Where There’s Smoke

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.  African Proverb Two weeks ago, Laurie, our friends Trev and Kim, and I started a 55-mile, seven-day hike—but thanks to a forest fire, it wound up to be 77 miles over eight days. This summer lived up to the […]

There’s a Bear–Right There

“…among other things, the Wonderland Trail is one of the world’s most scenic weight-loss programs…” Doug Lorain in One Best Hike: Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Part 2 of a Multi-Part Series During our ten-day hike around Mount Rainier with our friends Kim and Trev, we saw many of the indigenous residents of the national park […]

Smoke Gets in My Eyes: A Backpacking Journey Around Mount Rainier

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 8 Comments

Man plans, and God laughs. Yiddish Proverb  “Crystal Mountain is being evacuated because of fire. We might be next.” We were mere hours into a ten-day backpacking trip on the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier, and it appeared that Mother Nature was ready to not throw us a curve ball, but to strike us out. […]