Somewhere Over the Rainbow ~ ONF, High Divide and the Grands – August 2020

"God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope." Maya Angelou https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/seven-lakes-basin https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/grand-valley https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/grand-ridge The trails have been pretty crazy these days. So, when it came time to plan for our big anniversary hike we decided to hop [...]

The Sweetest of Spots ~ Buck Creek Pass Loop (Clockwise), August 2019

”Dream in light years, challenge miles, walk step by step” ~ Shakespeare Buck Creek Pass Loop - Clockwise They say you are supposed to buy each other China once you make it to the 20 mile marker.  But, we chose to give each other something a little less traditional, less delicate , less fragile.  Something [...]

True Blue, Baby I /Love You ~ White Pass Pilot Ridge Loop, September 2018

"I'm not telling you its going to be easy.  I am telling you its worth it." https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/white-pass-pilot-ridge-loop This hike was about number three on my hopes and dreams for our anniversary trip this year.  But, once again, there were fires wreaking havoc on our forests which disqualified my top two trails.  A crazy busy summer [...]

Dreamscapes ~ Spider Meadow, Phelps Basin, Spider Gap and Beyond, September 2017

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/spider-gap-1 "Hiking is a bit like life. The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other... again and again and again.  And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the [...]

Getting Lost in the Best Way ~ Backdoor Loop into the Goat Rocks, August 2015

"Not all those who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien I look forward to our annual 'anniversary' trips with eager anticipation.  Over the years the trail has become our place.  We connect there unlike any other place in our little world.  It is an adventure much like the one we vowed to throw ourselves into [...]