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Muddy Waters

After a hard run, I wanted nothing more than to soak my aching legs in a nice, hot bath.  I walked upstairs into the master bath, and turned the faucet on.  Going back into the bedroom, I laid on the bed, feeling sweaty and tired.  I couldn’t wait to climb…

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Memorial Day weekend in the mountains

Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of the summer, even the calendar says it doesn’t officially  start until three weeks later.  It’s a great excuse to escape from the city, get out of town and go recreate somewhere.  For many, this means escaping the warm weather and making a pilgrimage…

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Drip, drip, drip

As quickly as the snow descended on us, most of the 3 feet dropping within 24 hours, the snow is disappearing.  That’s what can happen when it’s late May, just a month prior to the summer solstice.  The sun  in the sky has the strength of an August sun, and…

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The Not-so-Summer Road

Craaaack!  The sound is so sharp from above, it immediately draws my attention from the task at hand.  As I glance up, I see the large branch of the Ponderosa Pine tumble down from 40 feet above, smashing to the ground.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, as everywhere I…

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