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Hiking with Holly

Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

Starting out at Agnew Meadows or going to Thousand Island Lake was no new hike for us, but taking the River trail was something new. Two years ago when we hiked from Mammoth to Yosemite, we took the PCT/ High Trail out of Agnew Meadows over to Thousand Island Lake.  But this time, I was… Continue reading Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

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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

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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

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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

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Hiking Lake Hodges on a Rainy Day

Whatever you are doing right now....STOP! Go hike these trails! Actually, they are more of a walk than a hike, but they have just become some of my new favorites. We have hiked out at Lake Hodges more times than I can count and for some reason, we always just stayed to what we knew.… Continue reading Hiking Lake Hodges on a Rainy Day