time well spent

a few days after returning from our trip to california, a friend and i loaded up on snacks and pointed our fully loaded car north. we traveled almost 1000 miles in two days to check in on another dear friend. it was a true gift to share her time and space, and to get to know how her days and nights flow.

we spent the week addressing hundreds of envelopes, sorting years of photos, listening to conversations about trail food, permits and packs. we also got the priviledge to work and share meals with a delightful group of 20 somethings that have boundless energy and creative spirits.

we lived in a yurt with a beautiful view.

beauty on a hike at pine ridge

the map wall that i studied from time to time throughout the week. dreaming of a canoe trip in my mind.

we were lucky enough to get two evenings without rain, the first was spent hanging out around the campfire lots of laughter and catching up.

a solo kayak early on a cool morning. i was joined by a group of loons and managed to scare two bald eagles out of some tall trees on the shoreline.


a hike to a waterfall in the cool midst of late afternoon.

the sun returned for our last day, and we were treated to a beautiful paddle on burntside lake. the sun was shining and the water was clear. great company and lunch on a rock.


 our last evening was spent with drinks and dessert in a quaint lodge watching the sunset. i don’t have any photos, i was too busy savoring the moments and hoping time would slow down for just a bit. ever so grateful for love, friendship, rain, sunsets and canoes.


2 responses

  1. somehow no mosquitoes or black flies show up?

    1. oh, there were lots and lots of mosquitoes, and also lots and lots of bug spray 🙂

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