Appleton Pass

Backpacking in the Olympics

This hike was done last year with my sweetie (his first backpacking trip). We started at Sol Duc hot springs in the Olympic National Forest and  hiked from there to the Olympic Hot Springs (which…

An Absence of Sexism?

The longer I'm here, the more I'm amazed at something.... Considering the fact that I'm living in a strict, patriarchal society I've been downright amazed at the guys I've been hanging around with.  The group…

Into the Lion’s Den

  [caption id="attachment_205" align="alignright" width="300"] Hebron from the hillside[/caption] After a long and fairly uneventful trip to Hebron and a couple of hours of waiting, I met up with the person I was scheduled to…

Mobbed By Children

I wanted to take a long walk and decided to walk towards Tubas--any other direction would head towards army camps and maybe I could buy lunch in the next village or in Tubas.  I took…