Sneaker Sunday: Air Revaderchi

author's note:  This post should be read in a J. Peterman voice... I scampered down the rope like a squirrel barreling towards my destination.  Below me, I could feel the rocks scraping the underside of my foot as it dug into the cliffside seeking a foothold.  Fortunately, I was wearing my Nike hiking shoes.  Burnt … Continue reading Sneaker Sunday: Air Revaderchi

Trails to Trudge: Trona Pinnacles

Trona Pinnacles Length: undetermined/at your leisure Terrain: hot, dry, desert.  Please note: Very rocky and tumultuous road going into the pinnacles where a high clearance vehicle is recommended but not necessarily needed. Payoff: Gorgeous and unique "pinnacles" shooting out from the desert floor hundreds of feet in the air. The Trona Pinnacles are without a doubt one of … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Trona Pinnacles

Trails to Trudge: Red Rock Canyon State Park

       The drive up to Red Rock Canyon State Park (CA) is breathtaking.  Nestled off the 14 freeway in between the southernmost section of the Sierras and the northernmost section of the Mojave Desert; you get the best of both worlds as desert and mountains converge into one unbelievable area. As you crawl … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Red Rock Canyon State Park

Trails to Trudge: Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere length: 9 miles, out and back terrain: well-maintained trail, multiple river crossings and a rocky landscape. payoff: fun, challenging trail that ends with a unique bridge in the middle of nowhere Bridge to Nowhere is one of the more interesting hikes you can do in Southern California.  It offers multiple types of terrain as … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Bridge to Nowhere

Trails to Trudge: Morro Bay State Park

      Morro Bay State Park is one of the most popular campgrounds in an area that is filled with them.  Out of all the times I'd passed through this area, I had never been to Morro Bay State Park. I immediately realized this was a mistake upon entering the park.  Nestled right on … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Morro Bay State Park