Month: March 2019

Don’t Call Search and Rescue Just Yet

I swear I heard a rumor that its springtime under these frozen pine limbs but it was so blustery this morning on my hike that my iPhone simply refused to turn on whatsoever. One minute my frozen iPhone went from sixty percent battery to three percent battery as I was trying to take a selfie …

Rainy Day Fun for the Indoor Confined Hiker

Dear diary, It’s 10:30 a.m. and it has been raining cats and dogs for forty-eight hours now. I have not laced up my North Face hikers snow boots and hit the trail, any trail, with my favorite four-legged mutt in fifty-five hours, ten minutes and four seconds. I’m feeling wired, and edgy from all the …

Yes, you can have Snowshoe Adventures in Southern California

It’s those first chilly days of March and spring may be just a few days around the corner. That is the rumor anyway, started by 2019 gossip after that spunky groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow predicting an early end to this crazy winter. As I take my dog for a rain-soaked and …

Let’s all Enjoy the Super Bloom Like Adults and Leave No Trace

Something insane has happened in southern California and people are losing their minds, their sanity and their common sense. It rained. Yes, its called winter weather. Please calm down. There is really no need to panic. In the last few weeks, California’s drought may be over, fantastic news but it is erasing peoples use of …

Winter Travel Tips; Smart Travel to your Snowy Mountain Destination

Imagine this; It’s a pristine snowy winters morning at the cabin you rented in the rural mountain town set amidst the pines. The morning air smells of wood smoke and pine sap from the surrounding wilderness as you stand on the front porch in your favorite Ugg’s and North Face coat sipping a cappuccino spiked …