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!
Favorite local getaway – Cuyamaca Peak Azalea Creek Trail (before the wildfire)
Lake Quinault Loop in the Olympic Rain Forest of Washington State
Yosemite’s Mist Trail to Nevada Falls
Golden Trout Wilderness Area trails in the Sierras
Favorite Hike: Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
Location: Point Loma, San Diego
Why: Close to home and always beautiful
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.
Favorite Hike: Mt. Fuji in the summer of 1983 with my Girl Scout troop when I was 13.