Saturday, July 17, 2021

Hike-a-thon 2021: What am I going to do???

This month I have been having adventures on the Continental Divide Trail while doing support for Ryan's Thru-Hike of the CDT. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park and saw lots of damage from the East Troublesome Fire (which required re-routes of the Continental Divide Trail)  We found a bunch of letterboxes in the area and encountered Moose and saw a Pine Marten! 
I got to hike some on the CDT and some other trails in the area while letterboxing. 

 




Here I am set up to do trail magic for CDT Thru-hikers on Ryan's Birthday! 



I still have no idea what my schedule will be for August. Although I do have some time carved out at the end of the month to do trail magic along the CDT again. 
But wherever I am, I will be getting in some mileage for the Washington Trails Association Hike-a-thon. 

I hope I can count on all of you this year for support. Any amount from $1 to $100 is welcome.
You can click on this link to go to my WTA fundraiser page



 

or you can send me a check (made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association) or just a dollar in the mail would be very welcome. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported this cause in the past and hopefully again this year!

to: Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA  98116


 

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Hikeathon 2021

Back again!! Hikeathon 2021  Very excited to get in some miles while visiting Ryan along the Continental Divide Trail. Also I will be hiking at home in Seattle on layovers and in other locations around the USA. Texas? Hawaii? Alaska? Virginia?  Indiana? Who knows? Time will tell....and my American Schedule....





I hope I can count on all of you guys again this year for support. Any amount from $1 to $100 is welcome.
You can click on this link to go to my WTA fundraiser page

https://give.wta.org/fundraiser/3328554

or you can send me a check (made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association) or just a dollar in the mail would be very welcome. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported this cause in the past and hopefully again this year!

to: Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA  98116

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June: Books I read

 



Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett  has a storyline that revolves around NYC during the era of Series Books with Edward Stratemeyer. Other famous folks like Tesla and Mark Twain show up as well. 
Maus by Art Spiegelman (library) graphic novel about the holocaust and I highly recommend. I read it years and years ago when it first came out and it is great. Reading it again for a square on my summer reading bingo!! LOL
The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley (library) The latest in the Flavia de Luce series. Charming as always. 
Bury What We Cannot Take by Kristin Chen (library) A story of a family fleeing from Maoist China. Depressing. 
The Exterminators by Bill Fitzhugh (library) loved Pest Control by the same author. 
Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran (library) love the TV series, so I had to read the book, enjoyed it and the TV version is very true to the book. I also like how the TV show expanded on the book. 
Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby (library) yeah, I know I read this book last year, but it really is funny as heck and if you need a laugh, it delivers. So after reading Maus and Bury What We Cannot Take, it was just what I needed.
The Path Through the Trees Beyond the World of Pooh Part II  by Christopher Robin Milne (audiobook) part two of Milne's autobiography. I enjoyed it. It was interesting hearing his experiences during WWII and also life with a daughter who has Cerebral Palsy and his life as a bookseller. 
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (library) dystopian sort of like Handmaids Tale in a world where women's reproductive rights are controlled by men --set in the Pacific Northwest which I enjoyed. 
Ocean Prey by John Sandford (library) the latest in the Prey series, they go to Florida (mainly Miami/Fort Lauderdale) My favorite part of these books is the dialogue between the characters and the building of the character relationships and their growth. So I really enjoy them. 
Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert (library) Lobstermen along the coast of Maine, just okay, She is not my favorite author (I was one of those who did not like Eat, Pray, Love.)
Flight or Fright ed. by Stephen King (audiobook) short stories combining Horror/Thriller with stories of aviation. I really enjoyed it. 

Monday, June 28, 2021