Archives for October 2011

Trail Report: Summiting Bridge Mountain

I first hiked Bridge Mountain in April 2010 and failed to complete the hike.  You can read about that attempt here.  I was out of shape, no experience with Class 3 climbing techniques, and fully exhausted after the initial 150 ft climb.  This attempt … [Read more...]

I Heart Horses (excuse the trend, but I really do heart them!)

What is it about horses? When I was a young girl I could think of little else. I read every horse book ever written, saved my allowance to "save the wild mustangs", and begged and pleaded with my father to let me have a horse. He finally relented and … [Read more...]

Sitting in Silence

Well, I haven't just been sitting. I arrived a week ago in my hometown of Longview WA and dug in for some family time. I also dug into some projects I've been needing to attend to, like rounding up a car to tow along on my journey. (Now I can get off … [Read more...]

$2,500,000 to rescue hikers? I think we can do better.

A recent post on highlights the issue that the park is having with unnecessary rescues. Ill prepared and too confident for their own good, many day hikers are taking bold risks, betting against Mother Nature, and coming up short … [Read more...]

How do you measure your blog’s progress?

I spend my days managing the efforts of our web design team and conferring with our social media guidance clients on the progress of their online activities.  It makes sense that I would drink my own Kool Aid don’t you think. My team is very … [Read more...]

Over the river and through the woods…

Over a couple mountain passes too! The drive from Chelan to Issaquah (East of Seattle and Lake Washington) was spectacular! The first 40 miles or so were right along the beautiful Columbia River. I grew up along the Columbia, not too far from where … [Read more...]

Downtime in Chelan WA

The drive from Coeur d'Alene ID to Chelan WA was peaceful and diverse. It rained for the first hour of my three + hour drive, but it finally let up and got sunnier with each mile. Hwy 2 took me through miles and miles of beautiful rolling hills and … [Read more...]

From Montana to Idaho

I'm now in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, and as if to say "Welcome home to the NW!, it's raining! The rain has inspired me to take a lazy morning, so I've crawled back under the covers with cocoa and my laptop. Time for a little more "storytelling". I have to … [Read more...]

Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

I have to say our national parks are amazing! What a blessing that these precious chunks of land were set aside for safe keeping all those years ago.  I set out yesterday afternoon from Moran Wyoming thru Teton and Yellowstone parks with the town of … [Read more...]

Sunrise on the Teton's!

I fell asleep before hitting the "publish" button last night, so I'm doubling up on my posts today... I was awake before the alarm clock in the morning and didn’t hesitate to jump out of bed. I knew the Teton’s were just outside my door... and about … [Read more...]

Onward to Wyoming

The gods are smiling on me! Seriously!! Every day has been glorious. When there is “weather” it only adds to the “awe” factor. The days have been sunny to partly cloudy (always dramatic clouds) and the nights have been delightfully cool. (Keep in … [Read more...]

I just filed my first Trail Report

I have successfully entered my first Trail Report on Trail Sherpa. I hiked 12.5 miles at the Greensboro Watershed, which is about 40 miles from my home west of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Note our trail reports are split into tabs -- one for … [Read more...]

Day 15. Already???

Upon arrival at Red Fleet Reservoir, Utah I’ll get back to days 9-14, but just to fill you all in, I’m in Utah! Red Fleet State Park to be precise, right on the outskirts of Ashley National Forest in the very NE tip of the state. I was actually … [Read more...]