Hiking with Holly

Yosemite NP-May Lake Trail

Mileage: From May Lake Trailhead = 2.2 miles roundtrip. 514 feet of elevation gain/loss. May lake is an easy, beginner hike on the north eastern section of Yosemite NP.  If entering from the Tioga Pass 120 gate, it is about a 30 min drive to the trailhead from entry into the park. We decided to… Continue reading Yosemite NP-May Lake Trail

Faith, Hiking with Holly, Marriage, Off Trail Musings

When Your Home Starts Becoming Just a House

It’s the memories that matter. Not the stuff. Painting over the growth chart on the wall was a huge step for me, and I did that myself as a way to help let go of this current season of life. My home is becoming just a house.

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.

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