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Photo Gallery: Best of 2019

Unfortunately, my original plan to stay up to date with my adventures on here hasn't gone as I'd hoped. Life has been full of big changes (great, positive change :)) and it has been hard to find the time to keep up. However, I am committed to maintaining this blog in the new year as I continue my adventures. 2020 looks to be shaping up to be an awesome year with a stack of exciting trips planned. In the meantime, here is a gallery of some of my favorite photos and adventures from 2019.


Hiking beneath ancient giants in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in northern California.
Waves crash into dramatic basalt cliffs on the Oregon Coast.
A peaceful, snowy night near my house in Seattle during last year's Snowpocalypse.
An exceptionally wet winter pounded California leading to a rare superbloom in the coastal hills of Southern California.
Amazing display of California poppies and bluebells in the normally dry dusty hills of southern California.
Sunrise over the Carizzo Plain in Central California during a superbloom last April.
California goldfields inundate the rolling hills surrounding the Carizzo Plain in Central California during a rare superbloom.
Colorful hillsides thick with wildflowers near the Carizzo Plain in April.
Lupine explode on a ridge high above a foggy Pacific Ocean near Big Sur, California.
Snowy peaks above the Cheakamus River near Squamish in British Columbia.
Sunset in the North Cascades from a ridge above Cutthroat Pass.
A dead tree stands tall among the surrounding forest in the North Cascades of Washington.
Lush meadows, towering peaks, and endless views in the Massif des Cerces in France.
Cows grazing in a fairytale like valley in the Massif des Cerces in France.
Craggy peaks in the warm afternoon sun in the Massif des Cerces in France.
Prolific wildflowers in the alpine meadows beneath the mighty Massif des Ecrins in France.
The colorful historic city of Verona, Italy.
A farmhouse high above Lake Como in northern Italy.
Wildflowers cling to the summit of Aiguille Rouge high above an idyllic alpine valley in France.
Hiking through western pasqueflower near Naches Peak in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
Brilliant sunset over the remote valleys and ridgelines of the Wenaha-Tucannon in southeast Washington.
Enduring the strong frigid winds for a colorful sunset deep in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness in Washington.
A magical day of snowshoeing through freezing fog on the slopes of Mount Spokane in eastern Washington.

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