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Adventure/Travel

Trails, Snails, and Other Hard Stuff

By On December 17, 2015

One recent weekend, my husband Nelson and I loaded our yellow and black Labrador Retrievers into the back of our Subaru and headed out to hike a new-to-us trail near our house… Read More

sleeping under the stars
Adventure/Travel

Sleeping under the stars

By On August 21, 2015

When I lived in California (maaaany years ago), I got to attend Cowboy Camp. We learned how to herd horses, care for horses, rope cattle, and barrel race. The pinnacle of the… Read More

camping chair failure
Adventure/Travel

What does “camping” mean to you?

By On August 19, 2015

A couple months ago, Nelson and I loaded up our camping gear and our doggies to head into the woods for a friend’s birthday celebration. This trip was a hybrid backpacking/car camping trip… Read More

Adventure/Travel

A love letter to my Chaco sandals

By On August 4, 2015

To my beloved Chaco sandals: Our love-affair has been long  – it’s spanned years, road miles, river miles, and even a country mile or two. Brand new, you were the prettiest shade… Read More

want to be free? skip the toe dip
Adventure/Travel

You have to be a little bit mad to be free

By On July 30, 2015

“You have to be a little bit mad to be free.” – Mooji Nelson and I have been on our downsizing adventure for several months now. Mostly, people’s reactions include excitement, wonder,… Read More

Adventure/Travel

Make time for yourself

By On May 14, 2015

On Monday, I dropped Yukon off in the middle of Shining Rock Wilderness for a 4-day solo backpacking trip on the Art Loeb Trail.  This was his long-overdue “make time for yourself” adventure. He… Read More

asking hard questions
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Asking hard questions about life

By On February 5, 2015

  We’ve started asking a LOT of hard questions questions about life around our house these days. Why do we have so much stuff? Why do we have 14 t-shirts when we… Read More

grand canyon slide show
Adventure/Travel

Is the purpose of life adventure? (Outside Magazine’s Video)

By On January 5, 2015

After watching this video (Is the Purpose of Life Adventure?) compliments of Outside Magazine, I really asked myself that question. And if it is, is that the only purpose? I wonder what you, gentle… Read More

Yukon & Bean Colorado River
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16 days and 225 miles on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon

By On July 15, 2013

One of the most significant trips that we (Yukon & Bean) have taken to date has been 16 days, rafting 225 miles on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon with 14 other… Read More

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