I got a notification on Facebook the other day that it’s been 6 years since I started Wilderness, Found. One thing I’ve discovered is that, in those 6 years, working in this space has never been a priority for me. I’ve published erratically, and on a wide variety of topics. I nuked my […]
This summer I spent an inordinate amount of time behind a computer, and decidedly limited amounts of time outside, exercising, standing, doing anything beyond the screen. I did do some physical work on the cabin to transition it to a full-time rental property, but even that was limited. It wasn’t my plan, but somewhere around […]
The winds in Southern California are epic. You don’t hear about them outside of our region much because once you’ve lived here for any period of time it’s just a part of life. Like rain in the winter or sun in the Summer, and they come with a similar regularity. Offshore in the fall, bring […]
I had big plans for this summer. So many adventures. So many projects. So many goals.
Having an end-of-the-season birthday always makes the beginning of summer somewhat of a renewal time for my New Year’s resolutions. I was going to lose weight, exercise, write, have adventures and become the woman I imagine I can be in […]
When I was in my early twenties, I experienced a call to ministry. Believing that meant I needed to become a local church pastor, I took myself off to school and got a Master’s degree in Divinity. I fell in love, got engaged, and moved across the country to take a position as a pastor […]
I was 15 the first time I called 9-1-1.
I was working the counter during an evening shift at the local shotgun range. My slightly older co-worker was out “pulling”(pushing the button that releases the target) for the Wednesday night crew. These guys came every week and played this game where about 15 guys would stand […]
When was a kid, summers were a great time of adventures. School was out and time stretched before me. My mom was a teacher so she was off work and we often went on trips and adventures as a family. […]
When I first packed my bags and moved to the mountains, I had high hopes of how my life would change. I was going to become a svelte, beautiful, strong, athletic mountain woman. I was going to hike every weekend, and climb most weeknights. I was going to learn to mountain bike and scale ice […]
At the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, my life felt like everything was falling apart. My job was disintegrating, literally disappearing before my eyes while I still remained employed and I knew that any day I could (and probably would) be handed a pink slip. I was in the worst parts of my […]
Buying a new sleeping bag is a big deal.
Seeping bags last years (hopefully) and make up a major portion of your weight calculations when you’re backpacking. A good sleeping bag makes the difference between a night of rest and a sleepless night in the backcountry. Or when car camping.
The sleeping bags I’ve been camping with […]