Blog: Our Adventures


Red Rock Canyon State Park

Driving along Highway 14 in Central California reaching the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevadas, prepare to be greeted with dramatic views of red cliffs, tributary canyons and colorful badlands. Welcome to Red Rock Canyon State Park! This unique state park offers spectacular other-worldly views, miles of hiking trails, off-roading fun, and camping at Ricardo…

Hiking Stonewall Peak

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…

New Post (finally) + California Coast Road Trip

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…

Hiking the Narrows

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…

Gear: Running/ Hydration Vests

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:…

Zion’s Underrated Hike: The Watchman Trail

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…

Welcome to JAM’n Adventures!

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…

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