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

Trails to Trudge: Big Basin Buzzard’s Roost

I've been to Big Basin before, you can check it out here, but this time was different.  For 1, I had company; 2, I knew what I was doing and 3, I knew where to go. This made everything so much easier this time around.  Tyler, Brian and myself (aka "THE WOLFPACK") were in Northern … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Big Basin Buzzard’s Roost