Olympic National Park. The Colonnades nurse log in the Hoh Rainforest has nearly completed her work as she returns to the earth that nourished her. But what a life she has had raising up this family of giants on her fallen back.
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com. View all posts by Gretchen Staebler