2009 Reflective Musings

A year themed by change. As I sit at my laptop, reflecting on the passing year, I realize that I have changed in so many ways. Mentally, emotionally, physically. Maybe change isn’t the right word, but I have experienced growth. Many wonderful adventures of all sorts were had. I backpacked through the Smokey Mountains, soaked

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Fall Backpacking Smokey Mountains Adventures

The Smokey Mountains are a beautiful place to enjoy fall backpacking. Just over two years have passed since I ventured out to Skillern hot springs on the edge of the Sawtooth National Forest. The leaves began to don their reds and golds, and I even crunched through many that had reached the ground. We arrived

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A Slow Return

This outdoor woman has been out of the loop Summer has blessed us once again, while she slowly fades into fall and the nights come earlier and earlier, I find myself contemplating the last few months. I have been away from “normal” life, whatever that may actually be. I spent two months in North Idaho

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a new summer adventure

This isn’t your typical summer adventure, at least not my typical summer adventure. One month ago SS and I packed everything we own into a 10′ x10′ cube, minus camping/backpacking gear, clothes and a few other items. We loaded the truck to the gills and headed to northern Idaho. We had a beautiful trip along

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National Park Adventures to be had

There are 58 national parks in the United States, covering over 55 million acres. You’ll find every type of terrain from forest to desert to high mountain peaks. Any adventure you’re craving can be found within these pristine areas. National parks are fantastic places to start exploring the great outdoors, or expand your experience. They

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