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120 Thank You’s

By On October 24, 2017

  What started out as a simple Facebook post grew into something bigger than I could ever have anticipated.  I am completely, utterly, 110% overwhelmed by the kindness and unreasonable generosity that… Read More

Picking Poppies

Picking Poppies – Choosing Love and Kindness

By On July 22, 2017

I’ve had this idea brewing.  A passion stirring, and I’ve been trying to ignore it.  Unfortunately I’m trying to learn this whole boldness thing, and it’s really getting in the way of… Read More

redefining your identity
Mountain Moments

Defining Your Identity

By On July 17, 2017

Truth is hard to face. Especially truth about yourself. And then truth is hard to accept. It is easier to believe lies, believe negativity, believe that which the world deems true despite… Read More

Pushing boundaries
Mountain Moments

Redefining Your Limits

By On July 15, 2017

I am so excited to announce that this post has been featured by High Peaks Hiking – go check it out! Redefining Your Limits Whether or not we consciously realize it, we all have… Read More

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Liebster Award – Well, this is exciting…

By On July 12, 2017

Okay, this is a very exciting moment for me.  I got nominated for a blogging award.  I don’t get an actual award.  And a lot of new bloggers get nominated for this… Read More

Backpacking meal
Hiking and Backpacking

Fool-Proof Backpacking Meal – Easily Adaptable for Dietary Restrictions

By On July 7, 2017

One of my favorite parks about camping and backpacking is the food.  There is nothing more satisfying that completing a long hike, setting up camp, and sitting down to a delicious meal… Read More

Munra Point
Hiking and Backpacking

Munra Point

By On June 23, 2017

Munra Point Distance: 6 miles round trip (from the John B Yeon trailhead) Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult No parking passes required (some reports say you need a Forest Service Pass, but there was nothing indicating… Read More

Giant Fly
Neighbor Nate

Episode 6 – Neighbor Nate and the Fly Hunt

By On June 8, 2017

The Woman came home from an early morning meeting.  Nothing out of the ordinary to report.  She was very unsuspecting as she placed her key in the front door.  She was doing… Read More

Neighbor Nate

Episode 5 – Neighbor Nate and the Swaddled Coffee

By On May 18, 2017

The ritualistic act of making coffee has become something sacred.  Something to revere, a habitual series of steps carried out with care and intention, to be treated with utmost honor. If you… Read More


A Tribute to my Colleagues

By On May 18, 2017

A small tribute to my former coworkers. My dear friends, You know those letters or videos that people post when they leave their job, to go out in a big way? I… Read More