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Hiking San Bernardino Peak via Angelus Oaks

Angelus Oaks to San Bernardino Peak

  One of the best-kept secrets of Southern California is San Bernardino Mountain. Just five miles away from the highest peak in SoCal -- San Gorgonio -- San Bernardino tops out at a respectable 10,649 feet. Hiking from Angelus Oaks, this 16-mile out-and-back trail climbs over 4,600 vertical feet. It makes for a very long day hike or a great weekend backpacking … [Read More]

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National Trails Day 2014

National Trails Day: June 7, 2014

What do trails mean to you? I use trails for walking, hiking, running and biking. But above all, trails lead to adventure. Trails take me places that few others experience. They help reconnect me with the world and remind me of what really matters. Each … [Read More]

Big Parade Los Angeles 2014

Big Parade Los Angeles Returns This Weekend

The Big Parade is an awesome urban walking/hiking experience that takes place each year in Los Angeles. This two-day event covers over 35 miles, including 80 public stairways, numerous neighborhoods and landmarks. This is a free even with no registration … [Read More]

Buff - the Perfect Backpacking Pillow

How to Use a Buff as a Backpacking Pillow

I love my Buff. It's the multi-purpose headwear that can be a neck gaitor, a face mask, a headband and a about a dozen other configurations. I've worn my Buff on the Trans-Catalina Trail and the John Muir Trail. But not until a recent backpacking trip did I … [Read More]

Review of the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800

One of my fondest childhood memories is camping with my family. We had a giant tent that slept probably a couple dozen comfortably,  and big, bright red cotton sleeping bags that would keep you warm on a muggy summer night in Indiana. They rolled up into … [Read More]

Hike the Metolius River Trail

Metolius River Trail

 The magical, mystical Metolius River is one of the many reasons we loved visiting Central Oregon during our spring break road trip. This short river springs from the side of a mountain, has lush forested banks and surreal blue water. Our friend Kolby (aka The … [Read More]

Hiking the Deschutes River Trail in Bend Oregon

Deschutes River Trail

The Deschutes River Trail is a wonderful river-front loop that starts at the edge of the Old Mill district in Bend, and magically transforms into a remarkable wilderness trail before you know it. This is an out-of-bounds trail -- meaning that it's not in … [Read More]

Road Trip - the Third Leg

Road Trip — The Third Leg: Bend, Oregon

What a road trip! We began in San Diego as guests of Honda. Celebrated a birthday in the Bay Area, exploring Marin County. And we were just getting warmed up! The third leg of our spring break road trip took us up to beautiful Bend, Oregon. We said goodbye … [Read More]