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Thursday's Feature: @billykirscher.
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Location: WA SR 20.
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Selected by: @markiep500.
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Few roads in Washington (or anywhere else in the U.S.) match the stunning beauty of the North Cascades Highway, and with the snow finally cleared, the highway is now open for travel! 😉🚗.
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Great shot Billy! Thanks for tagging #wanderwashington.
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#upperleftusa #washingtonstate #pnw #northcascades.
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Wander Washington is currently curated by @chalenaheston @markiep500 @sarahshanburn @hdavis2220 @hweagant @thiscoc & @maliceuhhh

Pictures can be so deceiving. Don't believe everything you see. Getting this shot required driving through some strange town within a National Park, passing several hydroelectric power-generating stations (The Skagit River Hydroelectric Project), and walking 50 feet with about 2 feet of gain.
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North Cascades National Park, Diablo Lake, with Davis Peak in the distance, 052217

First trip up the pass was a little windy 🍑🙊

I leveled up and learned a new spell in the woods... ✨🔮✋️🤚🌊

#Pnw at its best. #northcascades #diablolake #billtheranger ... we're gonna miss you kath!

It's been almost two years since I took this photo, that unintentionally changed my life. I took it because of a sun-blister on my lip, with no mirror, I squinted at my little GoPro screen to try to see it. I'd been away from all I knew for a few weeks on the most significant journey of my life. What I didn't realize was that I'd captured in a single frame the bothersome but beautifully rich depths of a changing self. When I saw it, I broke down quietly in my tent. I saw the face of a strong young man trying to understand, struggling to do so, but courageous enough to try. I had lost my grandfather months prior, I'd played my junior season of collegiate lacrosse with a broken hand and parted ways with a wonderful person I greatly cared about. I was a shook version of myself and I ran away as far as I could, deep into the wilderness. I shed tear after tear as I gazed at the tiny screen. And one thought rang in my head like a war siren, "The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable." I can remember vividly in that moment realizing that my life had changed. That I would fly in new places and in new ways. I had to follow my heart elsewhere. It's embarrassing to say, embarrassing to post on social media but this is me and I am honest. The next year was the most depressing and lonesome year of my life as I struggled to understand my identity and my purpose. My friends didn't really get what happened to me, neither did my family, and that's OK. What was important was that I was tearing down the walls inside, breaking in and filling it with new light. I filled whole notebooks with streams of consciousness and begged my way back to the wilderness. I lay restless at night, writing and reading. I stared at the ceiling a lot, I didn't tell anyone about this change, that was ok too. What followed was the most special year of life. I developed a relationship with struggle in the wildernesss and learned to bet on my heart. I learned if it feels right, push things out of the way and go for it. I'm grateful for this photo, it will always be a part of who I am, a soul as deep as the oceans, as gentle as still-seas and as courageously violent as a great storm.

The sun starting to set on #mtbaker and the #northtwinsister peak after a beautiful weekend in the #pnw . Still some amazing #backcountry #skiing and #snowboarding to be had in the alpine regions of the #northcascades in #britishcolumbia and #washington . Enjoy Memorial Day today. #cascades #mountains #snow #explore #glacier @libtechski @eddiebauer @oneball_mfg @lekiusa @backcountryaccess @mtbakersnowboardshop #liveyouradventure #libthedream

Explored North Cascades National Park today 😍 pictures don't do it justice.

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Happy Memorial Day from the #northcascades. Loving this #sunshine. Sun please don't leave us we've missed you here in the #northwest this winter!!

@kelly.usher warming up by the campfire

Went off the grid and found some glacier melt goodness down in the gorge. Pulled out some of the most colorful wild rainbows I've ever seen from the magnificent turquoise colored water. Hoping to return soon and explore more of this place.
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#flyfishing #findyourwater #onthefly #tightlines #catchandrelease #pnw #pnwonderland #livefolk #getoutside #optoutside #northcascades #moodygrams #cascades #findyourpark #filsonlife #thatpnwlife

Mt Shuksan summit selfie. Because summit selfies are the best kind of selfie. Plus, I was the first one on the summit for May 28,2017. #mountaineeringlife #selfiesarefordorks #mtshuksan #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades

Solo mission this #memorialday morning to ski a line I first put on my list over a decade ago the first time I ever drove over #wapass #northcascades #steepskiing #bigkangaroo

Diablo Lake is peaceful in the evenings with campfire smoke drifting over it.
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gimme that live brass section and drum line. #odesza #redrocks

Finally went hiking yesterday and it was beautiful out! I also got the front of my car smashed up a bit by another driver 😞. ..
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#pnw #pnwlife #pnwexplored #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #northcascades #adventure #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #wander #explore #exploreseattle

You don't need much to be happy... it's all placed around us. 😄I've had such an awesome time hiking and sleeping for two hours in the hammock. I happen to find upon the floor a MOREL mushroom that I have identified in my mushroom book to find. There it was when I wasn't even looking for it. 🍄🍄🍄🍄I can't wait for the summer 🌞 and more time in the northcascades. 🏔#byebelly #bbg #icanandiwill #bbgseattle #bbggirls #bbgpnw #bbgfitfam #bbgfamily #bbgcommunity #fitness #fitfam #strongnotskinny #womenwholift #bbgprogress #runhappy #kaylaitsines #bikinibodyguide #thekaylamovement #week3 #vegetarian #veggielife #rungirlrun #forceofnature #optoutside #northcascades #thundercreekfalls #fourthofjuly #pnwtrails #hikewashington #hikewa

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