Washington State Road Trip Part 3: Snoqualmie River/Cascade Mountains

On the third and final day of our road trip (see day 1 in Seattle & day 2 in Leavenworth), we headed into the mountains for a hike and a dip in some wild hot springs.

Washington State Road Trip Part 3: Snoqualmie River/Cascade Mountains

This was a really cool experience because it was my first time seeing wild hot springs. I’ve been to a hot springs resort a few times, but being in a rock pool in the middle of the forest was very different. Especially since we had to hike for an hour and a half just to reach them. It felt like such an adventure!

They’re called the Goldmyer hot springs, and I sadly couldn’t take any photos because photography was forbidden. Also there were only 3 small pools and they were all crowded. Only 20 people are allowed to visit per day (you have to make a reservation), but even that’s a lot for such small pools.

The hike itself was beautiful. There were quaint spots with birch trees and views of the Snoqualmie river, as well as seriously Pacific north west spots with giant evergreens, waterfalls, and moss covered boulders. We even spotted a wild forest mouse taking a nap.

It was the perfect, relaxing end to our road trip. I love a good hike. BTW, these are the first photos I’ve ever posted of me with no makeup! I’m actually a bit nervous posting them. And while I’m being honest, I didn’t wear the boots for the hike – I wore dorky runners.

Even though this destination is obscure and out of the way unless you live in the area, I hope that I’ve inspired you to get in touch with nature wherever in the world you are. I’d also love to know if you’ve been to natural hot springs!

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37 Comments

    1. Maria 31/10/2016 at 18:39

      Thank you! It was very peaceful.

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    1. Maria 31/10/2016 at 19:03

      Thank you! xx

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    1. Maria 01/11/2016 at 20:22

      Aw thank you! I didn’t have time for any makeup in the morning but I still wanted to shoot so I did anyway, even though I was nervous about it. xx

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    1. Maria 01/11/2016 at 20:23

      Thanks Sharon x

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  1. Mara Calli 01/11/2016 at 10:43

    The view is gorgeous, just like your burgundy bomber jacket. Such a beautiful piece!

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    1. Maria 01/11/2016 at 20:23

      Thanks Paola xx

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    1. Maria 02/11/2016 at 17:49

      Thanks, it was beautiful! xx

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  2. Sabina 02/11/2016 at 21:35

    I love being surrounded by nature whenever possible, and with this post you just inspired me to take a new trip! 🙂 And BTW, you look gorgeous without makeup! 🙂 xo

    Sabina | http://www.IveGotSunshine.com

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    1. Maria 03/11/2016 at 19:32

      Aw thanks Sabina! Hope you enjoy your trip 🙂 xx

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    1. Maria 03/11/2016 at 19:33

      Thank you gorgeous! x

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    1. Maria 03/11/2016 at 19:34

      Thank you Carrie!

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    1. Maria 03/11/2016 at 19:34

      You too Paola xx

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  3. Monika 05/11/2016 at 15:33

    The nature is just beautiful there! I wouldn’t be embarrassed by not wearing makeup though you look great and really with all that natural beauty you can’t go wrong. I didn’t have any clue that you’d have to make a reservation though so that’s a good tip if I make it there.

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram

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    1. Maria 05/11/2016 at 20:08

      It really is! Aw thank you, I guess it was just weird for me because I always wear makeup for shoots but I didn’t have time that day. Yeah, I think they do it for preservation purposes and also the pools are so small 20 people probably couldn’t all fit in them.

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  4. Nevena Krstic 06/11/2016 at 03:52

    Beautiful photos! It looks amazing there! 🙂 xx

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    1. Maria 07/11/2016 at 17:38

      Thank you! xx

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    1. Maria 07/11/2016 at 17:39

      Thanks! It was fun.

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    1. Maria 07/11/2016 at 17:39

      Thank you! x

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    1. Maria 07/11/2016 at 17:39

      Thanks Paola xx

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