Guide to Horseback Riding in Half Moon Bay

As a Bay Area resident or as a tourist visiting San Francisco, one of the top activities I recommend as a local who loves exploring the Half moon bay costaline is to give yourself the joy of horseback riding Half moon bay. Horseback riding in Half moon bay is indeed such a great family friendly …

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Is It Worth Visiting Pinnacles National Park ?

Visit Pinnacles National Park

Every time I visit a National Park, I try to get some information on things to do at the National Park and look at pictures other people have posted. When I researched, Pinnacles National Park and saw the pictures, I had the same question. Is it worth visiting Pinnacles National Park ? A resounding yes. …

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Año Nuevo State Park,CA

Just off of Hwy 1, 20-miles north of Santa Cruz, Año Nuevo State Park is a breeding ground for 10s of thousands of elephant seals. Every year between December and March, the elephant seals come to this park to breed and give birth to baby seals…awww how cute !! At this time of the year, the …

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First trip with baby. Practical tips for first road trip.

  First trip with baby Sid to Big Sur, CA feels like it all happened in my dreams, for obvious reasons, I was nothing but tired and sleepy all along. Nevertheless, I wanted to get out of the house and get some fresh air and break the routine. My little guy was 10-weeks old and …

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Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps – Backpacking Guide

  Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps is a moderately trafficked beginner friendly backpacking trip. I was 6 months pregnant when I did the hike and it was really enjoyable even during the pregnancy. Canyon Creek Lakes Hike Stats: Distance: 16 miles round trip to lower canyon creek lake and back. Elevation:  3200ft (according to …

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River crossing Hike – Henry Cowell State Park, CA

Another gem of Santa Cruz mountains, the Henry Cowell State Park offers camping as well as day hike options. We did a 7.3 mile loop that took us through 4 river crossings, some waist deep.  We started at Rincon Fire road parking lot and followed the trail for 1.2 miles. The first river crossing comes …

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Castle Rock State Park, CA

Here is the link to Strava Map: https://www.strava.com/activities/1030567590 Starting point of the hike: https://goo.gl/maps/DiDSbWzvb5A2 This intersection has a few different trail starting points. We parked at the designated parking lot and started at the Skyline Trail (1.7 miles) towards Laughry Woods trail (1.8 miles). From Skyline trail you have to cross the main road to reach Laughry …

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Channel Islands National Park, CA

We visited the Santa Cruz Island, one of the 5 Islands of Channel Islands National Park. Since we went on the Memorial day long weekend, the campsite reservation had to be done almost 6-months in advance. Plus Santa Cruz Island is the closest and most popular one for visitors. We took the ferry from Ventura, …

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