Hamilton Mountain Trail at Beacon Rock State Park Today was a good day. There were a number of reasons for that : Decent ( though long ) drive, perfect hiking weather, a beautiful trail, lots of solitude ( going up anyway ) and mostly, I got my summer courage up. Last year I hiked solo… Continue reading Ass: kicked/ Heart: full
The reality of my acceptance to Mineral School this summer is finally sinking in. You can read the press release here. http://mineral-school.org/1556-2 ;
An argument might have been made this morning for a new favorite time of day. The perfect crescent moon and twinkling blanket of constellations against a jet black canvas. I don’t think I’ve ever been on this trail so well ahead of sunrise. The woods were dark and the air was clear. The moon played… Continue reading A Long Season of Goodbye
I sat here this morning with a small dog paw resting on my leg. We’ve been attached at the hip since I returned from my wonderful trip south. Me, on a big adventure to learn how to trust myself. Her, on a spiral toward a place where she must surrender and trust others completely. One… Continue reading The Lightest Touch
There is a metaphor here somewhere, I just know it. As I watch the fires rage, I know that good things will eventually come from all of it. Regrowth. Renewal. Regeneration. A great big Reset. In the forest and in the wildness of my heart.
I loved my morning on Sunday. Despite fitful sleep and rising at 2:40 am, I still get exhilarated as I pull out of my neighborhood. The drive takes me past the packed casino ( at 3:30am !!) , the Pentecostal Church ( I always think of a book I read years ago, Salvation on Sand… Continue reading The Smell of the Wild