Tag Archives: mountains

Winter Travel Tips; Smart Travel to your Snowy Mountain Destination

Imagine this; It’s a pristine snowy winters morning at the cabin you rented in the rural mountain town set amidst the pines. The morning air smells of wood smoke and pine sap from the surrounding wilderness as you stand on the front porch in your favorite Ugg’s and North Face coat sipping a cappuccino spiked …

Gluten Free Almond Butter Brownies

Let me make one thing clear. I hike up mountains so I can eat brownies. And also because I love nature and mountains and okay maybe this little ding dong. When you live in a sunny southern California resort town snow days are few and far between. I don’t think I’m the only Big Bear, …

Micro Spikes, Ice Ax, Snow Shoes, Bacon Jerky

I don’t give up often. I will finish the rest of that cake. I will walk my cat on a leash ( also known as taking the cat for a drag) I will make my own jerky, pavlova from scratch and Beef Wellington. I will crest thing mountain peak in four feet of snow with …

Sublime Spectacle; A View From San Jacinto

” The View from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth” ~John Muir From my first ascent (Of many sure to come) of  mighty San Jacinto Mountain last May. At the time this was the tallest mountain I had climbed at 10,834. The entire hike was over fourteen miles …

San G or Bust!

     I had just fallen down a twenty foot snowy slope. Right after the fall I was still grasping my left hand, a little panicked that it might be broken but still hobbling slowly and carefully up hill.       I don’t think I have ever hated switch backs like I did in that moment. Which …