Hello! We are Jamie and Xena. I’ve been adventuring with my fur baby, Xena for years and sharing our adventures with the world since 2014. It has been an amazing journey and super fun.

What started as a hobby and a place to keep my hiking journals has evolved over the years on its own. Now, here we are.


An 11-year-old mixed breed with a gentle soul. Canine Good Citizen graduate. 30 lbs. of sweetness and pup attitude. Jamie’s fur baby, trail buddy, and travel companion.



Writer and Photographer of this blog. Jamie loves the great outdoors and adventuring with her pup. She loves telling a story with photos and wants to get better. She is also a Los Angeles-based photographer who specializes in natural dog portraits in outdoor settings. You can book a photo session with her at Outdoor Dog Photography for your fur baby!


23 comments on “About”

  1. Hi Jamie!! LOVE your site!! Beautiful photos, very informative and thorough! Miss Xena looks like a great traveling companion ๐Ÿ™‚ Your hikes will inspire me to get out there too!

  2. Hi Jaime! Found your blog looking for hikes in PV and I wasn’t disappointed! Can’t take my dog on hikes anymore, he’s an old bloodhound whose hip gives out, but I’m totally inspired to go hiking today based on your beautiful pictures! Thanks so much!!!

    1. Thanks so much! PV is my home base. When I am not exploring new trails, I am in PV. Many trail options and beautiful ocean views never get old. I am sure your dog would rather stay home too. Have a wonderful time. Happy Hiking! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hello Jamie ! Thank you for the follow on my blog Darwin on the rocks and around the world. I quite like hiking as well, but unfortunately, I’m not very fit so I often found myself very frustrated. Have a lovely day ! Gin

  4. I absolutely LOVE your photos! (Sorry for the spam on IG. I wanted to like every pic in your gallery, but I didn’t want to blow up your notification box.)

    Thanks for sharing great information and beautiful pics of your adventures! Hope to see you and Xena at the beach or on the trails someday. You girls are super awesome and cool!

    1. Hi Tina! Thank you so much for your kind words. Ha ha, it’s ok about IG. So sweet! ๐Ÿ’• Yes, it would be super cool if our adventures cross each other’s path! Thanks for stopping by and dropping us a line!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Thank you, Max! You kind words are much appreciated! It was about time for someone to nominate your blog because it is great! You have so knowledgeable about outdoors yet so humble and oh my gosh, your sense of humor! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats and thank you again.

      1. Of course, Jamie– you deserve it! I’m sorry for the chain letter-y feel of this, but you write one of my very favorite blogs and I wanted to take the chance to recognise it.

  5. Found your blog by accident (via Nobody Hikes in LA) and loving it. Informative narrative and great picture. Thank you. your model, aka Xena is absolutely beautiful

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