big sur backpacking

this trip was, by far, one of the coolest things we’ve done to date. we road tripped the central coast of california stopping in monterey, san luis obisbo, and santa barbara. we kicked off the week with a 2-day backpacking trip in big sur. Continue reading “big sur backpacking”

remincing is therapy

As a student, I am always given opportunities to discover new and inspiring community resources. This week was especially inspiring with a visit to Glenner Town Square in Chula Vista, California. Continue reading “remincing is therapy”

borrego springs

after one of the most relaxing, perfectly unproductive holiday seaons we’ve ever had, i needed to get out of the house! this short day trip to Borrego Springs from San Diego was the perfect little day trip and an amazing hike.

i cannot describe how beautiful the desert colors are and my photos truly do not do this park justice.

the trail is called Borrego Palm Canyon and was easily accessible with the trailhead off of a campground — vehicle entry and $5.

a family we spoke too said it is their tradition to do the hike yearly around the holidays and usually they see wildlife including big horn sheep. the hike is centered around an oasis and when there is water, it attracts a ton of wildlife. unfortunately, the hike was dry when we went but we plan to return during the spring to hopefully see some blooms and wildlife.