Archive for December 24th, 2012

A Narrow Window

I like to be in the woods and sometimes I like to be there alone. But many times I prefer to be in the woods with someone for company and sharing the beauty and safety. That frequently presents a problem with scheduling and desire on the part of others. So it came down to 3 hours of light on a Sunday afternoon and a strong desire to see a patch of woods I’d eyed for several years to explore- seven and a half miles of stream crossings and moderately steep terrain in places on a new trail. We had the headlamps and the clothing for a longer stay but in a new neck of the woods that might turn into too long a stay for comfort so we trail ran 1/2 of the distance. My son counted 8 stream crossings. I’m sore today but still glad I did it. I guess I seek adventure now and then.

                     Second Falls

First of Three Cascades

Hunt Fish Falls

Hunt Fish Falls



The left picture shows Lost Cove Cliffs. The walk up to Bea Mountain was steep and the walk down was as you see at the right. The woods were quite open with almost no underbrush, perhaps meaning it had not been disturbed for a long time.       I enjoyed the time with my son and the adventure of time and place and am thankful that I still have the energy to act a little crazy.






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Overflows from the Heart

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart…" Matthew 15:18


Pointing to the One who made, saved, and sustains