Monthly Archives: March 2018

Evening Ridge and Whaleback

I’ve had my eye on the Whaleback for some time – at least a year, I think. Today we did it: Simon, Peter, Ben, P’nina and I. I was leading and kept following a ski trail that looked good. I … Continue reading

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Dog Walks and Thoughts

Let’s see – maybe I’ll just hit the highlights (which means this post is just about complete – duh). First – a short story published today in Who Writes Short Shorts https://whowritesshortshorts.com/category/fiction/ So that was rather nice – and a few … Continue reading

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Hiking without snow but including bear spray

The good news is that I have, as of today, developed a deep empathy for bears – not necessarily when they are futilely hunting out more huckleberry bushes, but definitely if they encounter a human and get a faceful of … Continue reading

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Spring is coming – or so it seems

We walked the dogs on the Galena Trail today – to the gorge and back. And for a short part of the way, we were on actual dirt. Kind of gives you hope. Simon even managed to drive the car … Continue reading

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Party

It was lovely to see P’nina and Peter today (celebrating 20 years of love) as well as Ben – and meeting Nora and meeting Tim Clinton at last – and seeing P’nina’s house. In other words – a celebration party! … Continue reading

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Mount Lepsoe with NIcky

Days don’t get much better than this one. First, it was a snowshoeing day in the alpine in sunny and then spectacular winter weather (let the photos do the talking); second, I was with Nicky and, as we have determined, we … Continue reading

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The Butter Loop

Finally – completed the entire upper and lower Butter loops. The conditions were less than ideal – but we did it. So did the dogs – although now they are paying for it. Lots of postholing in the upper areas. … Continue reading

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Spring Rain and Politics

Rain – yes – that’s fine with me. I was quite happy to walk with Abby this afternoon in the drizzle. Rain means spring is coming. Rain means green will happen. And I’m all for the colour green. Today, the … Continue reading

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Spring

It was another nice day. God – how boring. Can you imagine starting a book with a sentence like that? “It was another nice day!” Just makes you want to jump right in, doesn’t it? I mean – it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Mount Lepsoe

Yes – today was my meditation. This is what happens when I have six hours in the alpine, snowshoeing in a beautiful world – bluebird skies, distant (and closer) mountains – and a wonderful group of people. Most of the … Continue reading

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