July 11, 2020
FAVORITE TOWN. I can say truthfully that everyone I know who has visited Durango in summer, or Fall, say they love the town and the area.
In the Fall, the famous old steam train puffs up to Silverton, and in October riders are dazzled by the Fall colors of the golden aspens.
You can also … More “Durango, Colorado hike to Castle Rock in photos”
July 18, 2019
WHATS IN THIS BLOG:Rafting on the Animas river.Hiking along the Purgatory Flats trail.A roadside hot spring.An outstanding Mexican restaurant.
I WENT BACK TO DURANGO. With my step-daughter Kim and my granddaughter Kara. I wanted to see Smelter Rapids, to see how much the water had risen in the ten days since I’d last been there. … More “Hiking toward Heaven: Durango Deeper”
January 31, 2019
Kim McGrath invited me to talk to her first-graders about Christmas in Australia. So with my rabbit trap, boomerang, and didgeridoo, I turned up in December 2018 at her first-grade class at Independence Elementary school in Kansas. Six-year olds!
I can make a noise with the didgeridoo, and the kiddos found this entertaining.
Miss McGrath … More “Six white boomers”
September 20, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • My niece and husband came from Australia. • Golden aspens and blue skies. • Crater lake carved out by a glacier. • Iron Mountain Hot Springs.
MY NIECE CAME TO VISIT FROM AUSTRALIA and to see the Maroon mystery. Alyse and her husband, Sam, visited LA, San Fran, and Las … More “Hiking toward Heaven: Maroon Mystery”
July 16, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Tom and Anne Thomas roll in to hike New Mexico. • A river runs through it – El Porvenir. • Wild fruit – raspberries, apples and tomatoes. • Lunchtime at second waterfall. • Hot springs and mountain lion.
TOM AND ANNE THOMAS DROVE OUT IN THEIR CAMPER VAN FROM HOUSTON. … More “A day of pleasure – hiking with Houston friends”
April 30, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Kit Carson cave. • The Navajo town of Gallup, New Mexico. • El Rancho hotel, famous for the movie stars who stayed there. • A terrific hike to Church Rock.
Woody, as the head of WOWE, is a master of organizing hiking trips with WOWE, which stands for Way Out … More “Hiking Toward Heaven: Church Rock near Gallup”
March 14, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The killer mountains. • The Peralta gold legend. • Peralta Canyon hike.
THE KILLER MOUNTAINS. The forecast called for rain, but i didn’t believe it. It rarely rains in Phoenix, Arizona. In fact, it was February 2018 and it hadn’t rained for 3 months. I drove east, past Apache Junction, … More “The Superstition Mountains: Hiking near the gold legends.”
January 17, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Wonders of the natural world • The hummingbird • Spectacular hikes • Role of consciousness in creation and evolution
This is the first of three parts of a series on creation and evolution. It’s a mix of science and spiritual. I’m motivated by a need for clarity, as I’ve heard … More “Creation and Evolution, Part 1: Role of Consciousness”
January 6, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Kimberly is a school teacher and my stepdaughter. • We hiked to a ruin where the Ancients lived 700 years ago. • We saw a deer with her fawn. • A thunderstorm hit us on another hike.
This blog falls in the category of Health and Hiking. My other two … More “Kimberly McGrath….. Passionate hiker”
April 23, 2017
FIRST OF ALL, I AM IN SEDONA, ARIZONA, hiking. This is where the red rock scenes are grand. For example, if I were asked to design heaven, these … More “Hiking Toward Heaven: Soldiers Pass in Sedona”