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Ever Thought About Trekking in Armenia and Georgia?

In an area of the world not typically mentioned at the top of Best Hikes and Places to Go lists is a plethora of gorgeous landscapes, thousands of years of history, and loads of hikeable trails. Check out the just published article in Hiking Lady’s Outdoor Fun: Places to Go: Trekking in Armenia and Georgia …

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An African Hiking Adventure: Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Have you heard of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa? Mt. Kilimanjaro is 19,371 feet high, and is a doable hike for most people. It isn’t a technical climb, and for the most part no matter what route you take, it is a long trek. Read on, because you’ll probably want to put it …

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A Southern California Slot Canyon Adventure!

Whoever thought that a gorgeous, easy to hike slot canyon existed just a fraction of a mile away from California’s Interstate 5 freeway, less than a mile from the beach? Luckily for all of us, in mid-2016, this slot canyon opened for all of us to enjoy: Annie’s Canyon Trail. Annie’s Canyon Trail I had …

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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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