What To Know Before Backpacking The Wonderland Trail

The Wonderland Trail is a 93 mile trail that circumnavigates the base of Mt. Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park. The loop climbs over 25,000ft of elevation throughout the trail and varies between groups on how long it takes to complete (usually between 6 and 10 days). The trail is rated as difficult and is only recommended for experienced backpackers and hikers. Here is what you should know...

Backpacking The Thousand Island Lake Loop to Ediza and Iceberg Lakes.

Backpacking the River Trail to Thousand Island Lake, Iceberg Lake and Ediza Lake will wind you up towards one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the Sierras, the Ritter Range. This loop is about 25 miles long and has an overall elevation gain of 4,665ft. The loop will go south on the John Muir Trail (JMT) from Thousand Island past Garnet and Ruby Lakes, before splitting off up to Ediza...
Best Stops on Highway 1 | San Francisco

Best Stops on Highway 1 in California

Looking for some great stops on your next road trip down California Highway 1? California’s Pacific Coast Highway is home to the most incredible views of the California Coast. The 600 mile route stretches from the northern town of Leggett, California down to Dana Point near Los Angeles. In total, the drive will take about 9 hours to complete from end to end, and about 2.5 of those hours will...

A Local’s Guide to Santa Cruz, California

The real Surf City, USA. A notable stop on the famous Highway 1 that has morphed into a bustling haven of college students, surf bums, and local hippies. Its been the nesting grounds of several Silicon Valley start-ups, the surfing powerhouse O'Neill, and recognizable Santa Cruz Skateboards. The city is a locally-made oasis for artists and small business owners and is celebrated as one of the...

Where to Go on an Eastern Sierras Road Trip

The Sierra Mountains is home to thousands of gems. Its jagged landscape, alpine lakes, trails, and peaks have inspired many to continue to come back and explore deeper. The National Parks of Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite are located here, as well as a 390 mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail. "The Father of National Parks", John Muir, helped preserve large areas of the Sierra's, and his...