Category Archive: hiking

Iceland’s Northern Region

Travel along Iceland’s Highway 1, commonly known as the Ring Road, and it will take you to the island’s northern territory. On the fourth day of my tour, we worked our way from… Continue reading

Iceland’s Eastern Region

  The second day along the Ring Road was through the eastern region of Iceland and another day of adventure. We spent most of the morning on the road admiring the beautiful vistas of the… Continue reading

Iceland’s Golden Circle and South Coast

  I recently returned from my travels in Europe and I am starting with the last place I visited as it’s the most memorable of all. Iceland was more than I expected, and… Continue reading

Expedition Bali, Land of The Gods

  My travels to Bali are behind me know and I can truly admit to you that it surpassed my expectations. This tropical destination is at the top of many travelers’ list and… Continue reading

Bali’s Waterfall Trek

  Bali’s Waterfall Trek a Jungle Hiking Experience     Follow the Pacific Ocean to where it meets the Indian Ocean and you will find the island of Bali. The island isn’t that… Continue reading

Sacred Hike of Bali

Bali is widely known for its beautiful beaches and wonderful people. During the days I was researching the island and creating my itinerary, I was becoming more intrigued with Ubud and the mountain… Continue reading

Expedition Ortega Highway

  Hiking and chasing waterfalls go hand-in-hand. The more captivating falls seem to require more effort. The required hike also keeps away the people who don’t appreciative these wonderful landmarks. The abundance of… Continue reading

Hiking Mecca

    Hiking Mecca is probably not a phrase you hear too often. Would you need a permit to do this? Do you need to renew your passport? You wouldn’t need either of… Continue reading

Hiking Whiting Ranch

    Living in the middle of civilization, it can be tough to find good hiking trails. In the heart of Orange County, California, is the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park which encompasses approximately… Continue reading

Adventurous Banff, Canada

    Adventurous Banff, Canada   The postcard town of Banff is more than just a beautiful photo opportunity. Adventure can be had, even around the area of the town. There are a… Continue reading

Hiking The Continental Divide

    Hiking the Continental Divide   High in the Rockies lays the Continental Divide, a high point in the mountains which divides the direction of the rivers. If the stream or river… Continue reading

Conquest of Larch Valley

    Larch Valley   My fourth day in Banff started out like the others, an early wakeup call and I was off to breakfast. The difference was the light rain that had… Continue reading

Finding Silverton Falls

    Silverton Falls   Silverton Falls is a long cascading waterfall near the much heralded Johnston Canyon Falls. It doesn’t get nearly the attention that Johnston Falls gets so you most likely… Continue reading

Lake Louise, Canada

  Lake Louise   Travel along Canada’s Highway 1 west of Calgary and south of Jasper and you will come to Lake Louise. Just 45 minutes from the town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, is… Continue reading

Mount Baldy & The Convenient Hiker

  Mount San Antonio, or better known as Mount Baldy, isn’t the highest mountain in Southern California but it’s the highest in the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Mount Baldy is visible from much… Continue reading

Live Oak and The Monastery

  Live Oak Trail and the Monastery   As many hikes do, this one started early. After a short drive to Trabuco Canyon I met my Sherpa, Harish, and the rest of my… Continue reading

Trail Flowers

  Trail Flowers Hiking can be a grueling form of exercise and so time-consuming if your trail is of the longer variety. Recently, I’ve been doing more local hikes in the Orange County area… Continue reading

Tale of Mountain Lions and The East Ridge Trail

  The East Ridge Trail of Caspers Wilderness Park is definitely not a difficult or advance hike. The park is located in Orange County, California, at the foot of the Cleveland National Forest. The beauty… Continue reading

Hiking Hell’s Gate, Kenya

  Hell’s Gate, Kenya The name evokes the images of somewhere hot and deadly. An African wilderness filled with top of the food chain predators. Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya should be renamed… Continue reading

Hiking Death Valley

  Hiking Death Valley can be a unique experience that you may have not consider before. Yes, the valley can get quite hot and unbearable for strenuous exercise. If you plan your trip… Continue reading

Darwin Falls

  Feb. 05, 2016  The day started early in anticipation of the morning rush hour.  My brother and I left at 7:15 a.m. to get a head start on our all-morning drive to Death… Continue reading

Weir Canyon to Irvine Park

  January 30th, 2016 The day began with rays of sunshine, another typical day in Southern California it appeared to be.  But, in the near distance gray clouds threatened to cover the sun.  As… Continue reading

Weir Canyon Trail

  If you haven’t noticed, I’ve made more of an effort to hike my local trails and there isn’t one more local than the Weir Canyon Trail.  The trailhead for this loop is only two miles from… Continue reading

Oak Canyon, Enchanting Forest of Middle Earth

The enchanted forest of middle earth is a place of wonder and amazing flora. A forest consisting of centuries-old trees, some able to walk and talk like humans. Fairies, elves, dwarfs, and hobbits… Continue reading

San Juan Trail, Cleveland National Forest

Recently, a friend of mine made me realize that I’ve neglected local hikes as I’ve been spoiled by the hikes on my travels. Maybe, subconsciously I thought that the local hikes could not compare to… Continue reading

Photo Diary, Zion National Park

*** Zion National Park is home to my favorite hiking trails. There challenging and the reward to these hikes is more than just the cardio exercise but also the sheer beauty of the valley.… Continue reading

Southwest National Parks Road Trip

April, 2014, my brother and I embarked on a road trip to see the rugged Southwest territory of the United States, famous for its picturesque landscapes and amazing rock formations rich with history and… Continue reading

More than Just Joshua Tree(s) National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is part of the Mojavi and Colorado Desert on the border of San Bernardino & Riverside County, California. If you need a point of references its near Palm Springs… Continue reading

My Desert Oasis, My Mirage?

This morning, the sweat from the sweltering heat of the desert awoke me. To my surprise, my guide was gone along with the camels and all the provisions were missing, my personal belongings and my… Continue reading

Mars on Earth, Bryce Canyon

I’ve seen pictures of Bryce Canyon in Utah but nothing prepared me for what I was about to see. After parking the car along the road, we prepared our backpacks with water and… Continue reading

My Portal Through Time and the Alaska Experience

1,000 years ago the Roman Empire split into the Eastern and Western empires and China was on its way to becoming a nation. The Tasmanian wolf terrorized the island. The dodo bird ruled… Continue reading

ZION best trails in the US

In my short travels through the US, I haven’t found a better group of trails than the ones in Zion National Park in Utah. You don’t have to be an avid hiker to… Continue reading