Rock Climbing

I realized I haven’t been writing much, or at all for that matter. I promise I haven’t forgotten. I was trying to soak up as much of my time in Seattle as I could. And, to be honest, it’s exhilarating not being tied to a computer all the time.

I did want to share my rock climbing trip at Exit 38 though.

 

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 Hiking to our climbing location

My experience with rock climbing up to this point in my 22 years of existence has been all indoors. Rock walls and I are pretty tight you could say.

I found a Groupon for a beginner’s rock climbing class with Treks and Tracks. It was an opportunity I couldn’t afford to miss.

Now I’m hooked. The fact that rock climbing is great for cardiovascular health makes me love it all the more.

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Hardest climb we did that day

What’s most addicting though is the feeling you get when you make it to the top. It’s a feeling of accomplishment and encouragement.

“I did this, I can do anything.”

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Made it to the top, twice 🙂

If you haven’t gone rock climbing before, GO. I promise you won’t regret giving it a chance. Plus, the views from the top are spectacular.

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View from the top!

Let’s get energized!

 

Best place to exercise

Happy [late] 4th of July!

I’ve been doing horrible lately on keeping up with posts. Now that I’m interning and living in Seattle, my time is completely filled to the brim with so many things to do.

I’m totally not complaining though.

This past weekend was BEYOND amazing. I went on one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on. It might possibly be the [only] hike I have ever gone on, BUT it was still incredible.

For the 4th of July I thought it would be fun to complete the 1.9 mile hike up Rattlesnake Ridge. Fun is an understatement. I’m still blown away by Washington’s beauty.

Words cannot describe. Pictures don’t do it justice. You literally have to see it for yourself.

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View of Rattlesnake Lake from the top

I’ve always felt that the best place to exercise is the great outdoors. Nothing feels better than working your muscles and breathing in the fresh air.

After my hike this past weekend, I’m even more convinced. Nature’s playground is the best playground, and I’m determined now to find some of the most beautiful places on earth and conquer them.

Get outdoors and get ENERGIZED!

 

 

Here’s some more pictures from the hike….

Rattlesnake Ridge

 Gorgeous views…

 

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…from every angle…

 

Rattlesnake lake

 

…for miles.

 

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And, of course, a selfie 🙂