Sunday, July 30, 2017

Camping in the Cascades // SBL 2k17

Hello friends,

This week I was able to pack up, grab a friend, and relax (as much as you can in 90 degree heat) in the beautiful outdoors. My friend Demetria and I are both working and taking summer classes, but we decided we both needed a little break from it all. For three days, we did minimal school work, hiked, attempted to take instagram-worthy pictures, read, and smelt like smoke and sweat. It was a wonderful trip. 

We reserved a little camping site in Newhalem, a small company town located right before you start the drive up the North Cascades National Park Pass. It's absolutely beautiful up there, definitely an underrated national park. If you ever get the chance to go, take it! We stopped at a few viewpoints and took a hike (more on that in a future post), but there were also quite a few smaller hikes down by our campsite that we explored. A couple years ago, there was a big forest fire, so a ton of the forest was burnt down, but there were wild flowers everywhere and a beautiful creek with huge boulders. In the 95 degree weather, Demi and I welcomed the freezing cold water.                                                                                       

On one of our little hikes, we found a big stump and couldn't help but take a few pictures. Maybe yoga and ballet aren't are specialities, but being photogenic definitely is. ;) 

Of course, we had to stop for ice cream on our way back home. We visited this adorable little ice-cream stand that sold organic raspberry chocolate chip ice cream, and let me tell you, it was pretty darn yummy. They had a little garden of wild flowers out back too and Demi and I couldn't resist, so we snapped a few photos of our ice cream. Sure, some of it melted in the process, but that's the price we had to pay.

What kind of summer adventures have you been on yet? I feel like camping is a must during this time of year. Anything crossed off you bucket list? Don't forget to check on mine, because I'm getting through my list and it's exciting ;) 

Have a wonderful day,



  1. This looks like such a fun adventure!!

  2. I love camping so much! These are such beautiful pictures and it must have been so nice to get away and just relax for awhile. I wish I could go camping this year but because of work and our family already having a week of vacation, we just couldn't fix it in. Your shoes are so so adorable by the way. Also, I would so appreciate it if you could follow my new blog as I have transferred over from my old blog, Victory, if you ever get a moment.

    And I just love ice cream so dang much. It's lowkey my best friend sometimes, and I actually had some raspberry ice cream last night.

  3. Lovely post! I haven't been camping in forever... *daydreams* I just got back from my FIRST TIME EVAR on the west coast so there's that! *checks off bucket list* Now it's all buckling down for college year 2 prep and babysitting like nobody's business!!

    So glad to see you had fun (:

  4. This sounds so fun! I am still crossing my fingers and hoping for a camping trip this year, even if it's in the cold of September. I love going up around Mt. Rainier.

    Anyway, you're making me jealous ;)

  5. This really makes me want to go camping. I miss it and hopefully get to do it sometimes soon. Looks like you had a lot of fun!


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