Red Angel

So fellow travelers, when I reach the edge of emotional resilience nature is the sanctuary which brings my energy back to  center.  In general, I proactively make healing time in nature a regular part of my routine, even if it’s just the daily walk times with our dog. Since our  return from the early October …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deep Dive

So fellow travelers, as we hit the long slippery slope leading to election day here in the not-so-United States I reached a point of near desperation to comprehend what madness is driving the hatred flying around. When the demise of my 02RavCamper kept me home bound for several weeks back in September, I found myself …

Deborah H Rahalski

Back to the Beginning

So fellow travelers, back home from the last road trip of the summer, which brought me to the summit of several mountain trails. Red Hill Fire Tower, one of two fire tower hikes accomplished this week. Today, a turn of a calendar page, September arrives and just like that, summer adventures give way to another …

Deborah H Rahalski

Kane Mountain

So fellow travelers, this happened today ! Ms Delilah about to summit her first ADX mountain When we set out this morning, our intended destination was Caroga Lake State Park. I didn’t plan on tackling the Fire Tower trail at Kane Mountain but much to my surprise, after driving two hours to reach Caroga Lake, …

Deborah H Rahalski

Adventure Calls

So fellow travelers, our morning walks these past few days have been blessed with crisp blue skies and cool, dry air .  Indeed there is a hint of autumn in that air, a brisk reminder I have only a handful of days left to squeeze in any road trips before work intrudes on my freedom. …

Deborah H Rahalski

Digging Out

So fellow travelers, Winter Storm Harper has me spending this extended weekend digging out in more ways than shoveling snow. “Pixie Dust ?” Really, Mike Seidel? Because S*N*O*W by any other name is still a four letter word which needs to be repeatedly shoveled. When I sat down to write my end of the year …

Deborah H Rahalski

Reflections

So fellow travelers, 2018 draws to a close and time spent sorting through photos has me reflecting on the vast expanse of experiences this year brought. Sunrise in the High Desert For all the darkness of the low points which framed the first half of the year, I am beginning to glean the significance of …

Deborah H Rahalski

Autumn Glow

So fellow travelers, a few days ago a vision of wind driven golden light caught my eye from an upstairs window. I had taken a mental health day to reset my perspective and that day had brought sunshine and milder temperatures, rare gifts for November in upstate NY. I’ve been working on tying up some …

Deborah H Rahalski

Bookends

So fellow travelers, today marks the start of a new solar year in this grand adventure of life. Reflecting on the bookends of the first and last days Team Fairbanks-Rahalski at the summit of Pinnacle Peak Trail in Rainier National Park I can see the origami of insights and growth created by the challenges weathered …

Deborah H Rahalski

Hidden Losses

So fellow travelers, sometimes the trails I traverse are haunted. Footsteps crunch on snow Hidden birds burst from branches Regrets and losses Scatter like feathers Walk gently on the path my friends and may adventure find you ready.

Deborah H Rahalski