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The desert has many faces.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      0 comments

I'm learning to love the desert. My heart still resonates to a sunny day at a Cascade mountain lake, but those aren't usually accessible (or sunny) in the winter. Yesterday I had a day to myself, so I decided to find the Santa Rosa and San Ja... Read more

Midday at the Oasis

Saturday, January 31, 2015      2 comments

Last year we hiked through the desert of the Cochella Valley Nature Preserve toward Pushawalla palms, but at the top of a ridge looking down into a canyon, unsure of route and distance, we headed back to the car. This year armed with better tra... Read more

A nice 10k after the rain.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      2 comments

At home, we just put on a raincoat and go anyway. But somehow in the desert it seemed right to spend a day reading as the rain fell. But when the rain stopped we headed out for the second Volkswalk route near our hotel. Y 1887 called the "... Read more

Two nice weekend walks

Sunday, January 25, 2015      0 comments

This is my first entry from a phone, so please excuse spelling and grammar errors. We are on our winter dry out trip to the California desert. (It is actually relatively warm and dry at home right now; but I can't begrudge them that.) Ye... Read more

Five walks in the books

Saturday, January 17, 2015      2 comments

On January 2nd, I met with a group of wonderful ladies in Tacoma, WA. This group has been getting together at least once a year since we were in 7th grade. It was a bru... Read more

I hope we will be able to blog using a mobile device soon

Saturday, January 17, 2015      3 comments

It’s been a year since my last blog entry. In 2013 I blogged each of my 100 walks for American Volkssport Association's first Centurion Challenge. As you can see from that last blog, I finished with a whimper and not a bang. But now a year la... Read more

Did I lean my ladder up against the wrong wall?

Thursday, January 02, 2014      2 comments

I completed every goal I set for myself in 2013. Among other things I read 52 books, walked 100 different Volkssport events and blogged each one of them here. Perhaps there is always some let down after completing a big project, but I asked my... Read more

I did it! 100 different walks in the book.

Thursday, December 19, 2013      4 comments

Blogging the Centurion Achievement Challenge in 2013 #100 Each month I have a standing date to go on a hike with Carol. We’ve known each other for years and even though we have done a variety of walks, she had never been on a Volksmarch. ... Read more

If you can combine a walk with visiting family graves, you can combine a walk with almost anything.

Monday, December 16, 2013      3 comments

Blogging the Centrurion Acheivement Challenge in 2013 #99 - Lake Forest Park, WA In December my parents and my cousins gather at a cemetery in Lake Forest Park, Washington to put flowers on the graves of our grandparents and my cousins’ par... Read more

Walking Issaquah Washington 12/12/13

Saturday, December 14, 2013      2 comments

The sun was shining on Thursday morning. It seemed the perfect day for a walk, so my husband and I headed to nearby Issaquah Washington to enjoy walk #Y825. The walk begins in historic downtown Issaquah, which was established in the late 18... Read more

A Walk on Mercer Island

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      2 comments

Blogging the Centurion Achievement Challenge #97. I won't tell you how cold it was as I began the "mid-island" walk on Mercer Island this afternoon. I'll show you. Kee... Read more

Walking in Seattle (Challenge walk #96 of 100 in 2013)

Thursday, December 05, 2013      1 comments

It's FREEEEZING, literally. It is 32 degrees at 11:30am as I parked the car and started to walk. There are five interesting walks out of Fisheries Supply near Gas Works Park in Seattle. I chose Y351 University of Washington because today admis... Read more

It's Like I Had Two Saturdays

Saturday, November 30, 2013      1 comments

I enjoy taking a long walk on Saturday. Yesterday I did two Volkswalks and today I got to do the Turkey Trot in Edmonds Washington. It's like I had two Saturdays in a row. This may be the event I have done most frequently in my seven yea... Read more

Federal Way - Blogging the Centurion Achievement Challenge in 2013 #93 & 94

Friday, November 29, 2013      0 comments

The startpoint is a residence. I first walked from this location in (see June 8th blog for walks 40 & 41). Since that time I have met the home owner/trailmaster/patch designer and even walked with his group in August. This is a committed Volk... Read more

I see the light - Challenge walk #92 of 100 in 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013      1 comments

It was another beautiful day in the Puget Sound area; it was the perfect day to walk the Kirkland/Lake Washington Waterfront, Year Round walk #Y0134. Although slightly altered this year to maximize use of Kirkland Public Paths, it is almost th... Read more


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