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Olympic National Park

First video editing try. Took all these videos during last weekend's hike. The landscape was dreamy. #olympicnationalpark #hikingadventures

First video editing try. Took all these videos during last weekend's hike. The landscape was dreamy. #olympicnationalpark #hikingadventures
18 0 11 October, 2019
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Sol Duc Falls

A hot chocolate drink and a pre cooked channa masala never tasted like the one which I'm having now. It's dark, somewhere around 8:30PM, near freezing temperature at 5200 ft altitude.
Im still wearing a soaked socks and shoes, I'm not feeling my toes anymore.
We hiked 8 miles to reach the lake. It was not a tough hike, a gradual climb all the way. We saw some roaring waterfalls, tall and lush green trees, small but beautiful mist covered alpine lakes. But most of all, the trail was completely soaked in water, snow at some places. It was drizzling most of time. First 7 miles went like breeze but the last mile was treacherous. We had to cross snow covered trail, full of boulders where there was land slide few weeks back. Wherever I slowed down, I lost the heat in my body, started feeling cold and more cold. That one mile took forever. Finally we reached campsites but to find most sites are under water. It was getting dark, after few minutes of going back and forth we found a decent place to pitch our tents. Had some delicious dinner and hot chocolate before we recede into our tents.
I had a good night sleep thanks to multiple layers and sleeping pad. We waited for few hours thinking conditions will improve but nature had other plans. After 10 AM we decided to pack and start back. We had a quick oatmeal breakfast.
It's all in reverse today, first mile was tough and the rest went like breeze. We finally saw fellow humans and glimpse of sun and fall colors on our way back. It was a wonderful and challenging to camp in a wet weather, memory and experience which will help me in future adventures.
#washingtonhikes #olympicnationalpark #nationalpark #lunchlake #alpinelakes #rainyhike #liveoutdoors #campinglife #samsungs10 #lightroom

A hot chocolate drink and a pre cooked channa masala never tasted like the one which I'm having now. It's dark, somewhere around 8:30PM, near freezing temperature at 5200 ft altitude.
Im still wearing a soaked socks and shoes,  I'm not feeling my toes anymore. 
We hiked 8 miles to reach the lake.  It was not a tough hike,  a gradual climb all the way.  We saw some roaring waterfalls,  tall and lush green trees,  small but beautiful mist covered alpine lakes. But most of all,  the trail was completely soaked in water,  snow at some places.  It was drizzling most of time.  First 7 miles went like breeze but the last mile was treacherous.  We had to cross snow covered trail,  full of boulders where there was land slide few weeks back.  Wherever I slowed down, I lost the heat in my body,  started feeling cold and more cold. That one mile took forever.  Finally we reached campsites but to find most sites are under water. It was getting dark,  after few minutes of going back and forth we found a decent place to pitch our tents. Had some delicious dinner and hot chocolate before we recede into our tents.
I had a good night sleep thanks to multiple layers and sleeping pad. We waited for few hours thinking conditions will improve but nature had other plans.  After 10 AM we decided to pack and start back.  We had a quick oatmeal breakfast. 
It's all in reverse today,  first mile was tough and the rest went like breeze.  We finally saw fellow humans and glimpse of sun and fall colors on our way back.  It was a wonderful and challenging to camp in a wet weather, memory and experience which will help me in future adventures. 
#washingtonhikes #olympicnationalpark #nationalpark #lunchlake #alpinelakes #rainyhike #liveoutdoors #campinglife #samsungs10 #lightroom
49 0 7 October, 2019
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Taos, New Mexico

Three days, 1400 miles on road, 2 cold nights under stars, 2 beautiful sunsets, one scenic hike to 11800ft, dip in hot springs, dip in near freezing Rio Grande river, back country ride in outback, Venus sighting and some early fall colors sighting. Most of all this is wifey's first camping and hiking experience in cold weather and she loved it. #longdrive #subaru #taos #newmexico #williamslake #williamslaketrail #campingunderthestars #offroading #samsungs10 #outdoorlifestyle #hiking #riogrande #subaruoutbacklimited

Three days, 1400 miles on road,  2 cold nights under stars, 2 beautiful sunsets,  one scenic hike to 11800ft, dip in hot springs,  dip in near freezing  Rio Grande river,  back country ride  in outback, Venus sighting and some early fall colors sighting.  Most of all this is wifey's first camping and hiking experience in cold weather and she loved it.  #longdrive #subaru #taos #newmexico #williamslake #williamslaketrail #campingunderthestars #offroading #samsungs10 #outdoorlifestyle #hiking #riogrande #subaruoutbacklimited
48 0 30 September, 2019
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Northshore Trail

Rainy day run! It’s been a while since I checked weather updates cause it’s always been hot and muggy here. But we had a surprise this morning in the form of rain. Hope north shore trail stays open!! #rainydayrun #longrun #northshore #grapevinelake #irvingruns #suunto #iphonex #trailrunning #dallastrails

Rainy day run! It’s been a while since I checked weather updates cause it’s always been hot and muggy here. But we had a surprise this morning in the form of rain. Hope north shore trail stays open!! #rainydayrun #longrun #northshore #grapevinelake #irvingruns #suunto #iphonex #trailrunning #dallastrails
25 0 3 August, 2019
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Cedar Ridge Preserve

‘La Nuit’ night race- the race started at 9:15 PM. Weather was beautiful, helped me running faster than my usual summer pace. Was able to complete 4 loops in less than 3 hours. #trailrunning #nightrace #irvingruns #cedarridgepreserve #suunto #happyrunner #birthdayrun

‘La Nuit’ night race- the race started at 9:15 PM. Weather was beautiful, helped me running faster than my usual summer pace. Was able to complete 4 loops in less than 3 hours. #trailrunning #nightrace #irvingruns #cedarridgepreserve #suunto #happyrunner #birthdayrun
42 0 28 July, 2019
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Cimarron Park

Cold front in North Texas (Yes!!!) + wife’s chicken curry for lunch = Tempo Run #irvingruns #running #newtonshoes #suunto #valleyranch

Cold front in North Texas (Yes!!!) + wife’s chicken curry for lunch = Tempo Run #irvingruns #running #newtonshoes #suunto #valleyranch
28 0 25 July, 2019