@thelostbotanist
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A couple of years ago the family was out of town so I escaped to Yakima to hike Baldy Mountain and kayak the Yakima River. This was what I consider to be my first ecoregion adventure. โ€ข Yakima Folds Ecoregion (10g) - "The Yakima Fold belt is a series of unforested anticlinal ridges and synclinal valleys covering the western Columbia Plateau (10). Only the far eastern end of the ecoregion enters Oregon east of Wallula Gap on the Columbia River. The ridges are composed of layer upon layer of basalt up to 12,000 feet thick. Loess blankets the south-facing slopes and supports dryland wheat farming, while grazing occurs on steep, rocky north slopes. Located in the rain shadow of the Cascade Range, Ecoregion 10g receives little precipitation. Sagebrush and bunchgrass associations dominate plant communities outside of heavily farmed or grazed areas." (from Level III and IV Ecoregion Descriptiosn for Washington, Draft, by Bryce S. and Woods, A.) โ€ข #wanderwashington #wasingtonexplored #washingtondiscovered

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Sherbet skies and aerobic exercise.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Bob Ross. ๐ŸŽจ

Kim media on instagram
@endlesslope
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Sure I could feature a photo from hidden lake from my hike to it but why when I can show you the amazing fall color of the blueberry bushes?! Similar (often the same) pigments are found in these bushes as in those microbial mats I posted over a year ago. The change in color you probably know is from the absence of green chlorophyll to mask it (ie the yellow is always there), or in the case of red leaves sometimes to replace it. While the main reason for colorful pigments is to manage the sunlight energy used, scientists think red leaves may take on the new pigments to deter pests. . . . #cascademountains #pigment #fall #fallcolors #fallcolours #blueberries #scienceoutreach #nofilter #hiking๐ŸŒฒ #wanderwashington #washington #wasingtonexplored #thatpnwlife #outside_project #exploremore #wasingtontrails #sunsets #eveninglight #mountain

Pike & Pine Co. media on instagram
@pikeandpineco
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Fall hikes at Mount Baker donโ€™t get much better than this. Shout out to @jurgie321 for this amazing shot!

Ann Van Rheenen media on instagram
@annvanrheenen
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For a few brief moments the rain stopped and this rainbow appeared #northcascadesnationalpark #wasingtonexplored #pnw

Barb media on instagram
@coppermaran
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The Paradise Inn was built in 1916 out of Alaska cedar logs. It is an awesome step back in time and at 4400 feet, the view of My Rainier is stunning, and hiking adventures abound. #paradiseinn #mtrainiernationalpark #pnw #pnwwonderland #wasingtonexplored #nationalparks #volcanoes #dozinggiant #historicinns

Jacob Durrent media on instagram
@jacobdurrent
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This is why I get up early in the morning. Sunrise on Clark County Larch Mountain, WA. The fog was rolling over the the valleys all morning long. #sky_brilliance #nature_brialliance #photography #nature #landscape #sunrise #pnw #mountains #fog #cascadiaexplored #wasingtonexplored #teamcanon

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Lead from the back. โ€” and let others believe they are in the front.

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@moddedmind
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These views were unreal

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@moddedmind
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Sometimes I get up early in the morning hoping I'll catch a nice sunrise. It doesn't always work but it's always a treat. Even for a cool isolated morning.

@pacific.moore.west
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Itโ€™s been an awesome birthday month so far! 32 never felt so good!! Cheers to many more years! ๐Ÿป

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Need a scoop of ice cream to go with this view. #cherryontop

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Never give in. Never give up.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Take the seanic route whalever youโ€™re given the opportunaty.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Itโ€™s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Donโ€™t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Who is photobombing whom?

