From the Top of Africa

It all started a few years back with a comment from my dad that went something like “I’d like to climb a mountain someday.” Mike and I somehow figured it would be best to get involved and five years later, we boarded a plane bound for Tanzania. My brother, Mike, my dad, and I would…

Taking it to new heights

So after much training (except for the last two weeks… which is due to something saved for another post) the Wiktors set off on a quest to climb Mt Whitney! If you want the cliff notes: we made it, the mountain is tall (at 14,505 feet it’s the tallest mountain in the 48 contiguous states…

High Point

Oak Grove to High Point. Can’t claim any false advertisement on this hike. Started in the hamlet of Oak Grove (didn’t see any of the grumpy people) and then climbed 3,378 feet to “the high point.” At said point there was a little lookout tower and a great, big view of the Cleveland National Forest…

More weekend adventures

It’s another weekend, so that means the Wiktors are out and about. Never a dull moment or a minute wasted right? After a long week, we ventured out for a hike. We were looking for something with a little more altitude than usual so we picked Cuyamaca Peak. The base of the trail starts around…

Right weekend, wrong trail

In order to get back in hiking shape and prepare for our upcoming adventure (which will remain unannounced at this time) we headed to the hills for a Sunday Funday. Our destination: Wild Horse Trail. The trail starts at the same campground as the Dripping Springs Trail, but when the Dripping Springs Trail zigs, we…

Giraffes and Waterfalls

So I almost feel like a hack posting something about a waterfall after I read about my brother’s waterfall adventures… POTUS Day came and there was another visitor at Casa de Wiktor in San Diego – Mom came to visit. We had quite the weekend: the San Diego Zoo one day, Point Loma another. Finished…

Rock Surfing

So if you haven’t gone rock surfing yet, you’re missing out! For the MLK weekend, we lucky enough to have a visitor from up the road (Seattle). We did a little eating, a little cooking, a little hiking.. standard things really. We’re batting 3 for 3 so far for the new year. Found another cool…

New Year, new adventures

Happy New Years! Whether you subscribe to two-K-ten, twenty-ten, or two-thousand ten, it all looks the same on paper – 2010. A new year brings a challenge for new adventures. We started the year with a 10 mile hike at Dripping Springs Trail in the Cleveland National Forest. Don’t ask about the name. If I…

The other side of the mountain.

What’s on the other side of Monserate Mountain you ask? Lucy could tell you; she’s been there (or at least seen the other side). Just another Saturday here in SoCal. A little hiking adventure… no big deal. Monserate Mountain (1500ft at the peak so not really a mountain) is up in the Fallbrook area. We…

Catching up…

All our faithful blog stalkers (hopefully we have one, or two) may have noticed we took a hiatus from posting, but now it’s time to catch up! Catching up was the name of the game for the end of our summer as we spent nearly every weekend traveling to visit family and friends. Our first…