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New Hikes, and Stag
Saturday, November 28, 2020      10 comments

For everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you had a great time despite the challenge of this pandemic. I really enjoyed my family Zoom call, and I enjoyed my virtual Zoom dinner party with friends. I tried two new hikes last week wi... Read more
Badlands Hike
Sunday, November 22, 2020      10 comments

My friend Hanne and I hiked in the Badlands on a clear cold day. Views were beautiful. ... Read more
Larch trees
Thursday, November 12, 2020      15 comments

The larches (called tamaracks in some other areas) are the only deciduous conifer. The needles turn yellow and fall of annually. I enjoyed hiking a coupl... Read more
Planning for Winter
Wednesday, November 11, 2020      14 comments

Planning for Winter As we are starting to see colder weather, and with COVID-19 surging, I am planning ahead. You may know from my blogs I love to hike. But hiking options here get very limited during winter. We have fewer open trails, and ... Read more
Sunsets, NSV, and scaled-down Thanksgiving
Monday, November 02, 2020      11 comments

We had beautiful sunsets over the past few evenings. Here are views from my porch. ... Read more
Hikes and Vote
Friday, October 30, 2020      9 comments

We are having a lovely late fall weather. Clear crisp days, and no snow or ice on the ground yet. So I am hiking as frequently as I can, because many of the trails will close soon. Our COVID-19 numbers are increasing, but fewer and fewer people ... Read more
River and Mountain hikes
Monday, October 26, 2020      15 comments

I hiked with my friend Hanne along the McKenzie River. This hike is within 10 miles of one of the major fires that occurred in September. It is a beautiful area, and I am so glad that it escaped the destruction. The rain has mostly extinguished ... Read more
Fall Color Hikes
Sunday, October 18, 2020      19 comments

I love enjoying the seasonal changes, particularly the fall colors. The aspens were turning yellow in Shevlin Park. ... Read more
Hike, update
Saturday, October 10, 2020      14 comments

It has been quite smoky for the past few days. But today it rained, and I was able to go for a short hike. I am so grateful for clean air again. You don’t realize how important it is until your air is hazardous. Hanne and I went on a new hi... Read more
Hikes and Dinner Party
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      14 comments

I enjoyed finding a new hike earlier this week. It is in a very popular park, but it is across the road from the main area. It is much less crowded than the popular main trail. I hiked it twice, once by myself, and once with a new hiking compani... Read more
Fresh air! Hikes!
Monday, September 21, 2020      14 comments

After more than a week of hazardous air quality here in Oregon, caused by massive wildfires, We had a bit of rain. It did not extinguish the fire is, but the size was greatly reduced. And I am overjoyed to have better air quality! Breathing good... Read more
View from my Window
Sunday, September 13, 2020      10 comments

At the start of the pandemic, I posted this view from my window. I thought sharing the same view might give you a visual of the smoke impact. ... Read more
Preparing for Emergencies
Friday, September 11, 2020      18 comments

My state, Oregon, is being devastate by wildfires. California and Washington and other states are in the same boat. This has made me realize that I need to be prepared for an emergency. My friends that had to evacuate had less than 5 minutes war... Read more
Smith Rock and Todd Ridge
Monday, September 07, 2020      10 comments

We’ve been having heavy smoke here in central Oregon. We get smoke from wildfires to the west and north of us in Oregon, and the smoke from the massive fires in California drift our way. I feel very sorry for my brother and sister and everyone ... Read more
Sunset, Doris Lake, river
Sunday, August 30, 2020      11 comments

Because of the heavy smoke from wild fires over the past week, we have had some amazing sunsets. Here are a couple of photos taken from my porch. ... Read more

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