Split Rock – Wyoming

We're nearing the end of the first week on the road to the West Coast! We've already seen so many beautiful places, met great people and are having a great time. We're moving through places at lightening speed, so it's been a little hard to update the blog in the order that we're experiencing them.... Continue Reading →

West Coast Road Trip – Hiking Permits

National Parks are a popular summer destination, so planning a trip to one much less several requires meticulous and early planning. Ricardo and I started planning our trip in mid-February, which is a little later than advised. It gave us enough time to apply for hiking permits but we were behind on making camp reservations,... Continue Reading →

West Coast Road Trip Plan

Ricardo and I are heading out on five-week long trip to the West Coast this summer. We'll leave DC in late August and travel throughout September. Along the way, we'll be stopping at several national parks to hike some iconic places. This is the first in a series of posts that I'll do before we head out on the road. This series will focus on what I'm doing to get ready for the trip, things I've learned about planning such a huge trip and of course, gear that I'm taking with me. 

Appalachian Trail – Four Years Later

The Appalachian Trail will always be a special place for me. I hiked thru hiked the Trail four years. From March to September, I slowly made my way north over three seasons hiking through 14 states, climbing countless mountains, taking some iconic photographs and getting caught in numerous rainstorms and eve one snow storm. It... Continue Reading →

Big Schloss

Big Schloss, a relatively short hike in the George Washington National Forest provides gorgeous views and good workout in the first mile then gentle hills.

Old Rag

Old Rag is extremely popular among D.C. area hikers - new and experienced! The popularity of this hike is well-earned not just because of the nearly mile long boulders that require jumping, crawling and even climbing, but also because of the many beautiful views the hike offers. The crew ready to take on Old Rag!... Continue Reading →

Rim to Rim Hike – Grand Canyon National Park

My sister and I hiked the Grand Canyon from the north rim to the south rim last summer. We planned for a four day hike but we made good time and finished in three days. As any sane person would do, we celebrated the completion of our adventure at a resort in Scottsdale.  

Yosemite National Park

After a record snowfall in the winter, it was an epic thawing of Yosemite in May. The falls were raging, many trails were flooded and the eastern side of the park was packed in with snow and not accessible in May but it was a fun adventure nevertheless! Our first stop in the park was... Continue Reading →

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