Trails Abound in Ashland’s Lithia Park

Ashland Creek roars through Lithia Park, where I walk almost daily on my way to many choices of hillside trails in Ashland, Oregon. The creek is fed by snowmelt from our local ski resort, Mount Ashland. I am fortunate the park is just a few minutes away from my front door as I try to stay in shape for Sue’s and my longest trekking challenge yet. More on that to come!

Big Bend a Treasure for Feet and Eyes

Texas’ Big Bend National Park, tucked against Mexico and the Rio Grande River, is worth every mile of the remote drive. There are miles and miles for your feet once you get there but we kept hearing that the Lost Mine Trail was the best. We began at sunrise at the small parking area. The five-mile roundtrip carried us up 1,100 feet and turned out to be one of our favorite day hikes—ever. Sue’s photography captured the best moments.