Wildside Trail, Redmond, WA

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”  – Helen Keller This trail is a short and light 2.2 mile out and back with an intriguing name. Located in near Renton/Issaquah, Washington.   It is a beautiful trail with wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Located in Cougar Mountain Regional Mountain…

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Great Sand Dunes

“The Wanderer allows plenty of time to roam in wild nature, and roam alone.   Maybe he will start out on a trail, but if the landscape allows, it won’t be long before he wanders off the beaten track.   Because he is stalking a surprise, he attends to the world of hunches and feelings…

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Changing Leaves

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  – Albert Camus I made a trip to Aspen, CO a month ago but got sucked into the busyness of Autumn.   So before all…

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Longs Peak

“You’re in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here.”     “Angel” – Sarah McLaughlin Each trail tells me something.   This was a trail about instincts and listening to my gut, but also learning to trust and have faith.   This trail also told me that no matter what, the universe will always take care…

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Garden Wall, Glacier National Park, Montana

“When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image.” – Meister Eckhart This trail is super special for many reasons.   This is a long day hike but the beauty makes every moment worth it. Be prepared to start the hike in…

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Little Si, Seattle, Washington

“The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day.   Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding, and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and…

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Bull Run Trail, Gemini Bridges, Moab, UT

I love Moab!  There is a indescribable beauty in the grandioseness of it all and the tiny details.   It is a photographer’s dream.   It is an adventureland for explorers and seekers.   I can feel the warmth, peacefulness and strength of the rocks, the flow of the rock waves and bowls.   This place…

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Tulum

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”    – Mark Twain I had the most amazing opportunity to go…

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So long 2014!

Looking back on 2014, it has been the worst and the best year.  My marriage of 20 years fell apart this year.   Marriage sews two people together and when a separation happens, it is like having your leg cut off.     The more violent and harsh the amputation, the harder it is to heal.    But through…

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Delicate Arch, Moab, Utah

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again.  So why bother in the first place?  Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above.  One climbs, one sees.  One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.  There is…

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