This year has been so much fun and different compared to 2011. Schedule changes within my family has meant a shift in the adult to child hiking ratio. Basically, I have been less able to take off to enjoy adult only hiking and instead spent more time on child friendly adventures.
And its all good.
Top Posts Viewed in 2012
The top posts as determined by page views:
- Winter the Best Time to Visit Southern California Tidepools
- Weekend Getaway: Cabin Camping in William Heise County Park
- Scenes from the Northwest Open Space in San Juan Capistrano
- Fremont Canyon Wilderness Hike: An Orange County Hidden Gem
- A Walk on the Beach: Crystal Cove State Park
My favorite posts of 2012
- I often need to remind myself to enjoy everyday life so occasionally I will re-read Finding Joy in the Little Things to push me and keep me in the right mindset.
- With my husband’s zany schedule we always seem to be out playing when he is working. A fun day hiking at Caspers Wilderness Park and a hike we took in Temescal Canyon are a few of the hiking days we were able to share this year.
- My girls and I really enjoyed our hike in Falls Canyon and those little newts sure are cute.
- During our week-long Central California Road trip Adventure we saw some amazing sights and those beautiful redwood trees blow me away every time.
My posts this year contain a mixture of photographic styles taken using three different cameras: my Canon Powershot SX110 IS, my iPhone 4, and my Canon dSLR. Last year I always used my point and shoot. This year I found it more convenient to use my iPhone. My love of Instagram helped fuel that fire. My dSLR I used the least on the trail. I love all three cameras for different reasons. Who knows what my choices will be in 2013, but until then here are some of my favorite shots from 2012.
It was VERY hard to choose three.
Taken with my iPhone (SoCal Hikers Tweetup at Schabarum Regional Park and Powder Canyon)
Taken with my dSLR (Up-Close and On Foot in Big Basin Redwoods State Park)
Taken with my point and shoot. (Spring Peek: A Walk at Mission San Juan Capistrano)