Buena Vista Peak – Kings Canyon National Park

Distance: 2 MilesElevation Gained: 400'Difficulty: EasyTime: 1:00 (?)Critters: NonePros:- Easy hike to a great view of Redwood Canyon- Great granite rock formations- Evening bird community is amazing to hear Cons:- The trail to the top is confusing, especially where the trail switches back to the peak Details:After the Redwood Canyon hike, I waited for Sean …

Redwood Canyon – Kings Canyon National Park

Distance: 7.1 MilesElevation Gained: 1,200'Difficulty: ModerateTime: 2:50Critters: An armada of butterflies, two deer, one bearPros:- Sequoia Trees- Less traveled than Giant Forest- Flowers and butterflies- Cold, clear creeks- Mountain viewsCons:- We can pretty much leave out cons when we're talking about the Sierra Nevadas, okay?Details:Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are two of my favorite …

Tecolote Canyon (plus Torrey Pines Extension)

Distance: 2.5 (Total)Elevation gained: 200Difficulty: EasyTime: 0:46:00Critters: NonePros: (Tecolote)- NoneCons: (Tecolote)- Overdeveloped- Dirty- NoisyJune:6/30 hikesDetails:Ugh.Tecolote Canyon, while not a bad place in itself, is a hike that should probably be avoided unless you live nearby and you need a convenient place to walk the dog. It's also a lesson in the pitfalls of development, which …

Santa Margarita River + Los Jilgueros and Hellers Bend

Distance: 6.8, 1.1, 1.2 (Santa Margarita, Los Jilgueros, and Hellers Bend, respectively)Elevation Gained: 320', 0', 300'Difficulty: Easy + easy + easy = moderateTime: 2:38, :23, :27Critters: Dog of the Day with the cone of shame, a fleet of rabbits and squirrels, coots, bullfrogsPros:- Lovely, easy hiking along the Santa Margarita River- Easily accessed beauty spots …

30 Day Challenge!

In honor of Kelly's recently completed 31 day challenge, I am taking on my own challenge. As per the rules of Kelly's challenge, I will take 30 hikes in 30 days over the month of June.Some of the hike will be incredibly small, such as the most recent Sunset Cliffs hike. Some of the hikes …

Point Loma and Padres Game

Distance: 1.1 Miles (Sunset Cliffs), 2.2 Miles (Cabrillo National Monument)Elevation Gained: 0, 320Difficulty: Easy, easyTime: 0:47:00, 0:48:00Critters: Dog of the day: Zooms!Pros:- Sweet ocean breezes- Great views of San DiegoCons:- Crowded- Not enough trailsNote: Cabrillo National Monument requires a $5 fee.Details:As part of what is now becoming our weekly Saturday off - yes, I know …

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