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Lake Talapus


Summers around here may be the best kept secret of the Pacific Northwest. After struggling through sevenish months of grey, spring comes overnight. The skies brighten, the rain lifts, the temperatures climb to a comfortable 70 degrees, and you remember how great the next few months will be.


When summer comes, there is nothing I’d rather be doing than spending time outside, soaking in the season. For that reason, we headed out to Granite Mountain for the weekend.


Four miles in, we reached beautiful Lake Talapus and set up camp. I was in love with the driftwood gathering along the banks and the picturesque mountains reflecting of the surface. This place is magical.






1st Annual Keech Family Anniversary Camping Trip!


Boy, that’s a mouthful! But, I love it! I love that we celebrated the conclusion of our first year of marriage doing something we love together. I love that we spent the weekend outside in this beautiful place where we get to live. I love that it was just the two of us. That we lost the trail several times along the way. That we crisscrossed over the gushing river and heard it calling all night. I love that once we reached our destination we had to climb back down to find a dry place to call home for the night. But mostly, I love that we have each other to love. That for the rest of our lives we will be there for each other, we’ll get to experience life together, we’ll get to hike together, and one day have a whole gaggle of children and grandchildren around us for our annual anniversary camping trip. I love this life, and I love this man.






location: Greenwater River & Echo Lake


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