Hiking


Softer, older, rounder (The mountains are calling)

Softer, older, rounder (The mountains are calling)

I associated the mountains with summer vacation. It wasn't a place you lived, despite the obvious evidence of locals, it was a place you visited.

A refuge in the Laurentians

A refuge in the Laurentians

This sense of possibility, this large swath of low-rise mountains just to our north full of trails that go over over peaks and through valleys, by lakes, rivers and waterfalls, with places to stay along the way (summer camping and winter cabins) has infused me with a sense of hope that I might be able to call southern Quebec home for the next decade of my life, maybe longer.

I couldn't photograph the Supermoon (or, reflections from a weekend trip to Vermont)

I couldn't photograph the Supermoon (or, reflections from a weekend trip to Vermont)

I had forgotten what windblown ice and snow look like on stunted spruce above tree line and that you should pack crampons for hiking 4,000 footers in New England in November.

One Day a Week ~ You never know where it might go

One Day a Week ~ You never know where it might go

I don't want to scare you into thinking if you start hiking on a more regular basis, or doing some other activity outdoors together you'll have to re-order your life priorities and end up with a large scale life change. But wouldn't it be kind of cool if that did ...

How to Start a Homeschool Hiking Group ~ An Interview

How to Start a Homeschool Hiking Group ~ An Interview

Today I'm happy to introduce you to my friend Louise Johnson. Louise started a homeschool hiking group in their community and I asked her to share her experiences in an interview.

One Day a Week ~ A Homemaker's Perspective

One Day a Week ~ A Homemaker's Perspective

This love of home, husband and nature are big parts of who I am and it is from this perspective that I am sharing how to make one day a week outdoors a priority for your family.

Sunday night thoughts about hiking and marriage

Sunday night thoughts about hiking and marriage

I am beginning to love this part of who we are and who I am becoming.