My Favorite Outdoor Item: Trekking Poles

What is your favorite item you love to bring for an outdoor adventure? (Not including your phone.) My favorite item is my trekking poles. It is my favorite thing to carry on the trail. If I could, I would walk with them around town. LOL. It can be one of the most convenient & bestContinue reading “My Favorite Outdoor Item: Trekking Poles”

Announcement: We’re Section Hiking the PCT in 2021!

Have you set goals for 2021? There has been a lot amount of positives this year, and I would love to thank all the inspiring, supportive, and uplifting Comunidad out there! Thanks to y’all, I would like to announce the Trail Pirates are back. What does that mean?After camping & hiking for every weekend, weContinue reading “Announcement: We’re Section Hiking the PCT in 2021!”

About Toxic Gear Culture and Being Latina

Have you ever heard the terminology, Gear Snob or Toxic Gear Culture? I’m sure this could relate to fashion, sports, and other hobbies. I had thought I was a gear snob. Digging deeper, my Latina Heritage has a lot to do with it. Growing up Latina meant to me:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being Thrifty, Never Pay Full Price,Continue reading “About Toxic Gear Culture and Being Latina”

Fremont Peak State Park: Night Hike 1.2 miles

I chose this particular park since it was a local state park that offered camping that still offered plenty of Saturday camping spots. We visited here on July 4th since Big Sur Stat Park was closed. What a treat we had. “This park features expansive views of Monterey Bay, from its hiking trails in theContinue reading “Fremont Peak State Park: Night Hike 1.2 miles”

Yosemite National Park Day-Hike Guide During COVID19

Last weekend we went backpacking in Yosemite National Park, and we had a blast. This was my first time visiting Yosemite Valley, which I heard it is a zoo during regular hours. I wanted to provide tips and tricks how to access Yosemite National Park for a day-hike and backpacking. This is my day-use post.Continue reading “Yosemite National Park Day-Hike Guide During COVID19”

About Myself

Throwback to December 2011. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with my Masters in Advertising, under the school of communication. I also received my bachelor’s degrees in advertising, which fell under the school of communication too. For my day job, I’m a digital media strategist. Due to COVID19, my work hours areContinue reading “About Myself”

Pinnacles National Park: Day Hike (11 miles)

My goal is to hike once every week. On Monday, June 1st, went on a day hike and started around 8am since we camped there overnight. We chose this particular park since it was the only place nearby where we can camp overnight. “Since 1908, Pinnacles National Monument has increased in bits and pieces toContinue reading “Pinnacles National Park: Day Hike (11 miles)”

Jacks Peak Park: Day Hike (4 miles)

My goal is to hike once every week. On Sunday, June 21st, we visited Jack Peaks Park. It is the highest point on the Monterey Peninsula, rising 1,068 feet (325 m) about Monterey and Carmel. The park encompasses 525 acres under control of the Monterey County Parks Department. It is a 20-minute drive from Stephen’s parent’sContinue reading “Jacks Peak Park: Day Hike (4 miles)”

Henry Cowell: Day Hike (6 miles)

My goal is to hike once every week. On Sunday, June 14th, we visited Henry Cowell State Park, which is more than 4,650 acres of forested and open land in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It can be a 15-minute drive if we started hiking from the entrance closest to us, but we started from theContinue reading “Henry Cowell: Day Hike (6 miles)”

Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve: Day Hike (8.5 miles)

My goal is to hike once every week, and on Saturday, May 30th, I visited Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve and hiked their longest trail, which is 8.5 miles. Stephen has worked for Santa Clara Open Space Authority for over 1.5 years and worked at Sierra Vista for one year; therefore, it’s time to visit.Continue reading “Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve: Day Hike (8.5 miles)”