Jennifer CarrPRO

Jennifer Carr is a landscape, nature, and travel photographer and educator in Seattle, WA. She spends much of her time outdoors and is an avid traveler, always with her Sony camera in hand.

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3 months ago

One of my all time favorite backpacking trips!

The Alice Lake-Toxaway Loop is an absolutely spectacular backpack. We did the trip in two days with one overnight. The climb was strenuous, but the views made it oh so worth the effort!

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3 months ago

Why is this not a national park!?!

The Sawtooths have to be America's hidden gem. This range is positively breathtaking whether you are viewing it from the road or hiking deep into the backcountry.

Iconic view in the Sawtooth Range

Stanley Lake is a favorite spot among photographers so it was a must see on our trip. The lake was beautiful and calm in the mid day during our visit.

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3 months ago

Beautiful open space in the middle of the city

The Bay area does an incredible job of offering open space natural areas as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Russian Ridge offers a beautiful way to find solace in nature.

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3 months ago

Incredible trees!

I will never tire of a redwood hike. Portola Redwoods were absolutely beautiful and offered a cool hike in the midst of the hot summer. We spotted lots of wildflowers, too!

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3 months ago

Wonderful Place for Wildlife!

Point Lobos is truly a treasure! It gets VERY crowded, so I recommend getting there right when the open. You'll want to hike the coastal trail to see all of the viewpoints and wildlife. Also look for wildflowers along the way.

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3 months ago

WOW!

An easy to find hidden gem of incredible wildflowers. This place is almost too good to be true and is certainly better than I'd imagined.

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3 months ago

A must see!

While there has been a lot of hype surrounding the overcrowding of this area due to Instagram trends, it is still a must see on a drive through Big Sur.

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3 months ago

Stunning!

There are very few waterfalls which cascade into the ocean, so a visit to McWay is a treat. This beautiful spot is often crowded and it's challenging to navigate with a tripod, but well worth the effort for a long exposure photo!

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3 months ago

Pretty!

I stayed at Asilomar for a conference. It was a beautiful spot to spend a few days. The beaches and trails were lovely, always offering something to see.

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3 months ago

Beautiful park in the middle of Monterey Bay

This is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon. A walk along the shoreline allows for a number of views and experiences.

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3 months ago

Such a beautiful lighthouse

The Pidgeon Point Lighthouse sits perched atop a coastal cliff offering a dramatic landscape view. I highly recommend a stop to see it!

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3 months ago

Nice open space in the heart of Palo Alto

The Dish is Stanford's favorite place to stretch your legs. The trails are crowded and offer nice elevation profile to get in some exercise.

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3 months ago

A nice walk in the middle of the city

Arastradero is basically a pretty hill to walk in the middle of the Bay Area. While you won't find much in the way of isolation, it's a fun place to stretch your legs. Bring sunscreen and water, there's not much in the way of shade!

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3 months ago

Great spot to learn to surf

This is a great beginner surf break in NorCal. With wide beaches and ample parking, there is lots of room for everyone. Also a beautiful spot to hang out and watch the surfers.

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3 months ago

Also fun as a bike!

We did this on our bikes for a fun afternoon. The views are lovely, but my favorite was the marina.

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3 months ago

Such a fun adventure!

We biked the Golden Gate to Sausalito during our first weekend living in the Bay Area. Coming from the flat east coast, the steep hills were a little intimidating, but still very doable! Biking over the bridge is an unique and special experience. We spent the afternoon in Sausalito playing tourist. Be sure to stop for tacos at at the Sausalito Taco Shop!

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3 months ago

Gorgeous coastal views!

This trail far exceeded my expectations! With a variety of views and a spectacular walk along the coastal cliffs, this is one of my favorite hikes in NorCal. The wild sweet peas were also a treat along the trail.

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3 months ago

Beautiful but super crowded!

Muir Woods is beautiful park, but it is incredibly crowded. The redwood trees are impressive and if you can hike a longer trail, you might be able to get away from the crowds.

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3 months ago

Fantastic hike!

This beautiful hike takes you to Heather, Aster, Emerald, and Pear Lakes, each with incredible scenery. The camping is absolutely wonderful, but be prepared for a crowd!

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3 months ago

Such a unique landmark!

Smith Rock is a treasure in the midst of the beautiful Cascade Range. With incredible scenery and epic rock climbing, Smith Rock offers something for everyone. The hiking trails can be rugged, so be sure to pack enough water!

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3 months ago

Gorgeous fall colors!

This is one of my favorite fall hikes. Beautiful colors, flowing water, full of fun! It was much too chilly to jump in the water, but I hope to return one day for a swim.

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3 months ago

Wonderful!

This is a great hike off Skyline Drive! It's simple and beautiful, with a wonderful waterfall at the end and many small cascades along the way. Well worth the stop!

Fun hike!

This was a fun hike along a river to the summit. I loved the cabin and wish for a night to camp there. Our highlight was the migrating butterflies stopping for a drink in the puddles on the trail.