Nothin’ But Love Allen!

I know this sounds like crazy talk...but I LOVED Allen Mountain.  LOVED. IN ALL CAPS.  Maybe it was the weather.  I mean, the day shouted "Autumn in the mountains!"  Or maybe it was the company.  Mallory is one of the best hiking gals (and friend) I know! Or maybe, it was just Allen.  The remoteness.  …

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Sunshine on the Santanoni Range

The last time I visited the Santanoni Range, it was March.  After a massive snowstorm.  That dumped a few feet of snow atop of an "already base of a few feet of snow".  We spent most of the day climbing up to Panther Peak and expending tons of energy attempting to break trail to Santanoni Peak...unsuccessfully.  …

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The Dix Range: Go Big or Go Home

"Trusting yourself means living out what you already know to be true." - Cheryl Strayed August 6, 2017 It had been some time since I embarked on a solo hike.  Plus, the Dix Range whispered nudgingly that we had some unfinished business to discuss.  I realized hiking all 5 peaks in the range may have …

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Blanket

via Daily Prompt: Blanket Blanket Childhood safety net, angelic white with the softest satin trim, perfect for little noses. Cuddle it tightly, when nights bring worry. Snuggle it warmly, when days bring happiness. "It will be ok, just hold on..." she assures the blanket cuddler.   Snow rolling for miles, over vast meadows in winter. …

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For the Love of Purple

via Daily Prompt: Purple Purple Majestic, the sensation of an exquisite mountain summit, still, serene, magical.   Sparkly eyeshadow, glittering like a million twinkle lights on a rehearsal stage.   Home, the bursting love rolled on the walls of my childhood bedroom.   Children giggling, babies laughing, full-bellied jovial, innocent, contagious.   Brave, yet soulful …

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