ABOVE PENTICTON – Pardon the expression, but whenever “shit hits the fan” in your life (family, professional, relationship, health or financial), escaping into the bush is one of the best ways to find clarity and perspective. Whether it’s walking, hiking, biking or climbing – when you’re on a trail it’s just you, the trees and the occasional rattlesnake. Nature sharpens our survival senses and allows our emotions to take a break. Where am I going here? Let’s just say I needed a marathon hike this week and Skaha Bluffs south of Penticton, along with some good friends, offered the release I needed.