Hip pain, a ladybug and a Climb for Heroes.

The past three months have been a whirlwind of travel for Mike and I.... from Oregon to Italy and then Hawaii, it is good to have my feet back on the ground..... Hiking. I started having pain in my hip right before we left for Europe in April.  I didn't really think about it too … Continue reading Hip pain, a ladybug and a Climb for Heroes.

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My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

I am a very firm believer that whatever you put out into the universe will come back to you. Call it positive thinking, karma, faith, optimism, whatever.....  BUT this was not always the case for me.   I was a girl that used to always see the glass half empty.  Now I always see it … Continue reading My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

Take A Hike: Los Pinos Peak

No hiking for me today.  Besides a bum knee, (from a stupid fall, while walking the dog)  I am also dealing with a shoulder injury that I am currently in physical therapy for.   Oh FUN!!  I am not supposed to pack any weight for a month.  So unless I want to re-injure it, I … Continue reading Take A Hike: Los Pinos Peak

Take a Hike: Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon

Level : Moderate/strenuous  Mileage: 8.4 miles but my tracker had me at 10.  Hours: 5 with three stops for a snack, lunch and Barkley laying under a tree taking a break.  Where: Off Highway 2, one mile past the Clear Creek ranger station. First dirt parking lot on left. Trailhead is not marked but begins … Continue reading Take a Hike: Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon

Take a Hike: West Fork National Recreation Trail

Level - easy Mileage- 8 miles (but can make be adjusted shorter or longer) Hours 4.5 includes a stop for lunch and enjoying the views Location: off the 210 at Azusa Ave.  13 miles up San Gabriel Canyon Road. Dogs:  yes Need adventure pass Wonderful early morning walk alongside the West Fork San Gabriel River. … Continue reading Take a Hike: West Fork National Recreation Trail