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Top 12 Hiking Gifts 2022: For Men & Women

Top 12 Hiking Gifts 2022: For Men & Women

It's that special time of the year again! But don't worry, I got you covered with Christmas gift ideas for hikers of all ages. I'll start with the cheapest to the most expensive.  Although I receive a small Amazon affiliate commission when you buy these products via...

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7 Best San Diego Hikes You Must Explore!

7 Best San Diego Hikes You Must Explore!

San Diego is one of the most beautiful counties in SoCal. Not only does it have amazing coastal beaches, but there are tons of amazing hikes both by the ocean and in the mountains of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. You can wait to experience the snow in the winter months...

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3 Best Hikes in Laguna Beach [OC Resident]

3 Best Hikes in Laguna Beach [OC Resident]

As a current resident of Huntington Beach, I can assure you that some of the best hikes in Orange County can be found at Laguna Beach, more specifically Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park. Due to the stunning views of the ocean and downtown Laguna Beach, the 4500...

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10 Best Hiking Apps in 2022

10 Best Hiking Apps in 2022

One of the most crucial aspects of hiking is the planning. Hiking apps can help you check the weather, distance, elevation, parking information and so much more. However, as technology has progressed, hiking apps have become increasingly sophisticated to the point...

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13 Crucial Hiking Tips to Consider for Seniors

13 Crucial Hiking Tips to Consider for Seniors

Hiking is fantastic for physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s an activity any age group can enjoy. Seniors can get just as much satisfaction from hiking as younger people – it just takes a little more pre-planning. I’m here to help you along your hiking journey....

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7 Tips for Staying Cozy and Dry While Hiking in the Rain

7 Tips for Staying Cozy and Dry While Hiking in the Rain

No matter how well you've planned a hike, the weather is one variable out of your control. But even so, you can still avoid getting drenched when the rain starts coming down while out on the trail. I’ve got lots of tips and tricks to share with you today on staying...

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My Favorite 15 Hiking Songs For Your Outdoor Playlist

My Favorite 15 Hiking Songs For Your Outdoor Playlist

Hiking is a rhythmic activity. It’s about putting one foot forward and then the next and repeating the step again and again. To keep up this rhythmic pattern, hiking songs can be an excellent way. After all, music plays a pivotal role in all of my adventures. In...

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Yes, Hiking Can Help You Lose Weight (Based on Science)

Yes, Hiking Can Help You Lose Weight (Based on Science)

We all want to lose weight, but going to the gym can easily become extremely repetitive. Sooner than later, the gym becomes more of a chore than a goal, and we quickly lose all motivation.    Overall, hiking is a great form of exercise that can help you lose...

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My Favorite 15 Hiking Movies That I’m Sure You’ll Love

My Favorite 15 Hiking Movies That I’m Sure You’ll Love

The recent ramifications of the pandemic have been tough for all the travelers like me. I know it’s difficult for a mountain lover and wandering heart to be stuck at home due to any reason. I’ve figured the best way to cheer up is to watch hiking movies.  ...

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Snake Expert Advice For Treating Snake Bites While Hiking

Snake Expert Advice For Treating Snake Bites While Hiking

As much as we all want to avoid the thought of a snake bite while out on a hiking adventure, the reality is it can happen to anyone. The best way to respond to such a situation is to be prepared and take action immediately.    In this post, I’m going to share...

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My 11 Best Tips For Planning an Amazing Hiking Trip

My 11 Best Tips For Planning an Amazing Hiking Trip

So you want to plan a hiking trip, but you’re looking for ways to better prepare yourself. You've come to the right place.    I’ve been hiking for literally half of my life, and today I’m going to share with you 8 fundamental tips for your trip, then I’ll share 3...

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10 Activities You Can Do Instead of Hiking

10 Activities You Can Do Instead of Hiking

There are plenty of adventurous things to do outside but most of you would think of hiking first when it comes to outdoor activities. A mellow nature walk in the mountains unquestionably offers plenty of benefits and strongly impacts the body, brain, and soul, yet it...

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10 Crucial Things You Need to Know to Start Hiking Alone

10 Crucial Things You Need to Know to Start Hiking Alone

Hiking with a group or a friend isn’t always possible. People are busy, but that shouldn’t stop us from enjoying the great outdoors. Solo hiking can be extremely peaceful and rewarding when done safely.    If you feel ready to get out there on your own I have...

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Can Hiking Boots Be Used In the Snow (3 Requirements)

Can Hiking Boots Be Used In the Snow (3 Requirements)

I get this question all the time, and for a good reason. No one wants to spend another hefty lump sum on a second pair of hiking boots for the snow unless you absolutely have to.   Hiking boots can be used in light snow. However, they must provide insulation,...

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5 Lifesaving Tips For Hikers Caught in a Thunderstorm

5 Lifesaving Tips For Hikers Caught in a Thunderstorm

There’s no doubt hiking and high elevation go hand in hand. However, high elevations in the mountains are the perfect recipe for unexpected thunderstorms, and where there are thunderstorms there’s lightning.  Here are five guidelines you can follow which can...

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We’re Monica and Phillip. Just like you, we share a passion for the outdoors and our beautiful state of California. After many years of exploring amazing and hidden places, we thought we’d share them with you! We hope this blog shows you tons of new CA adventures!

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