The best darn trail guide to Turnbull Canyon

Turnbull Canyon
Turnbull Canyon is part of the Puente Hills Preserve in Uptown Whittier that links to other trails and canyons, most notably, Sycamore Canyon and Hellman Park. We'll explore all the trails connected (and disconnected) zig-zagging across Turnbull Canyon. Turnbull Canyon The hike is divided into 5 trails: ...

Hiking Horseshoe Lake, Denali – A Beautiful Wilderness Hike

Horseshoe Lake Denali National Park, Alaska
The rain was falling lightly, enough to ensure that I had the entire trail to myself. About half a mile in, the trail seemed to fall away at a bluff. I stood there in silence, looking out over a medium-sized lake framed by mountains, with a few tiny cabins in the distance. Join me on my journey as I Hike Horseshoe Lake of Denali National Park get lost in its quiet beauty.

Outdoor Adventures along California’s Central Coast

California's Central Coast Morro Rock
The rolling green hills of San Luis Obispo County and California's central coast can take your breath away as you drive up Highway 101 along the azure blue crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. There is more to do along the Santa Lucia Mountain Range then just touristy Hearst Castle, the Madonna Inn and the giant aquarium in Monterey. Hike the trails of Carmel, visit with Elephant Seals beachside, explore giant sand dunes and mountain bike in eucalyptus forests on this seaside road trip.

Possum Kingdom State Park – Weekend getaway

possum kingdom state park
Looking for a getaway in Texas that offers hill country views and a meandering lake? Look no further than Texas's very own Possum Kingdom State Park. Possum Kingdom State Park We took a three-day weekend getaway during the first weekend of October to camp at Possum...

Hiking a 14er – Tips & Tricks for Climbing your first 14er

hiking a 14er
It's a beautiful experience and a fantastic achievement to climb your first mountain, and we hope with a little bit of preparation, some essential skills and some friendly advice you will be able to report back with your own stories of fantastic summit ascents. ...

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

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, it's better to seek out the undiscovered trails, the underdogs of the hiking world with their own hidden gems to...

Escondido Falls: Malibu’s Tiered Waterfall Hike

Escondido Falls Waterfall Hike
Located about 35 miles west of LA, Escondido Falls is the tallest Waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. From smooth paths to rock climbing, the trail offers a little bit of everything for everyone.

Avoiding the Crowds at Yosemite National Park: Hiking Lembert Dome

Lembert Dome
Our second hike of the day of course had to be Lembert Dome! This bald, protruding rock had been staring at us ever since we arrived in the park.

How to have a Glorious Holiday Weekend at Glamis

Glamis
Thanksgiving weekend 2017; As outdoor adventurer's who usually stick to pine alpine forests, we had never ventured near the sand dunes of Glamis California in the Imperial Valley in southern California. As more mountain camper/ hikers then sand people we were unprepared for a weekend of dune buggies and sand rails. Let me tell you how, as a Glamis newbie, I discovered how to be prepared for a busy holiday weekend at the Glamis Sand Dunes!

Texas Backpacking – Goodwater Trail Loop in Georgetown TX

goodwater loop texas
A complete, 3-day itinerary for backpacking Goodwater Trail Loop near Austin, TX