Bringing New Eyes to Painted Canyon

It feels great to get back out hiking again.  This last year has been full of surprises for me. I got a divorce, but in turn met the man of my dreams.  We bought a house together in a whole new city and combined our families.  We finally got settled into our new home after revamping it all ourselves.  It has also been a very … Continue reading Bringing New Eyes to Painted Canyon

Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail- San Jacinto Mountains ~ May 15, 2016

The view from Tahquitz Peak in the San Jacinto Mountains was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The day started off cloudy while driving up the 74 to the small mountain town of Idyllwild, but as we got closer to the ranger station the clouds started to disappear and the sun began to shine through. The ranger station was just off the highway but wasn’t open yet.  They had a small station outside that allowed you … Continue reading Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail- San Jacinto Mountains ~ May 15, 2016

Mecca Hills – Painted Canyon – Ladder Canyon Hike ~ February 13, 2016

My first trip to Mecca Hills Painted Canyon on Sunday 2/13/2016 was amazing.  I have never been to anything like this canyon before and didn’t know that this place existed so close to home. We started this trip like any other trip going out to the desert, super early! Taking the 10 freeway out from the IE to Indio first thing in the morning has a way … Continue reading Mecca Hills – Painted Canyon – Ladder Canyon Hike ~ February 13, 2016