Be Still My Heart… Love Zion! (part 1)

Zion National Park is a place I have anticipated seeing for a very long time. I was actually heading there in the early spring of 2012 when I had my first (and thankfully minor) breakdown in The Beast. That happened … Continue reading

Traveling South Through Central Oregon

After two and a half months in my home state of Washington it was time once again to move south while the roads (mountain passes in particular) were still clear of snow and ice. After bidding my family farewell I … Continue reading

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge

Wow! After two and a half months in the Pacific Northwest it is with mixed emotions that I continue my journey south. Although I have not actually lived in Washington since I was 21 years old it has always remained … Continue reading

Homeward Bound Through Idaho and the Sawtooth Mountains

After another memorable visit to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks it was time once again to put that rugged mountain range in my rearview mirror (or in my case… the side-views.) After nearly two years since my last … Continue reading

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again!

My arrival back to the Tetons was something I’d looked forward to for months. Not only is it one of my all time favorite places for its beauty, hiking trails and abundance of wildlife, but I was about to reconnect … Continue reading

Down Time and the Superior Circle Tour

Since my last post I made my way back across the country to my hometown of Longview Washington in time to visit my stepmother, Marilyn Reisner, just before she passed away. She had been ill for some time and her … Continue reading

New York- Hudson River, Catskills and Lake George

I’m now camped in one of my favorite places, at the base of the Grand Tetons. It’s a gorgeous day and I’m dying to set out on a hike, but I told myself when I arrived yesterday that I could … Continue reading

Through Kentucky to Ohio’s Hocking Hills

When I left Cades’ Cove with my sights set on the Hocking Hills of Ohio, my route took me right through Lexington Kentucky. Between my love of horses, and the fact that I have friends who live there, it was … Continue reading

Another Gem… Cade’s Cove, TN

While journeying, I’m always listening (and often making notes) when people suggest places I should see along the way. The pile of notes, in fact, became so overwhelming that I put together a notebook… organized by state… of places to … Continue reading

There Are Mountains in Georgia!!!

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been a month since I rolled out of Florida and into Georgia. I’ve been saving up my Georgia experiences thinking it would be easy to condense them into one blog post, but I found myself … Continue reading