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The Best Healthy Snacks for hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

New Year's fitness motivation

It’s a Tuesday morning in July, just after sunrise. I’ve already pounded out three miles all uphill, close to a thousand feet of elevation gain under my dirty, well they used to be pink and grey, once upon a time on a mountain, Saucony trail runners. The sun is just starting to peak out above …

Hike the year; 2,018 miles of Trails in 12 Gorgeous months!

A year ago I told myself; I’m going to start running again. Then I tried to go for a run and my left knee hurt like a bitch. Seriously after two years of incredible back pain, surgery and recovery time and now my knee fucking hurts? What the fuck body? That was the beginning of …

The Five Most Awesome Ways to Summit Mt Baldy

Mt Baldy

Are you ready to climb a mountain? How about the tallest 10,000-foot mountain overlooking Los Angeles? Just a forty-five-minute drive from that concrete jungle, the city of angels, you can find many different trails ascending to the top of Mt Baldy, the local’s name for Mt San Antonio. So lace up your favorite Keen hiking …

3 Things Nobody Ever Told Me About Mountain Biking

I’ve been mountain biking for two years now and for one year of that, I would consider myself a not quite beginner mountain biker. I guess as soon as I bought my first pair of padded pants, that is when I started to get serious about all those hours spent in the saddle. As spring …

V is for Venison

Mt Baldy

It’s 10 a.m. and I almost summited the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and frankly, the highest mountain peak that looks out over the city of angels. (Los Angeles) And I did it the hard way. Mt Baldy’s Ski Lift Trail literally climbs straight up the mountain underneath the rickety ole chairlift that …