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Evolving Food Views

Evolving Food Views

For many of us, the path that brought us to the way of eating that is best for each of our individual bodies (in this moment) is a winding one. And that winding path often garners criticism. I know it did for me. In transitioning […]

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, […]