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About timfruth

Longtime public educator who retired. Love the outdoors and rapidly adjusting to a new me.

It’s A Beautiful Day: Mount Hood and Timberline Lodge

Our last full day in Oregon has arrived so Carolyn and I get up early by my standards, pack up the car and head out of Bend towards Mt. Hood through Redding and up Route 97 to 26 through Warm … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Deschutes River Trail in Bend

Still in Bend, Carolyn and I decide that we will hang out by the Deschutes River for most of the day. We drive over to the Old Mill District where the lumber mills used to be in full swing. What … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Tumalo Falls, Deschutes National Forest

After a good night of rest, it is time to get back out in the forest and see some of the things that we don’t often see in Arizona. Our plan was to do a shorter hike along the Tumalo … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Part 3 Smoke On The Water

After a fun evening in Bend, Carolyn and I had decided we would take a day trip down to Crater Lake National Park. It is cloudy, a few drops of moisture, and smoke is in the air from as far … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Part II Metolius River, Oregon

I’m gonna sing a brand new song, Yeah I’m about to get my worship onTake me away on this beautiful day by Jamie Grace Sunday morning sunshine after a Cannon Beach day, Carolyn and I jump in the car and … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day

Hey hey heyIt’s a beautiful day and I can’t stop myself from smilin’If we’re drinkin’, then I’m buyin’And I know there’s no denyin’It’s a beautiful day, the sun is up, the music’s playin’And even if it started rainin’You won’t hear … Continue reading

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The Sedona Experience: A Trek to the Birthing Cave and Mescal Mountain

The end of June arrived quickly and Carolyn’s last of her time off is ending so we decide to head on over to Sedona for a last hurrah. Not only that, my hiking days are numbered for awhile as well … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Petrified In Arizona

Carolyn took the month of June off from work in what Southwest refers to as Emergency Time Off. What that amounts to is that you receive a small portion of pay for helping the company reduce labor cost during the … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Back to Arizona

The day has come come to start heading back to Arizona from our social distanced times in Southern Utah. But first coffee at a lively upbeat coffee shop that isn’t too far from our hotel–Feel Love Coffee. The Riverside location … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Snow Canyon State Park

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Our free breakfast at the Garden Inn wasn’t too exciting. With the COVID restrictions, no options but it came with the room. Our destination today is Snow Canyon State Park. The entrance is about 12 miles … Continue reading

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