Source Lake Snowshoe: Short Trip But A Long Journey

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It has been a long time since we have gotten out with the kids and not just because I injured myself last summer.  Scheduling is hard when everyone has busy lives and that includes the climbing team for one of the 11 year olds!  It’s easier when children are young and dependent on their parents […]

Return To Eagle Cap, Day 1: “Oh, Hell No.”

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“Oh, hell no,” Elizabeth shook her head and uttered these words at me about 4:16pm at the junction to Lookingglass Lake on our first day of backpacking back in Eagle Cap and it pretty much summed up the tone of our trip.  I looked at her and smiled, “That sure, are you?” I don’t know […]

My West Fork Foss River Trip and A Little Tough Love

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My friend Anne and I are already planning our girls trip for next summer (one of the ways we make it through winter) and it has me thinking about this past summer’s trip.  Like most of my adventures this year, it didn’t go as planned and it is one of the reasons I have had […]

Friday Faves 11/24/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! And it’s #OptOutside, too! Lately, I have been trying out some new blogs. These are some of my favorite that I checked out this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! The Hiking Life This has to be one of the most comprehensive lists of lightweight and ultralight weight backpacks I have read in a long […]

Make New Friends And Keep The Old: Playing Hookie on Hex

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One of the things I did when I went back to my work last fall was promise myself that it would not get in the way of my hiking.  Nothing I do is that important that I can’t take advantage of sunny days or friends’ invites to get outdoors.  The money isn’t worth it, either. […]

Our Colorado Family Road Trip

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For Christmas, my bf’s oldest (with help from her younger siblings) made me a scrapbook of our time together this last summer and I realized I hadn’t really done a post on our trip yet here on the blog. Sometimes my hiking is part of a great plan, like this last summer when I joined a road […]

What Nourishes Me

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  I had the privilege of being asked to write a post for a wonderful website, NW Healthy Mama, a great resource for moms (or parents in general) who want to have a healthy lifestyle and experience with their children.  They also have a lot of women who like to get outdoors like me.  Enjoy what […]