Tag Archives: Hiking

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50 percent of the world’s plants and animals can be found in rainforests and is one of the most verdant playgrounds for photographers. Prepare yourself for an intimate look at a hike our family took through Costa Rica’s Volcán Arenal National Park. Lake Arenal Starting Our Hike Garden Emerald Hummingbird Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly Learning Poisonous […]

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With nearly 4 million people visiting the majestic Yosemite National Park each year, it is hard to avoid the crowds. People from around the world flock here to see the soaring granite cliffs, peaceful grassy meadows, raging waterfalls and au inspiring vistas. Let’s face it, Yosemite’s unforgettable splendor is one of the reasons California is […]

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Every year make the trek to “The Old Pueblo” to visit family. One of our favorite activities while visiting is taking a desert hike. We are sharing a few favored local hikes. So lace up those shoes, grab water, and smear on the sunblock—we are going exploring! Finger Rock Trail/Santa Catalina Mountains We start this […]

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Los Angeles is well known for its pleasant warm year round weather, but does fall short on the change of seasons. With this in mind, we packed the kids up for a weekend of cooler temperatures and fall colors in the Californian Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mammoth Lakes is an alpine mountain resort town you […]

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With two young kids and an active outdoor lifestyle, finding the perfect baby carrier was extremely important. The right carrier is quite personal, but found the Kelty carrier to be versatile, safe, lightweight, durable, and brimming with features. For six years, and two kids, it has been a key piece of equipment on our adventures. […]

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Big Bear is located a mere two hours east of Los Angeles and is a perfect escape for the adventurous family. It’s a playground for winter enthusiasts, but summertime also presents endless opportunities to explore the outdoors including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and swimming.   STAY Big Bear has a slew of lodging options and […]

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Nestled in the foothills of the southwestern San Joaquin Valley, and just outside Bakersfield, is The Wildlands Conservancy’s Wind Wolves Preserve. Founded in 1996, the preserve features 93,000 acres of almost pristine nature open to the public for free. We decided to head out for a hike in early March to enjoy the blankets of […]

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Slightly larger then the state of Rhode Island and comprised of two different deserts, Joshua Tree National Park is an arid wonderland located in the Californian southwest. Recently we braved the sun and took advantage of the cooler winter temperatures to hike and enjoy the fascinating spike-leafed Yuccas, or commonly called Joshua Trees. Created as […]

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Needing a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, we took a short weekend trip to Central California’s, Montaña de Oro State Park. Located just south of Morro Bay and situated along the rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean, the park has one of the longest uninterrupted, preserved and undeveloped coastal areas of […]

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