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Caves and Caverns of the Southeastern United States

These three sites--Russell Cave, Ruby Falls, and Mammoth Cave--represent a range of karst landscapes that played varying historic roles in the southeastern United States. There's Russell Cave, which provided shelter to people for millennia; Ruby Falls, excavated only in the 20th century and opened as a tourist site, now renowned for its stunning formations and underground waterfall; and of course the incomparable Mammoth Cave, with its seemingly endless trails.

Quandary Peak – 14,250′ – Trail Guide & Hiking Tips

Ever since my first trip to the mountains as a kid I've dreamed of hiking to the top and experiencing the mountains by foot....

Hiking Mexico’s Snow-Capped Volcano, Nevado de Toluca – 15er!

I’m lying in snow, 14,000 feet above sea level on a volcano known as Nevado de Toluca, when I feel warm breath against my hand. Exhale, groan, roll over. It’s a dog, come to investigate my motionless form. “Good dog,” I slur and raise a hand to pat her head. Her name is Maya, I think, and she’s been tagging along with our hiking group since this morning.

Arroyo Pescadero Trail: A Peaceful Hiking Loop Within the Woods of...

Sometimes you don't need to summit a mountain or hike among tourists in an overly populated trailhead to have a great hiking experience. Sometimes,...

How NOT to Hike Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

I love the outdoors, but have a serious problem with overzealousness and lack of basic map skills.  My husband is much more practical than...

Culver City Stairs: The Outdoor Stairmaster of Baldwin Hills

The Culver City Stairs offers an intense climb up 282 uneven stair steps leading to the Baldwin Hills Overlook with amazing views of LA and some quirky sculptures along the way.

White Sands National Monument – Family Vacation Wonderland!

White Sands NM is a geological marvel of the desert. Gypsum sand dunes rising up from the valley floor for miles, windswept and white...

Planning the perfect RV trip to Yellowstone National Park

When traversing the wild and wonderful bison filled world of Yellowstone National Park you may be overwhelmed especially in the planning stages of your trip. If you are journeying to the wildlands of Montana and Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park like we did in a 35 foot RV, you may be exceptionally overwhelmed when planning such a big endeavor and driving 1,000 miles into an unknown wilderness. Let me offer some well-researched advice on how to have an amazing RV outdoor adventure filled vacation.

Wildwood Canyon: A Steep Ascent to Burbank’s Radio Towers

A victim of a 2017 brush fire, Wildwood Canyon Park is a deceivingly long ascent to four radio towers, nestled within a recovering environment that offers up panoramic views of Burbank and downtown Los Angeles.

Why I Hike San Gorgonio in the Winter Months

I spend so many daylight hours of my winter months, no not chilling by the fireplace with a latte and a good book, but out on the snowy trails of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. I'm either hiking with crampons strapped to my hiking boots or bundled up in all the layers and walking on my snowshoes through four feet of deep snow if it's a day between January and March. The San Gorgonio Wilderness is not well traveled by most local hikers in the winter time but the peaks are just so stunningly gorgeous during the winter! Let me tell you a thing or two about winter hiking San G!