“Climbing is one of the few sports in which the arena (the cliffs, the mountains and their specific routes) acquire a notoriety that out populates, outshines and outlives the actual athletes.”
– Jonathan Waterman2013-07-20 11.43.04photo 21Cave Man2013-07-20 11.30.32photo 27Never been on a hike thats posted it may kill youphoto(3)Last push to summit! Mt San Antonio May 2012OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAphoto 4 copy 4photo 4 copy 3photo 4 copy 6photo 1 copyKeep Uppfiretreephoto 1photo 3photo 5 copy 2moooooo2013-07-20 11.55.42Summit of Monserate, Fallbrook2013-07-20 10.56.09Trailhead Start Monserate, Fallbrook0-7Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbadphoto 1On the PCT heading towards Manzanita Grovesphoto 28Big Laguna Loop laguna Mountainphoto 22Volcanic Plug, Calavera Mt. OceansideDevils Backbone TrailOn the way down Mt. Baldy, Ski Hut TrailView on way up to Mt. BaldyOn the Backbone to summit of San Antoniophoto 1Big Rock Road Trailhead, Cowles Mt.photo 1Mt. Gower Trailhead Beginningphoto 19The Falls, Cedar Creek Falls HIke, Julianphoto 21Cedar Creek Fallsphoto 53Calavera Mt.Oceansideb0de115e0fd47b53d0dcfc9531355560-300x216photo 1Mt. Gower, Ramonaphoto 45Calavera Mt., Oceansidephoto 3Meadow after climb up fro mSchwartz Canyon Mt. Gower2013-07-20 12.26.522013-07-20 13.21.06Mt. Gower, Ramona
What Is Hiker Therapy?
I am a proponent of natural healthy ways to self-soothe and manage the daily stresses and life crises. Counseling is certainly one-way to do this. By utilizing active listening and allowing for a trusting conversation to evolve between counselor and client, relief, comfort and peace of mind are achieved. I also feel that exercise and being outdoors in nature provides soothing and anxiety relief. I have developed a way to do both! With Hiker Therapy, an individual can receive professional counseling in a natural, outdoor setting while hiking.
Hiking provides a person with such a sense of accomplishment, physical and mental well being and anxiety and depression relief. The hikes I plan for us are done at a pace, length and difficulty level that is comfortable to each individual. Our hiking trails are conveniently located all around San Diego County. Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad, Los Penasquitos in Sorrento Valley, Iron Mountain, Poway are ideal or even if we Hike the Oceanside Harbor.
However, if you are up to the challenge of more mountainous trails, we can do that too. Please feel free to check out trails in our area under Hikes and then send me an email or give me a call to see what hiking therapy can offer you.
“To offer the experience of hiking & therapy in a holistic natural way for the health and well being of the mind, body and soul.”