Mini Family Hike: Buck Ridge Trail

Hey there! It has been a while since my last post, but this week, I am excited to say that there are a few interesting trails I would like to share with you all.

Buck Ridge Trail is located in Hansley Lake. It is roughly 30 mins from Fresno. The trail is 3.1 miles and it can be completed in 1 hour. I took my toddlers out to try the Buck Ridge Trail and we did not get to far into the trail. My toddlers were distracted from the dirt, grass and rocks. It was amazing to see they are learning from everything they saw.

Maybe in my future group hikes, I can take them to try this trail. I’m sure they will love it.

Happy Hiking!

Training @ Pincushion Mountain Trail

My morning hike on the Pincushion trail was always a tough one. However, it is by far the right trail to train for Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Each time I look up the trail, I push myself to keep going. Even if it was baby steps all the way through, I kept going.

Arriving to the top of the mountain trail was rewarding! The view was nice and the feeling of “I DID IT” was by best reward to start my day. There were a few hikers congratulating me for getting to the top. That was a very nice of them to say that. Very encouraging.

Pincushion Mountain is the best way to start training for a big hike. Maybe it can be for something else. Who knows, but training on the Pincushion Mountain trail can definitely help me achieve my goals. Again, I give kudos to those who run and bike. You guys are awesome!

Happy Hiking!

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Eastman Lake Trail Review

A few days ago, I led a hike to Eastman Lake at the Wildlife Management Area. The trail is located in the Madera county, west side of Eastman Lake. The trail was right along the lake.

I would rate this trail moderate. Not too hard and not to easy. It was just about right. The trail was short. I would say it’s roughly 2 miles. What I love about this trail was the wild flowers and the view to the lake. It was calm and relaxing. Also, the foothills was amazing. I felt like I was in Scotland. The evergreen grass and the large boulders took me there, but I’m hoping, maybe one day, I would get a chance to tour Scotland and see beautiful mountain view.

Last but not least, my overall experience with the Wildlife Management Area was just a quick get away to relax, refresh, and renew myself.

Happy Hiking!