Aventurine forest media on instagram
@aventurine.forest
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Some trails feel straight out of a fairytale โœจ๐Ÿ’• #aventurineforest

Mary media on instagram
@hellomarylee
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Oprah once said : "You can have everything, just not all the same time." But for a moment, sometimes you can. Snow. Spring flowers, Summer greens, clear waters, warm weather, a rainy start to your day, clouds, blue skies peeking through and even a rainbow at the end of the day. 0_0

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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This bible verse always keeps me going. Lunch 11:35 ๐ŸŒฎ

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Why do cows like to hear farmer jokes? - Because they are easily amoosed.๐Ÿคจ

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Did you know that Rattlesnake Lake and Rattlesnake Ridge got their name from Seattle pioneer Arthur A. Denny when the rattle of seed pods on the nearby prairie frightened a road surveyor into thinking he was being attacked by a rattler? (The surveyor didn't realize that there were no poisonous snakes in Western Washington).

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Life is short, time is fast, no replay, no rewind, so enjoy every moment as it comes.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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A whiskey ginger kind of view. ๐Ÿฅƒ

Dave Cowell media on instagram
@davecowellphotovideo
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Feeding time at the heron colony. Make sure your sound is on!

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@meghan_ella
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Long and dark brown hair ๐Ÿค”

Debbie media on instagram
@debbie.does.hikes
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.temper into tempest. . . . Ft @jgadventure my only dream

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Celebrate we will, for life is short but sweet for certain.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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When looking back on 2017, do you smile... cringe... get sad... have that meh feeling... or a healthy mix of all? In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Sheila media on instagram
@siringsea
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Buoy watch 2017. It was a little farther down the beach today. With luck it might be movable in the next few days. ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ€ #buoy #channelmarker #oceanbuoy #washedashore #ocean #pugetsound #pnwonderland #wasingtonexplored #livewashington #wanderwashington #beachcombing #wabeaches #island

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Here's to International Mountain Day! It's a thing that I did not realize until my thumbs got sore from scrolling through my IG feed this evening. Just a little reminder to take the time to enjoy the sights all around us, here in the pnw, every once in a while.

Brittany Chang media on instagram
@bmcshot
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Seeing one of my favorite Seattle music-making duos tonight means I can post a PNW photo, right?

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Even though Christmas mode has kicked in full swing. I'd still like to kick through this fluffy pile. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Mosaic in motion.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Nerdy by nature.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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Watch more sunsets than netflix.

Josh Moore media on instagram
@pacific.moore.west
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I cannot wait to hike this trail again! This photo popped up on my FB "On This Day" from 3 years ago. Hiking Lake of the Angels was one of the wettest and most challenging hikes I've attempted to date. With that said, it was also one of the most scenic and rewarding hikes I've been on.

Happy Mountain Kombucha media on instagram
@hmkpnw
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Sundays are for adventures! Whatโ€™s your adventure? #hmkpnw ๐Ÿค˜ . ๐Ÿ“ธ: @ipratt

Danielle Sullivan media on instagram
@danisulli11
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Soaked, dehydrated, but enjoying every minute. PC: @anjelicazl

KarlaG media on instagram
@kkg30
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#summersunset viewing #protectionisland #wasingtonexplored. #nofilterneeded

๐ŸŽพKaia๐Ÿพ media on instagram
@kaia_monkey
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Happy Thanksgiving friends! This is the first year we're not with family, but still so many things to be thankful for. Like camping on a stormy day, which means an empty beach! And rain means snow in the mountains. Yay! Thanks mom for getting us a yurt so we can stay warm and dry. Now it's turkey time! ๐Ÿฆƒโ˜”๏ธโ›บ๏ธ . ๐ŸBandana by @wixomswhimsies ๐Ÿ‚ . . #thanksgiving #happythanksgiving #turkey #campingwithdogs #pnwonderdogs #k5pets #k5thankful #adventuredog #wasingtonexplored #goldenretriever #makeadogsday #optoutside

Grace Dedicatoria media on instagram
@dedi4moso
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Franklin Falls is the uppermost waterfall along the South Fork Snoqualmie River.. #franklinfalls #waterfalls #washingtonstate #hiking #washingtontrails #wasingtonexplored #cascadeexplored