Mt. Hood’s Alpine Wildflowers

Mt. Hood Wildflowers

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The Road to Seward

Heading southeast out of Anchorage along the shoreline, the road twists and turns following highway 1. This is the road to Seward. Highlighted by mountains jettisoning from glistening glacier carved inlet known as Turnagain Arm and lush marsh lands, this scenic drive is a beauty to remember.

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Hiking along the Umpqua River

To celebrate National Trails Day and to enjoy the outdoors, I joined up with a bunch of women from my church in Eugene for a day of hiking along the Umpqua River in southern Oregon. Following a portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, we stopped for three short hikes to beautiful cascading waterfalls on the north Umpqua. Each building in size and awe-power, the waterfalls filled the day with relaxing river sounds and a chance to get away and enjoy the fellowship of other women in the wild! Continue reading

A Beautiful View Even When Lost

My second attempt to see Kentucky Falls – my second fail. Short on time and sun, I had to turn around while on my search for this wondrous waterfall. Someday I will make it and it will be epic – but that doesn’t mean this trip was worthless. Look at the beautiful view I stumbled across while kinda lost. High up on the ridge line looking over the Coastal Mountain Range in Oregon, the blues of the rolling hills melted into the sky.

Coast Range Ridgeline