2024 | Week 7

52 Hikes | 52 Homes

“Take the high road.

The view is much better.”

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...


This week I hiked to the summit of Dirty Harry's Balcony, which is located just outside of North Bend. The trail starts along a beautiful emerald-colored river and then meanders through a mossy forest. After several switchbacks, the path splits off to a few viewpoints that are labeled and are definitely worth checking out!! As someone who is afraid of heights, the cliffs on this hike make me a little nervous, but the views are so worth it!! If you are looking for a super fun and challenging adventure, check out Dirty Harry's Balcony!




If you are in the market for a new home on Mercer Island, this could be the one! Tucked away at the end of a private lane on a large lot, this two-level contemporary Northwest 4-bedroom home has been meticulously updated throughout. The main level features soaring cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows; open concept chef’s kitchen with a large island; complimented by the natural light-filled dining, family, and living rooms. Enjoy your spacious primary suite and two additional bedrooms on the main floor. Step downstairs to a media rec room, 4th bedroom, laundry room, and flex space - perfect for a workout room or home office. The sprawling yard is beautifully landscaped with multiple useable spaces, a level grass play area, and beautiful patios for entertaining. This stunning home could be yours... and I can help! Let's connect to discuss the next steps!

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Are you thinking of moving soon? 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.



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."