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Okanogan County in Washington State has incredible history and the highest concentration of remaining Washington State Lookouts, which makes it a spectacular destination for geeks like me! Here’s a trip report from a recent October larches and lookouts road trip.

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I ventured to Okanogan County last week to make a serious dent in my fire lookout list as well as enjoy beautiful fall colors. During the first 3 days I checked off 3 new lookouts and 2 old ones, including a special visit to my favorite one.

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All of us have fears, yet living in fear keeps us from truly living. Since my childhood I’ve been terrified of the water and it’s taken me over 30 years to finally defeat it. Recently I was able to fulfill a dream to sea kayak to the beautiful San Juan Islands, which is proof that all of us can conquer our fears!!

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Sometimes the most memorable adventures are the ones that go totally south. Instead of swooning at the North Cascades and finally seeing Desolation Peak, we paddled along Ross Lake in thick wildfire smoke, imagining we were in a Mad Max-like apocalyptic landscape. But it was still a fun weekend!

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Back in July I headed to Southern California to climb its 3 tallest peaks in 3 days as part of Adventure 16’s 3 Peak Challenge. Who was crazy enough to join me? My folks of course! It turned out to be an amazing weekend and a reminder that staying active is the best medicine of all!

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Rich with history, The Pasayten Wilderness in Washington State spans 531,000 acres, skirts more than 50 miles of the Canadian border, and is one of the largest wilderness areas in the contiguous US. Horseshoe Basin in its northeastern corner is a high alpine tundra-like environment unlike anything else in the state. It’s been on my list to explore for far too long. Last weekend I finally ventured there and left in awe of its landscape, solitude, and wildness.

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And just like that, one of my biggest dreams was over. Hiking the John Muir Trail this year just wasn’t meant to be. All I can do now is remember the amazing 8 days I had on the trail. I met incredible people, I saw gorgeous country, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I sure hope to return!

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to have finally checked off my first solo backpacking adventure! It was a “beary” exciting weekend of wildlife encounters, hot spring soaking, and beautiful trails!

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Back in March I was asked to guest blog for a women’s adventure site called Rad Girls Collective. I wrote about my experience climbing Mount St. Helens on New Year’s Day with some good friends and I’m still giddy with excitement every time I think of it!

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Yesterday we returned to the Middle Fork with board members of Goldmyer Hot Springs to help clear the road enough to switch out their caretakers and retrieve my Jeep.

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