I’m Still Here

Hey all,

It’s been awhile since my last post and I apologize for that! Between working 2 jobs to save for our trip, plentiful outdoor adventures, trips throughout the country, and prepping for grad school applications, there’s hardly been any time to sit down and write!

Here’s a quick update on Taylor and I’s plans at the midway point of the summer!

The next two months include 118 miles of the PCT from Stevens Pass to Highway 20 for Kendall, tackling Mt. Adams as our next Washington volcano, seeing 5 DMB shows, road tripping to Tahoe, completing the Wonderland trail around Mt. Rainier, then doing Kendall’s first half marathon in Leavenworth for Oktoberfest. Wow. Writing all that down makes me realize that we are a tad bit crazy.

In terms of our international adventure, our official USA exit date is October 18th. Less than three months!! The mixture of terror and excitement regarding quitting our jobs and leaving everything we know is nothing I’ve experienced before.

Our Airbnb is booked in Kathmandu for several nights at the steep price of $10 per person per night, our flight to Lukla (the world’s most dangerous) is secured, and we’ve already started checking off the gear we have and gear we need to procure before we depart. Anyone done any Himalayan trekking before and have some tips? Let us know 🙂

We will also be selling some of our items, including household furniture, backpacking gear and other stuff we find buried in our closets. Friends and family get first dibs!

All this to say, we are stoked for the coming months and can’t wait to take off on our adventure!

I’ll leave you all with some pictures of our adventures so far in the PNW this summer 🙂

Enchanted Valley Memorial Day WeekendTahoe on a beautiful June dayA wild golden doodle sighting on Navaho PeakSummit of Navaho Peaksummit of Mt St HelensDay off with some doodle love cleaning up nice with my love for the Wardell wedding!first time climbing outside at exit 38finally back on the wakeboard!our gorgeous campsite in PasaytenHeather-Maple Pass loop in the North Cascades

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