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michael flugstad

I love Jesus.
Based in Seattle, let’s create.
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  • Getting outside brings different rewards for everyone. Wether that’s peace and solitude, or excitement and challenge; for me it’s an important time to reflect and grow. This whole summer I’ve had the privilege to work with @eddiebauer to document & share these various rewards. It has been such a joy to hit the trails with my friends to document the memories, challenges, and victories. I decided to take my hands off the camera for once and direct a video with @garrettpsystems. It’s so cool seeing him work, edit, and go through the process beside him. We didn’t have much of a plan as we just wanted to see how we worked together. We put together this video, I hope you enjoy this last taste of Why I Hike. #EBContributor #WhyIHike
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    Getting outside brings different rewards for everyone. Wether that’s peace and solitude, or excitement and challenge; for me it’s an important time to reflect and grow. This whole summer I’ve had the privilege to work with @eddiebauer to document & share these various rewards. It has been such a joy to hit the trails with my friends to document the memories, challenges, and victories. I decided to take my hands off the camera for once and direct a video with @garrettpsystems. It’s so cool seeing him work, edit, and go through the process beside him. We didn’t have much of a plan as we just wanted to see how we worked together. We put together this video, I hope you enjoy this last taste of Why I Hike. #EBContributor #WhyIHike

  •  1,617  0  16 August, 2019
  • We rolled out of our sleeping bags to find this...Sunrise in the alpine will always be my favorite, I felt so blessed to share these moments with Whit and RJ. I look up to both of them and how they live their lives, it’s a real treat to call them my friends. Whit made us some blueberry scones for the morning, we sipped on coffee and sat so cozy in the warm sun. Living in the Northwest is special, you can make last minute plans and get up a mountain that same day. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EBContributor
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    We rolled out of our sleeping bags to find this...Sunrise in the alpine will always be my favorite, I felt so blessed to share these moments with Whit and RJ. I look up to both of them and how they live their lives, it’s a real treat to call them my friends. Whit made us some blueberry scones for the morning, we sipped on coffee and sat so cozy in the warm sun. Living in the Northwest is special, you can make last minute plans and get up a mountain that same day. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EBContributor

  •  7,987  0  15 August, 2019
  • Yesterday left us speechless. Immersed in fog, we kept hiking up towards a break of sun in the distance. As we gained elevation, the closer we got to that glimmer of glow. We anxiously reached the summit and were welcomed by the burning sun and dancing clouds. Being above the clouds was an indescribable feeling, we had a glorious show before us. Squeals of joy and stoke was all we had to say as we set up camp, crushed some warm meals, and cozied up under the stars. I’m stoked to share more photos from this trip tomorrow. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EBContributor
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    Yesterday left us speechless. Immersed in fog, we kept hiking up towards a break of sun in the distance. As we gained elevation, the closer we got to that glimmer of glow. We anxiously reached the summit and were welcomed by the burning sun and dancing clouds. Being above the clouds was an indescribable feeling, we had a glorious show before us. Squeals of joy and stoke was all we had to say as we set up camp, crushed some warm meals, and cozied up under the stars. I’m stoked to share more photos from this trip tomorrow. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EBContributor

  •  5,510  0  14 August, 2019
  • The goal of any meaningful friendship is to do life together; through thoughtful critique and encouragement, through challenging each other’s thoughts and motives, and by cultivating the best out of one another. Inviting people into this special relationship takes a lot of humility and selfless effort. I’m very inspired by @kristahengesh and @olivia_howland who embody this so well. Jesus is the center of their life, their joy in Him overflows onto others and you can’t miss it. Yes, all these photos are of them smiling (they smile a lot), but that joy takes genuine work, intentionality, and a lot of mistakes together. I hope you seek out people in your life you want to dive deeper with, don’t take them granted! My goal working with @eddiebauer was to document Why I Hike, and for me its a loaded question. Hiking is cool, but building relationships through the outdoors is probably what excites me the most. I didn’t document this perfectly, nor do I even live this out as much as it seems. But all in all, I hike for the snickers bar at the top for when I’m tired. #WhyIHike #EbContributor
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    The goal of any meaningful friendship is to do life together; through thoughtful critique and encouragement, through challenging each other’s thoughts and motives, and by cultivating the best out of one another. Inviting people into this special relationship takes a lot of humility and selfless effort. I’m very inspired by @kristahengesh and @olivia_howland who embody this so well. Jesus is the center of their life, their joy in Him overflows onto others and you can’t miss it. Yes, all these photos are of them smiling (they smile a lot), but that joy takes genuine work, intentionality, and a lot of mistakes together. I hope you seek out people in your life you want to dive deeper with, don’t take them granted! My goal working with @eddiebauer was to document Why I Hike, and for me its a loaded question. Hiking is cool, but building relationships through the outdoors is probably what excites me the most. I didn’t document this perfectly, nor do I even live this out as much as it seems. But all in all, I hike for the snickers bar at the top for when I’m tired. #WhyIHike #EbContributor

  •  5,231  0  12 August, 2019
  • Chasing the sun while enjoying the final moments on the coast. Having this whole beach to ourselves made sunset that much better. We ran along the coastline and evening glow for a while before returning to our tents, you have to soak in the sun when it comes.😌🤷🏻‍♀️ @eddiebauer #WhyIHike  #EBContributor
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    Chasing the sun while enjoying the final moments on the coast. Having this whole beach to ourselves made sunset that much better. We ran along the coastline and evening glow for a while before returning to our tents, you have to soak in the sun when it comes.😌🤷🏻‍♀️ @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #EBContributor

