Complete Guide To Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most popular parks in California. Whether you are going there for the 10th time, or your 1st- there is always something new to explore and discover. Here are some of my top tips for hiking, backpacking and exploring this National Park!   Location: Southeastern California Getting There: Joshua Tree National Park is located about 2.5 hours from Los...

What to Know Before Hiking The Lost Coast Trail

The Lost Coast Trail is a 25 mile thru hike on the Northern California Coast. The LCT is California's wildest and most remote coastlines and follows along sandy beaches, rocky shores, and grassy beach bluffs. Stretches along the trail are only crossable during low tide and best hiked during the spring/fall months for less crowds. Want To Hike The Lost Coast? Planning your route for the Lost Coast...

Backpacking The Lost Coast Trail

We started the journey late into the day, probably too late in retrospect. Our minds were turning in the decision if our hike would have to wait. Smoky air blew around California with little signs of letting up. There was a small sign that the winds could switch directions after starting our hike Monday- so we took the chance, and packed. The drive took 6 solitary hours from San Jose to Black...

My Must-Have Backpacking Gear

Backpacking gear changes over time. You'll need slightly different things with the changing seasons and learn that you prefer certain clothing or items over others. There are things to love and rave about your gear, and things you second guess bringing. I have narrowed down my packing list from an over-packer, to outdoor minimalist. Here is the current backpacking gear I bring every trip! What...