An Epic Railtrail Hike (and a monster attack)

My friend and I did a ten mile railtrail hike last Saturday, which is epic not for its distance (although that was part of its epic-ness), but because of everything that went wrong. Also I was attacked by this monster: 50 pounds of furry First, it is epic for my friend to be able to […]

Take a hike! (with me?) Shingletown Gap (2)

Guys, I am SUPER excited about these photos from Shingletown Gap.  A couple of weeks ago, I had a really rough day, so I decided to book it after work and bike out to the nearby state forest for a hike.  I hopped on my bike and rode there as fast as I could, but […]

Hieroglyphics Trail

A friend and I hiked this trail in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Gorgeous desert landscape! And lots of cacti… So some of the cacti look like they exploded, like this one…a friend told me a story about them absorbing too much water and exploding, which I think is pretty ridiculous, but if you know […]

Take a Hike! (with me?): Little Pine State Park

I went for a hike with one of my best and oldest hiking buddies, K, who appears in many of my hiking posts.  She and her pup, Bella, are very dear friends to me, and I’m so grateful for them.  Since we’ve been living far away from each other, it’s become a tradition to meet […]

Take a hike! (with me?): Touchmenot Mountain

Touchmenot is a mountain in the Catskills of New York.  This is a pleasant little hike, not too steep and not too difficult, but with some lovely spring ephemerals and those pretty Spring Beauty specialists I mentioned a couple of days ago. Painted Trilium (Trillium undulatum) Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) (and my weird freckly hand) Dwarf […]