Winter & Spring

Well, my car is packed, and the only thing keeping me from moving to Mesa Verde at this moment is my own procrastination. This is why I figured now would be the perfect time to put together my annual seasonal slideshow. Enjoy!

To Give

I have a confession, single reader. A confession that has been weighing heavily on my heart. I feel like I owe you an explanation, since I’ve been writing so little in the past few months. Yes, I’ve spent a lot of time sick and recovering from different illnesses. Yes, I’ve been keeping busy, sometimes too busy to sit down at the computer. But the real reason I’ve strayed from this blog is simply because I’ve been unhappy. Not hugely unhappy, for the record. I still recognize how lucky I am to live and work in such a beautiful place. I still find myself for the most part surrounded by a loving, wonderful group of friends and family. But I’ve become dissatisfied with my position here, for more reasons than are really appropriate to go into on this blog. Continue reading “To Give”


My sole piece of responsibility as a volunteer here at Canyonlands is a trail monitoring project which, despite having been assigned to countless volunteers and seasonals in the past, I quickly discovered didn’t actually exist. The idea that someone would slack on such a fun project honestly blew my mind, as I always saw it as the best excuse imaginable to spend less time in the visitor center and more on the trail. But really I should be thanking these lazy former co-workers of mine, because without their lack of enthusiasm I never would have ended up with the sweetest piece of freedom and creativity ever sitting in my lap. So after a week or so of writing proposals and SOPs, I got my ideas for a trail monitoring system approved and hit the ground running. Continue reading “Peace”

Forwarded: ‘Motley Crew’

Well, I have 3 posts under construction at the moment… but birthdays, potlucks, and Colorado trips have been absorbing so much of my free time that I haven’t gotten around to finishing them. Continue reading “Forwarded: ‘Motley Crew’”

A Shower-Lover’s Lament

I can remember wanting to write this post my first season here at ISKY. And now that I’m reunited with my old trailer, my old bed, and my old bathroom, I find myself inspired again. Continue reading “A Shower-Lover’s Lament”

Play Time

I’m inclined to start this post with an apology, though to be honest I’m not quite sure who I’m apologizing to. I know many of my friends and loved ones read this little blog, mostly to keep up with me and the places I go – but as a form of entertainment too, I guess. And so my first thought is to apologize for not updating in so long. But then I think to myself that I’m not really important enough to actually be sorry for this. Don’t worry single reader, I’m not digging for compliments here. I know people enjoy my writing. I’m just not quite at the level that anyone is waiting with baited breath for my blog posts. Continue reading “Play Time”

Back to Red Rock Country

It’s been a week and a half since I’ve moved back to ISKY (should be 2 weeks, but rodent-related car issues delayed my arrival), and sitting here in the Moab library I’m feeling obligated to update you all on something or other. Continue reading “Back to Red Rock Country”

Where I’m Going

Writing in front of the fire on this chilly Colorado evening makes me happy it’s winter. And since I’m generally a warm weather girl, that is a very good thing. Continue reading “Where I’m Going”

Canyonlands Adventures

Alright, alright – I promised to make an attempt at updating on some of the things I’ve been up to since returning to Canyonlands, so here goes my best abbreviated attempt. Continue reading “Canyonlands Adventures”

Spring & Summer 2011

Well, I finished my season at Mesa Verde 11 days ago now, and moved back to Canyonlands that night. Since then I have been doing a lot of adventuring, some of which I hope to have the time to write about here. But between very limited internet access and being totally overwhelmed with preparations for the Camino, I’m afraid I’ll probably have to skip a few.

In any case, continuing with my tradition of photos set to music at the end of a season, here is my spring and summer for your enjoyment: