hiking

Mt. Baldy 2016

Mount Baldy, is considered a right of passage for Southern Californian hikers. I still can’t explain what happened during this trek all I know is that I haven’t really hiked since July 2016…at least not how I used to. Below are the images from that day.

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Point Mugu

Point Mugu State Park is located in Malibu (think end of Malibu), and it’s one of my favorite places to hike. Discovered this gem last year and have tried to go any chance I get, it’s quite the drive for me so Spring and Summer are my times to go.

My cousin was in town from San Francisco her sister suggested we go hiking AND me being me told them it was worth it and we would go slow key words for strenuous. Hiking to me is so second nature at this point that I never really take into consideration other peoples stamina, the kids had a BLAST their mother on the other hand was struggling (love you kay). I had totally forgotten the length of the hike and the elevation(Chumash Trail is the steeper quicker way to the top, which is what we took).. This particular day ended up being SO windy, apparently in Los Angeles it was raining we were so far from it that it didn’t make sense as to why it was so effin windy. Everyone was being such a great sport about it, which is all I could ever ask of anyone.

The views are incredible and worth the struggle, please enjoy:

Moody Beach Vibes

By now I am pretty sure it is obvious I love the ocean, I love clouds and hiking.. this past weekend my friend Nadia and I headed out to Sandie-a-Go. It was forecast to rain Sunday so we headed out Saturday morning. We were hoping that the sky would clear up throughout the day but it didn’t. I love going to the beach when its moody and cloudy, there is such a different feel that I can never get enough of.

This was our first time hiking at Torrey Pines, I had read that it was busy and they were NOT kidding. Once you get to the top the views are amazing and hard to capture it’s entire beauty but i tried, not really sure were we were going we ended up doing two of the trails. One was a loop and the other one lead to the BEACH! On our way back we ended up getting our shoes nice and wet, the curves on the cliffs vary. It was such a lovely walk on the beach a part of it was pebbled which i’d never walked on before.

After that we had lunch then headed to CRESCENT BAY! Which I had posted pictures of before I absolutely love that beach since the first day I went I try to go at least once a year. I was hoping we would catch a sunset but that didn’t work out due to the light rain.

Below Crescent Bay

Zion – Emerald Pools 

From the beginning now! We left Los Angeles at 3-4am to do good time…adrenaline that’s what kept us going and tons of coffee. We arrived to Zion at around 1pm we had to figure out how everything worked and shuttles all that lovely stuff, also a HUGE rock had fallen and was blocking one of the hikes I wanted to do so that was a bummer but whatever still want to go back and do Angels landing. Rambling I ramble.. Anyways zion was extremely hot that day 90s hot which we knew and we knew that Bryce would be much cooler so we were well prepared. We hiked to the emerald pools (see pictures below) which was a 3.5 mile hike or so, that was a nice hike to get our feet wet it had its share of good shade which was much appreciated. We weren’t sure where we were going exactly we just went and thankfully didn’t get lost, always a plus. When we arrived to the upper pools it felt like a little oasis  we were surrounded by trees, rocks and grand cliffs. After this we had lunch then headed to weeping rock which I will get to on the next post 😁.

enjoy!

Yosemite DOS.

Vernal falls!! Ok so looking back the hike wasn’t bad plenty of people yes, but in the moment it felt like we would never get there. I will say it was enchanting, hearing the stream as you hike is by far the best part of that experience. I hike with my dog a lot and do wish I had her there, she’s my sidekick.

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Tuna Canyon

Tuna Canyon , is by far the most beautiful hike EVER (you’ll hear this from me quite often) I headed out with my friend Nadia and my dog Anya on a Saturday. The day was gorgeous clear skies there were sooo many sailboats out that day. We weren’t exactly sure where we were hiking to specifically we were just exploring the area and enjoying the view to the max.

One super scary thing that happened was that my dog was attacked by two other dogs, I guess the owner couldn’t control them and one wouldn’t let go of her neck. Not much damage was done since my dog didn’t move until he decided to let go of her.

Overall it was a very magical experience and I recommend it to anyone. According to the website it’s not visited much which I will agree, to me that’s the charm of it the peacefulness is felt from the moment you start walking.

Thanksgiving Break.

 Thanksgiving morning I headed out with my pups Anya to the Wisdom Tree (locatedby Lake Hollywood), this hike is by far one of my favorites EVER! Going there was the best decision. It was soooo soothing and tranquil. Everyone out that morning was sweet and happy, Holidays do that to people I guess. Being on top of this mountain made me realize how much I appreciate nature bright blue skies and greens what more could I ask for?

Solstice Canyon, Malibu 

Hiking near the beach has been on my to do list for quite sometime now. I started searching a couple of places found Solstice Canyon and decided to give it a try. My friend Blanca joined me on this LOVELY adventure of not knowing where the fuck we were going.. I have always enjoyed getting lost, there is nothing better than to be lost! You  forcefully remember where you’ve already been. Safe to say I will be giving this another try, it was so beautiful can’t even imagine how amazing it will be in the summer time.