First Solo Hike of the Summer

Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you. Anonymous Author Unknown Most of my hiking this spring has been with friends, which is a wonderful way to spend time, a celebration of the mountains and the trail with people I care about. We had a cool spring here in theContinue reading “First Solo Hike of the Summer”

That Which We Have Walked

You’re walking. And you don’t always realize it But you’re always falling With each step, you fall forward slightly And then catch yourself from falling. Laurie Anderson in Walking and Falling Like most infants my twin daughters were about a year old when they started to walk. I remember those moments well, for they remainContinue reading “That Which We Have Walked”

Advice for Chloe

There is not any advantage to be won from grim lamentation. Homer A recent article in a San Francisco newspaper bemoaned the end of thru hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail. Hundreds of aspirants still show up at the southern terminus in April with the intention of making the long trek to Canada by summer’sContinue reading “Advice for Chloe”

When the Mountain Came a Tumbling Down

The world is always ending somewhere. It just depends on whether it falls in your line of vision or not. Akwaeka Emezi My twin daughters were three years old when Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980. I remember the day well, for my husband and I had taken them on a long bicycle ride nearContinue reading “When the Mountain Came a Tumbling Down”