A few of my favorite instagrammers all posted a similar photo within a week of each other and I've had wildflowers and the great outdoors on the brain ever since. Living in the pacific northwest allows for some great adventures all year round and sometimes you just need to get away from it all. You know the regular stuff like traffic, deadlines, emails, weird strangers or whatever it is that drives you bonkers. I dream of days when I can get lost, explore new to me places and pick a handful of flowers.
Since there can be so many go/see/do options out there, I've been trying to narrow down my list and a few things that have helped out is our state travel website and an online searchable hiking guide*. I know that getting away can be hard, but with a little bit of planning or at least some good resources you can start making your own "places to pick wildflowers" list too. I tend to often hit up the same spots because they are popular, never a disappointment and pretty accessible to us city folk, but I feel the need to get out of my comfort zone... a need to get lost. I'm starting a little personal project tomorrow called the weekly hike, where I'm challenging myself to go on one hike per week for the rest of the year. It will get me out of the house, keep me active (besides just walks/jogs around my neighborhood and I get to see the great outdoors. Doesn't sound like much of a challenge, huh? I'll be sharing them on instagram (#theweeklyhikes) and will try to do some recaps here, but if you want to play along- use that hashtag and share your adventures too!
*this is NOT a sponsored post xo