Monthly Archives: September 2017

Beginnings

A non-hiking day. A strange day. But at least I posted the photo I took from yesterday’s hike. That’s something. I may as well start by talking about beginnings. I’m not at all sure that I like starting things. When … Continue reading

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Road Trip

A road trip was just one of the many things on our busy agenda today. First there was the  dog walk up to Payne Bluffs and along to the bridge and baby waterfall. I took a photo, which I was … Continue reading

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Hiking is the Answer

It wasn’t really a hike – just a nice, long dog walk. But it did, as always, make a difference to my day. I’m not sure it’s because I’m outside or because walking is my moving meditation and it allows … Continue reading

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Excuse my Elbow Grease

I did not expect this to be such a busy day. But it’s good. Sometimes it doesn’t take a mountain summit to make me feel accomplished. Imagine, today I didn’t only clean (more thoroughly than usual) but I actually dusted … Continue reading

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Emerald Lake

Today I came back from my hike not only alive but uninjured. I consider that a major achievement. Let me explain. I set off on what I understood to be a rather restful pleasant hike – something easy after a … Continue reading

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Hiking the Monashees

As promised, today is all about the pictures. Today has also been all about catching up on stuff (can you say laundry?) and just pain resting. Hiking again tomorrow after all. Yeah, I know – no rest for the insane. … Continue reading

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Mount Fosthall

We are back from our rather epic three days in the Monashees. Today, Nicky and I submitted Mount Fosthall, the highest peak in the range. Total hiking distance: about 18.5K; elevation – almost 1200 metres; hiking time 8 hours and … Continue reading

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Sol Mountain

At the top of Sol Mountain: We were up early this morning, had a good, big breakfast and set out for Sol Mountain at 8 am. Sol was Plan B. The weather, which looked very dicey dictated that this was our … Continue reading

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Sol Mountain Lodge

This is the view from my bedroom window: Nicky and I left for Sol Mountain Lodge at 7.30 am and had an easy three hour drive to the Lodge. The road was super most of the way – I mean, an … Continue reading

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Into the quiet

Now that Shanara is back and peace has descended, I’ve had a chance to be very quiet today. I’ve also been very tired. And busy – preparing everything for tomorrow. Bread is baking, chile made, most everything packed. Garden watered … Continue reading

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