All posts tagged: Hiking

Zunday Zen … A Solitary Walk

Solitary walk leaves crunching underfoot … in autumn’s golden glow.    Sunshine, lustrous fall colors and silence are what I found on my afternoon hike. I encountered only a handful of humans, one lone mushroom and a view of Mount Hood. It appeared almost close enough […]

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Zunday Zen … My Suburban Oasis

Suburban oasis a breath of fresh air for body and soul. This beautiful nature park is a short walk from our house. There are miles of hiking trails across this extinct volcano and lava dome.  We are fortunate here in the Pacific Northwest to have such an […]

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Don’t stop talking on my account…

This poem was inspired by one of the many hikes and explorations of Northern California my friend Greer and I have enjoyed over the years. Point Reyes is a spectacular place to go hiking. They also have a very affordable hostel, which costs a fraction of […]

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More Backyard Play in the Gorgeous Gorge!

After visiting the Columbia River Gorge with a out-of-town friend recently, I had promised myself, to not wait as long before going back again. Well, I am happy to report that I kept my promise to myself. Added bonus, my husband came along. It turned out […]

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Don’t forget to play in your own Backyard!

A visit from a friend last week reminded me of how easy it is to neglect exploring one’s “own backyard”. It had been a while since I had ventured out to the Gorge. Along the historic Columbia River Highway are vast forests of moss and lichen covered trees, […]

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