The Shift [The Space Between Stories]

I am currently journeying through an online course offered by Charles Eisenstein called ‘The Space Between Stories,’ which revolves around the notion that we — as humans, as a planet — are in the transition between a story of Separation and a story of Interbeing. The first session invites us to consider — whether it…

Green Lakes, Deschutes National Forest

Overview: In Deschutes National Forest outside of Bend, OR ~4.5 miles to the lakes ~9 mile day-hike to Park meadow and back Part of the Three Sisters Loop August 4th-6th, 2017 (Click images to enlarge and see clearly) I’ve been coming to this area since around 2014, when I did half of the Three Sisters…

Enchanted Valley, Olympic NP

Overview: Southeast part of Olympic National FOREST (not Park, meaning you don’t have to pay the NP entrance fee!) ~28 miles total, ~1,700 feet elevation gain Bear canister required (see details below) AMAZING. July 28-30th, 2017 (Click images to enlarge and see clearly) Heads Up Trail Difficulty Although the elevation gain for this hike doesn’t…

We.

Find the truth at the root of your florae. Where is the seed you planted? That your ancestors planted? It has transformed. And we all grow toward the same light, We flower in our ways, Our colors are our life. And we all dig into common soil; feeding, grounding, drenched by the same rain cloud.…

Hardy Ridge (Columbia River Gorge)

Overview: Washington side of Columbia River Gorge (Beacon Rock State Park) 8.1 miles total, 2,100 feet of elevation gain Great views, some risk of falling Not crowded July 16th, 2017 (Click images to enlarge and see clearly) This hike is on the WA side of the Gorge and is a part of Beacon Rock State…