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I can’t believe I’m writing 2020! Hello, new decade?! Last year we put together our 2019 PNW Bucket list and this year we wanted to create a new list of amazing Pacific Northwest adventures we’d like to do in 2020. We only checked off a few things from our 2019, but we’re hoping for more […]

2020 Pacific Northwest Bucket List

2020 Pacific Northwest Bucket List. Must see things in Washington and Oregon

January 9, 2020

If you don’t follow along on Instagram you might not have seen our epic road trip around the northwest we did last month with a group of photographers. Umpqua Hot Springs had been on my 2019 bucket list so when the group I was traveling with mentioned visited I was so pumped! Umpqua Hot Springs is […]

Day Trip to Umpqua Hot Springs and Toketee Falls on Your Crater Lake Adventure

Day Trip to Umpqua Hot Springs and Toketee Falls on Your Crater Lake Adventure

August 13, 2019

I’ve always been obsessed with waterfalls, so when I heard of a trail in Oregon where I got to see 10 different ones I knew I needed to visit. The Trail of Ten Falls is located in Silver Falls State Park which is roughly an hour and a half outside of Portland. While we love […]

Trail of Ten Falls – What To Expect at Silver Falls State Park

Oregon's Trail of Ten Falls Hike

June 25, 2019

  Due to rockfall, most of the the Multnomah-Wahkeena Falls Loop trail system sadly is currently closed. From the Multnomah Falls trailhead, the trail remains open until Benson Bridge. From the Wahkeena Falls trailhead, the trail is open for 1.5 miles and is closed at the intersection with the Devil’s Rest trail. We hope to see […]

What to Expect on the Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop Hike

Weisendanger Falls, Wahkeena to Multnomah and What to Expect After The Eagle Creek Fire photos by Elope Northwest

January 31, 2019

Todays blog is a little different then others. While I’m usually sharing guides and places you should go and see, today I’d thought I’d share some photos from our trip a few months ago to Whidbey Island. I spent the majority of my childhood living on this island and I got to show my husband […]

A Weekend on the Island – Whidbey Island in photos

Whidbey Island Coupeville Washington photos by Elope Northwest

January 24, 2019

If you love waterfalls, Oregon does not have a shortage of them. With over 200 waterfalls state wide picking a hike can be overwhelming sometimes. If you’re looking for a waterfall hike outside of Mt. Hood we highly recommend Ramona Falls! This hike is a little over 7 miles round trip and is a peaceful […]

Hike to Ramona Falls

Hike To Ramona Falls

January 13, 2019

2018 is coming to a close and we had a great first year here in the Northwest. Though it wasn’t a full year it finally feels like we’ve come home, and excited for all the exploring going into 2019. Moving here there was so many different places I wanted to visit right away, but realized […]

2019 Pacific Northwest Bucket List

2019 Pacific Northwest Bucket List

December 17, 2018

With over 100 waterfalls in the state of Oregon it can be overwhelming deciding on a hike. You really can’t go wrong with any of them, but we have a few favorites we’re planning on sharing. We’re starting that list off with Tamanawas Falls near Mt. Hood. I actually learned about this falls this summer when […]

Day Hike to Tamanawas Falls – Mt. Hood

Day Hike to Tamanawas Falls

November 27, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you may be obsessed with mountains and the idea of climbing them. If you’re also like me, you may not be ready to take on Mt. Everest or Kilimanjaro but don’t let that hold you back from summiting.   What to know Before At 9,068 ft high Mt. Bachelor is […]

What to Expect Climbing Mt. Bachelor

September 1, 2018


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