Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we explored the next trail on my winter hike wish list. Location: Poway, CA I packed plenty of water for both of us as I knew there would be no shade on this hike. When I arrived at Lake Poway Park just a little before 7:30 a.m., there were plenty of
Driving to San Diego on Black Friday wasn’t so bad. I set the radio station to 103.5 and sang along to the Christmas songs for 2 hours. First stop was Burger Lounge in Del Mar. It is in a strip mall so I was worried that I would have to fight against mad shoppers for a parking
Due to (self diagnosed) tendinitis, I need to avoid any activities that put too much pressure on my knee for a while. I replaced running and hiking with swimming and light walking with a knee brace. On Sunday, I took Xena to a dog beach so I can walk on sand and give her a
When I first saw the Three Sisters Reserve next to the Portuguese Bend Reserve on a map, I thought “I want to go there”. The name called out to me. The Portuguese Bend Reserve is the most popular reserve among nature reserves nearby so you can find trail information and helpful reviews from other hikers
I got up early yesterday to hit the trails before it gets scorching hot again. I’ve been wanting to go hiking for a while but the job search kept me busy past couple weeks. I felt almost relieved when we arrived at the Portuguese Bend Reserve. “Ahh.. we are finally here.”, I thought. Even Xena looked relieved. Maybe she
Here is my entry for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Summer Lovin’.
I had a very interesting hike today and I am excited to share with you! With Xena having the black coat, it is very important for me to find trails offering shades (at least the majority of the trail) in the summer and it is not that easy in southern California. While having my breakfast,