Outdoor Adventures

V is for Venison.. Part 2

Mt Baldy

Two days ago I was standing so close to the summit of Mt Baldy joking about venison. Man do I love me some venison. Throw it in a curry, slap it in a protein burger. Bambi’s may be cute but they are also delicious. Until they destroy your car.¬†But jokes aside there is nothing funny …

On Walkabout in the Great Southwest

There are a lot of odd things about Southern California but one of the top ones is that people who live in smoggy, hot, humid Southern California rarely leave. Myself I don’t get it, why not escape from this¬†barren desert as often as possible? We have many municipal airports at our disposal. Here in the …

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 …