Dan's Hiking Pages: Mt. Baldy Mt. Baldy (Mt. San Antonio) (10,064') via Manker Flats - Devils Backbone Trail / Ski Hut Trail Angeles National Forest - San Bernardino National Forest / Southern California No other peak in the San Gabriel Mountains attracts as many hikers as Old Baldy. There are four primary routes to Mt. Below I present descriptions of the two most popular routes for hiking to Mt. My favorite route of the two to Mt. Season: June - October Mt. Getting to the Trailhead: From the new 210 Freeway extension, driving east: Exit Baseline Road in Claremont. From the new 210 Freeway extension, driving west: In Upland, exit Mountain Ave. Park at upper end of Manker Flats Campground in one of the dirt areas near the gated Falls Road on the left (if you reach the ski lift parking lot, you've gone too far, unless you plan to ride the ski lift). Trail Descriptions: Description - Devils Backbone Trail (6.4 miles r.t., 2264 gain or 13.6 miles r.t., 3800 gain) From Baldy Notch, you'll go north. View Topo Map (776 K) Links:
Homemade Dark Chocolate (Paleo) About a week ago I was with Ronin at our favorite little outside lunch spot. It was completely empty except for one other lady who sat at the table right next to us. My first impression of her was that she looked young for her age (she was probably around 50). Her skin was perfect, she had almost no wrinkles and she was in amazing shape. She was not wearing a stitch of makeup (hey I notice these things) and seemed to just ooze this healthy happy glow. Anyway I told her I eat a Paleo diet and she said, "Oh I have the most amazing and easy recipe for Paleo dark chocolate!" What you will need: 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil 1/3 cup of honey a few dashes of sea salt Directions:Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. This is incredible and I highly suggest you pair this with wine (I sound fancy but trust me I'm not) like my husband and I did the night I made it.
Spiced Chai Concentrate I've had this recipe for homemade spiced chai concentrate bookmarked since January, but I finally got around to making up a batch this morning. The verdict? Delicious. It's easy to make and smells delicious, too. I only made a couple of changes to the recipe, reducing the amount of sugar and ginger to suit my tastes. Spiced Chai Concentrate 4 1/2 cups water 1 stick cinnamon 1 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped 7 whole cardamom pods 2 whole star anise pods 10 whole cloves 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon orange zest 10 bags of black tea 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon vanilla Prepare the spices and the tea, and set aside. Strain the mixture into a 4-cup glass measuring cup or large bowl, discarding the spices. To serve, mix 1 part concentrate with 1 part milk. From TheCatNipCat's recipe on the Tasty Kitchen Blog.
Dan's Hiking Blog Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal Don't miss my follow-up post to this one with8 MORE REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL FLAVORSplus FAQs and more tipsCLICK HERE This easy, no-cook "summer porridge" has make-ahead convenience and is packed with nutrition to get your day off to a healthy start. Make it in individual mason jars for a perfect serving size and an easy grab-and-go breakfast straight from the fridge (it's eaten cold). Take it along to work or anywhere. Apparently this kind of cold yogurt & oatmeal mixture has been around for awhile. I played around with some different flavor combos, and created single portion recipes that will fit in a half-pint mason jar. ch-ch-ch-CHIA seeds. Sources: Dr. In addition to chia seeds, this refrigerator oatmeal has protein- & calcium-packed yogurt and fiber-rich oats. Step-by-step photos for makingRefrigerator Oatmeal First, I'll show you the basic procedure for making refrigerator oatmeal. RECIPE LINKS. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. view on Amazon: white plastic jar lids Step 4. Step 5. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime As a kid whenever I was in a restaurant, the one and only drink I ordered was a Shirley Temple. I savored that one maraschino cherry on top of the drink and saved it for the very end. It was sort of like the prize in the Cracker Jack box….the cherry was the best part of the Shirley Temple. Now that I’m a grown-up (but a kid at heart of course) I make my own Shirley Temples and load them up with maraschino cherries. To jazz it up I like to add thinly cut lime wedges in with the cherries. The sweet of the cherry and the bitterness of the lime seem to complement one another in this drink too..….kind of like the Yin and the Yang. It’s fun serving this drink in a mason jar too. So there you have it, a small twist to an old classic. Let’s check out the ingredients. Lemon lime soda, grenadine syrup, maraschino cherries, ice, and…. …..whole limes. Here’s how to make it: Cut the limes into thin wedges. Then, Next, add the grenadine syrup….. …..and stir. Add more ice….
Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser. Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. If you're looking for a weather map, or just want more detail on the weather today, see these more traditional maps of temperature and wind.
