Tag Archives: hiking

Better than I was, but not as good as I used to be

My first true Adirondack hike, October 1998. I believed it was like walking in the woods, only with hiking boots. Halfway up Blue Mountain I was paralyzed in fear. Exposed granite, smooth rock, wet with recent rain and icy in … Continue reading

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Perspective and Choice

What do you see when you look at this picture? Do you see my shoulder? Ear? Pond? Log in the pond? Shadow? My shirt? The dragonfly on my shoulder? It depends on your perspective. My husband and I began our … Continue reading

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Because I BELIEVE I Can

I gave up hiking for the better part of two years. Not because I wanted to, but because my body wouldn’t let me. There was no “believing” that could overcome the reality of the near impossibility, yes — even if … Continue reading

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Baby Steps my A**

I’ve given up referring to “baby steps” as something “small”. Picture this: A toddler-in-training, pulling herself up on the legs of a coffee table. Phew. Wow, that was hard. Taking a step while holding on. Venturing to let one hand … Continue reading

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