Digging Deep ~ White Pass to the Golden Goat Rocks and a Little Shimmy Through the Land of the Losts

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/shoe-lake, https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/old-snowy-mountain-elk-pass, https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/coyote-trail-79, https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/clear-lost-trail-to-lost-lake-lookout Once you’ve wandered through the mountains, over long and laborious miles, climbing and descending time and again - you will never see vibrant vistas and far off peaks the same.  You'll [...]

A Never Ending Serenade ~ Goat Rocks, August 2019

"You belong among the wildflowers, you belong somewhere you feel free." ~ Tom Petty Snowgrass Flats,Old Snowy, Goat Lake As you enter the Goat Rocks Wilderness there are signs warning of the crowds that cluster there.  People want to go where beauty bursts from the seams and this lovely little jaunt into the wild opens a [...]

Back At It ~ Packwood, July 2018

"We didn't know we were making memories.  We just knew we were having fun." ~Winnie the Pooh~ https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/packwood-lake The best summers are the ones that roll in slowly, when the forest opens up early and the calendar sits wide open and we can venture off into the wild as early as May.  This has not [...]

On Top of Old Smokey ~ The Goat Rocks, August 2017

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/snowgrass "Oh, the places you'll go." ~ Dr. Suess There will be a time, in our not too distant future, that our unit of six will shrink down to a daily dose of four.  So, when Ash and Matt jumped on a jet plane to go visit their GG in Ohio for a week - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]