Snowshoe Hike at Salt Creek Falls

With each step a high-decibel crunch erupted against the crusted white snow, drowning out the winter silence in the central Oregon Cascades like a rolling freight train – but our laughter sounded louder. This past weekend I headed east along highway 58 into the Cascades from Eugene to spend the day playing in the snow.Continue reading “Snowshoe Hike at Salt Creek Falls”

Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway Day 1

“The most difficult step of the journey is the first.” ~unknown. I started getting that gurgly feeling in my stomach more than 24 hours before the early a.m. departure. As if I didn’t remember between three-hour long training rides and frantic, last-minute gear shopping, my body had to remind me of what I was aboutContinue reading “Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway Day 1”

What's in a Name? A video medley

Out of sheer boredom the other day I decided to do some Google research for inspiration about the Joyful Shoehorn. While our blog’s random name came to birth out of pure silliness and the help of a website, I was still curious about if there was anything else out there about the name. And OHContinue reading “What's in a Name? A video medley”