All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea

desert landscapes of the salton sea

If you’ve ever seen the Val Kilmer movie, titled The Salton Sea, my guess is you aren’t reading this because you decided, yes that’s a place I’d like to go visit! Now that I’ve scared you and filled your next Friday night with a really memorable movie, let me tell you a little bit about … Read more All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea

16 Thrilling Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is arguably California’s most iconic National Park! With its towering granite walls, crystal clear lakes, and tremendous giant sequoias, it’s no wonder Yosemite was chosen as America’s first protected wilderness area under the 1864 Yosemite Valley Grant Act. The park stretches more than 1,100 square miles and is larger than the state of Rhode … Read more 16 Thrilling Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

The summit of Mt Whitney is on every adventurer’s bucket list of epic hikes in California — and the world.  Sitting proudly at 14,505 ft, Mt Whitney is the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. There is a decent amount of planning involved when committing to this 22-mile hike, which has a total elevation … Read more Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

The Best Tahoe Beaches: 10 Pristine Beaches in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in Northern California and is a common destination for water sports, vacationing, and boating. While Lake Tahoe may be more known for its winter activities and its mountains, visiting Tahoe in summer is a fantastic choice as well, as you can truly enjoy Lake Tahoe beaches … Read more The Best Tahoe Beaches: 10 Pristine Beaches in Lake Tahoe

6 Great Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

Twilight over Pinnacle Rock Formations. Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California, USA.

Travelers come from miles around to see the rocks in Pinnacles National Park. And these rocks are worth the trip! The reddish-brown rock spires (for which the park is named) were created in a volcano millions of years ago and now stand tall throughout the park, creating a unique swath of land in Central California … Read more 6 Great Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

If you’re in the San Diego area and looking for an adventurous hike near San Diego, you’re in luck — we’ve gathered 10 great hikes here! San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City” for a reason — the hiking trails! While it’s actually known for its beautiful beaches and predictably perfect weather, San Diego’s … Read more 10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

Complete Guide to Hiking the High Sierra Trail: Permits, Gear, and Trail Route

The High Sierra Trail is a stunning trek through Sequoia National Park into the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. You’ll pass high elevation lakes, amble along rushing rivers and lush meadows, and finally end your hike on top of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the Lower 48. The High Sierra Trail, or the HST, was … Read more Complete Guide to Hiking the High Sierra Trail: Permits, Gear, and Trail Route

Channel Islands Hiking Guide: 6 Pristine Hikes in Channel Islands National Park

The five islands that make up Channel Islands National Park each boast their own set of unique features but there is one thing they have in common… raw beauty! Located off the mainland of California, the islands don’t get nearly as many visitors as California’s other eight national parks, so the untouched nature you will … Read more Channel Islands Hiking Guide: 6 Pristine Hikes in Channel Islands National Park

17 Best Hikes in California for All Levels of Hikers

Hiking in California offers a little bit of everything, promising something for for everyone. The landscape is wild and rugged and changes in the blink of an eye: you’ll find both the lowest point in North America and the highest point in the Lower 48 less than a hundred miles apart. In the North, bewitching … Read more 17 Best Hikes in California for All Levels of Hikers

Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

Perfectly clear water in an alpine lake in the Sierras surrounded by grey mountain rock

The Tahoe to Yosemite trail spans a wonderful 186 miles between two of California’s most famous spots, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. While the new Tahoe to Yosemite Trail is a section of the much longer Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the original TYT’s construction was actually suggested a few years before the PCT. In … Read more Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail