A few weeks ago I finally got some proper hiking boots and went with my boyfriend Cam and a few friends to test them out in Washington at Hamilton Mountain. It was kind of a burly hike, but had some incredible views on the way up. I forget sometimes how much beautiful scenery is so close to us in the Pacific Northwest. This is just one of many day hikes to come. We're all working our way up to be able to do Mt. St. Helens in August...baby steps.