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Hiking is Life. Life is Hiking.

Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just the summit. 226 more words

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Hot time for barefoot selfies on the trail

Yesterday afternoon my car thermometer read 99 degrees when I parked it at Irvine Regional Park and hit the trail at 5:30 pm.

That’s warm, even for Orange County in September, so the shady dirt road that wound below Holy Sepulchre Cemetery seemed like a good place to start. 514 more words

Barefoot Hiking/running

Early AM Hikes

Nothing quite like an early morning hike to recharge for the week. The last time that I was at this particular location, it was for a photo shoot, so being able to get past these stepping stones was a victory all in itself. 84 more words


Time for some trash talk

On my regular trail runs in the hills outside of my hometown of Orange, CA, I usually carry a small pack. It contains only one electronic device as I am an advocate of “ 610 more words

Barefoot Hiking/running

What's more fun than barefoot trail running?

Barefoot trail running combined with parkour!

I like this quote (from Wikipedia, of course).

“Parkour involves seeing one’s environment in a new way, and imagining the potentialities for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.” 360 more words

Barefoot Hiking/running

Waiting for el Nino

During this afternoon’s shoeless run up and down the ridges between Santiago Oaks and Irvine Park . . . it felt like the hills and critters and plants were all waiting, like the wilted black sage (above) . 339 more words

Barefoot Hiking/running