Category Archives: Hiking and Life

Carpenter Pass

Today, in the friggin’ heat, Simon and Sheila and I headed up Carpenter Pass. Glorious! The best mountain scenery, the best company – what more really is there to say? The photos can do all the talking.

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More Heat

Okay – it’s hot. Simon and I worked for a while today – Simon more hours than me. But gosh, gardening – at home or at a client’s house – is hot work these days. But we did it and … Continue reading

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White Queen in the Heat

When I got back to the car today, after hiking White Queen, the temperature said 37 degrees. My chocolate in my backpack had melted. And yes, I ate it anyway. That’s what baby wipes are for. Today’s hike involved some … Continue reading

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Still Hot

I’m going to assume that it’s as hot as yesterday – I have not looked at the thermometer. I don’t think I need to. It’s hot. My energy has completely drained. I was okay this morning: baked bread, did the … Continue reading

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Beyond Hot

First – once again a thank-you to Scott Wilson for the photo. Today is nothing like that day. Today, the thermometer outside the door (in the shade) reads 40 degrees! It’s hot. I picked almost 12 pounds of blueberries today … Continue reading

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Gardens

Temperatures in the mid to upper thirties – and what were Simon and I doing today? Building a garden – south facing of course so that we could get the benefit of the full sun. The garden is on a … Continue reading

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Cornice Ridge

Can you say hot? When Alison and I got back to our cars today, it was 34 degrees – or maybe 35 or 36 – who knows? I can tell you though – it was hot! And that accounts for … Continue reading

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Exhausted

Once again, thanks to Scott Wilson for the photo of our hike on Friday. My gosh, he does take wonderful photos. As to the title, “exhausted” – it has nothing to do with hiking. Simon and I had a firewood … Continue reading

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Tons of Chores

Thanks to Scott Wilson for this photo from yesterday’s hike: the last bit up the Reco summit block. Today – an entirely different experience. Sourdough bread, laundry, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning, weeding, watering. Sowed more carrots and onions for a fall … Continue reading

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Mount Reco

Today, Scott and I headed up Reco Ridge to Mount Reco, planning on coming back via Hollywood Ridge – a nice little loop. It was a gorgeous day. As happens so often, if I haven’t been up one of these … Continue reading

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