The truth is: I don’t really know what to say. Halfway through this year-long journey, it started to become clearer and clearer that I was going to fail…and fail BIG. The practical truth: I cannot afford, for a multitude of reasons, to go to Macchu Picchu this year. Even though I planned, even though I… Continue reading Forgiveness.
Last week was National Park Week and in celebration, we went to Idyllwild, CA and visited Humber Park! Idyllwild has many easily accessible trails for all level of hikers. Mom and I did the easy 2.6 mi (5.2mi round trip) Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail, but I can’t wait to go back and do a more… Continue reading April 27th, 2016: Hiking Humber Park
How is this place only 2 hours from LA?! I recently went to Idyllwild for a much-needed shot in the arm of good ‘ol fashioned Mamma NATURE. I can’t believe I’d never been there- it’s only 2 hrs away from where I grew up and it’s SO cheap to visit. Who knew that this… Continue reading Top Things To Do in Idyllwild, CA
I needed answers. I was quite literally walking around my house with absolutely no direction or intention except trying to quiet the relentless ticker tape in my mind playing the same sentence over and over: “What should I do?” So I stopped. I literally stopped and I said out loud, “OK. God, Dad, Aunt Patty,… Continue reading I Love You, Cheryl Strayed
I read “Wild”. I watched the movie and cried with Reese when she made it to the end of the PCH. I proudly went to REI and plunked down $100 of money I don’t have and bought a super cool badass pair of hiking boots with which to start my journey to enlightenment via the… Continue reading Fuck You, Cheryl Strayed
Tonight was my class at REI about (getting to* and) hiking Havasu Falls! *The “getting there” is the most complicated part: read on to find out why… I am so glad I went because honestly, as much information as there is on the internet about this, there wasn’t one definitive source that laid everything out in steps… Continue reading How to ‘Havasu’
The universe rocks sometimes. SO, remember how I wrote just a few days ago about finding that random Pinterest post about Havasu Falls in Arizona? Well how weird is THIS- I went on my local REI’s website to look at hiking boots (another major dent in the wallet) and saw that they offer FREE (at last!)… Continue reading REI For The Win
Today I started researching in earnest what it’s really going to take to hike the Inca Trail in Macchu Piccu. This was the first thing I found after googling “Inca Trail Macchu Piccu”: “The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the… Continue reading The Inca Trail; Going For Broke, Literally.
Today I thought I’d try to get excited about this journey of mine and do a little online shopping and research about hiking trails around me to train for the Inca Trail down the road. While Pinterest-ing away, I found photos of the most beautiful hike I think I’ve ever seen. It’s called Havasu Falls… Continue reading Pinterest, The Travel Agent
New Year’s Day is a lot of pressure. Whether or not you make a big deal out of it, you can’t help but take stock of your life. And you also can’t help but set yourself up for failure. Resolutions are a fool’s game for me. I make them every year, but I know in… Continue reading Jan. 1, 2016: The List