I am back at Mineral School for a reunion of sorts. Resting on my bed in the “blue room” I can’t help but wonder what this place was like as a real school. Tiny little desks, with anxious little legs trying to be still as the teacher wrote equations or words across the chalkboard. Every… Continue reading Mineral 2.0
I have done most of my hiking in the southern part of the state. My mountains, Rainier and St Helens, my two loves. Yesterday I ventured north to hike with a friend at a couple new mountains. Shuksan and Baker (Koma Kulshan) stole my heart. Here was my day in photos.
What A Difference A Day Makes Eight days ago I ventured into the charred woods that make up the first third or so of the Noble Knob trail. It’s been a favorite trail of mine since I first hiked there nearly ten years ago. Eight days ago it was cloudy and misty, but eerily beautiful… Continue reading Grace and Light
I slept in this morning. I went to bed after 11 pm because the explosions from the fireworks were relentless until then. After Kelly heads to bed it’s supposed to be my quiet time. I pull out my journal, sift through the letters I’ve received and write away. On May 24th they… Continue reading Facebook
The opening of Stevens Canyon Road is an important marker in my world these days. It says spring is coming to an end and long days of exploring are on the horizon. My best friend joined me this morning for a romp on the forest trails of Mount Rainier National Park. We left Auburn around… Continue reading Trail of the Shadows Rampart Ridge
Long before I met Kelly I dated a woman I’ll call J. I saw her as my intellectual and emotional equal and she had this wild streak that I thought was bold and daring. Who doesn’t like bold and daring ? We didn’t have a long courtship. Turns out that emotional side of her was… Continue reading #throwbackthursday