If you follow me (well, US actually – me and Jimi) on other social media channels (especially Snapchat – litasworldjen), then you know we have a true love of hiking. We taken many hikes through our 20+ years together from the exotic to the urban to the everyday. AND, we’ve loved them all.

The beauty of hiking is you can do it pretty much anywhere and with anyone. We have found that we can easily take family hikes with our kids and our Grandkids and everyone has a great time. Hiking is also a very fun reason to get together with friends to get out there moving and enjoying the great outdoors.

We have also found that our love of hiking improves our travel experiences. Here are some photo examples of the travels we’ve enjoyed hiking on.

Love of Hiking

Zion National Park

Angels’ Landing – my 40th Birthday (I’m a December baby, so yes, we hiked in the snow)!

Zion hike

Zion hike

Angel's Landing hike Zion

zion2

Sedona, Arizona

hiking in Sedona

hiking in Sedona

hiking in Sedona

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

Alaska

Alaska Hike

Alaska Hike

Moab Area, Utah

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island Hike

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

You don’t have to travel far to take and enjoy hikes though. We do plenty of hikes very close to home here in the Bay Area.

Windy Hill Open Space

Windy Hill Hike

Longridge Open Space Preserve, Santa Cruz Mountains

Longridge

You don’t even need to be “out in nature” for hiking. We do lots of “Urban Hikes” too.

Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto

Palo Alto

San Francisco

sf hike

I will definitely be “re-visiting” these hikes and travel destinations in future posts. For now, I wanted to get out a motivational post about “getting out there” and moving and enjoying the outdoors!

Looking for someone to hike with? Well, why don’t you set up an event on the Eventbrite Event Management page? You can even collect your RSVPs online. My daughter uses the Eventbrite Event Planning site for all sorts of corporate event planning occasions, but did you know you can use it to plan “Social” events also? What a great way to get together and plan an event with people you know and also for meeting new people with similar interests.

Where are we hiking next – aside from our “home-turf” hikes?? Hmmm…I have a HUGE hiking bucket list including the following:

  • The El Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage – The Way of St. James in Spain. No probably not the whole thing – I’m not sure I’m that tough.
  • The Appalachian Trail – Again, some section of it, not the whole trail.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail – Of course, I’d love to do a portion of this trail, too.
  • On a simpler note, the trail to Diamond Head on Oahu – the next time we find ourselves on the islands.
  • Pretty much any hike in Australia – maybe a Great Otway National Park hike (or two).
  • AND then, there’s a crazy hike in China at Mt. Huashan that is calling me (well, just to see maybe), this one might be a bit to dangerous and insane for me, though my co-worker’s husband has done it! I’d probably just want to see portions of it to take photos – afterall, I’m a big chicken.

What about you?? What’s on your bucket list? Maybe we’ve been there but just didn’t have the space to include the hike in this post. Or maybe you have some future hiking inspiration for me!

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Thanks so much!

Lita

1 Comment on Our LOVE of Hiking

  1. Diana Nelson
    July 13, 2016 at 7:06 am (10 months ago)

    Awesome great pics! I’ve been to a few of those places! I love to hike as well, but don’t get out nearly enough. Thanks for sharing