|Deep Creek in winter|
|The forest first thing in the morning.|
I’ve been trying to eat healthy and get more exercise for awhile now, but especially since I was diagnosed with a degenerative disk in my back. The specialist said the best thing for my lower back is to stay slim and work on my core muscle. I’ve been trying, it’s not easy. Not when you love to cook and eat. I started doing P90X last summer, off and on. I’m lucky if I do it for four days. Then I end up making Tiramisu or a banana chocolate cake and why even bother with Kenpo X? My friend Chip says I actually do P90A, because I do it the Amber way. I do the exercises I like, while watching TVG, satellite horse racing on TV. I like to call it P90OW, because if you have ever done Ab Ripper X While Tony Horton urges you on, I’m sure you would understand. I’m also trying to get in shape for the 16 mile Mt Baldy hike were planning to do in the spring.
|Burnt Stumb I grabbed on to so I wouldnt tumble down the hillside|
We can pretty much hike straight down from her house to Deep Creek it’s kind of near a part of the creek locals know as the narrows. This hike got to be way harder because the trail was gone after the fire and all we really had to follow was a coyote path. Oh and the ground was frozen. I imagine this is what perma frost is like to hike on. Oh and to get to the creek you have to hike straight down, which means coming back is straight up. Yes, this is hiking in the mountains. Pretty much a controlled fall down a hill, letting burnt trees stop you’re decent. We could hear the creek way before we saw it. We had a ton of rain in early December when A Pineapple Express tore through the region, raining for like 6 days. I loved it! I love the rain! I love splashing through poodles in my Wellies and driving my Subaru fast through deep puddles. So our lakes and creeks are very full, sometimes still rushing over the roads in spots.
2 cups shredded cabbage