Tag: fitness

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,

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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

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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

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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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