Goat Rocks Wilderness: Winding Trails, Amazing Views and Mountains

Spring and time to start planning this year’s hiking adventures. One of my all time favorites from last summer and destined to be on the calendar for this year is a backpacking trip to Goat Lake, 13 miles of magnificence in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.  May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome and dangerous, leading …

10 Reasons Why Today Is the First Day of Spring

The calendar tells me Spring isn’t supposed to arrive until March 20th. With a heavy frost and the thermometer reading 24 degrees Fahrenheit  this morning, it seems the weather agrees.  Yet, according to the ancient Celtic calendar February 1st is the first day of Spring, a season traditionally called Imbolc, referring to the time when …