Minding the Mountains

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IMG_0020IMG_0161Anxiously wanting to explore the Pacific Northwest, Sean and I drove up the coast from San Francisco to Seattle to visit friends. Along the way, we marveled at the mountains in Northern California, ate terrible Mexican food out of desperation in Oregon, and finally reached Seattle by midnight.

After three days in the city, we craved to be surrounded by nature. I fell in love with Rattlesnake Ridge, a thirty minute drive out of the bustling city, simply humbled by the lush greenery and crisp air. Trailing through the tall, green trees to find the outlook peeling over the lake, I felt consumed by wild joy stillness.

Exploring beauty

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“We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” -C.S. Lewis

DSC_009010001559_10203362679212800_666656904_nPhotos from my spring break adventures: staying at La Misión Orphanage in Mexico and road tripping to explore, camp, and climb Zion’s National Park- absolutely one of the most awe-evoking places I’ve been so far.

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Into the Wild

“In wilderness is the preservation of the world” -Thoreau

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I’ve been craving nature. Give me straight up, raw beauty untouched by man.

Nature has this ability to captivate and calm my soul all at once. There’s an unmatched peacefulness that comes with exploring and feeling the crisp air brushing through your hair. If you need to clear your head, grab your hiking boots and go off into the wild.