2022 | Week 19

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52 Hikes | 52 Homes

“The best way to predict the future, is to create it.”

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.


This week, I explored the Olympic National Forest - 628,115 acres of lush trails, lakes, mountains, rivers, wildlife, a massive rainforest, beaches, hot springs and waterfalls... lots of waterfalls. I have hiked on the peninsula in years prior; however never have I had an experience like this. We all know the weather in the PNW can be unpredictable so planning outdoor photoshoots can be a little challenging and as you can imagine, there was rain on the forecast. Probably the worst case scenario for a professional videographer, but we decided to go anyway! We nailed it. The weather was outstanding and we were able to hike 3 trails in 2 days! The first trail was Marymere Falls, followed by Mount Storm King - an incredibly steep hike where you use ropes at the top to climb to the summit. The views overlooking Lake Crescent were breathtaking and it was fun to see how the moody clouds created the ideal setting for his vision. We stayed in a cabin right on the ocean and spent every moment capturing the Pacific Northwest scenery. The next morning we hiked to Sol Duc Falls, a waterfall that cascades sideways, like nothing I had ever seen. There are hot springs, several trails to explore and an abundance of moss. The Olympics are magical. It is like going to another country where you are completely off the grid, yet surrounded by beauty. A perfect place to create art. To think and explore. A perfect place to call home. 




19/52 | STORM KING | 4 MILES



Beautiful, custom built home in PRIME Lake Stevens location. 10 ft ceilings & picturesque windows allow for exceptional natural light while the open layout seamlessly connects the home's generous spaces. Custom millwork, granite counters, hardwood floors, SS appliances- meticulous detail in every aspect. NEW furnace, A/C, lighting, fixtures, Nest technology, high end carpet & fresh paint throughout. Kitchen w/ breakfast nook, 4 spacious bedrooms featuring an amazing primary & the perfect guest area on lower level. Cascade views from the incredible backyard (one of the largest lots in the area). Add a backyard cottage/ADU. Huge 3 car garage w/storage loft. RV parking. Near beach, parks & schools. No HOA.

Open House | Saturday | 10am-1pm

3301 117th Ave NE | Lake Stevens | 98258

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"My goals are to just continue to build. Continue to be creative, to push the limit of my skill set in pursuit of the perfect build within each build."

THANK YOU MARCUS! I absolutely love the custom piece 'Handcrafted by Hark' made for PNW52 and look forward to seeing you build the life of your dreams!



Hi! My name is Rachel Lloyd and I am on a mission each year to summit 52 hikes and sell 52 homes, one per week. As your local licensed real estate agent and outdoor enthusiast, I am passionate about reaching my goals, and want you to reach yours too! So, in efforts to inspire you to summit your goals, I created THE.HEMP.HIKER

- an eco friendly hat designed with accountability in mind, a TOP of MIND reminder to make every week, your week.

If you are interested in buying, selling or investing in the Northwest, I am the ideal agent to guide you on your adventure and help you summit your real estate goals... one step at a time, one week at a time.

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

Are you thirsty for a new adventure?

Join me at 8:30am for RISE & GRIND Thirsty Thursday at Woods Coffee on May 19th to learn how to successfully buy, sell or invest in the Pacific Northwest.

I have teamed up with Jolene Messmer with Caliber Home Loans to help you get one step closer to your real estate goals.

Come thirsty for knowledge [and coffee], leave with tools. 

Whether you are dreaming about climbing that mountain, buying that home, or simply trying to make it through your day, we are here to FUEL YOUR ADVENTURE.