A Look at Sahalie and Koosah Falls

Deep in the Willamette National Forest of western Oregon, where the McKenzie River flows, you will find dazzling waterfalls. Two of them, Sahalie and Koosah Falls, are easy to get to and worth taking the time to see. Sahalie (meaning “heaven” or “high”) and Koosah (“sky” or “shining”) are native Chinook words which beautifully describe these lofty falls. It has been said that those of … Continue reading A Look at Sahalie and Koosah Falls

McCall, Idaho Revisited

Without a doubt, captivating views are in store when you explore areas in and around McCall, Idaho. In September and early October you will see brilliant colors in the city and state parks of this town, featuring beautiful Payette Lake. This gorgeous mountain settlement is located a little more than 100 miles north of Boise, Idaho in the Payette National Forest. There is an abundance … Continue reading McCall, Idaho Revisited

Dreaming of Spring.

The winter of 2018 began in a mild way, but like a monster, it has prevailed with a vengeance all across the northern continents through to early March of 2019. For millions of overwhelmed individuals, the day-to day-routine has been a bone chilling exercise of sheer drudgery. Even though the frigid, blustery cycle lingers on in some areas, the days are getting longer. The sun … Continue reading Dreaming of Spring.

Heads up — it’s still winter!

So, it turns out that grandma was wrong! She insisted that, besides your other winter clothing, a hat is essential to keeping your entire body warm when it’s cold outside. In the past, it was believed that the majority of our body heat escapes through the head if left uncovered. According to recent studies, *experts say this is a myth. It turns out that heat is … Continue reading Heads up — it’s still winter!

The West has Won Me Over

It’s the pathway to the Pacific Ocean, where our eyes feast on majestic mountains draped by deep blue skies and cottony clouds. It’s where we breathe in evergreen-scented air and find ourselves dwarfed by towering forests, rich with luscious ferns and trailing moss. It’s where abundant waters flow in streams, rivers and cascading falls. It’s the Pacific Northwest. With all the highways and byways to … Continue reading The West has Won Me Over