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Hike of the Month: Mount Dickerman

Hike of the Month: Mount Dickerman






Mount Dickerman Hike This hike is another leg-burner. And an unbelievably rewarding one. When I set out from home on the day of this hike, I intended to take the trail up to Mount Forgotten Meadows. However, the head of the trail had moved to […]

Hike of the Month: Blanca Lake

Hike of the Month: Blanca Lake






Blanca Lake Hike Blanca Lake is absolutely stunning. And the view is made all the more rewarding by the effort required to get here. The total round-trip distance to Blanca Lake and back is 7.5 miles. Climbing almost 3000 feet in just under three miles, […]

Hike of the Month: Mason Lake and Mount Defiance

Hike of the Month: Mason Lake and Mount Defiance






Mason Lake and Mount Defiance Hike For this venture into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, I strongly suggest making it an overnight trip – two if you can swing it. The hike is certainly doable in one day, but the trail up to the top of […]

Hike of the Month: Denny Creek Trail

Hike of the Month: Denny Creek Trail






Denny Creek and Melakwa Lake Hike Denny Creek Trail to Melakwa Lake is a really amazing hike. It can get busy, but the trail is long enough that it absorbs people pretty well. I went on a beautiful 80 degree Friday and the parking lot […]

On Hiking: 5 of the many reasons to spend time in the forest

On Hiking: 5 of the many reasons to spend time in the forest






The forest has been an important part of my life since childhood. As a kid, family vacations often consisted of camping trips, and I was lucky to live in a rural area where nature was right outside the front door. As I’ve gotten older, and […]

Acknowledging and Working With Stubbornness

Acknowledging and Working With Stubbornness






My friends and family like to tease me about how stubborn I am. I’ve been this way ever since I was a kid and I really don’t have much of an issue with it. Generally speaking, my stubborn tendencies have served me well and are […]

Natural Skin Care – The Crunchy Edition

Natural Skin Care – The Crunchy Edition






When we learn about potential benefits and downsides of certain foods and move toward as nutritious a diet as possible, a natural next step is to look at ways to promote health in other aspects of our lives. Some of the biggest, and often least-suspected, […]