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 …

Learning to Re-Connect in a Divided World

I watch from the edge of the field as waves of snow geese take flight; a kaleidoscope of wing beats from hundreds of birds intuitively aware of themselves in relation to their companions. Their strident calls fill the air like raucous chatter at a crowded cocktail party. The geese return from the Arctic tundra to …

Destination England: Why Malvern is the Perfect Getaway

Call me biased but Malvern deserves a place on the list of best places to travel for a slice of outdoor adventure amidst beautiful scenery. It’s true I grew up here! Also true, I have a life long obsession with the outdoors having  played outside most of my life. I now live half a world …

A Salmon Story

The first wave of rain has swept in on an incoming tide of  moisture off the Pacific Ocean, ushering in the season of gray. Forget 50 Shades! Here in the Pacific Northwest we specialize in gray, November through June, from platinum mist draped over trees to graphite storm clouds, and every shade in between. The …