The Place I Left My Heart: The Gila Wilderness

I fell instantly in love with the Gila Wilderness, the first designated Wilderness Area in the US on my very first hike. And every day of the weeks we spent here, I fell harder and more completely in love with this place. It is a wild beauty, the Gila. Sitting in the woods watching a…

Rarely Is It About The Summit

One of our first hikes in New Mexico was unexpected. We intended only to hike the four miles to an alpine lake but once we realized the trail continued to the summit of New Mexico’s tallest peak, well, there was no question whether we would continue. I had packed a ridiculous amount of food and…

Southern Utah In Late October

Oh, Utah, you always exceed expectations. This was our four visit to Utah and still she amazes us. Below is a brief recap of some of the wonder and joys and discomfort we experienced during the three weeks we traveled in southern Utah. Sleeping in late when camping at temperatures falling as low as 9F/-15C…

And We’re Off

It’s been a cold but wonderful week and delightful to be living again simply and near to the wilds. It’s only been a week on the road but what a week. Our first night found us at the Liard River hot springs beneath a near full moon. Late night winter visits are my favourite time…