A Yosemite Christmas vacation ~ Arrival, Day 1 Foresta here we come!

By 3pm we moved up our plans a full day, were fully packed and on the road trying to avoid the weather threatening to dump up to 3′ of snow on Donner Pass linking Reno, Nevada to Sacramento, California via Hwy 80. Yosemite bound! … More A Yosemite Christmas vacation ~ Arrival, Day 1 Foresta here we come!

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Hells Canyon Whitewater Rafting ~ Day 2, Who invited Jimmy Buffett?!

10/14/16 Since we covered a few extra miles on the snake river yesterday, we get to sleep in till 7:30. Guessing it’s not time to get up (still dark) the watch proves it’s 7am already, I’m fooled by being on the Oregon boarder and so close to Pacific Standard Time. It feels warmer than the … More Hells Canyon Whitewater Rafting ~ Day 2, Who invited Jimmy Buffett?!

Perspective ~ familiarity, preservation & adaptation

This is a new series reflecting on the hiking inspiration from others with added perspective. It comes from a collection from various places I’ve been and people I’ve “met”. “Normally I would not recommend going off trail in unfamiliar territory. These trails are very familiar to me, however. I have spent years, in all four … More Perspective ~ familiarity, preservation & adaptation