Take a Hike Day

There’s nothing like getting out in the great outdoors. Grab some hiking boots, a sack lunch, a backpack, and some water, and hit the trail! Once you start, you’ll wonder why you don’t do this more often.

To celebrate Take a Hike Day (November 17), we have collected a few favorite hikes from some of our office staff. You may just want to add them to your list!

Scot McGill

  1. Favorite local getaway – Cuyamaca Peak Azalea Creek Trail (before the wildfire)

  2. Lake Quinault Loop in the Olympic Rain Forest of Washington State

  3. Yosemite’s Mist Trail to Nevada Falls

  4. Golden Trout Wilderness Area trails in the Sierras


Tim Fleming

Favorite Hike:  Sunset Cliffs Natural Park            
Location:  Point Loma, San Diego
Why:  Close to home and always beautiful

Dean Gayon

Favorite Hike: Big Pine Creek North Fork Trail

Location: Eastern Sierras

Why: The trail leads up to the seven gorgeous Big Pine Lakes in addition to the rocky peak of Temple Crag. Palisade Glacier is visible throughout the climb with jagged peaks as a backdrop and Kings Canyon National Park lies beyond. It has an elevation gain of 3,982 ft.


Pam Cabaniss

Favorite Hike: Mt. Fuji in the summer of 1983 with my Girl Scout troop when I was 13.

Location: Japan