NM Trip/Continental Divide Trail - Part 2 - more pictures
Monday, June 04, 2012      15 comments

One of the things on my 'bucket list' was to hike along the Continental Divide Trail - at one point, of course, I had the delusion I would hike it end-to-end as a through-hike. Not exactly a practical idea so when I got more realistic, I realize... Read more
New Mexico Trip - Blog 1 - pictures
Saturday, June 02, 2012      17 comments

Awhile back, I got the bright idea to go visit my SparkFriend LINDAKAY228 in Silver City, New Mexico. I had visited the town shortly before 'meeting' her online and loved the area so we had already planned to visit there again. Over the next two... Read more
Hike Pictures - Inner City Outings trip to Santa Rosa Plateau
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      12 comments

I've been hiking and volunteering with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy and I'm also a leader for the Orange County Inner City Outings section of Sierra Club so between the two volunteer commitments, I've managed to keep pretty darned busy! The Inne... Read more
A Date with the Eclipse - pictures
Monday, May 21, 2012      21 comments

Just a short little blog tonight after a couple of long days! But I wanted to share the fun we had watching the eclipse with my husband's telescope. I got it for him a few years ago as a holiday present and got him a solar filter for his birthda... Read more
Busy-busy-busy but time to catch up with life again! [pix]
Friday, May 18, 2012      7 comments

It's been about 3 weeks since I last posted a blog but it feels like 3 months or maybe even 3 years! I have been super-busy and have done a lot the past couple of months so thought I'd catch you up with my news - fortunately, it's all good news!... Read more
Sunset Hike with Wildflowers [pix]
Friday, April 27, 2012      12 comments

I've been hiking with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy quite a bit lately and during the month of May, I'll be going through a Docent Naturalist training course - the class will focus on a lot of the natural history of Orange County, CA, with a lot ... Read more
Island Adventure - Catalina with my Sister [pictures]
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      9 comments

A friend of mine told me about a special promotion that gives free round-trip tickets to Catalina Island on your birthday - Catalina is about 22 miles off-shore and its a very popular destination for Southern California locals. My family made re... Read more
I'm still here - with a picture to prove it!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      13 comments

I'm running out the door [what else is new?] but decided not to wait for more time to post a blog because I've been looking for time for awhile now - so I'll just say HOWDY to let you know I haven't dropped dead [yet] and here's a picture of me ... Read more
One goal achieved - Official Trail Guide [pictures]
Thursday, April 05, 2012      12 comments

As I've blogged here before, I've been hiking a lot in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks area, which is land that is protected because it has been designated as unique and valuable. It's not quite like a National Park, which would have open and... Read more
Awesome hike!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      10 comments

It's late so this will be short and sweet - we had an awesome hike this morning. 8 miles, 1550' elevation gain. Both DH and I are in the process of getting 'approved' as Trail Guides for the group and this was one of our 'evaluation hikes' - I'm... Read more
Birthday Celebration [pictures]
Saturday, March 24, 2012      19 comments

Well, it might not be the type of celebration a lot of people would choose but given my choice of activities or ways to celebrate my birthday, I wanted to go for a hike. It had rained for several days and most of the hiking parks were closed tha... Read more
Race against Rain + Old Courthouse [pictures]
Friday, March 23, 2012      5 comments

By Sunday 3/18, we had gotten a couple of days of rain, sometimes heavy rain, and it was supposed to rain again but we wanted to go for a walk and decided to take our chances. We headed out the door and the sky was full of dark clouds - we even ... Read more
So far a great Spring Break Staycation!
Thursday, March 22, 2012      8 comments

Our original plans were to 'go somewhere' this week when I'm between classes but a combination of weather and other circumstances helped us to decide to just 'do stuff' around here - something that's been labeled a 'staycation' rather than a 'va... Read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR - First Day of Spring!!!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      11 comments

Today is the first day of spring - the vernal equinox - the day when the day and night are equal in length! It's a time associated with renewal, new beginnings and it is Mother Earth's New Year's Day! ... Read more
How many calories.....?
Monday, March 19, 2012      9 comments

I know a lot of people, especially those who are relatively 'new' to counting calories and/or who haven't done a lot of scientific research into the topic, operate on simple formulas - cut back 500 calories a day, increase exercise another 500 c... Read more

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