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 […]

Otter Falls: Don’t Let The Weather Stop You

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It looked like the best day for me to get outdoors this weekend was coincidentally the worst weather day.  But did that stop my friends and I? Never!  We are definitely not fair weather hikers…and we don’t let things like downed trees on the road stop us from our destination! This is a trail off […]

Friday Faves 12/29/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! Here’s to a new year filled with adventure and hope. These are some of my favorite articles and links this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! Section Hiker It’s always great to see people write about the hike they DIDN’T complete because it reminds all of us it is okay to call a […]

Friday Faves 12/22/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! And it’s Christmas Eve Eve Eve!These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! Abby’s Atlas I’m not a big cruise or package travel person and I never thought about doing either in the Amazon.  I enjoyed the pictures from Abby’s stay at this […]

My 8 Favorite Hikes of 2017

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Despite all my whining the last few months, it really was an incomparable year outdoors for me and those in my circle of outdoor loving friends.  As always, it’s hard to whittle the list of my favorite hikes to one post but I’ll give it a try!  Click on the pictures for my trip report, […]

Friday Faves 12/15/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! A Daily Bag of Goodness A diet that focuses on the ketogenic process seems to be gaining some popularity right now, although it’s been around for quite awhile.  It’s not for everyone but many find […]

Return to Eagle Cap, Day 3: Like An Arrow Through My Heart

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I woke up about quarter to six on day 3 of our trip in the Wallowas or Eagle Cap Wilderness as the morning sun lit up the tip of an unnamed peak rising from behind the ridge above Cached Lake that sits close to 7,300ft. Despite the temperatures hitting the high 80’s during our trip, […]

Friday Faves 12/8/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! Blog West This post poses an interesting question, can wilderness areas continue without intervention?  Management?  Are they still wilderness if we do?  The devastating amount of wildfires in recent years and the history of wilderness […]

Return To Eagle Cap, Day 2: Not Your Grandma’s Needlepoint

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We reluctantly woke up from our stealth camping spot in the trees and plotted out our second day.  Where did we hope to camp for our second night? How far did we want to go today and thus tomorrow?  We eventually decided that Cached Lake would be our destination for camping.  There is no official […]