The Healing Power of Waterfalls

I love hiking to waterfalls and being near them. It was on a waterfall hike when I was 20 years old that I came to the conclusion that my husband Matt was THE ONE. One of my favorite Sunday memories is having “church” under a waterfall with my family. As I sit recalling my waterfall…

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Suncadia Trails Snowshoe: Finding the Fish Shed

At the moment I am staying in the cozy home of some dear and generous friends. Their home is located near Suncadia Resort in Western Washington. I have always been curious about Suncadia, and in particular, Suncadia trails. This area is well-loved by many of my neighbors and friends, but I have never had the…

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Hike Highlight: The Grand Forest

This winter, life has brought me to Bainbridge Island where I’ve had plenty of time for wandering. If you ever find yourself on Bainbridge and want to get a little lost, I recommend seeking out the Grand Forest. This forest has a definite ethereal vibe, and I was delighted to find that it was absolutely…

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Winter Snowshoe at Mt. Rainier’s Paradise

On Christmas night a few years back, I felt the pull towards snow. I know, Christmas in the Northwest is the “gift God wrapped in green,” but I needed some WHITE and I needed it soon. We made a spur of the moment decision to head up to the Paradise Visitor’s Center at Mt. Rainier…

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The Mountain Will Teach Her

A while back I decided to climb my first big mountain. I love hiking and backpacking and have stood atop my fair share of small peaks. But the same experience that sent me on my minimalism journey also inspired me to decide to take on the mountains β€” and I set the goal to reach 7…

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