Category Archives: hiking

Our California Holiday: Jaunting Around Joshua Tree

Achievement: #88. Joshua Tree

It has been a dream of Fox’s to visit Joshua Tree for years, so this year, we decided to take a 5-hour detour out of San Luis Obispo, down past Los Angeles, and east to the park. It was definitely worth it — we only wish we’d allotted more time to the trip! Continue reading


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Our California Holiday: The Heights Of Bishop Peak

Achievement: #92. Hike Bishop Peak Again

In previous years, we’ve done a bunch of cool things out in California that we then failed to blog about. Hiking Bishop Peak was one of these, so this year, we revisited the towering hike, made sure to get lots of good shots, and actually wrote about the damn thing. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: We Scale The Ontario Ridge Trail

Achievement: #39. Ontario Ridge Trail

All of our gorging on food and wine while we’re out west has to be justified somehow; that’s where the hiking comes in. Here is a tour of one of our favorite spots: the steep but scenic Ontario Ridge Trail. Let us show you the way! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Hiking The Gaviota Wind Caves

Achievement: #91. Gaviota Wind Caves

We begin with the first in a series that will document our California excursion into decadence, wine…and fitness. First, a bit of fitness; come along with us as we hike a trail up to the Gaviota Wind Caves for some breezy scenery and gorgeous photos Continue reading

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A Stroll Through The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Achievement: #86. Visit the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Feel like taking a stroll to enjoy some fall foliage? We suggest heading a little bit out of the city to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden! It’s lovely, cheap, and for a little while longer, still warm enough. Continue reading


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A Walk Down Harmony Road

Achievement: #71. Walk Down Harmony Road

Follow us as we take a short hike down an abandoned road which is slowly being reclaimed by nature, one sprout of greenery at a time. Continue reading


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The Magical Views At Ragged Point

Achievement: #9. Big Sur

One of the most magical places on earth is Ragged Point in Big Sur. We were fortunate enough to visit it and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Continue reading

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Scaling Bishop Peak

Achievement: #39. Hike a Volcanic Plug

Take a trip with us back to the spring, when we hiked to the top of Bishop Peak, a 1500 foot tall volcanic plug in the Central Coast! Continue reading

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Seeing Swallow Falls State Park In Deep Creek

Achievement: #64. Deep Creek

While I think I’ll always be a winter gal at heart, some years, fall just sneaks right up the season chart and threatens to steal the top spot. Depsite the early-feeling autumn, this is one of those years. And so we decided, what better time to FINALLY cross off our Achievement to visit Swallow Falls State Park (which has only been on the list since 2010 haha). Continue reading

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An Urban Hike Through Marshall-Shadeland

Achievement: #5. Urban Hike

Pittsburgh itself is quite a walkable city, but we also have a ton of suburbs and residential city areas that are also quite explorable. And in the ‘Burgh, we’ve got a great group that is trying to bring the lesser-known areas of town to everyone: Urban Hike. Continue reading

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