Hurricane Ridge

Hello, to my fellow adventure junkies! 

My 26th birthday is a week from today, and despite the crazy stressful month I've been having, I decided to kick off the celebration with a first time trip over to Port Angeles, into Olympic National Park, and up the Hurricane Ridge Trail

Hikes like these are my favorite, because the biggest hiking motivator for me, is the potential for great photos. My favorite types of hiking photos involve snow, because I just love the contrast of the greenery against the reflective qualities of snow. Plus, it's nice to not get overheated on a hike because you're surrounded by snow. 

Lastly, lately I've been in such a euphoric state. Such a contrast to the sadness I was feeling last year, and it feels good. Part of it is the fact that I'm almost done with my radiologic technology program, part of it is the new friends I've made in the last couple months, and some of it is the new adventures I've embarked on since then. This year I've started to hike more and there's something just refreshing & satisfying about challenging yourself physically. Then when you've reached the top of a hike and you get to see the view, it's wonderful. I can't wait to see what other adventures wait for me in the rest of 2015. :) - JEN 

"Climb mountains not so the world can see you,
but so you can see the world." - David Mccullough