Eagle Peak Hike – 360 Degree Views of San Diego

Eagle Peak hike

Distance: 4.2 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 6/10 | More trail info.

Eagle Peak is an often missed hike that shares a trailhead with Three Sisters Falls. With an elevation of 3226’, Eagle Peak currently holds the 69th spot on the Sierra Club’s 100 Peaks of San Diego County list.

My friend, Ia…

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Three Sisters Falls Hike – A Springtime Reunion

Three Sisters Falls hike

Distance: 4 miles | Hiking time: 3 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More trail info.

Last summer a friend and I decided to hike Three Sisters Falls. We chose the absolute worst time of year to make the trek and we were disappointed, but not surprised, to find that the falls were dry. At the time, I was less than i…

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Grapevine Mountain Hike – Off Trail from the PCT

Grapevine Mountain Hike

Distance: 6.25 miles | Hiking time: 4-5 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More trail info.

The week before last, John, a friend of mine from Instagram (@adventuregraham), reached out and asked if I’d like to join him on a hike up Grapevine Mountain in the Anza Borrego Desert. I jumped at the opportuni…

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A Photographic Tour of Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona

A Photographic Tour of Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon located within Navajo Nation in Page, Arizona.

A Photographic Tour of Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona

Rainwater and flash floods entering the canyon have carved and smoothed its flowing sandstone hallways over time. The resulting visuals are spectacular and the site has been a popular destination for tourists and pho

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Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim in Just Two Days

Grand Canyon Bright Angel Trail

How Saying “Yes” When You’re Uncertain Can Change Your Life Forever

My mind was racing as I scrolled through Instagram photos on my cell phone while sitting outside a Chipotle restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga. In a few short minutes I was going to meet the other five members of my Gr…

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Hiking Bell Bluff: Adventures in Off-trail Bushwhacking and Scrambling

Bell Bluff Hike

Distance: 7.2 miles | Hiking time: 4-5 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More trail info.

When I started my journey of hiking San Diego’s 100 highest peaks, I was naïve. I assumed that each peak would have a well-worn path leading straight to the summit. My plan was to challenge myself by breaking my old rou

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Hiking Garnet Peak Trail to Catch a Summit Sunrise

Garnet Peak Trail

Distance: 2.4 miles | Hiking time: 1.5 hours | Difficulty: 5/10 | More trail info.

Garnet Peak is just off the Pacific Coast Trail on the northeastern edge of the Laguna Mountains. At 5900’ in elevation, it sits at number seven on the Sierra Club’s list of the 100 highest peaks in San Diego County.

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Pine Mountain Trail: Finding My Way to the Summit of Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain Trail

Distance: 10 miles | Hiking time: 5 hours | Difficulty: 7/10 | More info.

If you’re following my hikes, then you’re probably aware that I’ve been slowly ticking off the 100 highest peaks in San Diego County one hike at a time. On Monday this week, I headed to the Laguna Mountains where I hiked Garnet Peak …

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My Cold Weather Clothing System Tested on Cuyamaca and Stonewall Peaks in the Snow

Liebster Award Nomination

Over the last couple of years I have been working on putting together an effective cold weather clothing system. It’s a work in progress that continues to evolve as I gain more experience.

The honest truth is that I’m a native of San Diego, and I spent my winters as a kid surfing rather tha…

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Viejas Mountain Trail: A Quick Hike to an Ancient Kumeyaay Ceremonial Site with 360 Degree Views

Viejas Mountain Trail Hike

Distance: 3 miles | Hiking time: 2.5 hours | Difficulty: 6/10 | More info.

Viejas Mountain is a fun, challenging hike that’s perfect for a quick workout and some good old nature time. The 360 degree panoramic views from the summit of Viejas Mountain are spectacular, so lace up those hiking sho…

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