I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it
–Rosalia de Castro (1837-1885)
Hi, I’m Julie Gomez—author, columnist, artist, and photographer who enjoys hiking, fly fishing, and reading paperbacks. I live with my husband Chris. Native Oregonians, we came to the mountains as urban transplants in 1997 to be closer to the wild places we love and cherish—the Oregon Cascades with its diverse wildlife, towering mountains, temperate rain forests, pristine meadows, lakes, rivers, and streams. A place richly steeped with natural beauty, and history; precious gifts for which we are grateful.
✎ About this blog . . .
Nature Chronicles of the Pacific Northwest is for all who enjoy the outdoors. I believe that in nature, there are always lessons to learn, things to discover, and stories to be shared. It’s being curious and taking notice of the world around you, such as wildflowers along a forest trail, or simply turning a rock to watch an ant colony. It is interactions with wild things from angry yellow jackets to hungry black bears, and dragonflies that bite! It’s the joy of standing thigh-deep in ice-cold streams during the salmon runs. It’s nature renewing itself with warm summer breezes, frantic spring thunderstorms, terrifying windstorms, and layers of ice with feet of snow.
My blogging camp rests in the Cascade foothills around 1,300 feet just west of Mount Hood—a sleeping volcano. Nearby, is the Salmon, Sandy, and Zigzag rivers, the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, and the Bull Run Watershed of the Mount Hood National Forest. Whether hiking, snowshoeing, camping, boating, fly-fishing, or simply poking around outdoors, nature has many surprises, and I am here to write about them. I invite you to join me, to share the experience, and become nature inspired.
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