Tag: fitness

Calabasas Peak

Calabasas Peak

Here is another hike from Calabasas, CA. This is a moderately-trafficked trail. There is a dirt turnout on Stunt Road across from the trailhead for parking. This turnout is also used for Stunt High Trail parking so it can get crowded later in the morning. However, if you plan to start hiking before 9 AM,

Continue reading

Stunt High Trail in Calabasas

Hiking girl with dog

Calabasas is too hot for us during the warm months so we checked out a couple of hikes back in January/February taking advantage of the cooler weather. There is a dirt turnout on Stunt Road by the trailhead for parking. When we reached around 8:30 AM, there was just one other car. If you usually

Continue reading

Valley View Preserve Loop Hike in Ojai

Valley View Preserve in Ojai

On this gorgeous morning back in January, we took a day trip to Ojai, CA. Ojai is about 1.5 hours northwest of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara. Located in Ojai Valley, this area is too hot for hiking for us during summer months. However, this hike makes a great hiking option this time

Continue reading

Best of 2019!

Hiking Girl with Dog

It’s that time of the year. I look forward to writing this post every December. It’s time to look back and recap what we did this year and start planning for the next year’s adventure. The year 2019 has been a year of transformation for us. While I experienced personal growth in the spiritual realm,

Continue reading

Gear Review: Women’s Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail Running

Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail Running

Needless to say, well-fitting shoes are essential for hiking. I personally like hiking shoes over hiking boots because I like my ankles free and usually they are lighter. So on most hikes, I wear hiking shoes or trail running shoes. I’ve had my Women’s Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail Running shoes for over a year and

Continue reading

HGwD Dog-Friendly Trail List

Happy Friday, everyone!  Just a quick announcement! I’ve been working on this for two weeks and just finished cataloging the trails and complied over 110 unique dog-friendly hikes covering 5 states – CA, AZ, NV, UT & HI!  I forgot some of the hikes we did a few years ago, and it was fun to

Continue reading

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

Continue reading