Monthly Archives: June 2018

Idaho Peak – the sequel

Today – ah yes – today was the day for Plan A. Yes, you guessed right – Plan B was in effect, even though we had not officially made a Pan B. It went like this – Peter picked me … Continue reading

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Bird

¬†Our bird died. In this case, I think it’s best to start at the end and work my way back to the beginning. Simon came home yesterday with a Northern Flicker – a juvenile¬†that fell from the nest and was … Continue reading

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Seeds Across the Border

I shall begin by making a short story long. It all started when I planted my pole bean seeds and realized that I’d forgotten one essential ingredient: you cannot make a bean salad or, in fact, anything to do with … Continue reading

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Record Mountain and Mount Kirkup

I think that today’s Plan B actually turned out better than Plan A. “A” was the 7 Summits Trail end to end. “B” involved Rick and I driving to the Old Glory trailhead early this morning and taking on a … Continue reading

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Dog Walk

So today I took the dogs to Butter and we explored a new trail or two – always good to map the area. The trails went where I thought they would – nice to have alternatives. The dogs were happy. … Continue reading

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Plan B

There – that’s a winter image of Mount Kirkup – and it will likely be my Plan B for Wednesday. I was so looking forward to Plan A – the 7 Summits Trail. But my hiking buddy had something come … Continue reading

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Mount Elgood/Plewman/7 Summits loop

There really isn’t anything better than a day hiking in the alpine. I’ve been on the Seven Summits Trail quite a bit, but I’ve never seen it in the early summer. It was gorgeous. And even in the alpine, where … Continue reading

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Mid Life Crisis

I’ve decided that I’m enjoying (!) a mid-life crisis. Yes – mid-life. I read recently that what with people living longer and with a change in attitude, the 70s are the new 50s – or even 40s. Therefore, I am … Continue reading

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Weather Days and Deep Thoughts

Can this possibly be the third day in a row of not hiking? This is not good. I think Simon will probably come home tonight and strap my backpack on me and send me out – anywhere! But the weather! … Continue reading

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Flowers and skeeters and beans (at last!)

Thunder on our walk today – and because of that, I had to leave Shanara at home and just take Abby. But it was odd that way – the storms just seemed to circle without ever lighting down. And the … Continue reading

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