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One Down, Three to Go

 

I can’t believe a quarter of the year has already passed by! Growing up, I always had older people tell me: “oh just you wait until you’re older…time will start flying by!” I honestly never believed them when they would say that, and yet, here I am, wondering where the time went.

2017 has already treated me so well, though, that I won’t complain about how fast it seems to be going by. I was able to take a trip to Seattle and back to my second home of Oregon, spend time exploring new places in my area, and change up my casual wardrobe to represent a more post-grad life ( Side note: This has also resulted in a few more people now asking which college I recently graduated from instead of asking which high school. #shortpeopleproblems? haha).

Hope 2017 has been good to y’all as well! 

-C

P.S. I’ve started a new Instagram account solely for this blog, so follow me now @shortsweetandlovely to see more content! 

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Multnomah Falls

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Multnomah Falls, located twenty to thirty minutes East of Portland, is definitely something worth seeing if you’re ever in the Portland area. Not only is it a great place for a photo-op but also just a cool place to start your exploration of the Columbia River Gorge.

When I went a few weeks ago, there was still some snow on the ground from the previous snowstorm and it just made it look even more majestic. Unfortunately, though, the snow and ice made it to where we couldn’t really explore on foot as much as I wanted to.

Happy Friday y’all!

-C

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My Favorite Places in Oregon to Hike

Painted Hills Unit- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument 

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Smith Rock State Park, Madras, OR  

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Tumalo Falls State Park , Bend, OR 

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Mt. Pisgah, Eugene, OR

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Spencer’s Butte, Eugene, OR

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Southern Oregon Coast (Cape Blanco pictured)

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If there’s one thing I truly miss about Oregon now that I’ve moved back to Texas, it’s all the hiking I used to do.

Honestly, I could easily go on a hike any day of the week where I lived in my college town of Eugene. The other great thing was that hiking spots outside of Eugene weren’t ever too far of a drive as well, all within a few hours driving distance.

Readers, I insist that y’all hike at least one of these spots if you’re ever in Oregon–please!

-C

 

*Other spots I love that aren’t listed: Silver Falls State Park, Hobbit Trail (Florence, OR), Deschutes Basin, Skinner’s Butte, Yachats, etc. 

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Glacier National Park

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Hello lovelies! It’s been awhile since I last posted and I apologize for that.

For the past six weeks I have been all over Oregon and Montana completing the requirements to become a geologist…officially! Whoop!

During that time, a trip to Glacier National Park was made. I was blown away by the gorgeous scenery, vibrant array of wildflowers, and the diversity of wildlife there. On my second day there I made a 12 mile hike and was able to see Grinell lake, Grinell Glacier, and Red Rocks Falls along with hiking the Logan Pass area the day before after having arrived.

There is no doubt that I will be making another trip to Glacier whenever I can next.

Hope y’all have a great weekend! 

-C

(Wearing: Patagonia Synchilla; Patagonia beanie; Lululemon leggings; Columbia waterproof jacket; RayBan Clubmaster sunglasses)

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Tumalo Falls

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Tumalo Falls, located just outside of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest, was by far one of the most scenic hikes I’ve ever been on. It’s a real easy quarter mile hike up to the viewpoint and then a four mile hike further up towards Happy Valley.

We decided to hike up to the viewpoint and then to just hike along the creek as the views of the forest surrounding it were too good to stop looking at.

I’d definitely recommend this hike to anybody, even those who don’t really hike, as it was fairly easy and quite scenic. For more experienced hikers, there’s also Black Butte or Smith Rock–both also have incredible views.

Happy Friday! 

-C

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Springtime at Mt. Pisgah

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I’ve been wanting to hike Mt. Pisgah for weeks and finally got the chance to go with the other half this past weekend. Luckily for us, the weather has been so gorgeous this past week which made the hike incredibly enjoyable. The great thing I noticed about the trails at Mt. Pisgah is not only are there a good number of them, but lots of the trails meet up with one another so you can wander and not stay on just one trail. We will definitely start to be making more trips out to Mt. Pisgah, it’s just too wonderful not to visit.

-C

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Spring is Here!

Today is officially the first day of Spring. I’m so excited that not even the spurts of rain occurring today will stop me from my hike! I hope whatever y’all choose to do today, you make the best out of it–for the sake of Spring!

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Above is a shot from one of my recent hiking trips. It’s a gorgeous view from the Spencer’s Butte Summit.

Have a great rest of the week y’all!

-C