Hiking with Holly

Idyllwild: Devil’s Slide to Tahquitz Fire Lookout – Oct 2018

In desperate need of some therapy, we make the decision to head to one of our favorite places to hike.  Idyllwild is an adorable mountain town about 1 1/2 hours away from where we live.  I spent a summer there when I was 11 at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts and have… Continue reading Idyllwild: Devil’s Slide to Tahquitz Fire Lookout – Oct 2018

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 5

October 2 Mileage: 11.7 Woke up this morning expecting to have condensation on our tent from being in a meadow, but instead woke up to very cold conditions…again. Hiking this time of year does have its advantages, but the cold is not one of them.  A lot of people are up and about early today. … Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 5

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 4

October 1 Mileage: 9.4 Last night was terrible.  The worst sleep we have gotten this trip.  The “party group” kept us up for a while and there were quite a few people that came into our campsite looking for a site to sleep in.  A lot of people were trying to position themselves to climb… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 4

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 3

Sept 30 Mileage: 8 Woke up to some condensation on the tent, but not a bad way to start our day.  We got on our way and starting climbing again.  What a surprise! As we hike and continue past our turn-around point from yesterday, we are very grateful for our decision to go back.  There… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 3

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 2

Sept 29 Mileage: 8.8 It rained last night!  But now it’s clear and cold.  Soo thankful we have our campfire to warm up to this morning.  We are up and out by 8:45 am.  Lots of climbing today, but the trail is beautiful, so it makes it a lot easier.  We are headed to the… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 2