Cougars in Heat–a Chilling Encounter!
Okay, before I get started here. Absolutely no jokes about attractive older women in pursuit of younger men or randy Washington State University students here. This post is about mountain lions following nature’s orders to make more mountain lions. And it’s about how a few autumns ago I nearly walked in on a mating couple. […]
Mille Grazie for a very Successful Hike-A-Thon
Wow! The 2015 Washington Trails Association Hike-A-Thon is over. I hiked a total of 201.3 miles and thanks to so many of you raised a grand total of $5255 for our trails!! Yahoo! This is by far my most successful hike-a-thon campaign-and I imagine once all of the numbers are tallied-it’ll be WTA’s most successful […]
Okanagan Mountain- A return after the great burn
I first visited Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park in the spring of 2003 while researching hikes for my Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Northwest book. Located just 10 miles south of bustling Kelowna; this 27,000-acre (11,000 hectare) park is a hiking haven in the heart of the Canadian Okanagan. Roadless and closed to motorized use; it’s […]