Hike in Kananaskis

The foothills of the Canadian Rockies are similar to the foothills of the Colorado Rockies:  mountains in the distance, blue skies, cold wind, water flowing in streams and rivers, and flat plains in the distance.              After leaving Canmore and heading for Calgary, we headed south to the Kananaskis Valley and ski area.  Once again we warned not Continue reading Hike in Kananaskis

Rain, Rain, Go Away….

“And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.”” I Kings 18:41 NIV Our longest hike was to the town of Montefalco, Umbria.  Montefalco is visible anywhere in the Umbrian Valley because of its location.  The first settlers were named Umbri and Romans, Lombards, local merchants, later ruled it.  Then Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away….

Adventure: Accidents, Vipers and Wild Boars?

“You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.”  Matthew 12:24 Eighteen of us loaded on a bus that took a windy scenic road to a small hamlet, population 6,500, Gualdo Cattaneo on the west side of the valley.  Our first hike started Continue reading Adventure: Accidents, Vipers and Wild Boars?

Disappointment and Change

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;he does great things beyond our understanding.He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth, ’and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour. So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor.  Job 37:5-7 NIV                      Snow season means exchanging my walking shoes for snowshoes Continue reading Disappointment and Change