Fall finally officially became winter (though I swear winter was her 2 months ago), and we had a lot of storms the past few months. A nice break from the year-long drought. We even had snow for the first time in 13 months – and had multiple days of it (even snowed yesterday!). But then […]
For my final walk down memory lane on the PCT…… August 16-17, 2008. Lynn joined Ford and I for this section on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). We started at White Pass on Hwy 2, heading North. The weather was slated to be very hot on Saturday so we left as early as we could, […]
In July of 2007 I went for a section of the PCT I hadn’t done before: to walk from Mt. Hood to The Columbia River, at Bridge of The Gods. There was 5 of us, staring up at Mt. Hood that Thursday morning. We had driven above the clouds, into blinding sun. There was me, […]
As I sit here on a very cold day in December, writing this post had me smiling – of good memories but also of how the years make the memories better 😉 June 8, 2008. After flipping back and forth watching the sad cold weather in Washington, Steve and I decided to take a chance […]
A few years ago, on a lovely trip in the Cascade Mountains, I took a treat with me called the “Raw Oreo”. It was a phenomenal treat. These are for cooler weather trips, where high calorie is essential. If you can have nuts, these are so tasty (unfortunately, now we can’t have these in our […]
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It was mid-July of 2009, and with the snow gone in the Gov’t Meadows section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Steve, Jared, and Teresa joined me to visit this section again. I had hiked it the previous Labor Day weekend (in a snow storm) and was happy to see it in a different season/weather. […]