Category Archives: Destinations

Mission Peak


The steady pound of my footsteps, accompanied with groans as the trail grew harder. The thick, dusty air, kicked up from our feet as we struggled to take the next step. The blazing sunlight on my back the sun crept higher, a persistent reminder that there was no turning back. One day later, a shade darker and […]

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Wonderful Waddell


Several Stroller Hikes families enjoyed last weekend at Alder Backpacking Camp alongside Waddell Creek, north of Santa Cruz.  There are many wonderful photos to show for the trip, including the gorgeous hike in, slug sightings (and for the brave, slug holdings), and good old-fashioned camp fun.  Enjoy Andrea and Erlinda’s photos, above, and a panorama […]

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Farm Fun

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The summer season approaches which means more family outings and some of us are scrambling for ones that pair education with nature appreciation.  What’s better than a farm?  Xerry reached out this week to share an idea she thought Stroller Hikers would like, I’ve added one of my own, and there are, of course, some […]

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Day Trip: Point Lobos


We joined friends for a picnic, tide pooling, and water play at Point Lobos, just South of Carmel on Highway 1.  This California State Reserve is a wildlife reserve, so you won’t find folks building sandcastles or flying kites.  But what you will find are tons of nesting swallows, sea lions, otters, seals, crabs, and […]

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Gold in them Hills!


Please click through the link to view this full post, if you would like to see the full list of images that go with this article. For Mother’s Day Weekend this year, my family took me backpacking.  There’s not much else I love in the world more than my family and being out in nature.  […]

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