High Hopes ~ High Divide, August 2014

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/seven-lakes-basin "The shortest way to get anywhere, is to have good company." ~  H. Jackson Brown Jr. When you love something, I mean really love the thing, it is never enough to keep it to yourself.  We often walk into the woods with the delusion that they are just for us.  The solitude found down [...]

Packin’ It In ~ Packwood Lake August 2014

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/packwood-lake "Fill your life with adventures, not things." ~ Unknown Sometimes in life, the most repetitious things become a monotonous drag.  The commute.  The laundry. The bills. The dinners and the dishes. Waking, working, sleeping.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.  But, there is nothing tedious about returning - time and time again - to a place of [...]

Bug Off ~ Squaw with a Side of Cathedral, July 2014

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/squaw-lake "Enjoy the little things, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault This was our first higher elevation hike with the kids.  With a spread of four its hard to find a hike that is challenging enough for the older girls and not too challenging [...]

Sprung ~ Quincy Lakes, May 2014

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/dusty-lake " Wander a whole summer if you can.  Time will not be taken from the sum of life.  Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you immortal." ~ John Muir "And so the adventure begins." In an effort to get a jump-start on summer we joined forces with Mikey's brother and [...]

He Walks With Me ~ Goat Rocks, Snowgrass Flats, Old Snowy, Goat lk, Jordan Basin Loop, August 2013

http://www.wta.org/go-outside/seasonal-hikes/hikes-of-the-week/snowgrass-flats-goat-ridge-loop "As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was going to happen." ~ Winnie the Pooh In life he leads.  He always has.  From the moment we first met.  And I like it that way.  When I dreamt of him, before I knew he was him, I dreamt of a man who [...]

Wild & Free ~ Hyas and Tuck, July 2013

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/hyas-lake http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/robin-lakes "All good things are wild and free." ~ Henry David Thoreau Every once in a while I think it's good to ditch tradition and do something different.  So, this year on the 4th of July we bypassed the hot-dogs and the rockets red blare as thousands of dollars burst in the air, grabbed [...]