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Hiking Season 19 June 2017

According to the United States Forest Service, it was at the end of the 20th century that hiking became recognized as a form of recreation. This makes sense because we were still a largely rural population before then, so most … Continue reading

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Hiking 2 August 2016

I find God’s presence in the outdoors a balm to my sometimes bruised spirit. I can leave that box in His care and find respite in a strenuous trail with a good friend. And while I’m writing this before the … Continue reading

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The Salted Nut Roll Fairy 29 July 2016

For the second summer in-a-row, my friend Elaine and I have started the summer with a hiking goal ┬áin mind. It’s pretty simple: get together one day a week and hike, with an ultimate hike at summer’s end before school … Continue reading

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Sky Pond 21 July 2016

Sky Pond is such a great name for this high mountain alpine lake because it feels so close the bright blue heavens! This was one of our big hikes for summer at just under ten miles. We left the trailhead … Continue reading

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Apex 13 June 2016

Our second hike of the season took us up the Apex Trail in Jefferson County Open Space. This trail takes off right past Heritage Square! Who knew that back in the gold rush days, local entrepreneurial communities built toll roads … Continue reading

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Summer Plans 17 May 2016

My head is full of summer plans, this being finals week and all. Of course, last night’s snow has me wondering when that might be. I have high aspirations for finishing my third novel! I made myself a list, of … Continue reading

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Dinner 11 June 2015

One of my favorite dinners includes: zucchini grilled with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic paired with salmon that has also been grilled and is crusty golden brown on both sides. In my perfect dinner world, there … Continue reading

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