Anne Ulku
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Lodged Out

Lodged Out is an unplugged outdoor retreat for creatives and makers. I heard about it because my friend Bobbilee started it. I attended her second retreat in the mountains of Leavenworth Washington the end of February. 

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As an independent creative, once in a while I feel somewhat stuck in a bubble. Whether that be because I haven’t traveled in a while, or because I need to spice it up a bit in my work or collaborations. Lodged Out definitely put a little fire under me to reach even more outside my comforts.

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 Photo by Maren Nelson

Photo by Maren Nelson

It was the perfect mix of adventure, a much needed break, and an introduction to exciting new things. I’m so inspired by meeting new people and somehow Lodged Out seem to have that perfectly curated group of people to connect with. Each one of them are doing something amazing, and the fact that we were all in the same room together, interested in the same things is so inspiring to me.

 Photo by Alycia Lovell

Photo by Alycia Lovell

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 Photo by Maren Nelson

Photo by Maren Nelson

From outdoor advocacy to creative writing—the workshops were a perfect blend of learning something new, and then proceeding to be obsessed with it. So were the activities. Having the options of trying a new snow sport felt so achievable there.

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 Photo by Maren Nelson

Photo by Maren Nelson

It could have been the beautiful location. Being surrounded by mountains and tress and that amount of snow makes everything feel just so casually amazing and adventurous. I would do this experience again in a heartbeat. Multiple times. And for longer. Or I should maybe just think about changing up my lifestyle.

 Photo by Alycia Lovell

Photo by Alycia Lovell

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 Photo by Maren Nelson

Photo by Maren Nelson

 Photo by Alycia Lovell

Photo by Alycia Lovell