7,841 ft elev.) #everydayimscrambling #alpinelakeswilderness #pnwonderland

Ceremonial driving down of 🐮 🐄 from the mountain ⛰ pastures into the valley in autumn 🍂 in Tirol.
After the long summer with their animals the cowherd‘s come together once more on the eve of the Almabtrieb the so-called gru-nacht after milking and packing up for the long cattle drive home the cows horns are decorated in their Bell’s polished for the vivid festival where they are admired by thousands of spectators.
Tirolean specialties.
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The #enchantments make you feel really small in this big big world 🌎 I am still in awe of the beauty that is #alpinelakeswilderness. Like a fairy tale. This hike lives up to its name; it was definitely enchanted with a bit of pain, rock scrambling, boulder hopping, & long descents, mixed in with jaw dropping views, vast expanses, fierce snow, and teal blue lakes. Sore muscles but 100% worth it.
#optoutside #hikingadventures #thruhike #wonderland #heaven #PNW #hiker #myhappyplace 🌲🏔🌬❄️💫🧚🏼‍♂️👣🍄🌈

Enchantments traverse and summit of Little Annapurna (8440). Shown: Prussik Peak. #enchantments #alpinelakeswilderness #pnw #mountain #mountains

Fall brings lots of colors in the Teanaway #baggingpeaks #takeahike #earnyourview #alpinelakeswilderness

These guys. Oh man. They were the best. Mama and baby hung around for a while doing goat things. 🐐🐐
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Today was a good day. Getting out into the mountains before my first day at the new job was perfect. Mt Stuart looking fancy back there. 😍
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7 days, 7 hikes; climbed 3 summits (Si, Mailbox, Alta), hiked 55 miles, and gained 14,150 ft. My legs are dead, but I’m feeling refreshed.

Thank you @rei for keeping me dry when it decided to pour.
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While not every trip goes perfectly smooth, the journey can be beautiful despite seemingly never ending rain, morning flurries, slippery trails and beautiful lakes and meadows. 📷 @kmstoll and @calebwrege #rainyhike #alpinelakeswilderness #fallhikes

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