1. Leading a Nature Walk at Tryon Creek, "Slugs Can Save Your Life!" Well, they maybe, sorta, might.
2. Pleading to the saints in The Grotto for more sun breaks.
3. Leaving the Valley entirely for an abbreviated adventure in another Valley...the Rogue.
Other forms of escapism:
Hiking 26 with this rad individual
and this esteemed Oregon State Parks Ranger. Take me to Oz Dorothy!