Tag: Blue Ridge Parkway

lessons learned: the gift of the longest hike

As mothers and daughters choreograph a new dance for the teen years, they often end up stepping on each other’s toes or hoping another partner will break in and redirect them to a new spot on the dance floor.  For my daughter and me,… Continue Reading “lessons learned: the gift of the longest hike”

lessons learned: finding joy amidst the clouds

In the past couple of years, my daughter (who typically does not choose to be outdoors) has been encouraging us to go hiking on the weekends.  Be still my heart!  When she was a baby, we used to put her in the Kelty backpack… Continue Reading “lessons learned: finding joy amidst the clouds”

hike to Mt. Pisgah

lessons learned: generosity and locked doors

On Saturday, my daughter and I decided to take the day off of housecleaning and homework and set out to hike Craggy Pinnacle.  I’d not taken her on this trail since she was a baby, and as I noted the other day, it was… Continue Reading “lessons learned: generosity and locked doors”

hike to Craggy Pinnacle

I grew up hiking this trail with my family, and today, my daughter and I had a memorable day doing the same. Nature has a way of connecting us very differently than other activities, and for that gift, I am grateful.

my autumn mountains