Hikes and Rides

Being homebound during the week got me out for the weekend. Yesterday was for a big loop ride. Rode all day, and even stopped for a break for a short hike to catch-up with a friend south of home. But just after Redmond, I had to stop for a shot of these senior members of … More Hikes and Rides

In the greenery

I did get out recently for time among the trees and critters. This time of resurgence of people heading to the accessible and established trails has me finding little used areas near them. Walking in them offers something peaceful contrasting with goings on in the city. My neighborhood is about the same, but downtown isn’t. … More In the greenery

Off-trail

To avoid the crowds returning to the trails, I tried bushwhacking a short distance today in a seldom visited area near no trailheads. I hadn’t done this in years. The negotiating and balancing make it surprisingly strenuous compared to on-trail. It makes me understand part of the reason wildlife is made up of such lean … More Off-trail