Hiking with Holly

West Mesa Loop-Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

A must see feature of this hike is taking the side trail to The Airplane Monument. In Memory of Col. F. C. Marshall and 1st Lt. C. L. Webber who fell at this spot on December 7, 1922. Their 12 cylinder engine is permanently mounted in stone.

Faith, Marriage, Off Trail Musings

I Lost My Voice

You see…I lost my voice. And I didn’t just lose my voice, but most importantly, I lost myself too. It happened so gradually and covertly that I didn’t even really notice. And when I finally did notice, I was surprised! God and my family were not.

Hiking with Holly

Trip Planning and Pre-Trip Nerves

Trip prep is underway, but also...pre-trip nerves are underway. I am stressing about everything. I still have soo much to do! Prepping for a hike is always a big job (lots of logistics). But on top of that, I am leaving work for 3 weeks and I have a household to get ready for an… Continue reading Trip Planning and Pre-Trip Nerves

Hiking with Holly

Blue Sky Preserve

The Blue Sky Preserve is an out and back walk/hike that takes you through an oak shaded canyon to an exposed, fair to moderate climb to Lake Ramona. There are a couple of off-shoot trails that you can take to increase your mileage and spend more time out here. Our hike totalled 5.7 miles taking… Continue reading Blue Sky Preserve

Hiking with Holly

Eagle Rock – Warner Springs, CA

I love this hike.  Who doesn’t like hiking along a meandering creek covered by old oak trees to then emerge into a desert plain where there is a giant boulder shaped like an eagle?! Lake Henshaw in the distanceCanada Verde Creek There are two ways to get to Eagle Rock.   The one I highly recommend… Continue reading Eagle Rock – Warner Springs, CA