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.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
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!
Don’t mess with the wildlife and the wildlife won’t mess with you. I have never had a single bad run in with a bear, though I have been very close to them. Never once have I felt threatened, because I use proper precautions. I’ve never surprised a bear, never stored food in my tent. And, unlike some tourists in videos gone viral, I don’t feed the wildlife. Bear safety begins with respect for nature and some simple skills to help keep you safe.