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Taking the Lake Tahoe Curves in the New 2016 Kia Sorento

Thumbnail image for Taking the Lake Tahoe Curves in the New 2016 Kia Sorento by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 16, 2015 Lifestyle

ShareI was recently invited to have a turn at the brand new 2016 Kia Sorento on the wildly beautiful winding roads of Lake Tahoe.  This was my first ‘ride and drive’ with Kia, and I must say, they take their fun very seriously! We were warmly welcomed at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe and settled in […]

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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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#FriFotos Festive Fresh Snowfall Over Lake Fulmore

Thumbnail image for #FriFotos Festive Fresh Snowfall Over Lake Fulmore by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 21, 2012 Travel and Adventures

Share                I love lights and sparkle and glimmer and shimmer as much as anyone, but I think nature can fit the bill for “festive” as well. Today’s Twitter #FriFoto theme is just that; festive.  My mind turned to this one recent favorite snapshot I took of nearby Lake […]

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The Italian Dolomites: Local Flavor, Spellbinding Witches and Thrilling Thunder

Thumbnail image for The Italian Dolomites: Local Flavor, Spellbinding Witches and Thrilling Thunder by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 29, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareOne of the special perks of touring with an experienced guide is the introduction to local people who are more than happy to share their grappa or limoncello as well as the more secret and intimate treasures of their home region. Which Witch? Petra was one such gem that our guide Gary Scott arranged for […]

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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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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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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: A Walk in the Park (State Park!)

Thumbnail image for Hiking Stats: A Walk in the Park (State Park!) by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 10, 2010 Hiking

ShareOK, so, I considered not mentioning my recent hikes because they have all been about 5 miles each, about 1500 feet elevation gain and no real progress towards my Twitter Team Mera goals (except I do think my fitness is increasing!) I have been carrying 20 plus pounds in my pack each time and it […]

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