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Toketee Hot Springs and Toketee Falls in Umpqua National Forest, OR

4/14/18 The weather forecast made it clear that we would be wet and cold no matter where we went within a reasonable radius of our home-base. I figured we may as well be warm for part of the time, so we headed a few hours northwest to find the hot springs in the Umpqua National… Continue reading Toketee Hot Springs and Toketee Falls in Umpqua National Forest, OR

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Big Sur Trip

I was tired of the glare from Josh's increasingly pasty skin burning my eyes. Before moving, he was working in a warehouse and I believe the repercussions from that work combined with some winter gloom left him paler with each passing day. After we settled into Oregon, I decreed that we must head south to… Continue reading Big Sur Trip

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Crane Crossing (Journey to Oregon)

One aspect that I'm most looking forward to about living and working outdoors in Oregon is communing with the natural cycles of nature. Josh and I hope that our internal clocks will reset to the tune of resting with nightfall and rising with the sun (or a few hours after, for me..). Living without our… Continue reading Crane Crossing (Journey to Oregon)

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Camelback Mountain, Phoenix AZ

Sep. 1, 2017 - Echo Canyon Trail (2.4 miles out-and-back) Before departing from St. Louis to Phoenix, I quickly Googled "Top 10 Things to do in Phoenix" and "Hikes in Phoenix". Camelback Mountain came up as one of the top hikes. Being only 2.4 miles (out and back) with a prime view of the city,… Continue reading Camelback Mountain, Phoenix AZ