Why I Started This Blog

My name is Matt and I’m a simple hiker. By trade I’m an ER nurse who enjoys getting outside.  I grew up in Hawaii and currently live near the coast in San Diego. Because of the locations I have lived, I naturally love nature. Surfing is a huge part of my life but there is something to be said about being on a hike, away from people, and seeing the true beauty that this world has to offer. I started this blog as an outlet to share my photos with other people and catalog all the hikes I’ve been on. 

When outside, I try to capture with my camera the beautiful things I come across along the trail. Using my medical background, I also share some pertinent hiking tips. My tips on poison oak, rattlesnakes, or hypothermia may come in handy one day. You can use the Hike Finder feature on this site to read about trails that I’ve been on to get my point of view. Check out my Instagram to view some of the recent scenes that I’ve captured. If social media isn’t quite your thing, you can view some of my pictures hereThis blog is for simple hikers like me that are thirsty for more adventure. Check out some of my favorite trails:

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I'm always curious about the reasons behind why people hike. If you'd like to share a cool hike that you've done or the story behind how you got into hiking, I'd love to hear about it. Find Out More