Sespe Creek Trail to Bear Creek

Each of us hike for our own reasons.  All hikes have their own personalities and we develop a relationship with each.  I have fallen madly in love with two hikes.  Like a teenage love which is strong and pure and painful and defies all logic.  The first is Mt. Whitney.  She is a humbling task… Continue reading Sespe Creek Trail to Bear Creek

Boney Peak, Santa Monica Mountains

Anyone driving South on the 101 over the Conejo Grade has had a glimpse of Boney Peak.  Boney Peak is one of the many peaks which make up Boney Mountain, which includes the Tri-Peaks.  I’ve hiked to the peak six times and I am still unsure if I love it or hate it.  What I… Continue reading Boney Peak, Santa Monica Mountains

Gros Piton, St. Lucia

I am incredibly fortunate to have friends who love to travel and who like me well enough to invite me along.  My friends Lacey, Doug and Sunny wanted to go to St. Lucia.  I had a vague idea that St. Lucia was an island.  That’s it.  But these people are fun.  So I said yes. … Continue reading Gros Piton, St. Lucia

Sandstone Peak

Eventually, as you work your way up the winding Yerba Buena Road, you will turn a tight corner and, quite suddenly, a view of Sandstone Peak and its surrounding rock formations come into view.  Every time, without fail, I catch my breath at the raw beauty of this place.  As I have said to many… Continue reading Sandstone Peak

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend has become an iconic stop for those traveling to and from the Grand Canyon.   It is just south of Page, Arizona and is easily accessible from US 89.  Because it is so accessible, expect to see many others visiting the site.  The hike offers an incredible view of the Horseshoe Bend in the… Continue reading Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Angels Landing: Zion National Park

Zion national Park is located in southwestern Utah.  It is Utah’s oldest and most visited national park.  It is estimated that there are 2.5 million visitors to the park each year. Angels Landing, which is located within the park, has become Utah’s most famous hike. History: The Anasazi tribe inhabited Zion from approximately 1500 to… Continue reading Angels Landing: Zion National Park