Tag: outdoors

Everest Base Camp: The Highlights, Part Two

The adventure continues… cold, clouds, success! And then the way down…

Everest Base Camp: The Highlights, Part One

Eight days up, four days down, and 100 pages written… to try to fit that into any sort of sensible format is futile. But, there are certain highlights that become those stories – the ones that get pulled out in any conversation about a…

Rain and Stars ~ Joshua Tree National Park, California

I’ve lived in them, visited them, have family and friends in them. But in the past few years, larger cities are not my preferred destinations for stress relief. I’m drawn much more to the outdoors. So when a friend I met while traveling last…

When Fortune Smiles ~ La Fortuna, Costa Rica

I like winter. For about a month. Then, I’m over it. The holidays are over, and in Wisconsin, there is no end in sight. You have until at least mid April before you even begin to thaw out. In January 2016, I was in…

The Mountains are Calling ~ Glacier National Park, Montana

It was mid June. I was facing one of the most challenging emotional times of my life. Every “bad” feeling you can think of fought for space inside me – terror, anger, deep sadness, disappointment, emptiness, exhaustion. I literally ran away to clear my…