I hope everyone is having an amazing summer so far. I have been so busy planning hiking trips, trying to balance mommy time with my babies, work, and house duties. Before I start, I want to give a shout out to Zero. Mile. Markfor giving me the opportunity to review one of their product. You’re AWESOME. Anyways, I’m so excited that you will love what I’m going to show you.
When I first went on a group hike with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law to Lewis Creek, (Click here for a full review of Lewis Creek Trail.), I sprain my left ankle at the beginning of the trail head. I was so disappointed at myself. It’s because of the uneven trail, gravel and dirt. I figured I needed trekking poles for balance and support.
I love the Zero. Mile. Mark’s trekking poles. It is better than the one I have from the department store. What I like about the Trekking Poles are the handles. It is comfy, soft and easy to grip. The end point of the trekking poles are rubber. The one I have at home has a metal end tip and I notice that it does not grip onto rocks, boulders, or gravel. The rubber ends are fancy and to my surprise the rubber end caps are removable to carbon like end tip. I think it is for big rocks that can grip onto anything well.
The trekking poles are adjustable. It can go as low as two feet and extend to five feet. I’m petite, so to have an adjustable poles to my height works perfect for me. The Zero. Mile. Mark trekking poles are light weight. I could place them behind me between my back and backpack and I would not feel anything added to the weight on my backpack.
The adjustable poles has a unique latch to hold its length. It has a built in screw to hold its length with the latch. It’s very durable and the quality of the poles are high end. Another feature the trekking poles has is the adjustable wrist band. It prevents from dropping onto the ground or slipping from your hands. It is very helpful and it comes in handy.
Last but not least, the trekking poles comes with a circular ring at the end of the poles. I think I know what it does because it happens to me quite often. It is to stop the poles from sinking into the mud or between the boulder cracks. Interesting huh? A great investment to get one.
Before you say that you don’t need one, think again. Trekking poles helps with balance and support. They come in handy and they are comfortable to use.
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Cairn monthly subscription came in early this month. It came in with a Newsletter, a sticker, 1 Mountain House dry food Turkey Casserole, 1 Cusa Tea that comes with 10 servings of 2 English breakfast, 2 green tea, 2 lemon black, 2 mango green and 2 oolong, 1 Natti Bar: Pure banana 100% natural non-gmo gluten free, and 1 Outdoor Edge Chowpal.
This month came in camping kind of theme, which is fun to go along with the season. What I like about this month’s item was the Cusa Tea and the Outdoor Edge Chowpal. Let me tell you how obsess I am with tea. I drink it everyday and to have Cairn feature them this month is by far my honor to try it out. My 2 favorite teas are the English Breakfast and the Oolong.
The Outdoor Edge Chowpal is very interesting. It’s pretty high tech for me to use first of all. It has everything I need to bring for a backpacking trip. It is like a pocket knife, but it has a fork and spoon with it. It’s more like a multi use item that can open a beer bottle and some other features along with it. I probably going to use the fork and the spoon far more than the others things on it.
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Hello guys, this weekend I took my good co worker with me to Lewis Creek Trail in Oakhurst to see Corlieu Falls. It was beautiful and the running waterfall was our tranquility to rejuvenate our soul. She loved it and was hoping we can do an all day hike on our next adventure.
Check out my full review of this trail here.
My weekend consisted of family reunion and a HOT mini hike with my toddlers. We visited my family in Oroville, California. Roughly four hours to get there. It was my cousin’s baby shower. She is expecting a baby boy in July. I’m so excited for her journey to motherhood. She will love and enjoy every moment of it. It was wonderful to see everyone, however I would like to share our mini hike to the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve.
The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve actually leads to a few waterfalls. It was the hottest day to hike. It was 100 degrees. The mountain feels like Pincushion Mountain. It feels like home. The only difference was the formation of the rocks. There were patches of them on a few foothills. There was a stream of water. It looks like it was from the natural spring water, but who knows it may not be.
Soon after we cross over the patches of rocks, we came to a trail to the meadow. Grasshoppers hopped left to right. My toddlers were confused. They have not seen grasshoppers before. I told them they are jumping insects. That’s close enough right? My girls chase after them. One trying to get them with their bare hands and the other stomping their feet. We can hear them jumped.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the trees and to the water, we turned back. It was too hot and maybe next time when I visit my family, we can go together. Since my toddlers were with me, a lot of my mini hikes with them are incomplete. Mini hike with my toddlers are only .25 miles. That was roughly how far our trip with them until they are ready for longer hikes and much older.
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This months subscription box has some interesting items that I want to share. It came in with a Cairn Scout newsletter, an organic waffle bar from Honey Stinger (gluten free), 1 Cairn sticker, a Fire Giner key hook, a reusable odor proof bag, and a GrandPa’s FireGrill. Out of all the 6 item, I liked the GrandPa’s Fire Grill. It is a bit small, but I think it would be fun to try it during my camping trip that will be coming soon in July.
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