For the Children

I summited at 11:17 AM on 8/9/16, with 4 fabulous, strong, resilient women! I feel amazing!

Owen, Isla, and Finn –

When you read this postcard, know that your mother does this crazy stuff to help you learn to be big and strong!



Keep Warm Gloves At Hand

Keep warm gloves at hand…

We Walk Into The Wild

  • Heavy backpack
  • First time hiking for that long
  • lovely weather
  • “We Walk Into The Wild”

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Growth and Sunny Days

A beautiful season on the trail ~ so much growth and sunny days.

Just had a heart-filled visit with Aric at Sheep Camp and slept in the new wall tent, surrounded by re-purposed timber. New history there. I am off to Lindeman today and then home.

Thank you Chilkoot Trail for another sweet hike and season!


The skyline dances as I stare in wonder atop the mountain.

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Birthday Adventure



Woohoo! You Made It

Woohoo! You made it to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass. What an amazing trip full of courage, determination and love.

Shaun is the most supportive and encouraging husband. Kenny the super dog is amazing and deserves nothing but the best!

Bring on Europe in one month!


Reliving Precious Memories

My husband proposed to me 11 years ago on this summit.

He asked me again this time if I would marry him all over again. I am a very lucky woman and look forward to many more hikes with him.

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Conquering Fear

I conquered my fears!

It was more than I imagined – way more! Not a question of stamina, but facing fear and winning. I feel my steel!

50 Year Milestone

Thus, my 50th year, this journey is one of my fifty firsts in this year 2016. This is my highlight of my life adventures! Met a man 77 years young this morning traversing the trail. He climbed Mt. Rainer 26 times with 4 winter trips. What an inspiration! This is his second time on Chilkoot. May my life be filled with more rich history like those who have gone before me and always be encouraged to never stop exploring. You are amazing – keep on keeping on!


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