Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Magic of Henna

I’m thirty five years old and now I can say I have smothered my hair in cow dung. Happy birthday to me? I celebrated my thirty fifth birthday with an absolutely phenomenal home made crab curry my boyfriend made from scratch. It was a relaxing evening at home having cocktails with our friend and neighbor …

How to properly use a Wag Bag

   Before hiking Mt Whitney last week, the Lone Pine Forest Rangers instructed our group that any one hiking the Mt Whitney Trail had to use a Wag Bag to get rid of their human waste on the mountain.     At the Lone Pine Ranger Station they had a delightful diagram showing just how to …

Eggplant Parmesan Casserole with Goat Cheese

After spending fourteen years of my life working forty to fifty hours a week it is so weird to not be working. At the moment I’m on disability recovering from back surgery. My boyfriend says I’m like a hyper chipmunk most days, I have so much energy and am just running from one task to …

Banana Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream

My boyfriend was feeling pretty good about the Mt Whitney accomplishment. ( His first summit of Mt Whitney at 14,505 feet) And than Badwater happened. When we drove through the tiny one horse town of Lone Pine on Friday morning we noticed signs in town that said, welcome Badwater Runners. We kind of didn’t pay …

A Pretty Fluffy Skunk; A Crestline Adventure

   I cant believe I have lived in these mountains for my whole life and never had a run in with a skunk.    Until yesterday that is.    Living all of my thirty two years in Southern California of course I have smelled skunk constantly over the years; people hit them with their cars on …