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Cactus to Clouds a.k.a. Mount San Jacinto via Skyline Trail

Key Hike Statistics: Distance, Trail Style: 21 miles, Out & Partial Back Difficulty: Extremely Difficult (like, the hardest) Elevation Gain: ~10,300 feet Popularity: Light to Tramway; High Above Tramway Best Time: Very Early Morning; Fall/Spring...
by San Diego PCT Sloggers on Dec 14, 2016

Mount San Gorgonio Via Vivian Creek Trail

Key Hike Statistics: Distance, Trail Style: 17 miles, Out & Back Difficulty: Difficult Elevation Gain: ~5500 feet Popularity: Moderate Best Time: Early Morning; June-October to avoid snow Dogs: Allowed, Make sure they’re capable of this difficu...
by San Diego PCT Sloggers on Dec 7, 2016

Mt. Olympus in Utah: 2016 Peak Goal

Just before Halloween, I set off to climb my 16th peak. I can't believe that the mountain I look at every day is the one I climbed last. I've hiked Mt. Olympus several times to the saddle but always on days when the rock scramble to the peak was too...
by Outdoor Adventure Gals on Nov 27, 2016

Clayton Peak Hike Via Guardsman's Pass: Peak Goal 15 of 16

Clayton Peak is easily accessed from both Brighton Ski Resort and from the top of Guardsman's Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon. I did the hike from Guardsman's Pass. To get there, take I-215 and exit on Wasatch Boulevard (exit 6) and head south. Turn le...
by Outdoor Adventure Gals on Oct 18, 2016

Drug price hikes can damage company reputations, White House says amid EpiPen furor

The White House on Wednesday said pharmaceutical firms risked damaging their reputations with big price hikes, but it sidestepped commenting directly on Mylan NV’s decision to raise the price of its severe allergy treatment drug EpiPen. Read mo...
by Celebrity gossip news on Aug 24, 2016

Chicago Police Department Manpower Shortage Latest

“Chicago readers take note: The ‘thin blue line’ that exists in the Windy City will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future. Carry on accordingly.” –Survival And Prosperity, October 3, 2011 With the help of the popular Chicago...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 26, 2016

Mt. Timanogos Hike From American Fork Canyon, Utah: 8 of 13 #Goal

I'm not going to lie. Mt. Timpanogos has by far been the most difficult peak I've climbed this year. It's difficult because of the distance of 7.5 miles each way which makes for a long day. The trail is not particularly difficult but the climb from t...
by Outdoor Adventure Gals on Jul 22, 2016

Staying healthy with an office job? Simple!

  Who doesn’t agree that it can be rather difficult to accommodate a healthy lifestyle while having an office job? Long periods of sitting with only minimal movement, strange eating habits, as well as a high level of stress to only name a few...
by Bikes and Hikes LA on Jul 15, 2016

Illinois Comptroller: State’s Unpaid Bill Backlog To Exceed $10 Billion By Year End

I’ve been following the State of Illinois’ unpaid bill backlog for some time now, and what State Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger shared yesterday should be of serious concern to Illinoisans. From her website: CHICAGO- Comptroller Leslie Geissl...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 15, 2016

City Of Chicago’s Total Unfunded Liabilities Grew To Nearly $24 Billion In 2015

It’s been a while since I last blogged about the Illinois Policy Institute, a Chicago-based non-partisan research organization “generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois.” Yet earlier this...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 14, 2016

A Guide To Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Exercises to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is considered one of the best ways to lose weight when diet and exercise have failed. But bariatric surgery is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Once you’ve completed your surgery,...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jul 13, 2016

Pokémon Bike Rental Special!

Bikes and Hikes LA has a special offer for all of you Pokémon Trainers: Catch more Pokémon in less time by biking around the city instead of walking. Be more like Deoxys. The Pokémon Bike Rental is only $25 for 24 hours and it comes with a lock, h...
by Bikes and Hikes LA on Jul 12, 2016

An amazing and unique way to explore Los Angeles by bike!

When you visit a new city, you want to make the most out of it. Experience every aspect of the new surroundings. But how can you do that in a place you have never been before? Usually without knowing anybody in the neighborhood? Our first advice...
by Bikes and Hikes LA on Jul 9, 2016

Increase Your Productivity Through Los-Angeles-Based Team Building That’s Actually Fun

  We all know the standard team building drill: stand in a circle, one person in the middle, who closes her eyes and then just flops over, hoping that her colleagues will catch her. Ugh! Besides elbowing my professor in the face I also nearly th...
by Bikes and Hikes LA on Jul 8, 2016

Signs Of The Time, Part 108

After blogging back on June 21 about the next round of property tax bills due to hit Cook County, Illinois, residents’ mailboxes in the coming days, I told my girlfriend to pay attention to the local mainstream news outlets as there would be no sho...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 6, 2016

Tony Grove Part 2: Nature Trail–Perfect Hike For Kids

We went up to Tony Grove last weekend again, this time with our family to do our annual 4th of July hike. We found the Nature Trail which turned out to be the perfect hike for kids, since it was only a 1.2 mile loop around the lake. The kids in our f...
by Utah Deal Diva on Jul 6, 2016

Cook County, Illinois, Faces $174 Million Shortfall

From the Cook County, Illinois, website (under “News) last Thursday: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary forecast for the County’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget, signaling that difficult financial choices are on...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 5, 2016

Squaw Peak in Provo, Utah: 6 of 13 Peaks 2016 Goal

I decided to venture south and climb a peak in Provo, Utah. Squaw Peak ended up being the perfect choice for a solo hike. The trail is well traveled and easy to find and doing it on a weekend meant I would have plenty of people passing me in case of...
by Outdoor Adventure Gals on Jul 1, 2016

How to have fun on a small budget in Los Angeles

Los Angeles tends to be known as a very expensive city, which might put a big dent into the holiday savings. If you know the right spots and times however it can be very easy to have a fun day in Los Angeles on a small budget. Listen closely; we will...
by Bikes and Hikes LA on Jun 30, 2016

Finding a home away from home in Los Angeles

  Los Angeles is one of the most exciting cities in the world and probably high on everyone’s bucket list. LA has a wide variety of incredible beaches, popular sights and not to mention an unique charisma, style and flair. Finding something to...
by Bikes and Hikes LA on Jun 26, 2016


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