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Welcome to my website!  

My name is Carol and I created this site to share my love of the great outdoors.  
I hope you find it entertaining, inspiring, and helpful if you are planning your own

We've moved!  I accepted a promotion and am now working and living in northeast
Oregon.  On weekends my husband, son, and I can be found out and about
exploring this gorgeous and peaceful new area :)

Latest Adventures

Spring in and around Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
Spring Bloom at Tom McCall Preserve, OR & Columbia Hills State Park
Easter Weekend with Mindi and Family in Burien, WA
McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Snowplay in the Blue Mountains
Palouse Falls, Washington
We're moving to Oregon!
Santa Rosa Island Backpacking Trip, Channel Islands NP
Mt. Charleston, NV Camping Trip
Oak Glen Hiking and Apple Picking
Rough Fire
San Simeon Camping Trip
Big Falls, Forest Falls
Big Bear Lake Kayaking and Pontooning
Camping at Carpinteria State Beach
Idyllwild Camping and Hiking Trip
Hilton Lakes Backpacking Trip & Bear Encounter!
Alpine Pedal Path, Hanna Flat, Big Bear Lake, & Holcomb Valley
Lake Fire
T's first Backpack Trip on the PCT! Little Jimmy Camp, Angeles NF
Table Mountain Camping Trip
Spring at Puma Canyon Reserve
Spring in Owl Canyon & Barstow RR Museum
My husband Todd and
son Todd Jr. (we call
him T or Little T) hike
Mt. Wilson
"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a
reluctant enthusiast.... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the
other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not
enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with
your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains,
bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit
quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious,
and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head
firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this
much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those
desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their
eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.  I promise you this; You will outlive the
bastards." ~ Edward Abbey
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This website was
created in March