The Rambling Writer Flashback: Hiking to Lake Ann, 2018

The last couple of years have presented their challenges for all of us, and I hope to keep hope alive for more outings in our beautiful Pacific Northwest wilderness and wherever we all can venture.

I plan to return soon to my weekly “virtual vacation” blog series on Thailand, though I’m still finding it difficult to spend much time at the computer after surgery that pried apart my ribs to remove a lobe of my lung. (A surprise diagnosis for this never-smoker.) They got the cancer, hurrah! but it’s a slow recovery. I stay focused on memories of past adventures and anticipating future ones. Here’s one of Thor’s, Bear dog’s, and my favorite hikes in this rerun from 2018. Some things remain the same: the terrible wildfires ravaging the West again this summer. We remain lucky here in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Rambling Writer Flashback: Hiking to Lake Ann, 2018 — 7 Comments

  1. Such a beautiful place. I am reminded of another trip when I gazed in wonder at a spread of wildflowers set against the clear blue sky and a jagged rocky ridge. I said “This would be perfect if a butterfly came by right now”. And lo and behold it did! Then I raised my arms to the sky and shouted “Well God, is that the best you can do? How about some…..flying monkeys?” Then Sara said “Look Thor, there are some monkey flowers right behind you!” So I said, “OK God, you win”.