Tuesday, November 05, 2013

When Yosemite is closed, head to Northern Washington

If you need to know something about me, you should know I HATE taking time off work.


But my main squeeze and I decided to take a trip to Yosemite with my mom at the end of October.  Only problem was the government went on strike and closed down the planet national parks.

Queue - cancelled plans.  Rather than fly to Reno for our Yosemite trip and waste 4 days of PTO, we cancelled our flights and stayed in the PNW to do some hikes we've been eyeballing.

We also thought it was a good idea to bring our dogs.  Turns out we suck at coming up with good ideas.

Anyhow - we conquered the Mt. Pilchuck hike.  For you fellow PNWers - this is only a 4 mile hike but incredibly rewarding!  See for yourself ;-)

Then we booked it to the coast and did an 8 mile coastal hike.  Sounds nice right?  Guess again.  It was beautiful, but maybe for a couple of miles.  But when you're hiking for 8 miles on a flat beach you realize the scenery doesn't change at all. 

But regardless it was beautiful weather and I never pass up a chance to hang out with my handsome honey.


  1. Wow, what beautiful photos! I'd love to do that first hike you mentioned sometime! :)

  2. these photos are beautiful! so impressed with PNW sometimes :)

  3. Beautiful photos!

  4. Beautiful photos, though. I hate missing work, too, because I end up with more work for myself than if I had just stayed and never left!

  5. These pictures are so cool! I'm glad you posted them, because I'm too lazy to ever do anything like that - I'll just live vicariously through YOU! :)

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