California Trekking is devoted to providing up-to-date information about hiking and other outdoor adventures in California. We aim to deliver thorough, detailed descriptions of a wide variety of trekking opportunities throughout the state.
The site will initially focus on day hikes, but will eventually expand to include backpacking, car-camping, and other outdoor pursuits. As the author is currently living in the Paso Robles wine country, there will be a special emphasis on the Central Coast region.
Advances in technology are having a profound impact on the sport of hiking, particularly in the aspects of maps and navigation. We’ll include discussions on how to take advantage of the latest GPS and online mapping tools to plan your hike in ways that weren’t possible just a few years ago, and how to use them out on the trail to stay safe.
There will also be an emphasis on out-of-the-way, lesser-known trails that don’t receive many visitors. As California’s population continues to expand, it seems that the opportunity for true solitude, even out on a hiking trail, is becoming harder and harder to find. However, there are plenty of places where you can still “get away from it all” and have the trail to yourself – if you know where to look. We’ll try to shine a light on some of those places.
California Trekking is written by Frank Kehl, a retired Air Force navigator and freelance writer living in Paso Robles. I’ve hiked, climbed, and backpacked in California since the 1980s, and have been *almost* everywhere between the Siskiyous and San Diego. I’ve also hiked and climbed throughout the US and around the world, including Kilimanjaro and Pico de Orizaba. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.