Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Looking for a two night backpacking trip near Santa Cruz that features giant redwood groves, gorgeous vistas, and epic waterfalls?   Big Basin Redwoods State Park has got you covered.

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10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

Some might consider hiking alone with type 1 diabetes a risky undertaking. Although hiking solo with a chronic illness comes with a set of extra risks, in my opinion nothing is out of the question if we take some extra precautions. Here are my top 10 tips for adventuring on your own.

The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude may affect Blood Glucose

The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude may affect Blood Glucose

Few things feel better than summiting an epic peak or racing down a mountain on skis, and few things feel worse than a bouncing blood sugar forming jagged peaks across your cgm monitor and ruining your epic day. I set about to understanding what's happening on the inside that could be impacting blood glucose at high altitude.

Best Places to Pitch a Tent Near San Diego

Best Places to Pitch a Tent Near San Diego

  Cibbets Flat Kitchen Creek Cleveland National Forest Off the 8 east after Alpine, is a valley known as Kitchen Creek. As the edge of Cleveland National Forrest before you hit Anza Borrego, this is one of the lusher areas around San Diego. The campsite is dramatically situated on a creek between mountains. Not only [...]

10 Best Foods to take Car Camping

10 Best Foods to take Car Camping

Glamping: glam-camping.  Camping with gourmet food and accommodations to match. No more boxed mac n' cheese and stove top brownies, not that that doesn't sound appealing.  These ten foods will take your glamping experience to the next level. 1. Wine: Takes your glamping experience to the next level.  Just make sure to match your intake [...]

Julian: Best Place to Hike, Worst Place to Apple Pick

Julian: Best Place to Hike, Worst Place to Apple Pick

"It doesn't snow in San Diego." False.  Although it snows about every 50 years in the city of San Diego, it snows almost every year in Julian. Julian, California Julian is one of those strange places that doesn't feel like San Diego.  It is located North East of the city separating coast from dessert.  Southern [...]