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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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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The First Sunrise of 2017 over Lake Mathews

Happy New Year! A Few Random Pictures from the First Morning of 2017

The first sunrise of 2017. The view from Lake Mathews in Riverside, California. A seemingly fat and happy hawk overlooking “A” Street / Citrus Heights Drive in Riverside, California. A millipede crossing “A” Street / Citrus Heights Drive in Riverside, California. Hope everyone has a great 2017.

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Trying out new trail running shoes

Is Your New Year’s Resolution to Exercise More?

How about giving running a try? I know there are a lot of you out there who hate running, me included. I’ve never been a gym rat and I needed to find a way to get some exercise in a couple times a week. I tried walking, but unless I walked five miles a day it really wasn’t doing much […]

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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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"A" Street / Citrus Heights Drive

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

Update #1: Unofficially, I have heard that paving might begin the week after Thanksgiving. Update #2: I have heard from the County that paving is scheduled to begin on 11/28/16, with an expected opening date of 1/1/17. Update #3: Paving has begun… ——————————————— Some pictures of “A” Street / Citrus Heights Drive in the City of Riverside, California from a […]

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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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