Blue's Boots

Andrea's adventures on the trail…

What’s new…

on March 12, 2013


January 2020 – A new year and and a new decade!

2019 was amazing, in large part because I got to go on my #1 bucket list trip to New Zealand in February and March – Absolutely some of the best backpacking and hiking I’ve ever done in my life!!  There is so much more I still want to see and explore there, I wish I could get on a plane and go back.  Click on the New Zealand 2019 button for photos.

I’m already looking forward to 2020, when I’ll be visiting Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree National Parks for the first time this spring. I have plans to backpack the Timberline Trail around Mt. Hood in Oregon this summer with DH and friends, which will be a first for me as well. I’d love to get back to the Eagle Cap Wilderness in eastern Oregon too. I’m sure I’ll have more adventures with my Hiker Trailer (, though no definite plans yet for a road trip. Something will come together, I’m sure 🙂

I hope 2020 brings you as many adventures on the trail as possible!!

~~ Andrea ~~

I’ll be hosting a Hike + Yoga Retreat in Ashford, WA, and Mount Rainier on August 21-23, 2020. If you’re interested, head over to my retreat page at I hope to see you on the trail and on the yoga mat!

5 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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