Entries from 'hiking'

Santiago Peak (Saddleback) via Holy Jim Trail

Growing up in Orange County everyone knows old Saddleback Mountain, or Saddlecrack as we refer to it. It looms off in the distance and you can see it from just about anywhere on the 5 freeway going north out of San Clemente. It is the tallest peak in Orange County and its real name is…

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Calico Tanks Trail & Scrambling at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

We’ve been back in California for nearly a month now. Since our return I have been trying to get outside and explore as much as possible. Erin and I were able to get out-of-town to Las Vegas where we were looking forward to some time at the Mandalay Bay Spa and even more-so some time…

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Sitton Peak – Santa Ana Mountains – Ortega

As I sit here it is about 90 degrees. Luckily we got an early start heading out the Ortega Highway (74) at around 6 a.m. We arrived at the trailhead around 6:30 and set a solid pace at about 3mph following Peter. We parked across the street from the candy store and crossed to the…

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Day Hike at Cape Perpetua, Oregon

So we aren’t caught up on our blogging but I wanted to post this cool hike we did recently. The views were great but it was an extremely strenuous hike through what seemed like temperate rain forest, mud, overgrowth and lot’s of roots. We left from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center and hiked the St….

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A Beautiful Place – Big Sky, MT

Once all of our guests arrived safely in Billings, we packed up and shipped out via the Moho to a cabin we’d arranged to stay in for five days in Big Sky, Montana. We rented a place called “Eagle’s Nest” in the Moonlight Basin, just across from the local ski resort. The cabin looked pretty…

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Our New Favorite Place – Black Hills, SD

The Black Hills of South Dakota were so pretty. It was such an interesting change of scenery from the Badlands. They are both beautiful in different ways. Chris found an amazing campground called “Broken Arrow” just outside of Custer in a valley surrounded by the Black Hills. Broken Arrow is actually a horse camp, meaning…

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“The Good Lands” – Badlands, SD

The Badlands of South Dakota are anything but bad. We had one fellow camper tell us they should be called the “Uglylands” but we couldn’t disagree more! We loved it there. What a unique and beautiful part of the country. On our way into the National Park we had to stop at Wall Drug. This…

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