Category: 7 – 9 Miles

Mt Baden-Powell via PCT

This hike has been on my list since last year and with my sister’s wedding and all, I didn’t get to hit the trail much in May. The night before the hike, I kept waking up. I was too excited. At 9,406 feet, Mt Baden-Powell was going to be Xena and my highest peak to conquer

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Hiking with Dogs in Big Bear Lake

Initially I drove up to Big Bear Lake to hike Gray’s Peak that Sunday morning. But when I got there, I found a note at the trailhead saying that it’s closed until 6/16/17 for bald eagle habitat. Hmm, ok then. Luckily, Big Bear Lake is dog-friendly and have many trails that Xena is allowed. The

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Girls Weekend in Santa Barbara

Last spring, my sister and I drove up to one of our favorite places. Santa Barbara. When we take a trip together, wine tasting and hiking are almost always on our list and this weekend wasn’t any different. 🙂 Dog-friendly Hotel: We checked in to Santa Ynez Valley Marriot in Buellton. They had a small

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