Author Archives: Sally Gerard

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?

Writing 17 August 2017

The two summer courses I’m taking in my creative writing master’s program are coming to their end this week. Both “signature” assignments, which will end up in my portfolio, are due. I’ve been writing and revising them all quarter as … Continue reading

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Teaching 16 August 2017

Whether I teach in a brick and mortar or online, the start of school is much the same. There are meetings to attend, to refocus after the summer and to plan all the great ideas we’ve had, to inspire students. … Continue reading

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Last Hike 10 August 2017

Elaine, my best hiking partner, and I hiked, along with my adult children, our last summer hike this week as teachers head back to school. We usually end our season with a 14er, but weather being what it can be … Continue reading

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Bluebird Lake 2 August 2017

As we wind down our hiking season with school starting soon, we hit the long trail to Bluebird Lake in RMNP. Round trip, this hike is about thirteen miles and filled with waterfalls, roaring rivers and loud burbling creeks, wildflowers … Continue reading

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Mt. Evans Wilderness 27 July 2017

The drive up the dirt road to get the Tanglewood trail head in the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area is an adventure all on its own. Riddled with pot holes and rocks as big as a Mini, you breathe a sigh … Continue reading

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Blessed 24 July 2017

I turn 54 today and feel so blessed in my life because I have such loving friends and family. I live a life that I love and find joy with my husband whom I cherish and who is sheltered in … Continue reading

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St. Vrain Mountain Trail 20 July 2017

Moving away from our quest to get to mountain lakes, we hiked a trail that is near and dear to my heart this week. I’ve led umpteen ba-zillion, and that’s a lot, trail rides up this trail and many pack … Continue reading

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