2023 | Week 26

52 Hikes | 52 Homes

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

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

Join me as I journey through life on a mission to make a difference, one step at a time, one week at a time. How was your week? Here's a glance at mine...


Have you hiked to Heather Lake? Located off of the Mountain Loop Highway, this outstanding trail has been one of my all-time favorites! For several years, the challenge in visiting Heather Lake was actually the gravel road you have to take to get to the trailhead. The potholes used to be so big, they would swallow cars and after 2 flat tires on this road, I decided I may never go back. Until I learned that the road had been repaired and the potholes were filled, making the trailhead comfortable and accessible again. So, of course, I had to go check it out and I was so glad I did!! I picked my mom up on the way and we had an amazing time exploring all of the beauty that this trail offers. One of our favorite parts was the boardwalk that wraps around the lake - offering incredible views from many different perspectives. The sun was shining bright and the water at Heather Lake was so crystal clear, you could see the bottom!! And to top it off, this hike was my halfway milestone to completing 52 hikes this year!




What a busy week it was! I met with a few new buyers and was excited to get their custom home searches set up!! In addition, I wrote an offer for one of my clients who has been looking for property in Graham and we are waiting to see if our offer was accepted! Fingers crossed! If you know anyone who is looking to invest in the Northwest, I can help!

In addition, this week, I was featured in a local magazine! Thank you Kirkland Lifestyle for the TWO PAGE spread in the July 2023 Issue - showcasing my favorite summer hike! Wow! What an incredible honor this was! Click here to read the online publication!

Are you in the market for a new home? Check out these PNW homes for sale!


See one you like? Let me know... so we can go take a look!


The 52 Difference.

My goal each year is to transform the lives of 52 homeowners as I guide them through their home buying or selling experience. 

For every home sold, I donate $52 to Washington Trails Association in support of our aligned mission to protect the place we call home, the Pacific Northwest.


52 Flavors.

Fruit on a taco? Yes please! One of my favorite ways to eat jackfruit is in a taco... and this week, that is exactly what I enjoyed at Cactus in Kirkland! The tacos are made with Spicy jackfruit tinga, avocado, red onion escabeche, and cilantro - served with rice and beans of course! Cactus is an amazing Restaurant that has 6 locations throughout the Pacific Northwest! If you are looking for great food, amazing service, and awesome drinks - check out a Cactus near you!



Hi! My name is Rachel Lloyd and I am here to help you summit your PNW real estate goals! If you are interested in taking the next step, I am the ideal broker to guide you on your adventure!

I’m also the founder of PNW52 – a company dedicated to helping people into new homes in the PNW by inspiring them to summit their goals, one week at a time.

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