Covid-19: Notes from the beach (3/16/20)

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the United States is in an unprecedented quasi-shutdown, in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and it’s associated sickness, Covid-19. So I thought a new blog challenge was in order. After all, what else do many of you have to do but readContinue reading “Covid-19: Notes from the beach (3/16/20)”

Hike 21 of the #52hikechallenge: Last time at Ward Reservation

It’s been a while since…a lot of things. Since I took my camera out for a spin. Since I last went hiking. Since I last blogged. It’s also been a while since I shared plans to leave Boston for a new job and a new adventure…and I won’t lie, it’s been a looong wait toContinue reading “Hike 21 of the #52hikechallenge: Last time at Ward Reservation”

Hikes 18 & 19 of the #52hikechallenge: Dogs rule

I won’t lie – it’s getting tougher to find inspiration for the #52hikechallenge these days. I am longing for a trip where I can pack 3 or 4 hikes into a couple of days; I’m longing for a trip that takes me to canyons and mountain lakes and waterfalls. But, my work schedule and someContinue reading “Hikes 18 & 19 of the #52hikechallenge: Dogs rule”

When you have no choice but to go slow: #hike14 of #52hike challenge

All around me, everything is changing…fast. Once spring arrives, it passes in what seems like a blink. My friends’ kids, whom I knew when they were in elementary school, are suddenly going to prom (and college, but somehow prom is more disconcerting). New jobs, new babies, new marriages, new cities, new adventures…it seems like everyone I know isContinue reading “When you have no choice but to go slow: #hike14 of #52hike challenge”

Sometimes hikes just aren’t awesome: #hike8 of the #52hikechallenge

Hang out on instagram with the hiking community enough, and you might think we all tramp around through pristine nature with artfully mussed ponytails and impeccably coordinated gear and the perfect partner. I’m here to tell you it just ain’t so, folks. Sometimes, hikes aren’t awesome. Sometimes, they almost suck. I say almost because evenContinue reading “Sometimes hikes just aren’t awesome: #hike8 of the #52hikechallenge”