A couple weeks ago as I explored a new (to me) trail at Sunrise I quietly said my goodbyes. I had guessed it would be my last adventure here until late next summer. The road to Sunrise closes with the first big snow and doing the math based on my schedule and the weather forecast,… Continue reading Truly Madly Deeply
What a hard week. Sometimes taking a step back is really taking a step forward. Today was like a big leap ! Summerland is one of my favorite hikes and Laura is one of my favorite people. Kismet ! The forecast was pretty iffy for the day. Showers, clouds, rain … we didn’t care. The… Continue reading The Threads That Hold Us Together
The mountains are calling and I must go” – John Muir So much for good sleep. It’s been weeks. I’m in this pattern that I can’t shake. Go to bed tired, hit the pillow and my brain kicks in questioning every decision I’ve ever made. Not just big ones either. There is an endless supply… Continue reading Slowly at first, then all at once …
Our beautiful sunrise turned quickly into a smoky, hazy hike up to Skyscraper at Mount Rainier. Still not sure which fires contributed to that, but it made for some drama (and some fun) on the trail. It began to clear on our way back. Great day in the mountains.
A four day weekend is pretty rare in my world. The stars have to align “just so”. So when it happened THIS weekend, I vowed not to squander my good fortune. I wrote a friend yesterday about thinking I could do three hikes over these four days. Ha ! This morning I rolled over at… Continue reading And Then THIS Happened
It has been a challenging couple of weeks. Smoke, haze and outright unhealthy time outdoors. I almost passed on a hike today. I had to be up by 3:15 am and I haven’t been sleeping well at all. Last night I felt the cumulative effect of all of those factors. But it’s Mount Rainier. And… Continue reading I Can Breathe !!