For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Whatever Wednesday


Since moving to Washington, we’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors. The weather this spring has been spectacular. 70’s during the day – 40’s at night and sunny with a light breeze. Perfect for hiking!

Here are pictures from this past weekends hike at Sequest State Park. It’s one of my favorite places to visit and less than 1/2 hour from where we live. They have trails that pass over wetlands or lead deep into the forest and a lot of wildlife.

One thing about PNW forests are that you feel like you’re stepping back in time. The land is managed and thinned out (as you can see in these photos with the light streaming in) but you can sense how old it is and it just goes on forever. Despite being a popular park – we didn’t see even one person for the whole 5 miles we walked. Two giant deer ran right in front of us – almost gave me a heart attack because it’s so dense in there, you don’t see them coming. lol

The other thing I love is that I lose my cell signal and spend the whole weekend cut off from reality and it's totally blissful.

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful, but I think I would be terrified if I lost my cell service. I have this fear of dying in the woods or getting lost in the woods and no one can find me.

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    1. Yessss! I've never hiked in such a desolate place and I actually got scared because I realized we don't know anyone here - no one knew where we were - and no one would notice until Kevin didn't show up for work on Tuesday.

      We're going to start texting our plans to friends before we go. And we're also going to get a GPS tracker. Although that's not super reliable.

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  2. It looks lovely, I want to hike there too

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  3. So jealous of your weather! We’re in the midst of a heatwave here. Sunday it hit 100 and it’s been 97-98 each day since. I’m melting!
    Those pics are just stunning!

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    1. I know! I still get weather updates for FL and talk to my former neighbor. I do not miss that lol

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  4. I am glad you are loving the weather, Summers are so pleasant in the Pacific NW. Looks like you are already finding lots of fun things to do.

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    1. The weather has been amazing. Especially when I talk to people back in FL and it's 98 lol

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  5. Looks like a beautiful area to hike! I imagine there are so many primeval- looking areas in those forests. :)

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    1. It's actually a little intimidating and scary sometimes lol You're completely alone in there. THe two deer we saw just appeared out of nowhere just a few feet in front of us. But it's gorgeous!

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  6. I hope to get to the Pacific Northwest one day, because I think it's really beautiful out there. Your pictures are gorgeous.

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    1. It's just so.... vast. No matter where you go. I could never explore it all.

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  7. That looks like a great place for man, woman and dog to explore! It looks like a beautiful state to live in from everything I've seen.

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    1. It's beautiful and enormous! I could go on a different hike every weekend forever and never see all of it lol

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  8. I'm not what you'd call an outdoorsy person, but I can enjoy it on occasion, and this place looks like it'd be a beautiful place to go! Love the photos! Glad you're enjoying it :-)

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  9. I love hoofing it through a forest. There's something about trees that just make me feel calm.

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    1. It's the same for me. I especially love water - babbling brooks under trees. I could sit there and listen forever.

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  10. How lovely. To have such places just about on your door step is amazing.

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    1. I can't believe it either. It's pretty undeveloped here so there are so many places to go.

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  11. Wow, that looks like an amazing place to go hiking. We have a similar looking trails in NH and I need to get off my butt and start visiting them again!

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  12. What a motivational picture to get me moving!(lol) I love it so much! Hugs...RO

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  13. You're in heaven, aren't you? LOL. But not having a cell signal for two days sounds dangerous, in a place so huge.

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    1. Oh I don't go a whole weekend without cell service. It's just spotty as far as loading SM sites as you're weaving up or down the mountains. It's nice to not be constantly updating IG and Twitter.

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  14. The park is so gorgeous <3 I hope you're enjoying all the time you're spending there! Perfect place to read on a summer day.

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    1. The summer is so mild here and I love reading outside!

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  15. Your photos a beautiful! Are you using the new camera? What camera did you get, by the way? 🌲🌲🌲

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    1. Thank you! No, these were with my phone (Samsung Galaxy9 note) It takes amazing close up pics but not as great with distance. It loses detail and the zoom is horrible.

      I bought the Nikon D7200. I used it this past weekend at Mount St. Helens. I need to load the pics and might post them this week. It's almost too good of a camera and I need to get used to it lol

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