Outdoor Adventures

A Stupid Beautiful Morning @Snow Forest

Today was a fantastic gorgeous fall day to hit the trails of Big Bear Lake. We had a fantastic morning indulging in a few of my true loves; hiking with the pups, a little trail running and some outdoor fitness. Sometimes while living in a ski resort town you find yourself using words like “stupid beautiful” Today …

Baldwin Lake Hike Through a Cyclone

Two months ago I was bunkered down in an apartment in Bangalore as torrential rains flooded the cow shit filled streets. I was a long way from Baldwin Lake, California.We did not leave the apartment for two days because it was raining sideways, harder than I had ever seen in my life and frankly I was …

Simple Valentines Day 3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse

If I’m going to do a hike that damn near kills me, you better be live I will celebrate afterwards with some Valentines Day chocolate mousse. Valentines Day means chocolate, and for me and the pup, maybe a side of hiking too. I don’t know how many times I’ve spoken the words “Well I survived …

Braving a Blizzard Because Kittens

I better have the most amazing abs ever after this past five days of shoveling so much snow! I have barely stopped shoveling snow for five days now. We have so much snow in our little mountain town that we have barely left the house in close to a week now. (I did leave the neighborhood one …

She’s My Bitch and You Can’t Have Her

I’m happy to say I did not have to defend Carly’s honor today all though shortly after dawn this morning I truly wondered if this silly dog was about to be coyote chow. We were hiking down towards Shadow Lake out of Agnew Meadows at a rather brisk rate as we had a very full …