Tag Archives: hiking

Down the rabbit hole

Let your mind just slip away, before the steps collapse. Rearrange your perspective — tilt it to the sideways, downhill slide of a mountain roaming up and down. Never let tired eyes relax because they are young, fresh from sleep, … Continue reading

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Edith Lake, Montana

Once you immerse yourself in nature, it will never wash off your body or mind. If you are lucky, it will rub off on others around you. Just give it time.

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The accompanied journey

Mid-morning meandering in the mountains with my dad, rubbing shoulders with upstanding noble fir, snapping photos of lichens cast as streamers onto bark, celebrating symbiosis, summiting snow-covered and misty Mary’s Peak, the highest point on the Oregon Coast at 4100 … Continue reading

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Oh, the trails you’ll plough!

Trail work on the Continental Divide Trail, Centennial Valley, Montana Never a dull Pulaski or moment for the adventurous spirit!

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Eureka Spitfire Tent, Scapegoat Wilderness, Montana

This tent has been with me through thick and thick. I have very long legs so no one believes I can fit into such a small tent, but I do. I also have big feet which bulge out the front … Continue reading

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Mr. Bluesky

If anyone is an ELO fan, “Mr. Bluesky” seems to fit the theme of this picture. I love the way snow absorbs the first rays of sunlight, dissolving the crisp air into a warmth that radiates like the smoke from … Continue reading

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Aware, aloof, oof

Down the pathway I walk, under an arch of gnarly elm branches with irregular ruts branded into their bark, some continuous and thin, others tapered and bold, mimicking furrows left by an ax –  lost in observation, I trip over … Continue reading

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Fire watch station atop Northwest Peak, Yaak, Montana

This photo was taken a few summers ago on top of Northwest Peak near Yaak, Montana. The mountain is situated at the furthest NW point of Montana, and when you trek to the top of its talus slopes, you can … Continue reading

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Tangerine negative

During the summer of 2006, I took this photo and was inspired to write many poems (one included below) while on a 21 day backcountry outing as a Montana Conservation Corps crew member, working long days blazing miles of new … Continue reading

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