Backpacking season begins

Kicked off backpacking season this past weekend. Our traditional 6 mile Teanaway Ridge hike had the added benefit of our friend Jessica on it. We headed out of work early on Friday to get on the trail. The sun was out, the mountains were out, and no one else was there-great kick off trip.

Once we had our tents set up we built a fire, ate some mac and cheese, cookies, and sipped on wine. The sunset up here is my favorite, it slowly drips below the mountain range streaking the whole sky with beautiful color. Luckily the clouds stayed away long enough for us to watch it.

Next morning we packed up and hiked out past tons of dayhikers heading up. (loved feeling like I had a secret having gotten to witness the sunset behind the mountains not just the sunshine on them) We also kicked off the burgers and milkshake season on our drive home.

The rest of the weekend Joshua and I spent lots of time sitting on the dock, drinking thai iced teas, coffees, eating pizza. Walked around Ballard in the sunshine, played games, and worked on some cakes. The sunshine has me feeling good!


Vantage Double Take

We spent the last two weekends in eastern Washington soaking up sunshine. One weekend we just went for the day and the next weekend we camped for a night and enjoyed some hot dogs and a fire.
Joshua accidentally pulled the rope on a 10c and ended up leading it to get the rope back up. He was amazing! I also led my first 10a while we were out the next weekend. Another big win- no one got sun burnt.