Archive for Weekend walks

weekend walks again.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Wow, it had been a long while since we’ve had a long weekend walk… more than a year, maybe even two, not counting our camping trips to Laguna Hanson. Those we still do once a year.
cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

A couple of weekends ago we went hiking to Cerro Bola, in Valle de las Palmas. Everything was so green and starting to bloom, the weather was perfect, and even though we are so out of shape and didn’t get to the top, we had a great time and a good exercise. We’re going back soon, with a couple of rolls of film, and hopefully we’ll get to the top.

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

yellow bloom.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016
The flowers are starting to bloom. We went hiking last weekend and, because of the recent rains, the hills were green and everything was starting to bloom and show color.
I really missed going for long walks away from the city and the noise. Clear sky, green view, good company.
These yellow pretties are bush poppies.

weekend at the mountains.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857

Like I mentioned last post, we went to the mountains this past weekend to camp, hike and watch the perseids meteor shower. It had been two years since we last went to the sierra, to the Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857, to be precise, and because it was a last minute decision, we enjoyed it even more. We left thursday and came back to Tijuana saturday. It’s not a long drive from Tijuana, around 3 to 4 hours depending on how many stops you make. And while we’re talking about stops, i do recommend one stop to buy local “Real del Castillo” cheese at a shop by the side of the road, about 20 minutes from Ensenada, it’s called Abarrotes el Crucero. Once we arrived, we set up camp and made hot soup for dinner. Before we left Tijuana, Ulises called the park to see how the weather was and the ranger said it was very nice, hot but not too hot, and sweater weather at night. Yeeaaaahh.. it was colder than that at night and i think, suspected, because of recent rains. We stayed up late and watched the meteor shower. I think it’s been one of the most active showers i’ve seen in years and I’m sure it was because we were in the middle of the mountains. That night i did feel cold when we went to bed, goo thing i took more blankets than what Ulises said would be sufficient.

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
wild flowers.

Next morning we made pancakes for breakfast and waited the heat out. It was hot hot hot!! The little one got impatient waiting because he really wanted to see if the lake had any water, but judging from what we could see from out camping site, it appeared to be dry. Did a little hiking, some reading (finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman:) and did some exploring around the shade. At around noon, we started to see lightning and hear thunder across where the lake is, and over the mountains. A big storm appeared to be moving north, just west from the Lake camping sites. We really really thought, by how we saw the wind moving, that the storm would pass just west of us… riiiight. We went up hiking Hanson Peak and right when we were near the top, we stopped to see the view and I saw the rain coming our way. We headed down as fast [and safely] as we could but the rain caught up with us and we ended stranded in a small cover. We had to waited out because there was no way we could walk to where we camped, about 20 minuted away and not be completely and utterly soaked and covered in mud. After about 20 minuted of intense rain, 10 more of light rain, we started walking back. No photos of the rain because our phones and camera was packed in a ziplock bag, at least we were prepared.

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Hiking up the mountain, just before the storm fell on us.Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
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The rest of the day was great. Not saying that the thunder storm wasn’t great, it was, it was beautiful, just that getting soaked like that wasn’t as fun hehehe. We did make a couple of doggie friends on our walk back to camp (no photo of them either). By nighttime, the sky was clear. The meteor shower still pretty active.

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The next day was our time to leave. We took the road at around noon so we could stop as much as we wanted and still arrive home by the afternoon.
I think a month ago, or maybe two, there was a fire near the National Park and it left a lot of the vegetation burnt and a grim landscape. One a positive note, life has started to flourish and bloom in what was left.

I enjoyed the spontaneity of this trip and to have the chance to see the Perseids this year was also a great experience.

sunday.

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

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Hello. Hope you’re having a great weekend.
I went on a on the spur of the moment trip to the mountains to see the Perseid meteor shower, which was amazingly beautiful. I’m still uploading my photos from the trip to Flickr and once I have them ready, I’ll share more :).

laguna hanson, august 2013.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

These are from the roll of film i just developed, a 35mm ektachrome cross processed, from the trip we took last august to the Constitución de 1857 National Park here in Baja. They just make me want to pack the car and take a trip this weekend.

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Estas fotos son de uno de los rollos de película que acabo de revelar, son ektachrome de 35mm procesado con c41, de un viaje que hicimos al Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857. Verlas me dan ganas de ir este fin de semana sin pensarlo tanto.

weekend camping.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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a forest.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857, Sierra Juárez.
We camped here this past weekend. It was a fun weekend and a much needed and wanted retreat.
We went to see the Perseids meteor shower.

palm valley on film.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

picnic cerro bola.

A few months ago I posted some photos I took of a picnic we had for my birthday in Palm Valley, between Tijuana and Tecate, right at the skirts of Cerro Bola. I had forgotten I also took my film camera with me in that trip and just recently developed and scanned that roll. So here are those photos.

picnic cerro bola.

Totally brought to you by ziazia backpacks hahaha. Of course my guys have each a couple of backpacks made by me.

picnic cerro bola.

picnic cerro bola.

picnic cerro bola.

picnic cerro bola.

Hace unos meses compartí unas fotos que tomé de un picnic que hicimos a las faldas del Cerro Bola en el Valle de las Palmas, entre Tecate y Tijuana, como mini celebración de mi cumpleaños. Se me había olvidado que también llevé mi cámara de película y no fue hasta que revelé unos rollos que recordé las fotos tomadas. Estas son algunas.
Por si no se han dado cuenta, este viajecito fue totalmente patrocinado por mis mochilas ziazia jajajaja (vean las fotos de arriba a ver si las notan). Claro que ellos tienen más de una mochila ziazia, hechas por mí.

cloudy beach walk.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

a morning beach walk with gabux and kathy.
8 km in a cloudy march day in playas de tijuana.

walking, the beach.

walking, the beach.

walking, the beach.

walking, the beach.

una caminata por la mañana con gabux y kathy.
8 kilómetros en un día nublado de marzo en playas de tijuana.

green may.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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the path.

cairn

blooming poppies