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CA Challenge #7. Morro Bay

Thursday, February 04, 2016      1 comments

Today was a beautiful day in Morro Bay, CA. We walked from our friends house to the start point of YRE 0664 at La Serena inn. Since the route started b... Read more

2016 hike #8 - North Lykken to the Falls

Friday, January 29, 2016      0 comments

Today we came back to the West Cielo Trailhead in Palm Springs to explore the falls of Tachevah creeks. We passed these on Jan 16, but decided to come b... Read more

Bucket list hike!

Friday, January 29, 2016      2 comments

On Wednesday we headed out to Whitewater Nature Preserve on the recommendation of a fellow traveler. Boy, was that a great tip. The road in is well pav... Read more

Centurion Challenge walk #5

Friday, January 29, 2016      0 comments

Yes, I already blogged #6, but I didn't finish #5 and thought I needed to before it was officially on the record. Palm Springs YRE#0724-Parks trail had... Read more

McCallum Grove-Moon Country (hike #5)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

This is a hike of contrast. Located on Coachella Valley preserve, the first leg of this hike is a well travelled, well signed nature trail. We met several groups of hikers of all ages and fitness levels during the .75 mile ending at McCallum ... Read more

Rags to Riches? 2016 Hike #4

Monday, January 25, 2016      0 comments

The Coachella Valley is filled with __ to __ named trails. Cactus to clouds, palms to pines, sand to snow. Starting out on the Araby trail I thought a ... Read more

Centurion walk #6

Friday, January 22, 2016      3 comments

Today we went out 29 palms highway to the Big Morango Canyon Preserve. This lovely place is home to all kinds of wildlife, and it has a sanctioned 11k V... Read more

Centurion Achievement walks 3 & 4

Friday, January 22, 2016      0 comments

I'm not far behind on my walks, but I am a bit behind in my recording of them. For Centurion walk #3 I repeated the Palm Spring park 10k year round walk. The place we are staying is in the middle of this route, so finding myself without a car on... Read more

Hike #3. Chino canyon/ N Lykken Trail

Sunday, January 17, 2016      1 comments

After two attempts at finding the northern section of the North Lykken Trail from the Museum Trail, I decided the best way to find it was to drive to th... Read more

Hike #2. Pushawalla Palms

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      1 comments

As you can see we started out walking across some pretty barren lands. The San Andreas Fault runs through here, in places the water comes to the surf... Read more

CAChallenge Walk #2

Monday, January 11, 2016      0 comments

Not exactly off to a flying start as I know many did 10 walks in the first 10 days of the year...but this is about challenging oneself, not competing aga... Read more

First hike of the Year

Sunday, January 10, 2016      2 comments

I'm not sure I'll blog every hike this year (I've resolved to blog my Centurion walks) but I wanted to have a record of our Museum Trail/Skyline Trail hike in Palms Springs, CA. Last year we scrambled up the hill behind the art museum and then ... Read more

Challenge walk#1

Monday, January 04, 2016      1 comments

Today I officially start my Centurian Acheivement walks with Event # 1887, the Palm Springs celebrity walk. Starting at Desert Memorial Hospital, this 10k route winds through the Movie Colony and Las Palmas neighborhoods where many Hollywood ty... Read more

Resolved-complete the Centurion Achievement Challenge in 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016      1 comments

I am a walker and a hiker. Every year at least one resolution has to do with walking. This year I am choosing to participate in American Volksport Ass... Read more

The desert has many faces.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      1 comments

I'm learning to love the desert. My heart still resonates to a sunny day at a Cascade mountain lake, but those aren't usually accessible (or sunny) in the winter. Yesterday I had a day to myself, so I decided to find the Santa Rosa and San Ja... Read more


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