Murphy Ranch Trail: A Descent into a Graffiti-Plastered Nazi Compound

Murphy Ranch Trail Graffiti
One of the most historical hiking trails in all of Los Angeles includes a demolished Nazi Compound chock full of graffiti-plastered ruins and scrap metal, which requires a steep descent down a long staircase.

Museum Hack at the Getty Center: A Flamboyant Peek Into European Art

Getty Center Museum Hack
Alas, my friends, Museum Hack specializes in “hacking” a variety of museums in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The company focuses on giving fun and sassy museum tours with a healthy dose of educational art history.

Climbing and Fear Management – Managing the moment

Climbing and fear management
It had been twenty feet of easy climbing with another thirty to go.  This fifty feet would make a fine warmup and then I could move on to some harder climbs.  I climbed to another comfortable spot and looked at the granite in front of me- nowhere to place anything.  I was only about five feet above my last placement, so I decided to keep climbing.  Another comfortable spot, another barren wasteland of blank rock.

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!

Family Adventure at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

carlsbad caverns national park
What's more entertaining than having your 10-year-old daughter say she wants to "kick your ass"? How about having your 10-year-old daughter tell you this as you hike your way out of a cave deep in the mountains of southern New Mexico? Join us for...

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...

White Sands National Monument – Family Vacation Wonderland!

Sunset White Sands National Monument
White Sands New Mexico is a geological marvel of the desert. Gypsum sand dunes rising up from the valley floor for miles, wind swept and white as snow. Some of the dunes brush right up against the highway and often times you will see...