“At this also my heart trembles, and leaps from its place.” Job 37:1 Haystack Rock, off Cannon Beach, Oregon Well I’m back from the coast of Oregon. You can’t get much more different in scenery than the high desert of Arizona to the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest! And yet, I looked out over my back porch this morning and… Read More
Who Has Crossed Your Path?
I’ve only been on a couple of real hikes this summer. It’s just too hot for my taste. I either have to hit the trails really early or start at a really high elevation if I’m going to hike at this time of year. I hiked with some friends from my Sunday School class in June – Julie, Anita, and… Read More
Of Names and Hikes
My Names for Yesterday Yesterday I mentioned that I’d let you know what name I had earned through my attitudes, words, and behavior throughout the day. I realize you don’t really earn a name in one day, but over the course of time. But I came up with a few anyhow. One reader, Courtney, offered a link in her comment… Read More
Not So Wordy Wednesday – M & M Trail Mix
I love trail mix! The picture here is not a picture of the recipe I’m providing here today, but it looks good to me all the same. Personally, it’s not trail mix to me without raisins and maybe another dried fruit or two; however, I seem to be in the minority. That’s ok; that means I get all the dried… Read More
New Year’s Resolution: One More Mile
I’ve never been really hip on New Year’s resolutions. I don’t have the staying power to make them, much less keep them past January 14th or so. I’m a huge “excuse maker” even though, at the time, I don’t like to put it that way. They’re not excuses, just real bonafide reasons. Reasons why I can’t exercise (too cold, too… Read More
How Did I Come to Be a Hiker?
It occurs to me that at this point some of you who occasionally read this blog may be wondering how I ever came to be someone who hikes, much less backpacks. While I’d walked a few trails on vacations and at 4H or Girl Scout camp in the past, I never would have called myself an avid hiker until just… Read More