Trails to Trudge: Etiwanda Falls

Etiwanda Falls, North Etiwanda Preserve: length: 3 miles terrain: well-paved trail conditions; mostly uphill payoff: waterfall; satisfying hike with good scenery throughout Etiwanda Falls was a trail I'd been trying to hit for awhile and one Friday, I just decided to take a day off and do it.  The trail is nice and easy and is good … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Etiwanda Falls

Trails to Trudge: Peters Canyon

Peters Canyon Trail: length: 3-6 miles. author's note: (Basically the length varies on how far you want to take it. My looped run was 3 miles but that completely ignored the reservoir). terrain: trail is well maintained; some sections are very steep payoff: unique views of the neighborhood and surrounding area; a pretty fun trail in the way … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Peters Canyon

Trails to Trudge: Montana De Oro State Park, the Sequel

Bluff Trail: length: 4.6 miles terrain: very easy, wide open trail; well maintained, easy to walk on and level footing payoff: unbelievable ocean views and lush flora all over the trail The Bluff trail is one of the easiest and most beautiful trails I've ever been on.  It's a smooth walk along a mixture of … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Montana De Oro State Park, the Sequel

Trails to Trudge: Morro Strand State Beach

Disclaimer: less of a "traditional Trails to Trudge, this post is more about the experience at Morro Strand as a campsite and a beach. Morro Strand State Beach terrain: sand dunes as far as the eye can see leading up to the ocean payoff: campsites right on the beach, calm ocean vibes "After a quick … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Morro Strand State Beach

Trails to Trudge: Big Sur, The Sequel

author's note: the pull of Big Sur is like a feeling deep within your conscience that cannot be ignored.  After visiting for the first time in 2017 (check out my posts here and here), I could not wait to return and be back in the natural phenomenon that is Big Sur.  As with Big Basin, returning to … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Big Sur, The Sequel

steez you can hear Vol.19: Road Trippin’

There is no denying my love for hiking, camping and seeing the best of what nature has to offer. One of the most underrated aspects of doing activities like that, is the act of getting to those places.  That's where road trips come into play.  "The road trip" is a kind of rite of passage … Continue reading steez you can hear Vol.19: Road Trippin’