All posts tagged: hiking

Torrey Pines, Oh My 

When in San Diego, Torrey Pines is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. The area offers such fantastic views of the sea. One can get in a really good workout here as well.  Parking can be found at the base of the reserve. The walk up the road to the trails is a good uphill trek and will definitely get you warmed up for the trails. On this particular visit my husband and I choose to explore the Guy Fleming Trail, which is the first trail you come to.  Torreyana Pine  A gorgeous sandstone formation  On the Guy Fleming Trail  Nice August day by the sea Love this view from the trail It was good to be back.  A pano for you Oh So Cal you do remain my fav! 💙 Torrey Pines State Beach, what a delight. 

Onward and Upward, To Tenaja Falls 

I hiked up to Tenaja Falls in the Cleveland National Forest with friends recently. What a glorious area. And so it begins…  By car to get to the trail we took it’s about a 4 mile drive on a one lane winding road. Our trusty driver knew to take it slow, having completed this hike a few times already. I was just fine with the slow ride as there are many a blind corner to be manuvered along the way. The trail is about 1.4 miles over rocks and stream up to the Falls.  https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/tenaja-falls-trail From what I understand and as you will learn from the All Trails link above there are a few different access points to chose from. We went with the shorter trail to the water falls.  So much beauty along the way…  ​ ​ Not such a bad idea, it is mountain lion country afterall.   Hope you enjoyed this post.    g.  P.s. Next time I’d take a bit more water and a hiking emergency kit due to, no cell …

Kentucky Exploring, Morgan Conservation Park 

This park is located in La Grange Kentucky, it is a definite must explore. There are a number of trails with enough off shoots to keep you on your toes. Wear a good pair of boots or tennis shoes, you’ll need good traction in some spots. Have your phone charged up for safety purposes and to take plenty of photos too, or better yet, for photos bring your favorite camera as there are great photo opportunities around every bend.  Hmmm, where to start Not much water this time of year, just a trickle… Ok we’ve passed this sign one too many times ;/  On the right track again  Time for my yoga challenge pose. Sometimes you can find me on Instagram yoga-ing away… Husby paving the way back to our vehicle.  Such a great hike. Thanks to my daughter and son in law for a great morning hike.  On to some BBQ in old town La Grange next……. Happy adventuring friends! g. 

That Hike, Twas Nice 

If you ever find yourself in my neck of the woods (Riverside County, California), do the this hike.  The views are nice, it’s a definite workout and a great spot to sit and reflect.  Here’s some more info on our great Mt Rubidoux…  http://www.totallymtrubidoux.org/history/ Where do you all hike? I’d love to hear about your favorite spots.   g. 

Big Bear Mountain in September 

Big Bear, California Our little Airbnb on the mountain Our 1st day was fab. Weather was cool and crisp.  Yes, I’d say we were pretty high up, 7,500 feet I understand.  We arrived hungry. Highly recommend Jasper’s… located in the village  Split it, yup that’s dinner for 1 1st night… we enjoyed it, nice and cozy by the fire  Door view, aw….  Coffee in the open mountain air, sure was nice.  Here comes the sun Posole on the mountain sure hit the spot. (Posole is a Latin soup typically topped with many yummy condiments that add a tasty flair to the soup) Here’s a recipe link so you can learn more about it or even make it yourself. http://leitesculinaria.com/94587/recipes-red-pozole-pozole-rojo.html On our 1st morning we took a brisk walk to Pine Knot Marina  What a peaceful morning  Of course we worked up an appetite. This place is well known for delicious treats I went for the ice cream, boy was it delightful. A fudge treat on our next trip up… it’s already on the agenda!  Such a …

Gone Snowshoeing…

In February, while on a home trade to Denver Co., we decided to head outdoors to explore. Oh what a treat, John Muir was right!   We had originally intended on snow-showing but that plan had to be scratched as conditions just weren’t optimal for it. I was lucky enough to get a small taste of what snowshoeing is like though. Boy was I thrilled as I parading around the visitors center, looking quite tourist-like (yes I know), before we set off on our wonderful hike. The trail… Oh but the sound of the wind making it’s way through the canyon, what an amazing delight. Family hikes are the best hikes… That snow, that hike, that mountain… what a delight. Aw, that fresh air though…   Friends for life, enjoying the beautiful outdoors together. Onward and upward… We did it! Trail complete! Sure it was a very short trail, but still for this California snow novice, it was quite an accomplishment.  Just to recap, hahaha, uh huh, what a thrill! Too hip got to go…….. 😉 This day …