After much assessment, we decided to launch our packrafts from a small rock cliff. Willows on both banks almost covered in water, lined the banks making it tricky to even get to the river.
Both Sally and I are a bit more than nervous about the conditions we are facing of tomorrow’s ford of the Rio Grande.
The first 2 water sources on the route are cow troughs. It was so hot, we had no problems with the conditions of cow pies and all kinds of green stuff in the water and surrounding the area.
It is simple relief when a month of planning a trip with all the logistics and obstacles comes together. So far…this one is a winner.
School is out. Oh ya. It is time to hit the trail.
First up this summer Sally (Arrow) and I will be hiking the first half of Brett Tucker’s creation, “The Northern New Mexico Loop”. Brett Tucker has put together a number of very interesting and challenging routes.
It is a New Year! And guess what that means in my household? Yep, the trip planning begins. If perhaps you are in need of a bit of inspiration or cheering on to make your dreams happen, I would like to share a letter that was given to me as a Christmas gift. A gift from the heart.
Viewing the Grand Canyon at least once in a lifetime should be on everyone’s bucket list.
The view from above is unique, easily assessable by all, and down right mind blasting. The expanse, mystery, and ever changing weather and light has a way of putting everything in perspective. It is nature’s gift.
I am really excited to share an original artwork created by fellow hiker and artist Nancy Romanovsky. This is the third piece of art she has painted based on a photo featured on Lady on a Rock. The latest oil rendition is taken from my winter blog entry, Eastern Sierra Winter Adventure to Palisades and Arches.
Well it had to come to an end. What a wild ride this summer has been! My husband, family, students and school beckon. These are great things to go back to. I am very blessed.
It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we’re all so incredibly lucky to share.
“One step at a time is good walking.”
– Chinese proverb
If today doesn’t prove anything, it proves that it all goes.
Oh, it goes.
I’m up for anything as long as I have a break.
~Ella, my grand daughter