We love the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler!

Just wanted to take a quick minute to give a little review and to say that we love the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler, as we know many of you are looking for Cooling Coats and Cooling Vests.  We will write a full review after testing a couple more things…like playing fetch in it! I was skeptical…

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

Back in February we did our first hike at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.  The day I picked to visit this park and do a 8 mile loop, it turned out to be unseasonably hot, 77 degrees, the loop we planned was almost all sunny trails, and would’ve been a scorcher for us. Instead we did the…

Went to Briones for Lunch and Wildflowers

If you live in The Bay Area, you probably know that Wildflower season is upon us!  And a bit sooner because of all the wonderful rain we have had. Chico and I decided to do an old hike that we like to do at Briones Regional Park, and hopefully have lunch by some wildflowers. They…

Bay Area Ridge Trail Article

I am a huge fan of this trail and project, I only have about 100 miles done so far, but plan to get to all 550 one day when it is done.  Often times when I’m hiking, I do think about the people who make and maintain the trails, why a particular path was chosen,…