February's Liturgical Hike

Epiphany West Hike
Lake Anza
Tilden Park
Berkeley, California

This past week I had the privilege of leading a workshop, "hike", as part of Church Divinity School of the Pacific's annual Epiphany West Conference. The theme for this year's conference was Sacred Elements: Creating Sustainable Earth Communities. Even though it had been raining for most of the week prior to our hike we had a wonderful and enthusiastic group as you can see in the photo. And yes it was muddy :) Here's a link to the conference webpage if you want to read more about it: Epiphany West 2010

As for February 2010 in Santa Fe, we will meet in the usual place, on the usual day, at the usual time - translation, Saturday February 6th at 12:30pm in the St. Bede's parking lot. Right now the weather forecast is favorable but as always at this time of year where we hike will be determined by how the day turns out so please come prepared for changing weather.

Please refer to the General Information section at the bottom of this page for information on how to be prepared and especially follow and read the 10 Essentials of Hiking link.

Lastly, I will again bring my backpacking stove so that we can make the hot beverage of your choice so bring extra water and your favorite tea, hot chocolate, etc.

Blessings & I'll see you on the trail,

Jon+

January Hike: Reflections



On Saturday afternoon , January 2nd we hiked for the first time in the Galisteo Basin Preserve and had a wonderful time. It was a near perfect winter afternoon as you can see from the picture above with the possible exception that it was a bit windy. But the skys were blue and the temperature pleasant. We all agreed that WitW should return to the preserve again soon to expand our explorations. And as promissed we had hot beverages thanks to my "pocket rocket" backpacking stove which I have been bringing each month while the weather is cool.

If you are interested in learning more about the preserve and its trails please follow this link Galisteo Basin Preserve Trails

We hope to see you next month when we will hike on Saturday afternoon, February 6th. Stay tuned for details.

Blessings, Happy New Year & we'll see you on the trail,

Jon+