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Hiking in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Hiking Lady headed up to see "Hole in the Rock" at Papago Park

Venturing out of Southern California with Hiking Baby in tow, we went to Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, and explored some baby carrier and stroller friendly hikes/walks. Luckily the weather was still cool in Arizona (~50-65 degrees were the daytime highs in late February), and due to the dry climate we drank lots of water while …

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Hiking Taft Point, Yosemite National Park

View from Taft Point

I am back from a wonderful trip to Yosemite National Park where I had the chance to really explore Yosemite Valley, enjoy the picturesque views and see amazing wildlife including deer, a black bear mother with two cubs, and plenty of woodpeckers, ravens, squirrels. Yosemite is a magical place, accurately described as a place of …

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Easy Hikes Near Big Bear Lake, California

Pine Knot Trail

As a Southern Californian, one of my favorite summertime spots is Big Bear Lake, just a couple of hours from Los Angeles. Up in the San Bernardino Mountains, the air is clear, the temperatures are cooler, and it is a peaceful getaway from Los Angeles. My two favorite easy hikes near Big Bear Lake:

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Torrey Pines Hiking: San Diego, California

Hiking Torrey Pines

Looking for a short, coastal hike near San Diego, California? Torrey Pines hiking trails are where you need to go! Torrey Pines State Reserve in Del Mar is named for the beautiful Torrey Pine trees that decorate the coastal bluffs of the state reserve. Torrey Pines hiking is good for hikers of all levels since …

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Hiking at Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, Southern California

Idyllic resting spot on the Big Laguna Trail

Just one hour east of San Diego, California is a beautiful mountain forest, replete with meadows, lakes, and cool temperatures. The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is a welcome retreat for mountain lovers in the Southern California desert. I had the opportunity to hike the Big Laguna Trail in the Laguna Mountains, and will definitely be …

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Hiking Mount Rubidoux, Riverside, California

Friendship Tower and Peace Bridge at Mt. Rubidoux

This past weekend I went hiking at Mount Rubidoux, a hill with some easy hiking trails in Riverside, California. Mount Rubidoux is considered to be a very important landmark in Riverside, California, and at an elevation of 1,329 feet, the views of the surrounding area are beautiful. In the winter, you can see the snow …

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Winter Hiking on Vail Trail: Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado, February 2015

I love winter hiking, and I just love hiking in the snow and snowshoeing. This year I headed to Vail, Colorado, for a few days of hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing! The snow was a welcome change from the 70 degree temperatures in Southern California this winter, and I loved hearing the crunch of snow beneath …

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Hiking Lady’s Hawaiian Adventure: Part 2, Volcanoes National Park

Entrance to Thurston Lava Tube, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After hiking Kauai’s NaPali Coast, the adventure continued! I headed to the island of Hawaii (the Big Island) and explored Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park! Hawaii Volcanoes National Park incorporates two of the five volcanoes on the island of Hawaii – Mauna Loa and Kilauea. This national park is unlike any others I have visited, and …

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Hiking Lady’s Hawaiian Adventure: Part 1, Kauai’s NaPali Coast

Kauai's NaPali Coast

Hiking Lady is back from Hawaii! I explored two beautiful islands of the Hawaiian Island chain, Kauai and the island of Hawaii (commonly referred to as the Big Island). Have you dreamed of hiking along the NaPali Coast in Kauai? Then you’re in the right spot – this is Part 1 of my Hawaiian Adventure …

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