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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… Read More

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… Read More

Hello! It has been a while since my last post. My weekend was filled with fun, exciting and great family adventure. This time we took our children to the Monterey Aquarium, relaxed at our vacation home that I participated in the Airbnb at Seaside, hiked a short trail at the preserve and ended our trip at the beach near Fisherman’s Warf. In this blog, I want to review the hiking trail that… Read More

After a week long of rain shower, it was a great idea take my toddlers and infant out for a family day hike for the very first time. I thought, what could go wrong taking my two toddlers and infant to a day hike? Maybe try it and find out how it goes. I do not want to go anywhere that is difficult and long. Especially going with toddlers and infant. So… Read More

Trails hiked: San Emigdio Canyon Trail ………. 3 miles El Camino Viejo Mountain Bike Trail ……….. 0.4 miles Tule Elk Trail ………… 4.39 miles Elevation: Lowest……1416 feet Highest…..2308 feet Total trail hiked looped: 7.79 miles in 3 hours and 27 minutes burning 693 calories Wind Wolves Preserve is part of the Wildlands Conservancy that is located in Bakersfield and is the largest non-profit at 93,000 acres. Also, the Tule elk were reintroduced… Read More