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August 22, 2017

the day after
morning’s breeze ripens into
afternoon’s embrace

© Amanda Stemen – 2017


Hiking North Whisper Ranch Trail – Yucaipa, Ca

This short out-and-back 1.4mi trail is rated as “Easy” on AllTrails. I would agree, there was nothing particularly difficult about this trail, although it did have a good incline for the first ¼ or so, so beginners be prepared for some heavy breathing (myself included!). 350 more words


If they don't find you handsome, Part II

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that the phrase concludes by saying that “they should at least find you handy.” That might be true, but your assuming I’m not handsome. 1,206 more words


Days 17-20: Tonquin Valley Pass Hike

The teahouse hike and Sentinel Pass were our two easy break days after our Assiniboine adventure. We soon headed into the mountains again but in Jasper National Park this time, which is about 2 hours north of Banff. 1,145 more words


"It was worth it" says man blinded after staring at eclipse

Local man Shawn Peters has suffered permanent and irreversible eye damage after staring at the sun for most of the afternoon yesterday. Peters was one of millions of Americans who stepped outside to enjoy the rare and spectacular solar eclipse. 40 more words