No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations. ~ Louis L'amour
It's one thing to have a nightmare, like the one I suffered for years of that woman on roller skates who skates menacingly towards me until she's just about to reach me, then is suddenly transported to the far end of the rink and starts coming at me again, over and over... ugh. I'd rather … Continue reading Tale of a 4th Grade Nightmare
Applying the trail wisdom of: Know your limits requires beginning with that concept firmly in mind. Starting there, we'll go here: Perhaps you remember the above photo from the first Trail Wisdom post, back in October? Then, during November, I shared part of my story in Trail Wisdom's second installment. Please permit me to now weave those narratives together for part three. My go-to explanation for the side … Continue reading Trail Wisdom: Hoodoo You Think You Are?
Bryce Canyon National Park. Queens Garden Trail. Gorgeous, no? We chose this hike because it divided into two parts: the shorter, more manageable Queens Garden trail for myself, and the extended Navajo Loop for my friend Royce. After a (mostly) pleasant hike downhill, we parted ways. I hiked a couple of minutes further, and then saw this: … Continue reading Seeking Trail Wisdom
The original plan for traveling to Utah included a trip to see all five National Parks in the state. That plan required revision upon discovering that visiting all five meant spending more time in the car than in the parks. The new plan became: camp at Zion for a week, taking separate day trips to Bryce and the north rim … Continue reading The ZBGC Triangle