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The M-Word, Part 2

As we had reserved a moving truck months prior for pickup and mere blocks away from our house, it got crossed off our “worry about it” list, replaced by getting the carpets professionally cleaned, filing a change-of-address with the post … Continue reading

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More on…Less is More

Yes, I’m still basking in the reflected glow of moonlight on northern lake waters; still inhaling the subversive aromas of hot bacon and fresh coffee among whispering evergreens; still tossing and turning all night on a thin, inflatable mattress, yet … Continue reading

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Less is More: The Camping Edition

Hello again everyone, and welcome back to the now-intermittent version of this blog. Summer is flitting past us here in the Great Northwest, and between the crummy spring weather and a mid-August return to school for those so involved, we … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

I’ve been rather busy lately, and I’m sorry to say I’ve hardly jotted down a word of it. Once the weather here finally turned for spring, I jumped outdoors with both feet (really, the easiest way to do it). Taking … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Outings, Part Four: Long Way ‘Round

Having found myself somewhere other than actually on the trail back to the parking lot, I had three choices: I could try to backtrack and pick up the trail where I had lost it in the first place; I could … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Outings, Part Three: False Start

After I saw the young bull moose calmly stroll past me that afternoon on Kamiak Butte, I figured the day could get no better and I should head back to the world. I lingered a few minutes, vainly trying to … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Outings, Part Two: Lunch Guest

Having successfully negotiated the icy back side of the trail up Kamiak Butte, I paused a few minutes for a piece of Clif Bar, a drink of water, and a big ol’ chunk of solitude. There was so much of … Continue reading

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