Category: 5 – 7 Miles

Hike to Awa’awapuhi Lookout

Awa'awapuhi Lookout Kauai

When I visited Kauai last fall, I had a chance to hike a few trails in Koke’e State Park on the west side of the beautiful Garden Island. The trailhead for the Awa’awapuhi Trail is off Kokee Road. Enter “Awa’awapuhi Trail Parking” in Google Map. Easy enough. There is no bathroom at the trailhead so stop

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Momyer Creek Trail

momyer creek trail

Back in December, we explored a new trail in Forest Falls, CA. This moderately trafficked trail is part of San Bernardino National Forest and Sand to Snow National Monument. After parking at the Momyer Creek Trailhead, we began the hike downward heading toward the Rattlesnake Creek. You can’t see it in this photo but there

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Barber Peak Loop

barber peak loop

I’ve wanted to do this hike over two years. I finally got to do it on Xena’s birthday. It was a special day all around. Mojave National Preserve, located in the heart of the Mojave Desert, is 157 miles northeast from Palm Springs, CA. I didn’t know what to expect on our way to Mojave

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A Beautiful Mistake

angeles national forest

When you attempt to explore a new trail that is described as “lightly trafficked” and “hard to find”, you know you are gambling. You don’t know what you will run into. You have to listen to your intuition and hope you make the best decisions along the way when needed. I think I mentioned before

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Strawberry Peak

I already shared how it went at the peak in my last post. But there was more to this hike than the misunderstanding we had. So here is the rest of the story with a complete hiking guide for the Strawberry Peak hike. At 6,165 ft (1,879 m), Strawberry Peak is a prominent landmark when you

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Thunder Mountain via Mt Baldy Notch

After hiking to peaceful Timber Mountain, one of the Three T’s, in June, I was excited to conquer the other two mountains. Next up, Thunder Mountain. There are a few trailhead options. We began the hike on a fire road near the Mt Baldy ski lifts. It’s a grueling uphill for 0.35 miles to Mt Baldy Road.

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L.A.’s 8 Best Dog-Friendly Summer Hikes

Please read our previous post if you have not hiked at high altitude before and consult with your doctor prior to doing these hikes if you are a beginner. With the desert climate, Los Angeles can get brutal during the summer months. We like to escape the summer heat by going up to higher elevation. I’ve selected

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