Blue's Boots

Andrea's adventures on the trail…

What’s new…

on March 12, 2013

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May/June 2020

I feel so fortunate that DH and I were able to visit and hike at Grand Canyon South Rim, Death Valley (wow!), and Joshua Tree National Parks in early February before what I’m calling “The Great Pause.”  The memories of that trip have sustained my spirits for the past few months.

What’s that saying… “The best laid plans…”

I had planned a 6-state road trip for hiking this summer that I just cancelled with mixed feelings. Instead I’m going to lean in to the Big Pause the world is in right now and stay closer to home this summer, hiking, camping, and backpacking locally instead. Even though I can’t do my trip as planned, I’m grateful that I and the people I love are safe and healthy, and that I have beautiful areas close by that nourish my heart and soul.

I will hopefully be keeping my plans to backpack the Timberline Trail around Mt. Hood in Oregon this summer with DH and friends. I’d love to get back to the Eagle Cap Wilderness in eastern Oregon too, but I’ll decide on that later this summer.

~~ Andrea ~~


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!

  2. Sheryl says:

    Beautiful!!!

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