Earlier this year we took a trip up to Lake Tahoe. We made a road trip out of it and travelled from San Diego all the way Tahoe, staying at Mammoth Mountain RV Park the first night and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino the last two nights. With camping, snowboarding, and gambling, what better trip could you ask for? 🙂 Continue reading
We went to Cuyamaca over the weekend of February 13-15. My boyfriend and I were trying to make an effort to wake up and watch the sunrise at the top of Stonewall Peak or Cuyamaca Peak. I had only watched the sunrise one other time in my life when I was 14 in Mexico. We had just got done building houses for some of the families from the local churches- it was one of most memorable experiences I’ve had.
Stonewall Peak is a 4 mile hike that has short switchbacks running along the backside of the mountain. Its a fairly easy hike with a huge reward at the top. Once you come to the base of the peak, you climb up about 2 flights of stairs with a handrail. At the top, 3 views will have a viewpoint description of what you’re looking at. Anza-borrego desert, Point Loma, and Mexico are all visible on a clear day.
My boyfriend and I woke up around 5:30am Saturday morning. With a few beers and some water in hand, we power walked all the way up to the top. We didn’t manage to see the sunrise at the top but we were the first ones up there for the day and the view was absolutely amazing. As I cracked open my celebratory beer at the top and looked at the young sky, I remembered it was Valentines Day which made the moment even better! Continue reading
We recently took an impromptu trip up to Lake Tahoe. We were planning a road trip and I had never been up to Lake Tahoe- let alone, never planned a road trip. We are the type where we like adventure so we decided to “wing it”. Driving from San Diego to Tahoe is a long drive (about 10 hours) so we made an effort to bring our camping gear and find a place to tent camp overnight to break up the drive. We live in San Diego where there are far more campgrounds open this time of the year so we didn’t think it would be difficult to find a home for the night- boy were we wrong! Everywhere was closed until after at least April for tent camping. When I would call a place to see if they were open, they were shocked we wanted to tent camp in 20 degree weather with a chance of snow- I told you we liked adventure! Continue reading
Trees, mountains, and wildlife make beautiful pictures but when you take those objects and really focus in, there may be a view you have never seen before. Here Continue reading
Book Review: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
My Uncle, who works fom Random House Inc and is a fellow book lover, gave me this book as I recovered from my recent knee surgery. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail documents a young girl who recently loses her mother and decides to hike the Mexico to Canada mountain trail Continue reading
Saturday afternoon, my boyfriend and I took on the challenge of Cowles Mountain- a mountain located in heart of east county San Diego in between Santee and La Mesa. There are several different trails to take and we took the hardest (yes, I’m bragging 🙂 ). The back side of Cowles boasts an 1,100 Continue reading
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Yesterday, my friends and I ventured off on yet another new hike. We were on a quest to find waterfalls in east San Diego along the Pacific Crest Trail! I say “quest” because it was, indeed, a quest along with an adventure! ***Tip #1*** Always map out where you are going! Continue reading