Francisco P

With over 10 years of camping, and hiking experience, it brings me great joy to show my community of Southern California my favorite places. I am a certified expert in technical clothing and equipment. Feel confident to ask me what gear is most efficient in your pursuit. 




Gianni M

Learning the truth has become my life's passion. Who am I? Why am I here? What is my life's purpose? Hiking has brought me closer to that truth. Whether I am by the ocean, up in the mountains, in the forest, or the desert, I am home ...

This same passion has given life to my role as a coordinator for Hiking-with-Friends to share my journey, my experiences, with like minded people who are on their own journey of self discovery.

Ashley S 

Nature and being outdoors has always had a part of my heart! Being a part of this group has made a big impact on my life weather it be meeting new people and being able to see  beautiful new places to discover. A quote that I live by is " Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show." Later on in life you will want to be able to remember all the good memories you have made.


I was raised here in California since I was 5 years old, married to my beautiful wife, Life has taught me so much about caring for others and creating a warm family culture. I grew up with always going to ride quads camping trips to the rivers and just having a wonderful time. Life and mother Earth have so many things to teach us, and this is the best way to learn with a great environment we can learn so much where we can be still and connect with mother earth or make the connection with our inner soul, No matter what your journey is in life, it gives me great joy and happiness to share some of the amazing places and my experiences, with like minded people who are on their own journey of self discovery. “Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”