Almost all of these photos have nothing to do with this week… in a way. What do I mean?
I’m prepping for a trip-of-a-lifetime… backpacking in Denali National Park. As a nomad, prepping for a trip like this requires learning lots more about my current location(s) than I usually do. Locations of retail outlets I don’t usually visit, etc. Since it’s a gear-intensive trip, I’ve got an extra layer of acquisition. The time in the kitchen would happen regardless of location.
Photo observation: I’m starting to notice and care about aesthetics… out-of-focus shots, photos that would look awesome with HDR… and it only took seven months! Maybe I’ll get around to putting some feelers out for a better camera before the end of the year?
Testing homemade trail meals – creamy rice and pine nuts; fiesta cashew beans and rice, and cashew Indian curry. Sourcing the freeze-dried chicken was too annoying, so I doubled up on nuts. Recipes from The Yummy Life.
Last few miles of my last Eugene training hike, meeting my Wyoming bar buddies at the top!
First full day in Portland, spent at the gear store, talking for hours and hours with my Hawaii sister-from-another-mister, and helping my bestie get rid of the weird shizz from around her new property. On the curb at 9 p.m., craigslist ad posted by 9:30, gone by 6 a.m.
Hottest day of the year in Portland, so I got up at sunrise to get in my 8 miles. Second to last training hike! And thanks to Misty the warehouse maven at BJ Coffee Roasters for the mid-hike brew. You’re my hero!
When you lazily replace everything you don’t have from your own damn recipe with coconut and oats… you get still-delicious, but very crumbly trail bars. #ohwell
Final food assembly before game night at Bradley and Annie’s. 7 Wonders has my vote.
Last training hike was a doozy. I ate my weight in salmon berries, huckleberries, and golden raspberries. #sorrynotsorry Great views of Mt. Hood (and Adams, and Jefferson, and St. Helens!) despite the Canadian wildfire smoke.
Eugene, Oregon – USA
Vancouver, WA – USA
Silver Star Scenic Area, WA – USA