The tedium of my routine is taking a toll. Drive to work, drive AT work all day and then drive home. My days are broken up with seeing friends on my route and talking with Mom every night on my drive home, but I get restless. I AM restless. My friend Gretchen recently shared about … Continue reading Over The River and Through The Woods
Kendall Katwalk trail. This is an accessible, beautiful stretch on the PCT.
I fell asleep last night thinking about my first sunrise hike up Rattlesnake in months. I didn’t go solo this summer, instead spending my precious time at Mt Rainier. I briefly considered taking Yoda, but quickly changed my mind. Night is always when the worry and fear kick in. When I climbed out of… Continue reading All In
I should be finishing a letter tonight. Or making cards. But I feel like I need to write (if only to reassure myself) about two tragedies ( of too many ) on the trail this summer. Sam Sayers is still missing. Hope hasn’t died but the light is dimming. She headed out on August 1st… Continue reading What Is Essential
14 and a half hours and 400 miles after leaving my house this morning, I was safely back home on the couch. Oh, and did I mention “wiped out” ? What an awesome day ! 47-202-103 to get there. 101 and 30 to get home. That’s a lot of highway. I have put, what I… Continue reading Wild is my Favorite Flower
It’s been a busy week. Two hikes at Mount St Helen’s, the usual tedium of work and all the driving. Yeah, all the driving. Seemed like I might take a break this weekend. But when my niece told me she’d like to do a sunrise hike at Rattlesnake before returning to Portland for the… Continue reading To Hike or Not To Hike