Trying to remember that after we weather the storm 🌧 we’ll have brighter days ahead ☀️ .
That concept is true in life too. No matter what sh*tstorm you’re currently dealing with, keep pushing through. One way or another, you’ll come out the other side, stronger and brighter than before.
Yesterday I got to venture out to a newer Thurston County Park for the first time.
Deschutes Falls Park is a 155 acre park with a 27 foot waterfall through a gorge and a series of smaller falls along the river. The river and falls seem to be flowing pretty heavy right now.
The rocks right now along the river are gorgeous with vibrant spring green moss. The trail has plenty of cedar and Douglas fir trees as well as an oak tree by the river. The sounds of happy birds were abundant.
The trail itself is currently muddy and caution should be taken when walking near the cliffs. The mud is extremely slick. Some fencing has been put up at a couple of viewpoints for safety.
On my way back to Olympia I finally got to eat at @vansburger2000 for the first time and I now know what the hype is about - now on my top 3 list of burgers.
~Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve • Olympia, Wa~
#tbt to an adventure last week with my sister to the Mima Mounds. Considered a National Natural Landmark and one of Washington State's 17 natural landmarks, Mima Mounds is surrounded by mystery as many have tried to figure out how these mounds were formed. Theories range from burial sites to seismic activity. Some even believe pocket gophers had something to do with it! It really is an interesting place to visit knowing that there is still no answer as to how these mounds were formed. Spread over 637 acres, this natural area preserve has trails and interpretive signs throughout. -》》♡《《-
Made it to outside of Seattle this afternoon. Took a solo 4 mile hike up a small but extremely crowded mountain. Not only did I have to park in the “overflow” parking lot, but once I reached the summit, there were just SO many people. A family trying out their new drone for the first time sprayed me with dirt and made a bunch of noise, so I climbed down some rocks and found a more quiet spot to sit next to a crying baby, and amongst some trash. 😱
Right now I’m thinking 1. I’m glad to be in Bellingham and that I don’t live in or around Seattle, 2. I have A LOT of adjusting to do, as trails in Washington are not always going to offer me the solitude of Montana, I so miss Montana, and 3. I’m happy that people are out there hiking and exploring, but wishing more people had better trail etiquette. ⛰🏞😬🌲🌿
Day 9 of the #springocontest is to share an experience of #vitamincommunity . I want to give a huge shout out to #washingtontrailsassociation for doing an amazing job of bringing people of the PNW together to work, move, play, and of course keep Washington’s public lands beautiful and accessible. It’s been a couple years since I’ve done one of their volunteer vacations, and I’m ready to make it back out there. We spend 8 days working together, exploring, and sharing our meals and camp life. Check them out! #movementmatters @susan.k.peters