Jeff and I have not done much hiking the past year to year-and-a-half (or hike blogging). But, we’re out there again. Hiking for health (more than ever before), after my recent near fatal diagnosis.
Mount Rubidoux is by far the most popular trail in the City of Riverside. Featuring many historically significant landmarks, 365 degree views of the Inland Empire, and a smooth, paved road all the way to the top, it is a daily fitness routine for many, and is frequented by over a thousand residents and tourists alike every day.
Lightweight, comfortable, and warm, loaded with features like security pockets, a waterproof stuff sack, and a triple layer of protection from mosquitos, bed bugs, and bacteria, this sleeping bag worked great for me on a recent camping trip.
Whether you are a hiker, an off-road vehicle enthusiast, a star gazer, an amateur geologist, an amateur paleontologist, a film buff, or a shooter (just not in the park, please!), beautiful and scenic Red Rock Canyon State Park has something for anyone who enjoys the desert.
In the shadow of the Hollywood Sign, this 3.5 mile paved route around the scenic and historic Lake Hollywood Reservoir is an easy urban hike that is enjoyable for tourists and locals alike–if you can ignore the chain link fence around most of it.
I had the opportunity to review two new DORCY headlamps, and found both the broad and spot beams to be very useful and quite reasonably priced.
Holzwarth Historic Site is an easy family-friendly 1-mile roundtrip hike through time in the Kawuneeche Valley area of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). The guest ranching and homesteading eras of RMNP are preserved in a dozen or so historic buildings on the site of Never Summer Ranch.
High tech, air-cushioned backpacks will protect your laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices, and also carry your gear lightly on your shoulders and back.
Horseback riding is a must-do activity when visiting Rocky Mountain National Park; it is a great way to explore more terrain than we can hike in a day. We booked with Sombrero Ranches, in Grand Lake, which provides scenic rides around the western side of the national park. Perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends.
On our trip to Colorado last summer, Jeff and I set aside one day of our Rocky Mountain National Park vacation to do a canoe tour of scenic Grand Lake — the largest deepest natural body of water in Colorado and part of the Colorado River headwaters, and to explore the historic town of Grand Lake, situated on the north shore of the lake.