Monday, July 28, 2014

Hay stacking timelapse video

A timelapse and slow-motion video of stacking hay near Toledo in Southwest Washington, it makes me tired just watching it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bringing in the Hay

Early July marks the beginning of the hiking season - the time when all sensible people are out enjoying the high country, probing the retreating snowline as it uncovers the vast riches of the wilderness. I, however, through obligation and a less than steady source of income, must spend a month of summer waiting for the hay. Only a few days are actually spent hauling the hay; most of the time is spent hanging around the house waiting for farmers to call us. Time that could have been spent hiking is instead spent waiting for the silent phone to ring, and when the call does come, it is usually to tell us that the hay has been delayed by another week due to the long range forecast predicting a 20% chance of light mist.

Monday, July 7, 2014

My Bold Grandmother

My Grandmother is amazing! She just turned 90, and coincidentally published her third book. The book is  Bold Women in Alaska History ( $10.80), and I can think of nobody more apt to have written it than my own bold grandmother, Marjorie Cochrane.

Hiking in Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

My latest article was just published today in Seattle Backpackers Magazine! Check it out: Hiking in WIllapa National Wildlife Refuge