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...

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...

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park Location: Southeastern California Getting there: Death Valley is a little over 4 hours from Los Angeles, and 2 hours from Las Vegas. The is nestled between the border of Nevada and Sequoia National Forest. The closer you get to the park, the less services are available so plan accordingly. If you need supplies, gas or groceries, the towns of Ridgecrest or Inyokern...