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Hiking Case Mountain

A few weeks ago, Chris and I wanted to escape the city so we drove up to Three Rivers and checked out a hiking trail that my coworker had been raving about – Salt Creek BLM. The Salt Creek BLM is land owned by the Bureau of Land Management and is available for use to anyone.

I also recently purchased a new mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M50 with the 15-45mm lens kit, and this hike was the perfect time for me to put it to good use. Unfortunately, some photos turned out blurrier than expected because my shooting was very novice but photography is definitely a work in progress!

When Chris and I had gone on our hike, the weather was perfect and it was very peaceful. We strolled aimlessly around Salt Creek and snapped a few photos here and there. When we finished, we drove down to Lake Kaweah and did another free hike.

During winters, Lake Kaweah’s water’s level drops due to the drought that fall and summer usually brings but by the time spring rolls in, the water level rises as the snow caps from the mountains melt. It was nice to climb over some of the rocks that were exposed during our visit.


As an avid hiker and healthcare provider, I recently stumbled upon DEXA Scan – a way to precisely measure body composition (muscle, fat, bone).  It is a great way to see exactly where you are now and measure progress.  They also show you advanced stuff like muscle asymmetry (which can lead to injuries), and visceral fat (the dangerous fat around organs).

A DEXA scan, or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, uses x ray technology to determine the distribution of lean muscle, fat, water and bone in your body. Unlike any other body composition measuring tool, DEXA results are highly accurate and highly reproducible. It works by passing two safe and very low dose x-ray beams at differing energy levels through the tissues of the body. The amount of radiation that passes through the tissue is measured by a detector. The computer then determines how much of your tissue is muscle fat water or bone and where it’s all stored.

If you’re interested in learning about your body’s fat mass or muscle density, head over to their website and find a location near you.

31 Comments

  • Nancy
    March 24, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Giiiirrrl, I love the outcome of the Canon EOS pics!! I should seriously get my DSLR serviced so I can take it out again. Salt Creek BLM looks gorgeous. I love that you live in an area where hiking is super accessible. I Love how GREEEEEEN the mountains are! The pictures don’t look blurry by the way. I like how they turned out. I feel like the one with you and Chris adds to the effect. You good, you good. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  • Amie Cadwallader
    March 24, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I love a good hike and this looks like such an amazing place to explore! I wish we had something like this close to us!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  • Andrew Comte
    March 24, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    I think the photos turned out great. Looks like a fantastic hike.

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  • Jack Bowler Jr
    March 24, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Such a nice post with so many lovely photos

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  • Michelle
    March 24, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Your pictures are beautiful! This looks like such a peaceful place to hike.

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  • Kayla
    March 25, 2019 at 12:43 AM

    This looks unreal! the second photo almost looks like a painting. I’m super jealous that you have places like this nearby. I need to get my butt off the couch and go on some more adventures before the winter hits in Australia.

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  • Jen @ Jen D Bibliophile
    March 25, 2019 at 12:57 AM

    Love this post! Looks fun! 💜

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  • Kristin Harris/Tales From Home
    March 25, 2019 at 5:53 AM

    I love hiking and this land looks absolutely gorgeous! So glad you went out to experience it!

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  • Melodie Michelle Wood
    March 25, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Looks like you had a blast and the pictures are gorgeous!
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  • Deborah Kos
    March 26, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    The Salt Creek BLM has some beautiful scenery. Nature sure looks fabulous. I love looking at all the different sized rocks surrounding the water.

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  • Kate
    March 26, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    What a gorgeous hike! Such cute pictures too!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/the-most-instagrammable-floral-spots-in-london/

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  • Mercy
    March 26, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Looks like a fantastic area for a walk. I like the river with big boulder of rocks, seems refreshing.

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  • Ashley Firth
    March 27, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    The Salt Creek BLM looks absolutely amazing! I love to hike and there looks so much open space in your part of the world. Your photos are stunning. xxx

    Ashley
    https://lellalee.com

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  • Jenny
    March 27, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    I wish my boyfriend enjoyed the outdoors more because I’d LOVE to go on a hike like this! It looks beautiful and a great, peaceful way to exercise <3

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  • Karin Ravasio
    March 27, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Great post, beautiful pictures.

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  • Yaya
    March 27, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Gorgeous photos and post!

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  • Valerie
    March 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Wow, I’m loving these photos! You did an amazing job capturing this gorgeous hike!

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  • Marley Braun
    March 27, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Love your pictures. I am adding this as a destination next time I end up in Santa Barbara or San Jose.

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  • Chitra Chowdhury
    March 27, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Nice one 🙂

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  • Pat
    March 28, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Love, love the pictures.
    And such beautiful scenery. I love being out in nature. Does wonders for both my physical and mental health. Thanks for sharing.

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  • K.M. Saint James
    March 28, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    If those are ‘rookie’ photos, I’d classify you as an expert.
    It looks cool.
    What’s the average temp there?

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  • Jesica
    March 28, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Really need to check out that camera you got because your pics are gorgeous! And it’s so interesting how i can measure progress and health with just an app. Thanks a lot for sharing! X

    Jesica • talesfromjes.com

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  • Anouk
    March 29, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Beautiful sights! Would love to hike there too one day.
    ANOUK

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  • briana
    March 29, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Love the pictures! Looks like a pretty hike! Great post 💕

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  • Paris
    March 29, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    I don’t know much about photography but I do know that these photos are absolutely stunning!

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  • Sarah Winton
    March 29, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    It looks like it was a beautiful hike! Your photos turned out well.

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  • Mica
    March 29, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    What lovely photos! it looks like such a nice hike and it’s great you got to enjoy and use your new camera! 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you 🙂 We have a busy but fun one planned!

    Away From The Blue

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  • Flo la vita
    March 30, 2019 at 3:45 AM

    It looks amazing! You’re photos are gorgeous too xx

    https://www.flolavita.co.uk/2019/03/when-we-talk-about-shamima-begum-we.html

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  • Lisa
    April 1, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    I’m not a hiker but your photos look absolutely gorgeous, what an amazing place. You’re so lucky to have scenery like this that’s not too far from you. I know what you mean about cameras, Alan got me one for Christmas and I couldn’t work it at all, we had to send it back in the end 🙁 Dexa Scan sounds interesting, I can see they have 3 locations in the UK too, which is helpful, I might look further into this! 🙂

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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  • Kara
    April 7, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    This hike looks really beautiful and peaceful! The warmer weather is making me so excited to go hiking again. Your photos with your new camera turned out great too! And the DEXA scan sounds interesting!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  • Sharon
    April 8, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    Looks like a perfect day out 🙂 I love all the photos and it feels so serene out there.

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