Tag Archives: Outdoors

Mother’s Day Along Pine Creek

Pine Creek Valley has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. After visiting our moms on Mothers Day, Hubby and I enjoyed a hike – actually more of a walk, along Pine Creek. After almost a week … Continue reading

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Friendship and Backpacking

We reconnected at a sad time, her mother’s funeral. During the intervening fifteen years, she had changed from a cute teenager into a woman with inner and outer beauty. Now married and the mother of three, her days focused on … Continue reading

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For Once, I’m a Fearful Dump-it-in Cook

My dump-it-in cooking tendencies totally disappeared when it came to making jerky for the very first time. When backpacking or day hiking, I don’t want a meal of partially raw, slightly spoiled meat. Experiencing a stomach ache, or worse, on the … Continue reading

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Afternoon Solo Hike

The hike almost ended as soon as it began. The aroma of skunk floated along the trail, not strong enough to sting the nose and eyes but definitely there. I slowed and kept a sharp eye on the surrounding area, … Continue reading

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