Weekend with hiking, trail work, and sagebrush dye

27 thoughts on “Weekend with hiking, trail work, and sagebrush dye”

  1. Good for Isabelle getting you all out in the fresh air for some exercise:) I’ve never seen volunteer stations in our parks. I suspect people would steal the tools:(
    Your dyeing is so much fun to watch. I never would have guessed yellow looking at the sagebrush. It came out beautiful!

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  2. I have done some natural dyeing but I would never even have thought to try sage brush, because it seems so dry. I always think plants have to have some moisture to be worth trying, but it seems I am going to have to re-think that idea.

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  3. Hiking is a great family adventure! Go Isabelle (sorry)…we do the same thing about getting our money’s worth beyond the break even point. When ‘life gives you lemons…’, in this case, ‘when life gives you sagebrush…’ you got to experiement with a new dye. 🙂 Your kids will have many adventures to write about when their teacher asks them to write this year.

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  4. Oh, I just love Isabelle. I am a fan of hers! I have to say, I do the same when we buy annual passes. And gosh darn it, if my family won’t go with me, I’ll go alone!

    As a mountain biker, I love the trail volunteer station. It’s super cool! That being said, around here if a volunteer digs up the roots and so on in a trail, the local bikers get really mad. They like the obstacles. So I am surprised to see the note and instructions! The trail you are on looks like you could really get some nice speed going on a bike. (Which can be tough on hikers.)

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  5. I actually burst out laughing when I read your rationale for having Ben count paces….and, I, initially, thought it was a bit forward to expect people to clear a section of brush–but then I was moved by the result, and before you even said it, touched by your family’s generosity. I couldn’t be happier to know that you’ve been blessed with such an amazing and loving family…thanks for sharing…oh, and the yellow is lovely 🙂

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  6. You guys do the coolest stuff. I mean that honestly. Park passes, hiking, trail clean up, dying your own wool. I want to buy a pass to go to a camp hosted by you and your family (minus the snow cave building session).

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