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Here are the Instagram accounts to follow if you love fall hikes

I have to say, I am a pretty hard sell on getting out and going on a hike. When I'm on what my friends consider a "walk," about 90 percent of the time I am cursing them under my breath for bamboozling me into this secret workout.

However, what I am a huge fan of is fall - brisk weather, puffy coats, crisp leaves - and to be honest it kind of inspires me to get out and go do the things I was probably too hot to do in the summer (I seriously can't function in heat).

So now that the weather permits outdoorsy thrills, I did some digging into the wonderful world wide web and found two wander-lusting, adventuring, and downright outstanding photographers whose Instagram feeds made me STOKED to break out the long johns, knitted caps, and hiking boots. Enjoy the gallery and do yourself a favor and follow these two phenomenal photographers on Instagram: @dhen2020 and @between_the_mountain_shots.

Oh and PS, for all you hiking junkies out there I've included some information about the trails that are photographed in the gallery. Washington truly has some of the most beautiful scenery. *Swoon.*

Alpine Lakes Wilderness

  • Round Trip: 8 miles
  • Gain: 1600 feet
  • High Point: 4600 feet

Chain Lakes Loop & Trail

  • Round Trip: 8 miles
  • Gain: 1700 feet
  • Highest Point: 5400 ft.

Mount Shuksan

  • Highest Point: 9127 ft.

Snow Lake Trail

  • Round trip: 7.2 miles
  • Gain: 1800 ft.
  • Highest Point: 4400 ft.

Skyline Divide

  • Round trip: 9 miles
  • Gain: 2500 ft.
  • Highest Point: 6563 ft.

Table Mountain

  • Round trip: 2.6 miles
  • Gain: 725 ft.
  • Highest Point: 5700 ft.

Black Peak

  • Round Trip: 12 miles
  • Gain: 5100 ft.
  • Highest Point: 8970 ft.

Heather-Maple Pass Loop

  • Round Trip: 7.2 miles
  • Gain: 2000 ft.
  • Highest Point: 6650 ft.

Lake Eleanor

  • Round Trip: 8 miles
  • Gain: 1100 ft.
  • Highest Point: 5630 ft.

Lake Stuart

  • Round trip: 9 miles
  • Gain: 1665 ft.
  • Highest Point: 5065 ft.

Picture Lake

  • Round Trip: 0.5 miles
  • Highest Point: 4200 ft.

Ruby Beach

  • Round Trip: 6 miles
  • Gain: 80 ft.
  • Highest Point: 80 ft.

Yellow Aster Butte

  • Round Trip: 7.5 miles
  • Gain: 2550 ft.
  • Highest Point: 6150 ft.

Ready, set, HIKE! Or just follow @dhen2020 and @between_the_mountain_shots on Instagram if I still haven't convinced you to experience the beauty in our state. You won't be disappointed, their feeds are unbelievable.