Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park

Our First Visit to Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park – Riverside, CA

We love to hike, but sometimes we’re more interested in exploring wide-open spaces than climbing to the top of a hill. Last Sunday, my wife and I planned to spend the day roaming the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in Murrieta, but decided to stay local and visit the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park in Riverside instead. While Sycamore Canyon is […]

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Temescal Tin Mine

Temescal / Cajalco Tin Mines – Riverside

Back in July 2017, my wife and I went for a short hike in the hills above La Sierra near Lake Mathews. When we got to the top of the first hill, we decided to abandon our planned hike and go in a different direction. A few miles later, we decided to see if we could make it to Corona […]

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Tenaja Falls

Our First Hike to Tenaja Falls near Murrieta, CA

We visited Tenaja Falls near Murrieta for the first time today. Tenaja Falls is located in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness area of the Cleveland National Forest. Here is a recap of our hike in pictures: The Tenaja Falls trailhead… Here is the trail map on the board at the Tenaja Falls trailhead (click for an online map). Notice the Teneja […]

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Box Springs Mountain - Moreno Valley "M" Hike

Another Hike up to the Giant Moreno Valley “M” on Box Springs Mountain

This past Sunday, my wife and I hiked up to the giant “M” on Box Springs Mountain that overlooks Moreno Valley. This was her first trip all the way up to the “M”. Here is a recap of our hike in pictures: We started at Box Springs Mountain Park near Hidden Springs / Pigeon Pass in Moreno Valley… The start […]

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Our First Hike up to Terri Peak at Lake Perris in Riverside County

My wife and I drove out to the Lake Perris State Recreation Area over the weekend to hike up to Terri Peak. We learned about this hike from a tip on Facebook (find more places to hike). At a height of 2,569 feet (per the official brochure), Terri Peak overlooks Lake Perris and offers views in all directions. According to […]

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“A” Street / Citrus Heights Drive Update: Dec-16

Update #3 – 01/05/17: I have received word from the County that the “weather has pushed back the Street “A” opening until 2/3/17.” Update #2 – 12/27/16: I have heard that the street is ready to go with the exception of the traffic signal at Van Buren. The traffic signal poles are scheduled to arrive on 1/6/17 and the street […]

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Pumpkin Rock - Norco, CA

First Hike Up To Pumpkin Rock in Norco, CA

While waiting for my sons to start their next game on Saturday, I took a short drive around Norco, California to kill some time. I ended up taking a quick hike up to Pumpkin Rock. According to Norco Parks and Rec meeting minutes, the rock has been painted as “a pumpkin for over 20 years with some slight variations”. There was […]

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