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 …

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 …