When Don wrote to me and said his plans had changed, he'd be skiing Mt. St. Helens with his buddies on Sunday, instead of Saturday. My heart skipped a beat... with excitement. Task lists checked. I could join them! This was just the trip to satisfy my desire for a ski day before departing the beloved … Continue reading A spring ski day
When I tell people, I'm getting ready to hike the CDT, one question quickly comes up: "So what do you eat when you are hiking for 5 months?" Good question! And definitely one that is a major source of fixation when out on trail and the body is burning all the calories it can readily … Continue reading So what are you going to eat?
The forecast for today called for high avalanche danger and rain everywhere. No need to drive far if it is wet in the mountains, wet in town, and wet east of the Cascades. Better to stick closer to home. Reduce the carbon footprint. Embrace the luxury of sleeping in. Enjoy the signs of spring in … Continue reading Embracing the best of a wet day
Before one starts walking for 5 months and can enjoy the simplicity and soul satisfaction of trail life there is a lot of "other life" and pre-trail life chores to take care of. Some of the work is interesting and fun. While other to-do's are just "get 'er done" tasks to be checked off the … Continue reading Taking care of logistics