Solo Hiking & Van Camping; My Adventure in pictures.

I worked up the nerve to plan a trip and cross 3 things of my 2019 list. Do a solo hike Camp in a National Park Camp in a minivan #vanlife   I chose  Death Valley it was a National Park within a few hours from home and I had never been First stop Furnace... Continue Reading →

Mt Wilson via Little Santa Anita Canyon

Locations: Sierra Madre, Ca Distance: 4 miles (full trail is 13.6 miles) Difficulty: Moderate/Hard         This weekend was a rainy one in Southern California which means not one but two hikes need to be done apparently. Saturday we stayed close to home and hiked in Red Rock Canyon State Park which I... Continue Reading →

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 →

Eaton Canyon Falls Trail

Location: near Pasadena, Ca Distance: 3.5 miles out-and-back   "Embrace the pace of your own journey"                                        ~Author unknown        The girls and I have been chasing waterfalls lately so this weekends ventures lead us... Continue Reading →

Fossil Falls

Location: Lone Pine, CA Distance: 0.5 miles out and back "Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world but themselves." -Stephen Moss   Even though this trail is really short only 1/2 mile from the parking to the "falls", you can easily get in a couple miles of exploring... Continue Reading →

Devils Punchbowl Loop Trail

Location: Pearblossom, CA Trail: 1 mile loop "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit"            ~Edward Abbey   Me and the  girls have hiked quite a bit over the last year but I will start with the hike we did just this past week because it is... Continue Reading →

2019 Hiking Bucket List

What's that quote shoot for the moon... Well my list is definitely that and I am sure whether I get them all checked off or just a few I will have had some great adventures trying to get there.   Complete 52 hikes in a year Van camp in or near a National Park *... Continue Reading →

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