Blue's Boots

Andrea's adventures on the trail…

What’s new…

on March 12, 2013


January 2019 – 2019 has good things in store! I’ll be heading to New Zealand for some bucket-list backpacking, so right now I’m in the mode of keeping my endurance up to be able to hit several 10+ mile days out on the trail. I have permits for the Milford Track, the Heaphy Track, and part of the Abel Tasman Track. After backpacking (or tramping as it’s called in NZ), Fran will be meeting me there and we’ll spend time visiting with his extended family and doing fun things like zip lines, kayaking, rafting through glow-worm caves, visiting Tongariro National Park, etc. I’m excited!!!!

I just finished YTT class (yoga teacher training), as well as a certification to teach Yin yoga. I’m hoping to be able to combine my love of the wilderness with yoga somehow, maybe hiking+yoga retreats or “snowga” snowshoeing+yoga. I’m hoping to get my new website up and running soon!

This summer I’ll be re-visiting the Eagle Cap area of eastern Oregon, and do more exploring and traveling with my Hiker trailer (  Of course, always more hiking around Mt. Rainier, my home base 🙂  Here’s to a happy and adventurous 2019!!!

~~ Andrea ~~

4 responses to “What’s new…

  1. Dennis LeGear says:

    Awesome. Love checking maybe twice a year. Meet you on the knee forum you are inspirational.

    • bluesboots says:

      Thanks Dennis! I’m so fortunate that I’ve been able to bounce back from eight knee surgeries and still keep hiking and backpacking and snow-shoeing.

      • Dennis LeGear says:

        My time has come. TTT MPFL and LPFL (Maybe) Dr. Robert A. Teitge, MD Feb 2nd. Strange my knees have been feeling good this winter. My wife thinks it is trying to escape. I never had a problem with frequent dislocation. Just really bad pain for long periods of sitting and exercise induced pain. Hoping for the best. I know you had doubts when you went on good hikes before. How are they now?

    • bluesboots says:

      I’ve heard good things about Dr. Teitge 🙂 I had TTT and lateral release, but no MPFL or LPFL. The rehab was long and hard, but it gave me my life back and I’m doing things now that I never thought I’d be able to do. Just played racquetball this morning, and could NEVER have done that before. While you’re in rehab, make a list of the things that you want to do that would have been too painful before, and focus on those. It’ll help you get through all those PT appointments and give you some good goals to focus on. Good luck!

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