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Crystal Blue

Quotes 

This quote has been stuck in my mind lately. It’s simple, yet powerful message is a driving force for moving yourself forward with whatever finds your heart.

“All you have to do is commit your entire life to something, which will result in one of two outcomes. Either you will succeed, or you will die trying, which is in and of itself it’s own form of success.” ~ Rich Roll

*Crystal Blue – Slaughter Gulch Trail // Cooper Landing, Alaska*

Although you’d likely never guess it from the name of the trail, this has to be one of my favorite hikes. Stunning overlooks, beautiful mountain wildflower patches, and even a bear or two! :) Standing high above the small town of Cooper Landing, in the Kenai Peninsula is the Slaughter Gulch trail, concluding on one of the mountain summits surrounding this quaint town, split by the crystal blue waters of the Kenai River.

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Swept Away

Photo Stories

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but  I’ll be posting a new gallery here shortly.

*Swept Away – Ruby Beach // Forks, Washington*

If there is one thing you have to keep an eye out for while camping on the beach, it’s the tides. Then again, if you’re asleep, and the tide comes in higher than you’re expecting, sometimes the tide reminds you just how high it will go.

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Fading Away

In the Moment

I’ve been contemplating a speech I heard recently by Jim Carrey, if you haven’t already seen it, it was exactly what you’d expect from him, but a whole lot more.

“Now fear is going to be a player in your life but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imaging ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future. But all there will ever be is what is happening here and the decision we make in this moment…” ~

*Fading Away – Mt Redoubt // Kenai Peninsula*

Every once in a long while, everything seems to work out. The stars align and you’re in exactly the right place, the right time, with the right resources. Take the time to enjoy those moments.

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Down the Road

Success

All you have to do is commit your entire life to something, which will result in one of two outcomes. Either you will succeed, or you will die trying, which is in and of itself it’s own form of success. ~ Caset Neistat

*Down the Road – Northern Illinois // Cherry Valley *

Why does wandering off into the sunset have to have such an allure?…

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The Waves Came In

Puffins

Last weekend Britta Emily and I went to Cannon Beach again, in search of Puffins. We managed a sighting, but I definitely realized that we’re going to need to go a little further for closer contact. Alaska or Iceland? Don’t mind if I do.

*The Waves Came In – Haystack Rock // Cannon Beach, Oregon*

It’s amazing the number of ways to try and display this beautiful place. It’s also pretty nice to be an hour drive away.

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Tangled

Gorge-in

Britta and I have a trip planned out to the gorge this Thursday and Friday, sounds like the perfect time to find a few more adventures!

*Tangled – Rowena Crest // Mosier, Oregon*

The beauty of natural things still gets me. While I definitely am still a novice to this whole wildflowers thing, I can quickly see how it can entrance someone.

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