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the john muir trail – trip overview

  Whew!  We did it!  In case you haven’t been following, Marc and I just returned from 3 weeks in California…and 16 of those days we were hiking our little buns off over 220+ miles on the John Muir Trail, from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney.  I wont’ sugar coat it: it was tough.  There… 

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southwestern stuffed tomatoes

southwestern stuffed tomatoes

While I love the buzz of late spring farmers markets, I have to say my favorite time of the year to go is in the smack dab middle of the summer when produce is overflowing.  These stuffed tomatoes are such a fun way to use fresh produce and I’m sure there are gorgeous tomatoes popping… 

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Mediterranean Veggie Burger

mediterranean veggie burgers

Today we are summiting Mount Whitney which means we are at the end of our hike of the John Muir Trail!  Today is no easy day, however, as we are hiking around 16 miles, including a steady climb to the Mount Whitney summit, and then 6,300 feet of descent to Whitney Portal.  Since I’m writing… 

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chai protein smoothie

chai tea protein smoothie

Oh my gosh you guys…we’re SO close to being done with our hike of the John Muir Trail.  Today’s a tough one as we hike a whopping 18 miles.  We started this morning from the Lake at 12,250 feet and immediately start going up in elevation.  Doesn’t this seem like a cruel trend of this… 

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S'Mores Stuffed Rice Krispies

brown butter s’mores stuffed rice krispie treats

Today we’re on Day 14 of our John Muir Trail trek…only two days left after this!  Over the weekend we hiked from Lower Palisade Lake all the way to 60 Lakes Basin, which is where we’re starting off today.  That is, if we made over the one-person-at-a-time “very bouncy” suspension bridge known as “The Golden… 

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