Hiking

Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos

Thumbnail image for Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 10, 2013 Hiking

ShareHorizons are both visual and representational, drawing our attention in a mesmerizing fashion.  For this week’s theme for photo sharing on Twitter, I selected several images…especially because I live both coastal-y and mountain-ly.   And with my hiking, I’m often gazing out over gorgeous horizons and snapping photos to both share and try – sometimes […]

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Romancing Nature. A Photo Gallery Tribute

Thumbnail image for Romancing Nature. A Photo Gallery Tribute by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 16, 2013 Hiking

ShareI’m having an affair.  I thought you should be the first to know.  You’ve likely surmised as much if you follow my social media updates. But I thought I should come clean with my confession here, in a more intimate setting: I’m passionately in love with nature. “Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

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Gratitudinousness – What I am Thankful for Today and Always

Thumbnail image for Gratitudinousness – What I am Thankful for Today and Always by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 23, 2011 Belly Dance

ShareGratitudinousness.  It’s one of my favorite conjured words. And it really works in that gratitude is such a BIG concept…I think it kinda needs more greedy letters “We don’t need more to be thankful for, we might just need to be more thankful.” Unknown Many who know me in my life and on Twitter and […]

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Italian Dolomites: Foxes, Fox Holes, Foot Paths, and Fabulous Food

Thumbnail image for Italian Dolomites: Foxes, Fox Holes, Foot Paths, and Fabulous Food by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 15, 2011 Hiking

ShareToday was another mixed bag of awesome in the Italian Dolomites.  In the morning, some of the group enjoyed an international horse-jumping event, one (not me!) went on a vigorous bike ride and we all reconvened for a lovely lunch on a covered patio of a local restaurant.  I’m becoming hooked on these grande salads […]

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Hiking Italy: Delving Into the Dolomites

Thumbnail image for Hiking Italy: Delving Into the Dolomites by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 9, 2011 Hiking

ShareMany of you who know me and/or follow my meanderings know that I have been eagerly anticipating my trip to the Italian Dolomites this summer.  Well, here I am and it so far has exceeded my expectations and hopes.  I only wish I could say as much for my own body! A Guide on the […]

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Snowshoeing Idyllwild: What a Way to Winter Wonderland it!

Thumbnail image for Snowshoeing Idyllwild: What a Way to Winter Wonderland it! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 3, 2011 Hiking

Share I once held the opinion that snow shoeing seemed dull and plodding.  I was foolishly comparing it to my other winter sport of choice: downhill skiing.  Now I know better True, there is the absence of the adrenaline rush, unless you count, of course, the hair curling screams of local abominable snow beasts lurking […]

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Getting High: Mt. Whitney Madness Part II: Impressions (Emo Girly Version)

Thumbnail image for Getting High: Mt. Whitney Madness Part II: Impressions (Emo Girly Version) by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 17, 2010 Hiking

ShareDoes that scare you? heehee Well, it should…for as structured as Part I was, this will be a complete disjointed rambling of  silly thoughts and meanderings of my mind as my feet took me to new heights.  Who wants to hear about the emotional facets of this climb?  Well, my mom and sis will read […]

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Getting High: Mt. Whitney Madness Part I: Technical Details (Guys’ Version)

Thumbnail image for Getting High: Mt. Whitney Madness Part I: Technical Details (Guys’ Version) by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 9, 2010 Hiking

ShareOK, so I had posted on an “interactive” travel/adventure segment that I was going to attempt hiking Mt. Whitney in one day and much to my glee and utter surprise, I DID it!  Thank you all those who shared tips and encouragement; you were merciful!  Not a one of you ordered me to video myself […]

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Interactive Travel: Mount Whitney One-Day Climb (Attempt!)

Thumbnail image for Interactive Travel: Mount Whitney One-Day Climb (Attempt!) by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 29, 2010 Hiking

ShareOK, so this next destination is not so much “travel” as “adventure”.  This is how I must view an attempt at climbing Mt. Whitney in one day if I am to endure the blisters, fatigue, discomfort, dehydration, exhaustion…wow, are you envious yet? haha!  I am putting it out there for my readers to offer tips, […]

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Local Lemon Lily Festival and a Hike too!

Thumbnail image for Local Lemon Lily Festival and a Hike too! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 21, 2010 Hiking

ShareI had been pondering what of the myriad festivities I would participate in for our town’s Lemon Lily Festival.  This was the first hopefully annual event to bring awareness to the presence of this wild yellow flower in our mountains and its absence from the creeks running through town where it was evidently once prolific.  […]

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Hiking Stats: The Fall of SuuperG

Thumbnail image for Hiking Stats: The Fall of SuuperG by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 26, 2010 Hiking

Share“Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.” Dave Barry It was bound to happen. Especially on one of the most pristinely beautiful hiking days one could ever ask for!  I slipped on some wet rocks and fell – hard – on my knee and had to hobble […]

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Hiking: Looking for a Castle, and Discovering a Grotto

Thumbnail image for Hiking: Looking for a Castle, and Discovering a Grotto by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 21, 2010 Hiking

ShareI love serendipity. In this case, there was literally dipity-ing involved.  What’s a grotto without a dip? Just like a naked chip, I tell you! My hubby and I had planned for weeks to hike to what is called “Knapp’s Castle” in the hills of Santa Barbara and we set out to do just that […]

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