Tag Archives: San Gorgonio

How I trained for Mt Whitney

Summiting Mt Whitney is one of my all time favorite treks into the eastern sierra wilderness. It’s difficult, it’s rewarding and sometimes it requires you to poo in a wagbag and carry out your waste. Summiting this gorgeous fourteen hundred foot mountain is not every hikers cup of tea (Or pouch of GU if you …

Lightning Strikes and the Bird Flu

This mornings July sunrise was one of the most gorgeous I had ever seen in a long time. The sky was full of pre-thunder storm wispy clouds and stripped with pinks and purples. It was a stunningly gorgeous sight as we parked the truck near the bottom of the Skyline Trail. Looking back now, I’m …

Bad Ass Dog Mom’s Guide to Summit’s San G with your Pup

Last week I had to tell my pup to “Drop it!” on the trail. Why was Dog Mom raising her voice this time? Because man’s best friend had part of a deer leg, hoove still attached, in her mouth. Being that I am the best Dog Mom ever (In her pea-brained mind) she was thrilled …

All I got for Christmas was this damn Giardia

I’ve got my fingers crossed that Santa does not deliver a case of Giardia to The Hungry Mountaineer this holiday season after I had to do the ultimate wilderness culture no-no yesterday and drink from a crystal clear creek on my seven hour-long trek up San Gorgonio, the highest mountain peak in Southern California.

Walking Around in a Winter Wonderland; Chihuahuas in Sweaters Edition 

When I find myself constantly weaving my way around a chihuahua in a sweater leashed to a cart in Stater Brothers and keep getting glared at by the tiny purse dogs owner every time her dog tries to dart in front of my shopping cart that’s when I know grocery shopping the morning before thanksgiving …