Entries from 'hiking'

San Juan Trail to Sugarloaf Peak Hike

At the last minute we decided to hike out and tackle Sugarloaf Peak. It’s only about 3300ft up and the trail starts at about 1,000ft. There are switchbacks and it’s got some deep ruts. The trail itself is a nice route, steady uphill but not too steep. The biggest danger out here is rattlesnakes and mountain…

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Turtlehead Peak & Turtlehead Jr. – Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Erin and I were able to slip out of the O.C. for a quick trip out to Las Vegas at the end of December. Diane was willing to watch Zephyr for a few days (Thank you!). We decided to head out to Vegas and hit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This is one…

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Caspers Wilderness Park – Hiking the East Ridge > Oso > Juaneno Trail Loop

I hadn’t been out to Caspers Park in over a decade when we decided to take a quick day trip out on the Oso Loop. We were aiming for 9 miles but ended up hiking over 12.5. The ideal time to visit is in the Spring when the wildflowers are blooming, we went in December….

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Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park – Hiking the Edge of Suburbia

Hi, this is Chris. Sometimes I just need to get out of my house…my head…put a little dirt under my feet…a little sweat…and a little trail chatter with my wife and 2 year old. I grew up in Suburbia…sometimes I need to hike to the edge of it…and take a deep breath. Have you heard…

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Our Last Stop – Yachats, OR

From Astoria we headed south to the Cape Perpetua area of the Oregon Coast. We made a pit stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory to see what we could see. The place was packed with fellow cheese enthusiasts and it was a zoo in there! It was cool to see all the machinery where they…

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“Goonies Never Say Die!” – Astoria, OR

Note to the reader: This was written in August while we were still traveling… enjoy! Well we’ve officially been back on the West Coast for a couple of weeks now, slowly working our way home to Southern California. It’s hard not to get antsy and want to speed home, but we are really trying to…

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Twilight on the West Coast – Olympic National Park, WA

We boarded a ferry from Victoria, BC, to Port Angeles, Washington, and made it to our campground around dinner time. We picked this particular destination for a few reasons. I won’t try and pretend I didn’t want to come to Forks, WA – home of Bella and the rest of the gang from the “Twilight”…

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