Blue's Boots

Andrea's adventures on the trail…

What’s new…

on March 12, 2013


September 2017 – It’s been a summer of changing plans, as in every single trip and reservation and permit has changed, partly due to wildfire smoke and weather conditions.

I had a wonderful solo trip to Northern California to the Redwoods , Jed Smith State Park, Prairie Creek State Park, and Redwoods National and State Parks. DH and I did an impromptu trip to Crater Lake, Oregon, which was new to him. The boat tours weren’t running when we were there, but we still had a great time. I’ve hiked around Rainier as usual, and did a wonderful overnight trip up and over Spray Park, down thru Cataract Valley, and out Carbon River.

My highlight trip of the summer was a first for me, at Eagle Cap Wilderness in the Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon… WOW!  This is a very special place, and one I will definitely be going back to next summer for more exploring.

I just got back from 4 wonderful days at Pendleton Round-Up, which is a blast in an of itself, but when you combine that with a family reunion, it’s even better!

Next up – I get to pick up my new Hiker Trailer soon, which I’m very much looking forward to traveling with next summer!

~~ 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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