Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: The AT to Buzzard Rock (Whitetop, VA)

On Easter Sunday we set out late in the afternoon for a short hike to Buzzard Rock. We drove up Whitetop Mountain Road and parked in a gravel parking lot just steps away from the Appalachian Trail. We only went a mile out and the trail had three distinct sections: The trail surrounded by blueberry bushes,… Read More Hikes and Rambles: The AT to Buzzard Rock (Whitetop, VA)

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Hikes and Rambles: Gray Whale Cove and Trail

My husband is out of town for the week, which means I just have to get out of the house even more then usual. Today that meant the usual routine in the morning, followed by swim lessons, followed by getting in the car and frantically googling in the carport to find someplace to go. Luck… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Gray Whale Cove and Trail

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Hikes and Rambles: Arizona Garden (Stanford)

This is really pushing “rambles” to the limit, since we walked further from our parking spot then we did inside the garden, but I still think it qualifies. The Arizona Garden is a stunning collection of cacti and succulents with dusty walking trails woven throughout. The garden was planted between 1881-1883 and actually predates Stanford, which first welcomed… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Arizona Garden (Stanford)

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Hikes and Rambles: Bond Park (Cary, NC)

Today’s hike was a cautionary tale that I share in the hopes that others will learn from my mistakes. I’ve been hiking with the kids at least twice a week for the last couple months and we’ve been trying new trails every time. Apparently this has made me cocky because my Mom and I set… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Bond Park (Cary, NC)

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Hikes and Rambles: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Fremont)

Sunday was a rough day and I spent 3 hours on the phone with Verizon, so when I was done we really needed to get out and spend a little time in nature. This park was only a 10 minute drive, so away we went! I continue to be amazed by the incredible parks here… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Fremont)

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Hikes and Rambles: Hidden Falls Regional Park (Auburn)

My Great Uncle lives in Davis and we like to visit him once a month or so. However, we keep very different sleeping hours and we needed to find something to get us out of the house first thing in the morning so the kids didn’t wake him up. I individually plugged each of the… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Hidden Falls Regional Park (Auburn)