Before I left – and on the way…

SOOOOO…. I am BACK in Port Orford, Oregon for the summer. I’d planned on going to the east coast this summer but, just in case I was needed by my...

Well, it’s been a long while since I posted anything new here so I thought I’d better add something to help some of you stop wondering if I was alive...

Ahhh Tucson, I do love you – but lately that love has begun to leave a bitter taste in my mouth. *laughs My dog, Teddy, has contracted Valley Fever. (I...

I’m finishing up a month in Pinetop/Lakeside Arizona enjoying the cooler weather and the easy hikes in the White Mountain Trail system – which is a series of multi-use, major...

… is exhausting! These guys are right outside my window so I get to watch their antics and I couldn’t help but share just how cute they are. (Although, when...

I love the desert in the spring. The flowering season spans from mid February to mid June with a peak from mid March to late April depending on rainfall and...

This is a beautiful hike in Saguaro National Park West. I took King Canyon Trail (3.5 miles, one way) to the top of Wasson Peak (elevation 4,687 feet), the highest...

I haven’t posted anything for a little while but life’s been a bit unsettled. About 1 week after I got back from Hawaii, my sister’s house burnt to the ground...

I was fortunate to find a privately owned RV spot on the west side of the Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. The saguaro is the largest cacti in the...

I stayed briefly in Amado Arizona before heading up to Tucson for a winter. I only visited the National Forest for one day and I’m afraid I only hiked the...

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