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Mt Baldy Bound

Last March I trekked up Mt Baldy’s front side hiking and panting and okay maybe crying just a bit for three miles straight uphill. This was the Ski Lift Route and I thought it was the hardest summit up Mt Baldy I have ever experienced. Until Sunday when I discovered the long forgotten Mountaineer’s Route. …

Adventures in Bishop (Stealing Pillows Addition)

I should probably not make myself off as a complaining little¬†scalawag. The kind of wench who steals pillows and lamp shades from hotel rooms but the Creek Side Inn located in Bishop had it coming to them. We also had a fantastic reason for needing the pillows (we didn’t actually steal lamp shades; I was …

Em-bare-ass-ing Myself on Mt Whitney

   The best way to prevent altitude sickness when mountaineering over 10,000 feet is to drink lots of water so as not to get dehydrated and to hike slowly, letting your body adjust to the high elevation.   I drank more water in one day on Thursday than I have ever consumed before in one day …