1st Day Hike: Nightmare Gulch Loop Trail

Location: Red Rock Canyon, CA Distance: 9 miles Difficulty: Moderate This is my 2nd year doing this Red Rock Canyon 1st Day Hike. The trail is the Nightmare Gulch Loop Trail. I rated it moderate because the trail itself overall isn't difficult. The first few miles are real workout for the quads and hamstrings, the... Continue Reading →

New Year New Challenges

When I first started out with this blog I wasn't sure what I wanted it to really be I knew I wanted it to be about hiking and this journey we call life. I do believe it will still be that in the coming year. I have signed on for some new challenges that I... Continue Reading →

Vasquez Rocks

Location: Vasquez Rocks Distance: 3.5 miles "When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength."     ~Maria Montessori   Usually in our household Sundays are for hiking but exceptions are made for group hikes. I was fortunate to find a group hike at Vasquez Rocks hosted by the facebook group Hiking With... Continue Reading →

Big Horn Mine

Location: Valyermo, CA Distance: 4 miles out-and-back "I like mountains because they make me feel small,' Jeff says, "They help me sort out what's important in life." ~Mark Obmascik- Halfway to Heaven Me and the girls have given up our quest for waterfalls until the spring. So I thought an old mine in the side... Continue Reading →

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