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Today, I want to share with you my awesome coastal hike at San Francisco, CA. Let me bluntly tell you where my best spot to take a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, Hawk Hill. Before I jump right into the trail review and the beauty of it, I thought I should tell you a little bit of Hawk Hill. What’s interesting about Hawk Hill is that it has an amazing history to… Read More

This weekend I reviewed Way-of-the-Mono trail in Bass Lake. It is rated easy and is roughly 1.2 mile. The weather was beautiful. Sunny and breezy. Starting off the trail was a bit moderate until I reached an overlook. It was a great view to Bass Lake. However, it saddened me that the wild fire had reached there. I saw burned trees. From the look of the burn trees, it looked like it… Read More

The original plan was to go to Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park, however I checked the weather and the Alerts on the National Park website. It required vehicles to have tire chains due to icy road. It was free entrance to National Park week and it was a perfect time to go. I do not know how to properly install tire chains, so there was a last minute change to hike… 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