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, […]

Nature: Do We Really Believe It Is For Everyone?

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It is no secret that our national parks, monuments, trails and other places of nature are being accessed at an increasing rate as many discover the beauty of these outdoor spaces, often to the detriment of the land they occupy.  People who have been enjoying these spaces long before Instagram and Facebook are up in […]

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 […]

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 […]

How I Outdoors Paleo For Thanksgiving

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Editor’s Note: In order to make this week stress free, I’m sharing posts directly (no newsletter). You’ll get this one and Friday Faves, on well, Friday. I’ll be back to the newsletter next week! I remember my first Thanksgiving road trip.  It was right after I was married and we lived across the state about […]

When The World Is Black And White

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What is it about black and white photos? There is a current 7 day photo challenge on Facebook and Instagram (and possibly somewhere else I don’t hang out) where the series of photos are all in black and white. I hate those things right up there with chain letters and pyramid schemes, so thankfully no […]

Cascade Hiker Podcast Trifecta and PLBs

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I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I have managed to be interviewed for the third time over on the Cascade Hiker Podcast.  This time we talk about my summer misadventure on the North Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.  I talk about what I learned from when I made the decision to purchase a […]

Really? Nature Is Medicine??

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The latest catch phrase is “Nature Bathing“. The term comes from Japan (always so in tune with the natural world) in the 1990’s and is now taking hold in America.  Somehow we are now discovering that time spent in nature works like medicine to not only refresh our spirit but it actually improves your physical health […]