How to Make Herbal Popsicles ~ A Recipe Looking for a fun and effective way to incorporate more herbs into you child’s diet? Make herbal popsicles! These little homemade treats are super refreshing during the heat of summer and they provide a nourishing and immune system building snack the whole family is sure to enjoy. High-C Herbal Berry Pops Supplies -reusable popsicle molds-blender-equal parts of elderberries, hibiscus flowers, alfalfa leaf, rose hips to create my nutritious High-C Herbal Blend -jar or pot Ingredients -2 cups prepared High-C herbal tea -1 cup frozen or fresh berries -a handful of seasonal greens -sweetener of your choice Method 1. 3. Notes -The High-C blend is a combination of herbs that I love due to it’s antioxidant content, nourishing properties, and significant level of vitamin C – all of which strength the immune system and boost the body’s ability to protect itself (even assisting the skin in it’s ability to provide natural sun protection). -Get creative!
heatherross - blog - Now In Season... We just returned from a dreamy week spent on a lovely little lake in Monroe, NY. Most of the time it was just TC, Lobo, Benito and I (yes, we took the cat) but last Sunday we had some friends up for a day of swimming and grilling. The houses owner had told us that our best bet for fresh produce was a place called Blooming Hill, where a farming family has transformed its barn into a green market, cafe and weekend restaurant, with tables and umbrellas set up on a mostly flat stretch of mowed grass along the edges of the small stream. The farms jolly owner and his extremely friendly staff and family stock tables with their produce as well as mason jars full of icy lemonade with fresh mint and even a local selection of local cheeses in the barn. I love carrots, and was thrilled to discover a new (to me, at least) way to cook them. It was hard not to eat them raw in the car on the way home. Corn, too, was always a mid-late summer crop in Vermont.
Six Hiking/Backpacking Loops in the San Gorgonio Wilderness The San Gorgonio Wilderness (SGW) is the largest high-altitude wilderness area in Southern California – a hiker's and backpacker's paradise. But where to hike and backpack in the San Gorgonio Wilderness? I thought I'd lay out six loops as a sort of hiking and backpacking "foundation" for the SGW. You can then build on this foundation, making variants of your own. I list out two example variants, the Nine Peaks Variation and the Seventeen Peaks Variation below, but I'm sure you can come up with more on your own. In Appendix I, I describe one area that really isn't accessible via a loop hike but is so worthwhile that it needed to be included: The N. For Backpackers and Day Hikers I happen to really like spending the night out in the wilderness. Notes on solitude The Lost Creek Trail, the upper Momyer Creek Trail (above the junction with the Alger Creek Trail), and the North Fork Meadows Trail are the three least used major trails in the wilderness. How to Read the Maps I. Map Notes: 1.
38 No-bake Treats & Desserts | The Skinny Pear Don’t have time to bake? Sometimes, you just don’t have time to bake cookies or cakes….or maybe you just don’t feel like…or maybe you’re baking something already, have a massive urge to make something sweet and you don’t want to wait until whatever is in the oven is done cooking. Yeah I know how it is, so I have 37 amazing treats and desserts that do not require ovens! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. There you go; no oven, no problem!! I’m out, THis post is part of Girl Meets Nourishment’s: Unproccessed Friday’s This post is part of Food Renegade’s: Fight Back Friday To support my blog, please use this link when you shop for coconut flour or other raw products: Truly Organics It is simply a way to reference my blog for your purchase. Joyce Schmalz (The Skinny Pear) I am married with two beautiful children ages 7 & 5. Comments
Dole Pineapple Whips from the Magic Kingdom Disneyworld was so right this time, for so many reasons. First of all, the kids are finally old enough to go on the teacups alone. That saved the Quiet Man and I at least 72.3 arguments. No one had to make the supreme dizzy sacrifice of taking two wild and crazy kids on such spinning madness. Oh please oh please oh please it will be so much fun and you'll never regret it. And even that makes me a little dizzy, but don't tell. and eating. Just in case you think I post only good pictures of myself on my blog. Dole Pineapple Whips Estimated Cost: $6.00 for four servings. Notes: Plan on making this on a day when you will be around for a few hours. PS Sorry about the funny spacing. 2 20 ounce cans Dole crushed pineapple with juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons juice. Next Up: The Wild Animal Kingdom
online trail guides and maps Homemade Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks | Live Simply This time of year it’s everywhere! It’s talked about on kid’s television shows, prominently displayed on store shelves, and passed out everywhere from the library to church. Candy! Now, I’m not writing this post to bash candy or any parent who allows their child to occasionally partake in candy treats. During this time of year, my kiddos are constantly being lured into the pretty colorful treats. With this season of candy in mind, I set out to make a candy my kiddos would eat and view as a treat. Unlike the gummies my kids love from the store (even the organic ones are processed) these gummies are packed with fresh fruit and veggie juice making them not only healthy, but also appealing to little eyes. What’s that, mom actually wants us to eat candy? Go ahead, mom, offer another gummy candy, these are healthy and delicious! What you will need: How to: To make the orange colored juice you will need: 5 carrots, 2 oranges (peeled), and 2 apples. Wash, dry, and trim veggies. Ingredients Instructions