[#JeepAmbassador #Ad Part 1 of 3:]
It might be obvious to anyone who has spent time on my page, but getting out and spending time in nature is increasingly one of the most important parts of my life. I went begrudgingly on my first camping trip with Mark in 2015, and in the years since I have hiked and camped in countless state and national parks. A huge driving factor in our decision to move from LA to Seattle was the ratio of nature opportunities to the amount of driving and traffic needed to get there. A self-proclaimed “fair weather person”, I now willingly spend my weekends dragging myself up mountains and across meadows in sun, rain, smoke and snow. I spend my lunch breaks planning a five day backpacking trip in Patagonia for this winter, and book marking trails I want to hike instead of places for Sunday brunch. All that to say: loading up the car on Friday night for a weekend of camping and hiking is something Mark and I have almost down to a science.
I’m not sure that I ever had a dream car, until driving that car full of packs and a tent and below-freezing rated sleeping bags and a cooler full of food for the weekend and Minnie down unpaved, high clearance service roads hoping we all make it to the trailhead in one piece. Almost every time have gone hiking Mark has turned to me and said, “We should get a @Jeep ”. .
So, despite warnings of an unusually early onset of wintery weather in the the mountains, when #Jeep offered to loan me a car for the weekend I jumped at the chance for one last big adventure to chase the PNW fall colors before the season ends. The #JeepCherokee we borrowed has been awarded for best-in-class 4x4 and all-weather capability, and most importantly room for all our stuff *and* Minnie perfect for a weekend out in @ncascadesnp. We spent the weekend exploring alpine lakes, camping beside an ice blue river, and laughing at just how much Minnie loved it all. I can’t wait to show you more. 💛