Category: 5 – 7 Miles

Santa Paula Punch Bowls

Hiking Girl with Dog

This popular hike is near Santa Paula, CA. It begins from the Santa Paula Canyon Trailhead, and half the hike is in Los Padres National Forest. National Forest Boundary Line starts 1.5 miles from the trailhead. You don’t need a permit to park or hike to Santa Paula Punch Bowls. The parking lot at the trailhead

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Secret Passage to Coba Arch

Adventure Dog

This was our first hike of the year on Xena’s birthday. Another name for this hike is Secret Passage to Simi Peak. I had to take a photo of her morning face to share. She’s never been a morning dog. When I used to be motivated for super early hikes, I had to carry her

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Whatever Wednesday

Eagle Rock Hike

The day when I found out Xena is a cattle dog in disguise. Our hike to Eagle Rock back in March included a couple of unexpected cattle drives. The Kilchers of Alaska The Last Frontier made it look hard, but apparently, all you need is Xena. The cows made a line and followed us for

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Lake Sabrina To Blue Lake

Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake

When we arrived in the Eastern Sierra at the end of September, I thought it was probably too early for the fall colors. Little did I know Lake Sabrina near Bishop, CA had a wonderful surprise waiting for me. First, we stopped at Looney Beans in town for breakfast. I like this little coffee shop

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Vivian Creek Trail to Halfway Camp

Vivivan Creek Trail

The first time we hiked here last December, we didn’t quite make it to Halfway Camp. Instead, we had a great time in the snow! Capture your dog’s adventurous spirit with Outdoor Dog Photography! Capture your dog’s adventurous spirit with Outdoor Dog Photography! Without the snow slowing us down and distracting us with winter fun,

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Smith Mountain

Smith Mountain

Take me back to Smith Mountain! This is our new favorite hike in the Angeles National Forest! That foggy, cool morning was perfect for this fun challenging hike because this trail is exposed from beginning to end. Both Xena and I absolutely loved every minute of this hike. After parking at the Smith Mountain Trailhead near

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