Exploring Possibilities

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

School psychologist by day, explorer by night. 

Join me along the way as I go on adventures... exploring possibilities.

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December 4, 2017

Trip: Trans-Catalina Trail (50+ miles)

Trip Dates: Wednesday, November 22nd - Sunday, November 26th, 2017

AllTrails Track/Recording

See the entire TCT map here

Photos by Derek Tse (@keredest)

While most people may spend their Thanksgiving surrounded by family and watching football, eating turkey, and sleeping off Tryptophan, we did things a bit more... unconventional this year. Myself and five friends started in Avalon and backpacked across Catalina Island and it turns out, it was one...

November 30, 2017

Trip: Trans-Catalina Trail (50+ miles)

Trip Dates: Wednesday, November 22nd - Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Ever since visiting Catalina Island for my birthday last December and stumbling upon the trail head for the Trans-Catalina Trail, I knew I had to visit the island once again and explore more. I researched and researched and researched before finally making campground reservations in May. Fast forward five months, myself and five friends set out on a five day trek to complete our...

October 17, 2017

Two days later and I still cannot believe I completed the infamous "Cactus to Clouds" hike in Palm Springs. Rated the "Fifth Most Difficult Day Hike in the United States" by Backpacker Magazine, the hike starts on the desert floor of Palm Springs (near the cactus) and gains thousands of feet of elevation leading to San Jacinto Peak (up in the clouds). 

I woke up at 1:00am Sunday morning (10/15) to meet at my carpool spot by 2:00am. Kiyomi, Jessy, and I headed to Palm Springs and arr...

October 10, 2017

The Six Pack of Peaks consists of "6 Peaks. 82 Miles. Over 27,000' Vertical Gain. One Epic Challenge" and, loving a good challenge, I decided to sign up. I completed the six peaks from February 4th to June 18th. Due to the amount of snow in the mountains this winter, I did the peaks a little out of order. 

1. Mount Wilson: February 4 - 14 miles - 4,200' gain
2. San Jacinto: March 26 via Sid Davis/May 29 & June 4 via tram - 11.4 miles - 4,689' gain
3. Cucamonga: May 14 - 11.6 mi...

September 20, 2017

The first post. Even though I have been hiking since I was a few months old, I only seriously encountered my love for the outdoors about a year and a half ago. Taking in new sights and experiences while simply walking around allowed me to

experience the true tranquility and therapy the outdoors can provide. Having heard about the 52 Hike Challenge last year, I made a commitment to myself: I was going to hike at least once a week during 2017. The 52 Hike Challenge is essentiall...

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