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Hiking on a Clear February Day!

Sunday, February 07, 2016      7 comments

I enjoyed hiking two trails recently on clear cool February days! The first trail was a shorter slower paced hike above the Deschutes River, with a friend that is trying to get back into hiking after straining her back. She is spending a lot of ... Read more

Methow Valley Ski Vacation

Monday, January 25, 2016      12 comments

My friend SpunkyLB and I enjoyed a great ski vacation in Methow Valley, WA last week. Our drive to Washington was long, mostly through freezing valley fog. By the second day, we were seeing snow -- LOTS of snow. We amused ourselves by counting t... Read more

Inspiring group of skiers!

Saturday, January 16, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday I went on a beautiful cross country ski trip, the mountains are always inspiring! Particularly when we have fresh snow and sunshine. But I was also inspired by a group of disabled skiers and volunteers. Two large school buses were... Read more

2015 Results. 2016 Goals!

Monday, January 04, 2016      8 comments

In 2015, I lost 14 pounds. I exceeded my goal for lowering cholesterol, and I exceeded my goal for lowering my triglycerides. I did not lose as many pounds as I planned, but I consider the year successful overall. Last year, I was unable to exer... Read more

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 Ė and I donít 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


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