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 …

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 …

Mt. Adams: How To Bobsled Without A Bobsled.

A gust of cold wind  pulls me from a deep sleep. I fumble for my wool hat & tug it over my ears, securing my sleeping bag more snugly around my neck. My bivy bag is partly protected by a  12 inch high wall of pumice that a previous tenant has thoughtfully constructed and I discover if I lie on my back I …

A Walk, Birdsong And The Art of Communication

An election year! I admit I’m tired of all the politicking. What better antidote than a good dose of nature? The dog and I take ourselves for a walk. Any day outside, no matter the weather, always helps to deliver an attitude adjustment. But today is a blue sky, sunshine kind of day and I’ve …