Tag: hike

Abalone Cove Trails

Last month, I wanted to hike with an ocean view, so I drove to Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. I checked the tide schedule early in the morning and planned my day around it to make sure we can walk down to the cove. We reached the parking lot around 9am. Beach was widened due to

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Castle Rock Trail

Don’t let this short hike fool you. It has a steep uphill for your leg workout, plenty of boulders to climb and explore and have fun and beautiful scenery. The trail begins one mile east of Big Bear Dam on Hwy 18. I found parking easily near the trailhead on Big Bear Blvd on that

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Dog Gear Review: Ruffwear Swamp Cooler

Summer is here! It’s time for Ruffwear Swamp Cooler. I soaked it in cold water, removed excess water then put it on Xena as directed. The water takes the body heat away then the warm water evaporates keeping her cool. When the Swamp Cooler was dry, I repeated. I’ve used it on Xena a few

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