At over 1,200 miles, it is the lifeblood of the great Pacific Northwest. Flowing from Canadian Rockies into Washington and emptying into the Pacific Ocean by Astoria, Oregon, it is world famous for its largest hydropower system and for supporting one of the greatest salmon and steelhead runs on Earth. The dams and its tributaries produce more electricity than any other North American river. And I have been so privileged to be able to wake up to a view of this magnificent Columbia River. 

My boyfriend's house is located on Beebe Ranch development that winds along two miles of the river frontage, and is home to a variety of wildlife, including big game animals, upland game birds, eagles, owls, and song birds. Taking advantage of our natural recreational opportunities, we often go on runs or hikes in our neighborhood. There are so many hidden gems in Washington and I love discovering them.

Just last week, we climbed some terrains we've never gone before in the proximity of our backyard. The most heavily trod deer trails lead us along the river and gave us a sense of way in the wild terrain. Traversing through the steep hillside made my boyfriend apprehensive about continuing on at one point. Meanwhile I was casually treading behind him responding to a text, unbeknownst of the treacherous path that laid ahead. He was shocked to find I was texting but not knowing the threat gave me a sense of bravery. 
 
The views opened up as we continued upstream. The panoramic view atop the peak of the hillside was inspiration! If you’re looking for some motivation to get off the couch, go hiking! Besides the  rewards of nature and being outside or getting a good physical workout... the most important reason for me is the mental aspect of it. I admit I spend a lot of my time on my computer or phone but hiking offers silence and solitude, exploration, freedom, challenge, introspection and most of all relaxation.
Here are some inspiration photos I've taken to get you off your gadget and into the mountains!









Best friend came to Chelan to hike and hang
Love watching the reflection off the river
At over 1,200 miles, it is the lifeblood of the great Pacific Northwest. Flowing from Canadian Rockies into Washington and emptying into the Pacific Ocean by Astoria, Oregon, it is world famous for its largest hydropower system and for supporting one of the greatest salmon and steelhead runs on Earth. The dams and its tributaries produce more electricity than any other North American river. And I have been so privileged to be able to wake up to a view of this magnificent Columbia River. 

My boyfriend's house is located on Beebe Ranch development that winds along two miles of the river frontage, and is home to a variety of wildlife, including big game animals, upland game birds, eagles, owls, and song birds. Taking advantage of our natural recreational opportunities, we often go on runs or hikes in our neighborhood. There are so many hidden gems in Washington and I love discovering them.

Just last week, we climbed some terrains we've never gone before in the proximity of our backyard. The most heavily trod deer trails lead us along the river and gave us a sense of way in the wild terrain. Traversing through the steep hillside made my boyfriend apprehensive about continuing on at one point. Meanwhile I was casually treading behind him responding to a text, unbeknownst of the treacherous path that laid ahead. He was shocked to find I was texting but not knowing the threat gave me a sense of bravery. 
 
The views opened up as we continued upstream. The panoramic view atop the peak of the hillside was inspiration! If you’re looking for some motivation to get off the couch, go hiking! Besides the  rewards of nature and being outside or getting a good physical workout... the most important reason for me is the mental aspect of it. I admit I spend a lot of my time on my computer or phone but hiking offers silence and solitude, exploration, freedom, challenge, introspection and most of all relaxation.
Here are some inspiration photos I've taken to get you off your gadget and into the mountains!









Best friend came to Chelan to hike and hang
Love watching the reflection off the river

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