Sustainable Fashion From Athleta

Sponsored by Athleta What does it mean to live a sustainable lifestyle? Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet. Practicing sustainability can come in many forms, including driving electric cars, brining your own cups, straws, and storage containers to restaurants, eating locally sourced…

Dragon’s Back, Hong Kong

I recently traveled to China for business and had a little downtime on the weekend. I try to hike hike at least once a week and traveling to a foreign country is even more of a reason for me to get out and explore. With a little online research I found Dragon’s Back, a moderate yet scenic trail along the southeastern ridge…

San Jacinto

Difficulty: Strenuous | Elevation Gain: 4,689 ft | Length: 11.4 miles roundtrip | Time: 8-9 Hours This past weekend I hiked San Jacinto via the Marion Mountain Trail. It marks #5 of the Six Pack Peaks I have hiked this year! Since I’m training for Whitney, I passed on the tram route and opted for the more challenging Marion Mountain Trail that’s detailed…

San Bernadino Peak

Difficulty: Strenuous | Elevation Gain: 4,702 ft | Length: 16.5 miles roundtrip | Time: 8-9 Hours This year I’ve been training for Whitney by hiking the six tallest peaks in Southern California aka “The Six Pack Peaks.” This past Friday I just completed hiking San Bernadino Peak and it’s one of my favorite hikes in Southern California! It is quite a strenuous…

Lithium Speed Pack

If you’re like me you use a pack for nearly every hike. I’ve used a few different packs in the past but have found them to be too bulky or heavy while hiking the trail. My favorite day pack for hiking is the Mammut Lithium Speed 20. It’s incredibly light-weight, at just 560 grams. I…

Monrovia Canyon Falls

I celebrated this past Mother’s Day by taking my family on a hike to Monrovia Canyon Falls. It’s a short and easy hike, about 2.6 miles round trip with a 680 foot gain. It’s perfect for families and first time hikers. At the entrance, there is a small lower parking lot and an upper parking lot that costs $5…

Spooky & Peek A Boo Slot Canyons

This past month I went on a birthday road trip with my husband through Arches, Bryce and Zion National Parks. Along the way we stayed in a charming town of Escalante, its about half way between Arches and Bryce. I’d highly recommend staying a night or two in Escalante. There are a ton of hikes to do…