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Nice Christmas Holiday! (and hikes with sisters)
Thursday, December 31, 2015      12 comments

My Christmas holiday started with a very difficult drive through the mountains in ice and snow. The highway was closed for while an accident was cleared -- but there was no alternate route. All the cars just sat there in the snow. I am very glad... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts WOO HOO! Unexpected health NSV!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      23 comments

I was somewhat nervous when I got a phone message from my doctor's office: We need you to come in and discuss your lab results. We will need to adjust your thyroid medication, and discuss your elevated cholesterol level. WHAT??? I made a persona... Read more
Another great day skiing!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      4 comments

I went Nordic skiing again today with my friend Hanne. It was a beautiful day! I'm posting a few photos, mostly as an experiment to see if I have solved the problem of Sparkpeople posting my photos sideways. (if there are almost no photos posted... Read more
Cross Country Ski Outing
Monday, December 14, 2015      8 comments

I went on my first Nordic ski outing of the year today with two friends. We tried to go yesterday, but turned back because of the road was so backed up with drivers who were struggling with the icy conditions. (I enjoyed visiting two art exhibit... Read more
Thanksgiving in Phoenix
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      6 comments

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I flew to Phoenix with my nephew to visit my brother and SIL. The drive to the airport was difficult -- we had heavy snow and the roads were icy, and I had to drive over the Cascade mountains to the Portland airpor... Read more
Canyon Hike
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      6 comments

My friend Hanne and I hiked Dry River Canyon in the Badlands on Sunday. Sunday was a beautiful warm day for winter in the high desert (unlike today, when we are having our first snow storm). Dry river canyon was carved by an ancient river ... Read more
Hikes and Clothes!
Saturday, November 21, 2015      6 comments

I am feeling more recovered from the foot surgery, and WOO HOO! I co-led a 7 mile hike yesterday! It was a beautiful clear cold day, and we hiked in the Badlands to an interesting lava formation called Flatiron Rock. 8 hikers joined us. I like l... Read more
Sightseeing with Friends
Monday, November 16, 2015      6 comments

A good friend from college visited me this week with her husband. I enjoyed showing them the sights in Central Oregon. We hiked in the desert on the Wildcat Canyon trail (above the Deshutes River). The photo below captures all three of us:... Read more
Hiking Little Crater Trail
Friday, November 06, 2015      8 comments

My friend Hanne and I hiked Little Crater loop trail in the Newberry National Monument. This was a shorter hike, but challenging because of the snow and the elevation gain. The trail began at Paulina Lake. ... Read more
Visit to San Francisco
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      9 comments

Just back from a short visit to the San Francisco bay area, to visit my sister. I really enjoyed my visit! I traveled so often when mom was in hospice – and I don’t want to lose touch with my siblings now that mom is gone. ... Read more
Hiking from Benham Falls
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      4 comments

My friend and I enjoyed a lovely fall hike along the Deschutes River, from the bridge to Benham falls toward Dillan falls. We hiked about 7 miles, and I have to admit my knees are sore today! It was a lovely clear cold morning. We had a hard fre... Read more
Mountain Lake and Desert Canyon hikes
Sunday, October 25, 2015      7 comments

I enjoyed two hikes this week. I hiked near Suttle Lake again, because my friend wanted to see the fall colors. I really enjoyed the mild weather and the lovely fall colors. ... Read more
Saturday hike around Clear Lake
Monday, October 19, 2015      7 comments

Four of us had a very nice hike around Clear Lake in the Cascade Mountains on Friday. We were very lucky with the weather -- it was raining in town, but the weather in the mountains cleared up for our hike. Lots of lovely fall color from the vin... Read more
Two Fall Hikes + Deer
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      10 comments

I am really glad that I am able to hike again. I am starting with easier hikes (3-6 mile hikes, mostly level) and I will gradually rebuild my endurance. (I had surgery on my foot May 1; then another surgery on the other foot in July; so I had an... Read more
Queenstown NZ
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      10 comments

Our final New Zealand destination was Queenstown. This is a spectacular city set amid the mountains on Lake Wakatipu, and it is a gateway to hiking and adventure. Fresh snow was on the mountains, and the ski areas were still in operation. F... Read more

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