Hikes 16 and 17 of the #52hikechallenge: Family time

A recent visit to see my new nephew, followed by a parental invasion, led to adding two more hikes to my list. Though they were far from my most challenging, of course I included them, because I got to share love of being outside with the people that matter most to me. For those whoContinue reading “Hikes 16 and 17 of the #52hikechallenge: Family time”

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”

Day and Night Snorkeling…in whatever body you have

Before I left for my Hawaii trip, I did some online swimsuit shopping. One of the many companies I explored had a line of copy that stuck with me – “the best beach body is the one you have now.” What bulls#!$, I thought. That was obviously written by someone who’s only body image concernContinue reading “Day and Night Snorkeling…in whatever body you have”

Kilauea Iki Crater Trail: #hike6 of the #52hikechallenge

Let’s talk craters y’all. Like actual real volcanic craters in the earth that still have steam coming out of them. Did you know there are such places that have hiking trails into and around them? I didn’t, but I do now! Every book or blog about the Big Island says that Kilauea Iki Crater inContinue reading “Kilauea Iki Crater Trail: #hike6 of the #52hikechallenge”

Polulu Valley, Hawaii: #hike7 of the #52hikechallenge

Yes, I know I skipped #6. It was a great hike, in the rain, through a volcanic crater. I’ll get to it later, though, because hike #7 was one of my favorites this year so far. My photos from this hike, taken with my new wide angle prime lens, will tell the story. First, someContinue reading “Polulu Valley, Hawaii: #hike7 of the #52hikechallenge”