Living for the City -Stevie Wonder

In the perfect world I’d live in a small cabin in the woods where I could just walk out the door and go hiking. Alas, I live in the city. This can mean at times I have to jump in the car and head drive a trail-head. Not something I want to do or have the time for. That’s when I go for a city hike.  I consider myself lucky to live in San Diego, where there are canyon trails tucked in small pockets around the city, interestingly diverse neighborhoods, numerous parks and the urban forest that is Balboa Park.

Actually I used city hiking as part of my training for my first thru hike. I’d throw on my backpack hike down to the store, grab some groceries then hike a different route back to the house. Walking the city with a giant backpack, people may think your crazy or super outdoorsy. Either way your in good company.  Other option, grab a day pack or fanny pack even, find a local park on a map and head for it. Explore the wildness of the hood, the stunning views from a hillside, giant urban trees and surprise book nooks!

Hiking adventures are right out your backdoor, whether you live in the city or the mountains; the beach or the countryside. How many adventures have you passed in your car on the way to the trail-head, store, or work? Go on get out there, you can thank me later!

5 thoughts on “Living for the City -Stevie Wonder

  1. Yep, I love urban hiking. I’m in Baltimore, MD and there is no end of interesting areas to walk and explore. Sometimes I’ll catch a ride or take a bus to an area I want to explore and just meander my way back home. Get to talk to lots of people along the way sometimes too, which is fun.

  2. I love Balboa Park. Have you walked around the zoo? My god that makes your legs cramp up. Always a pleasure to know what you are up to; I was thinking about you the other day, wondering what hike you were on or if you had to work.

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