Throughout this summer I was losing a friend to cancer. She and I were neighbors, spiritual sisters, cancer survivors, and hiking buddies. Her illnesses slowed her hiking over the last couple years, but she never stopped hiking and walking until she could no longer breathe from her lung metastasis. It is hard to not see … Continue reading Losing Her
The hardest thing in my hiking as I age is change. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV My desire to hike long distances above four … Continue reading Sixty Hiking
Road trips are not my favorite way to travel.
East of Glenwood Springs, Colorado up in the Glenwood Canyon lies a rest stop off of I 70. It presents the Best of Colorado: Raging Colorado River, Grizzly Creek feeding into the River through the valley, boulders, rock path, crashed trees and those cerulean blue skies. And clean restrooms. It is also the place of my old … Continue reading Perfect Perfection Destroyed
Where did these seashells come from on the side of a mountain path
We have to transition from training to enjoyment of hiking. I have decided my word for the pandemic is adaptable.
“Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham. I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky” Genesis 26:3-4a NIV “We worked early and late, from … Continue reading Car Camping
The black cow lowers its head and watches us carefully as it chews on the grass. In the distance it has seen the little white dog in the grass. The little white dog becomes intertwined with its genetic calling. A schipperke was bred to nip at the heels of horses along the canals in Belgium. Taz, our … Continue reading Cow Jumped over the Moon
Facebook groups are a marvelous way to find people whom like the same things you like and have great information. I found two groups this year: “Women who Hike Colorado” and “Colorado Springs Lady Hikers”. You have to be approved to be in the group, but I enjoy the posts, pictures and the hiking information very much. Some … Continue reading Speed Hiking
Everyone who visits Colorado Springs is bombarded with “Have you visited Garden of the Gods?” It is a park of towering red and white stones located on the west side of Colorado Springs. There are pictures of visitors to this area in the 1800s in wagons. This year in 2020, we have updated bathrooms (do you detect the … Continue reading Garden of the gods