Hiking up Mt. Rubidoux

The dog park I take Sonic to has a hike right next to it up Mt. Rubidoux. Today I finally did the hike instead of taking Sonic for a walk around the neighborhood. It is actually a pretty full on hike and it has several options for going up it. There are more hardcore trails that go directly up the mountain. Then there are trails that slowly wind around the mountain, or do a zig-zag up it. I usually don’t have a problem with heights but I have to admit this hike had me nervous a few times. I kept looking over the side and feeling like it would be so easy to accidentally fall over. A man recently fell there and was trapped between rocks for almost a week! The other thing is that it isn’t in the best area and so I don’t think I’d ever go by myself. Even the dog park, which is actually really nice makes me nervous. It seems like an area that shady people like to go and participate in shenanigans. So, moral of the story is, don’t go alone or near sunset, and if you do, bring a gun.

Mt. Rubidoux, California

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Breathing taking views in Lake Arrowhead

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One day I am going to rent a yacht, or better yet buy one and go out on this lake. Then I could be the one singing, “I’m on a boat!” and no one would understand because that reference is from the past.

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The amazing views from the edge.

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Side note: when I got home and looked at my photos I realized my husband is completely dressed in Nike and looks like a walking advertisement. If only we were getting paid…

Anyhow, definitely go and see Lake Arrowhead if you can because as you can see the views and hiking trails are amazing. I have to admit I really miss Australia, but living in California allows me to see so many different things and it’s all within driving distance. I also could not believe the cyclists that were riding up this mountain!¬†They must have thighs and buns of steel! Just saying…

Hiking in Seeley Creek, California

One of my favorite things to do on my days off is to go on an adventure, which usually translates into going somewhere scenic and hiking. I love exploring new trails and walking off the beaten path. At the same time I have terrible coordination and usually end up falling on my butt after trying to walk down some crazy steep hill. But that’s where the best views are! I walked down into some crazy off-look today and had some kid walk past up above on the trail and exclaimed, “Mum, there’s a woman down there, can I go too?”, to which the mum replied, “Yeah and then I can come after you after you’ve fallen on the rocks and are bleeding from the inside out.” Pretty morbid and graphic, but she was trying to make a point I suppose….to an 8 year old kid….

Today we went and hiked in Seeley Creek and then went further up to Lake Arrowhead for the amazing views. The trail was pretty short and was a total of 2 miles. We were supposed to see a waterfall at the end of it with a naturally formed heart in the rock formations but the water was dried up. It’s amazing how nature creates hearts and in the photos you can see the heart shape in the rocks, and also in a tree trunk and branches.

Seeley Creek, California

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Hearts in Nature

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There’s something kind of cool about the fact that everyone on this hike wanted to see the rock shaped heart in the rocks that had been created naturally over several years of erosion.

Sonic was also a huge hit on the trail. Everyone always thinks he’s a puppy but he really just is this ridiculously small. While we were worried about taking him on a long trip we are trying to get him used to long road trips so we can take him up to Sequoia and Yosemite. He absolutely loved this trail though and I love taking him with us whenever we can because I think dogs should have adventures too!

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These photos take up a lot of space so I am going to put up my Lake Arrowhead photos in the next blog.

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