Being Prepared for a ‘Bad Day’ – Wilderness First Aid

When we dream about venturing outdoors, most of us envision bucolic strolls through wildflower-filled fields, sunny mornings ascending steep rock faces, being first to put skis to powder on virgin slopes, or watching the sunset from our lakeside camp. Days like these live on in our memory, drawing us again and again to new and …

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A Day of Five Trails: Completing The 2018-2019 Coast to Crest Trail Challenge

I didn’t start out early morning on May Day planning to complete all five segments of the Coast-to-Crest challenge in a single day. Two or three hikes at most, then come back another day and finish what was left. According to the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s Coast to Crest Trail Challenge website, the total …

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