Recap of 2018 & Plans!

Happy New Year Hikers!

I hoped you all have been well. It has been too long since my last post. I am so excited for 2019. I have many new ideas I want to share with you all, but before I do, I want to  give you a recap of my 2018.

2018 was an amazing year. I started out hiking the trails in the foothills and I eventually ventured out of the City. My confidence grew and more friendship was built. I thanked everyone who supported me in my journey and continue to share my experience with everyone. My best hiking trail was Point Lobos Preservation. It was beautiful. Even though it was an easy trail, I would love to go again. If you have not read my blog post click here .

 

Then my toughest hike was High Peak Trail from Pinnacles National Park. It was all worth it til the end. You can read my post here.

 

My largest group I lead would be 30 Church Members on Labor Day to Lewis Creek in Oakhurst. It was a success.

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I also enjoyed hiking with my toddlers. It was a challenged but it was worth it every bit of it. You can read it here.

 

Anyways, outdoors is always my favorite place to be. 2019 will be my wonderful year to travel, hike more and do more reviews. I want to share my experiences with you all and hoping you do the same too. I love to hear your trip hiking to anywhere. Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Hiking!

Rancheria Falls

Hello Hikers!
I’m so sad that summer is coming close to an end. It feels like it came then it goes in a blink of an eye. There were many trails I took this summer and I felt like I have been going on and on. However, I’m so excited to share with you my one day trip with my toddlers. We went to Rancheria Falls. This trail is consider the National Recreational Trail at Huntington Lake according to my National Geographic Map.

This trail was well over 8,000 feet elevation and was roughly 2 miles in to see a mini waterfall. I would like to announce that my toddlers had actually completed the trail. The condition of the trail was well maintain and I consider this trail to be easy. There was no climbing, and no steep hill. It was perfect for my girls.

It was a hot day. There was no moisture in the air. It was actually muggy, humid and yucky. There were a lot of dust each time we took a step. I told my girls to pick up their feet to stop it from going up in the air. There were little shade here and there. As we hiked further into the trail, I noticed there were more shades. That’s when I knew we were getting close to the waterfall.


As we approach to the waterfall, my girls were so excited. They were amazed of the view. They wanted to get closer, however there were no safe access to it. So we sat on a big boulder and enjoyed the view. It was relaxing, but because there weren’t enough room to maneuver, I was terrified at the fact that there could be major injuries if we get too close to the edge of the cliff. We cut our visit short and head back to the trailhead.


Heading back to the car was a challenged for me. I mean, by the time we got to our waterfall destination, they were tire and not feeling motivated to head back. I seriously to do not want to carry them back to the trailhead.  I thought too soon and sure enough they to be held. It was my worst nightmare. I don’t even know how to get around it. They were going to start a tantrum right in the middle of the forest. Yikes!

Just then, my husband thought of an idea. He grabbed two long branches from the ground and handed it to them. He told them to mark a line onto the dirt leaving a trail behind them. Believe me they were so interested. I thought that was the most brillant idea ever. Then a butterfly flew right across me and that butterfly gave me an idea. I told my two girls to catch the butterfly. They were hysterically excited. They were so entertained that by the time we got to the trailhead, they were bummed out that they didn’t catch anything.


Better luck next time. I was just so happy that I did not get to carry them. That would of been difficult right? Well, it took us 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete it. Not bad for my toddlers. Anyways, be on a look out for more trail reviews, group hikes, product reviews and more.

See you next time!

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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!

Easter Family Hike to Wildlife Management Area in West Eastman Lake

Happy Easter to everyone! Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, included an egg hunt with my toddlers and a short hike at Eastman Lake in Madera County.

I want to review our short family hike at the Wildlife Management Area. The hike ended in 20 mins due to the difficulty of the trail for my toddlers. The trail started off easy, but as soon as we reached a steep trail, we were having a difficult time to climb it. So we turned back and figured it was not a great trail for toddlers.

However, the scenery was beautiful. Green grass, wild flowers bloomed all over the vast foothills. It was wonderful to capture the moment. This trail is great for group hikes. I’m thinking of leading one soon.

All in all, thanks for reading until my next hike.

Happy Hiking!