Concerning Topography: La Pine State Park

The ground sounds different out here. My boots strike all wrong. They practically bounce in some spots, ringing against some buried echo chamber. A footfall later they’ll sink, just a fraction of a sound-absorbing inch, before the soil springs back, hurling my soles upward with a silent puff of dust. It’s not just the ground: … More Concerning Topography: La Pine State Park

Another Happy Accident: Silver Star Mountain & The Lewis River

I love to wake up early. Six-thirty in the morning, or a little before, is best. Much has been written by other early risers about the joys of a quiet home and empty roads and a solitary dawn, so I’ll stop with the recitation now. If you’re not already a willing sunriser, I’m unlikely to … More Another Happy Accident: Silver Star Mountain & The Lewis River