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TIPS 'N TRICKS 'N SISTER TRIPS

GREAT HIKES IN IDAHO

3/23/15

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Destination: Skein and Raft Lake / Location: Cascade, Idaho / Activity: Hiking and Swimming

Although Spring has just sprung, we're already lacing up our hiking boots for early Spring conditions. Cascade is our home away from our home since forever. Our family cabin is there, and we've grown up trekking these forests and snooping around the woods on foot. One of our long-time favorite hiking trails is to Skein Lake, and if you go just a little further up the trail you'll find Raft Lake. Both are frigid -- both are incredibly rejuvenating and gorgeous.

There is a small parking area at the trailhead to leave your car and belongings. You're definitely going to want to bring the furry friend pups along for the fun, as it's definitely pet-friendly. It's a super easy low-grade 1-1.5 mile hike, so if you want to bring the kids along too this is the place to do it all! 




HAPPY SPRING!

3/20/15

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Welcome Spring! It's officially here! The Spring equinox has arrived and now we can start springing around because that's what you do when the flowers are in bloom and the skies are blue and the grass is a little greener. Huck the pup is pouncing! Must be something in the air.


CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE

3/19/15

 

Nothing helps me relax more when getting home from work then putting on a swimmy and heading to the beach! Even though these winter months have given me but moments of sunlight once I arrive, the sunsets never cease to amaze me. Some nights they are purple, others they are pink, but mostly they're orange and red with a beautiful glow. If you're lucky you may even see the green flash :). I love you California and all your beautiful sunshine! What helps you unwind?


LAST MOMENTS OF WINTER

3/18/15

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Spring is coming for us this weekend, and the Winter months will soon be behind us. I can't believe how fast time flies! There's nothing quite like the magic that is Winter. Throughout the entire season you're waiting for the big white fluffy flakes to fall and tickle your nose and then POOF! It's gone. #byebyewinter

FAREWELL, SKI SEASON...

3/16/15

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Destination: Mt. High Ski Resort / Location: Wrightwood, CA / Activity: Skiing and Snowboarding

We were hoping for Spring skiing to hold out a little longer and although some resorts in California are still reported to be open we're not too interested in skiing in glue and pebbles anymore. I was able to squeeze in a few more turns up at Mountain High Ski Resort just before they closed for the season. Mt. High is about 1.5 hrs from LA in the San Gabriel Mountains at a range of 7-8,000 ft elevation. It's a pretty fun resort when the runs are actually all open, and has a decent terrain park with a good variety of boxes and little bumps. While I prefer Bear Mountain, Mt. High offers fun skiing closer to home if you're living in Los Angeles and it'll do the job to get you sliding. The crowd at Mt. High is predominantly high-school age with a surplus of partying and drinking on the slopes, which isn't my vibe at all (hence my preferences stated earlier). If you're looking for a quick trip for a slightly cheaper lift ticket, ski Mt. High and rock with it, roll with it.


THUNDER MOUNTAIN - FROM THE ROAD

3/15/15

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Destination: Thunder Mountain / Location: High desert of Northern Nevada 

Looking for a historic sight off the beaten path? You might be like us and find yourself accidently stumbling upon this interesting place somewhere in Nevada. Jam packed with dramatic folk art paying tribute to the Native Americans for the suffering they endured during the brutality of the early settlement days, this roadside wonder is turning heads off the I-80. For the curious at heart, we're pulling over to snoop around its ruins. Now abandoned, Thunder Mountain stays alive entirely dependent on charitable donations by visitors to the monument. It's definitely an interesting place with sort of an eerie feeling to it, but it's nice to see that someone was passionate enough to dedicate their life to creating art for a cause.


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