About

Hi my name is Javier Menendes and I’m the founder of TrailDeLosPastoresDePotudera.com. I’m 45-years-old and it’s safe to say that hiking is my passion. My love for hiking started at a young age, when my dad would take me and my brothers on an annual trip. Each year we would find a new trail that was somewhat close by and hit the road.

While my dad grew too old and my brothers became less interested in hiking, I have continued to hike up to this day. Over the years I have traveled across the country to some of the most amazing hiking spots in the world. There’s something special about the solitude of being out in the wilderness with no internet or other distractions to get in the way.

In my opinion, there’s no better form of relaxation than to go out on a trail with Mother Nature and take in all the views along the way. I understand that not everyone is a hiking fanatic like myself, but I know there’s a lot of others out there just like me.

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the trails yourself, but I have had numerous people ask me to share my hiking experiences with them over the years. I decided the best way to do that was to create a site where I could let others in on the experiences that I come across. I also decided it was a great platform to get others excited about hiking and to help pass along different tips and techniques for anyone who is interested in getting started.

It doesn’t matter how old or young you are or how much experience you have. I’m confident if you give hiking a try, you too will fall in love with the amazing benefits of the outdoors.