Hidden Valley Resort Review

Hidden Valley Review: F.A.M.I.L.Y.

Hidden Valley. Those familiar with this area and involved in winter sports will hear that this is the place for families and kids to go. And that word is right. My mom told stories of me starting here, hanging on to my moms hands at three, throwing the biggest pizza I could. And I remember at 10 or 12, hopping through the trees, and chasing my friends down Stingray, beyond terrified. Always the hesitant one – it’s what made me...

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Wisp Review: The Start of Something Good

First day out on the slopes and it was oh so good! I am starting to love Wisp. It has a decent amount of terrain and little “hideaways” which are just sections of the mountain that people don’t usually go. Sunday, January 7, 2018 Stuck between holiday weekends and following an absolutely freezing Saturday, this place was EMPTY. I am talking ski right onto the chairlift as a single rider no lines. It was great! The cold temps paired with...

New Year, Same Me

Through all the stress and ups and downs, the fights, the making up and helping others through hard times, I have to say, Damn, 2017 was a success! Travel: Went back to Arizona to see more beauty of the American Southwest. Added another pin in Ohio to my NPS map. Visited Michigan for the first time. Weight Loss: Got back to the gym, lost 30 lbs (and gained 10 back but hey, my ski pants will button and zip up...

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My Favorite Outdoor Inspiration

Below is a compilation of my favorite quotes made to push us to get outside and enjoy the experiences the world has to offer, or just truly live an authentic life to the best of our abilities. Of course, Muir, Abbey and Emerson provide this inspiration, among others. John Muir Thought to be one of, if not the, most influential naturalist and conservationist in America. John Muir has been called “The Father of our National Parks.” I am also on...