About 30 minutes South of the charming town of Julian, California is the expansive Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Within this beautiful park lies Lake Cuyamaca, open meadows and several mountain peaks waiting to be summited. Stonewall Peak has become one of the most popular hikes in the area, known for its breathtaking views and exposed … Continue reading Hiking Stonewall Peak
Hello everyone! It has been quite awhile since we last posted on our blog. It has been a hectic last couple of months for us. We both started new jobs, dealt with crazy schedule changes, and Marissa started her capstone project and thesis to finish up her graduate degree. And on top of everything, Marissa … Continue reading New Post (finally) + California Coast Road Trip
Hi everyone! Apart from trail runs, we haven’t really been able to get out to hike lately. This has mostly been due to weather, but also work and school obligations that make it hard to plan out a good day hike or weekend adventure. So we thought it would be fun to talk about one … Continue reading Hiking the Narrows
Hello everyone! This weekend we did a trail run through the Cleveland National Forest, starting at Indian Truck Trial. The weather was warm and we planned to run for about an hour and a half, giving us the perfect chance to use our running/ hydration vests! Jonathyn wears the Black Diamond Distance 4 Hydration Vest: … Continue reading Gear: Running/ Hydration Vests
Hi everyone, Marissa here! Today I decided to take a short walk on an easy trail, just to get out. Work has been hectic and with the start of my Spring semester in graduate school, my life has gotten very regimented and busy! So today I took a nice, easy walk with my younger sisters … Continue reading Brain Break
Zion National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the country; the massive red rocks carved by the sparkling Virgin River create unforgettable views that will leave you speechless. Zion is famous for it’s incredible hikes that bring people in from all over the world- some of the most infamous being the Narrows … Continue reading Zion’s Underrated Hike: The Watchman Trail
Our names are Jonathyn and Marissa. We are a young couple living in Southern California. We are so excited to start this blog, and hope to use it as a way to share our stories and connect with others! Between working full time and graduate school, we have our fair share of work, responsibilities, and … Continue reading Welcome to JAM’n Adventures!
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