Tag: hike

La Tuna Canyon to Vital Link

The trailhead is right off La Tuna Canyon Road in La Crescenta, CA. There is a small dirt strip on the side with a picnic table. Park there and walk to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Parkland trailhead sign. There is a use trail behind the parking area but ignore it. The single-track quickly takes

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Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree

As you know from my last week’s post, I went hiking in Joshua Tree National Park in January. Sadly, dogs are not allowed on hiking trails so my sister and I went to the park ourselves to hike Ryan Mountain – the second highest point in Joshua Tree – and had to leave Xena at

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Whatever Wednesday: Hydration

Everyone knows hydration is important for your body. This is especially important when you are adventuring in outdoors. Coconut water is my go to hydration source on the trails. It’s tasty and has many health benefits. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Each coconut water brand tastes slightly different to me. My personal favorite

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Wilson Saddle via Los Pinetos Trail

As we were getting close to Placerita Canyon Nature Center, a light came on on my dashboard. “ICY”. I noticed the temperature outside was 36 degrees. I looked around as I was driving. No ice. “Oh, don’t be so dramatic.”, I told my car. Then I realized I didn’t bring Xena’s coat. I parked near

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Jones Peak via Bailey Canyon

Hello everyone! Sorry for the late post. This is a hike I did at the end of November. I usually post a hike within a month but with holidays and all, I just got around to write about it. The trailhead starts the western side of the parking lot in Bailey Canyon Park (address provided

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Best of 2015

Lots of memories were made in 2015! It was filled with all sizes and shapes of adventures. Some of them were near home and some were from road trips. We explored 20 new trails this year and also hiked our familiar trails in Los Angeles county. I’d like to thank all my blog followers for following our little adventures

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