  •  4,875  0  11 August, 2019
  • Interrupted by a magical moment in the Canadian Rockies. There are few things more satisfying then watching snowflakes glow in the bright, setting sun. Swipe to the third frame to see the beauty. I’m so thankful for @masonneufeld who always cultivates spontaneous moments and trips, can’t wait to hang soon. Happy Friday ya’ll, go get after it!💫 @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #EBContributor
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    Interrupted by a magical moment in the Canadian Rockies. There are few things more satisfying then watching snowflakes glow in the bright, setting sun. Swipe to the third frame to see the beauty. I’m so thankful for @masonneufeld who always cultivates spontaneous moments and trips, can’t wait to hang soon. Happy Friday ya’ll, go get after it!💫 @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #EBContributor

  •  5,787  0  9 August, 2019
  • Warming up after several days of backpacking on the coast. We got a cheap, oceanside cabin to hunker down for the night. Having a hot shower and a day to dry gear by the stove was a real treat. The waves were crashing right outside our window while the rain fell; it was the perfect way to recharge before hitting the trail again in the morning. @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #EBContributor
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    Warming up after several days of backpacking on the coast. We got a cheap, oceanside cabin to hunker down for the night. Having a hot shower and a day to dry gear by the stove was a real treat. The waves were crashing right outside our window while the rain fell; it was the perfect way to recharge before hitting the trail again in the morning. @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #EBContributor

  •  4,474  0  7 August, 2019
  • Alaska has brought amazing company and new opportunities. My good friends @williedalton and @danielwongikim introduced me to climbing last year through some type 2 fun. I’m still a new climber, but I feel so blessed to have experienced friends that throw me on walls and multi pitches, pushing me to grow. It’s been such a joy to visit them in Alaska and climb new objectives together. Here’s some snaps from Saturday’s mission; it was full of bloody shins, sketchy exposure, pumped arms, big smiles, and amazing people. Anchorage is so special, loving these summer hangs in Alaska! @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #EBContributor
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    Alaska has brought amazing company and new opportunities. My good friends @williedalton and @danielwongikim introduced me to climbing last year through some type 2 fun. I’m still a new climber, but I feel so blessed to have experienced friends that throw me on walls and multi pitches, pushing me to grow. It’s been such a joy to visit them in Alaska and climb new objectives together. Here’s some snaps from Saturday’s mission; it was full of bloody shins, sketchy exposure, pumped arms, big smiles, and amazing people. Anchorage is so special, loving these summer hangs in Alaska! @eddiebauer #WhyIHike #EBContributor

  •  3,409  0  5 August, 2019
  • There’s no worries by the ocean, just a whole lotta card games to play and coastline to explore. Backpacking along the coast is definitely different than high elevation in mountains. My favorite part is falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. We got lucky and found camp with a gorgeous view of sea stacks and miles of ocean all to ourselves. We spent two nights here, simply running around this open beach while forgetting about everything. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EbContributor
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    There’s no worries by the ocean, just a whole lotta card games to play and coastline to explore. Backpacking along the coast is definitely different than high elevation in mountains. My favorite part is falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. We got lucky and found camp with a gorgeous view of sea stacks and miles of ocean all to ourselves. We spent two nights here, simply running around this open beach while forgetting about everything. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EbContributor

  •  5,155  0  22 July, 2019
  • North Cascade stoke. It’s such a joy for me to show people around Washington, so I seized the opportunity to hang with @michaelchallman as he passed through on a road trip. As I mentioned in my last post, we were gambling with weather as we headed out to backpack. We were met with a whiteout of fog the first day, but woke up to sunshine burning through the clouds in the morning. The North Cascades always blows me away with it’s countless peaks and beautiful colors, I’m so grateful I got to show a buddy around this sliver of paradise.  #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EbContributor
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    North Cascade stoke. It’s such a joy for me to show people around Washington, so I seized the opportunity to hang with @michaelchallman as he passed through on a road trip. As I mentioned in my last post, we were gambling with weather as we headed out to backpack. We were met with a whiteout of fog the first day, but woke up to sunshine burning through the clouds in the morning. The North Cascades always blows me away with it’s countless peaks and beautiful colors, I’m so grateful I got to show a buddy around this sliver of paradise. #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EbContributor

  •  3,966  0  14 hours ago
  • Golden moments on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s always a gamble with weather here on the coast, somehow we witnessed this blood orange sunset during a week of rainstorms. Hiking in Washington is always thrilling with that uncertainty, you never fully know what to expect and you’re often surprised by the conditions. That was definitely the case with this trip; we quickly ran up the trailhead to see the final glow over the ocean before getting into our tents for the night. I’m currently heading out to another overnight with questionable weather, crossing my fingers for more of these fun surprises🤞🏻#WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EBContributor
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    Golden moments on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s always a gamble with weather here on the coast, somehow we witnessed this blood orange sunset during a week of rainstorms. Hiking in Washington is always thrilling with that uncertainty, you never fully know what to expect and you’re often surprised by the conditions. That was definitely the case with this trip; we quickly ran up the trailhead to see the final glow over the ocean before getting into our tents for the night. I’m currently heading out to another overnight with questionable weather, crossing my fingers for more of these fun surprises🤞🏻 #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #EBContributor

  •  3,620  0  15 July, 2019
  • Burnt s’mores aren’t that bad🤷🏻‍♀️Recent shoot for @tentree ‘s upcoming fall line. I think this was Joanna’s 4th s’more of the evening.
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    Burnt s’mores aren’t that bad🤷🏻‍♀️Recent shoot for @tentree ‘s upcoming fall line. I think this was Joanna’s 4th s’more of the evening.

  •  4,171  0  14 July, 2019