Mt. Sizer- Through Rain, Hail, and Hills

Hello! As you may know, I am preparing for my JMT hike this summer. I have recently picked up some gear and I wanted a nice gentle backpacking trip to test out some gear and get out into nature. I read about Mt. Sizer and thought that it would work perfectly for what I wanted….

Hiking Mt. Umunhum

Mt. Umunhum State Park is one of the newest trails available to hike in the Bay Area! It opened in 2017 after much construction. Unfortunately, I was not following the reconstruction so I was not able to be there for the opening day, but I have seen the iconic cube-shaped tower on the top and…

Hiking Mission Peak

Mission Peak was one of the first hiking destinations I heard about when I moved to the Bay Area in January 2017. Event non-hikers would tell me about it. I got a huge range of reactions to it, from “it’s the hardest hike I’ve ever done,” to “it’s super easy, a really great warm up!”…

Pinnacles High Peaks Trail

2/25/18 This was the first time I visted The Pinnacles National Park! I will definitely be back. This park is totally beautiful and not too crowded, it is one of the smaller and newer national parks, so I can see why it is not as crowded. The drive out there was about an hour and a…

Castle Rock State Park Hike

2/11/18 This was a short hike through Castle Rock State Park. I was inside all day and I needed to get out, so I took to the trails without planning to see where I was going, and just found out where I ended up. It was so nice and not crowded, even for an afternoon. I…

San Diego Trip

today we spent the day exploring San Diego 🙂  First we parked at the Old Town transit center and then walked around Old Town  we went into a couple of cool shops and smelled candles, and teas and briefly turned into chameleons!       Nate bought a leather satchel so I won’t have to carry…