2022 | Week 17

52 Hikes | 52 Homes

“If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."

This is WEEK at a GLANCE - a glance at 52 weeks of my PNW adventures!

Powered by passion and inspired by the Northwest, join me as I journey through life as an entrepreneur on a mission to make a difference in the lives of others, and in our community… one step at a time, one week at a time.



With weather conditions unpredictable this time of year, it makes planning a little more challenging. So, this week, I set out to explore Annette Lake, an gorgeous alpine lake located near Snoqualmie. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, and it was looking like it was going to be a gorgeous spring day! Until I hit higher elevations and found snow. And not just on the ground. It was literally snowing! I put on my spikes and continued on, carefully watching each step. Upon arriving to the first avalanche chute, I stopped to evaluate and I that's when I heard a loud thunder-like sound from across the valley. And then another. And another. It was like watching a show, an avalanche show. The warm sun was quickly melting the heavy snowpacks and although it wasn't the experience I was expecting, it sure was quite the adventure!

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After several months of searching, we finally found THE ONE and my buyer's OFFER WAS ACCEPTED! Located in the Flowing Lake Waterfront Estates and situated on a picturesque, wooded lot, this inviting 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is the perfect place to unwind and call home. The open concept floorplan is great for entertaining and has an enormous deck overlooking a stunning Pacific Northwest landscape. The main level offers a cozy living room capturing these wooded views, a gas fireplace, a large kitchen with a pantry, a formal dining room, an owner’s suite and two bedrooms with a full-sized bathroom. The lower level has an additional deck off the extremely spacious rec room, a guest room, another full bathroom, a laundry room, and a bonus room with endless possibilities! I seriously couldn't be happier for my buyers, this home checked ALL THE BOXES and not to mention, Flowing Lake is a water enthusiast’s dream. It features 2 boat launches that are only 5 minutes away and allows seasonal motorized water recreation. This home even has space for RV parking and is the award winning Snohomish schools! 

The 52 Difference.

Another home sold.

Another donation made. 

It is official, my Arlington listing closed!

As you may know, my goal each year is to summit 52 hikes and sell 52 homes, one per week. And for each home I sell, I donate $52 to Washington Trails Association in support of our aligned mission to protect the place we call home, the PNW. 

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Washington State, I CAN HELP!

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Austin Zelan is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist based in downtown Bellevue. As founder and CEO of Bellevue-based Westgate Fund, Austin mentors students toward financial freedom using today's best investment opportunities including exotic cars, private jets, Airbnb rental properties, AI technology, and more.

Prior to starting his investment career, Austin was initially in the Real Estate industry and worked as a consultant at Microsoft. Now, he's helping people around the world create financial freedom. His main focus is on investments that create passive cash flow for his clients that allow them to live the life they deserve.

Austin is on a mission to create 100 millionaires through his unique passive income strategies. Are you ready to start earning passive income? 

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"Together we can move mountains, and it all starts by working with someone you trust."

My name is Rachel Lloyd and I am a local Licensed Real Estate Agent and outdoor enthusiast who loves helping others.

With my unparalleled passion for service and commitment to excellence, I have been extremely successful in my ability to bring value to my clients. I am an expert on the products and services I provide and am known for developing lasting relationships throughout the Puget Sound region. With over 15 years of experience in hospitality and relocation, I am confident in my ability to exceed expectations by providing my clients with profitable, dynamic solutions. 

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Woods Coffee was established in 2002 by the Herman family of Lynden, Washington. With a dream of starting a chain of coffee shops, the Herman's pooled their talents and resources to create the first Woods. After six months, they opened their second store and since have grown their small business into a well known, delicious, coffee destination with several must see located throughout the Pacific Northwest.