About Bear

Hello, welcome to my personal website, The Northwest Bear! My name is Kelley Bayern and I am an avid explorer who can't help but imagine myself as a bear while hiking through the PNW. Why do I venture out there, you ask? It's the solace and simplicity of walking one foot in front of the next and in between a forest of pines. I'm on a mission, yet searching for nothing. I'm just moving and breathing and taking in the views. The next thing I know, the sun has been beating down and it's time to eat.


Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kelley graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in June 2014 where she studied the Atmospheric Sciences and mathematics. She works as a broadcast meteorologist for KOIN 6 News in Portland, Oregon.

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Follow my thoughts, ideas, and adventures as I prepare to summit the tallest peaks in the Pacific Northwest.

Hello. I'm Kelley and I'm a bear.
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