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Mt Whitney Historic Fish Hatchery on Highway 395

As you may know, I am a huge fan of driving Highway 395. Each and every time I make the trip I find something new to explore and this time was no different. While … [Read More...]

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Crowley Lake Columns: Strange Formations on the East Side of the Lake

The Crowley Lake Columns are a mysterious site that many people do not know about along Highway 395. These natural columns are not easy to get to, but they are … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

Half Dome: The Ten Best Viewpoints for the Iconic Rock

Half Dome, the iconic slab of granite in Yosemite Nationa Park that you know from your pre-loaded Mac desktop screensaver. It is one of the most easily recognizable things in all of California, up there with even the Golden Gate Bridge. If you haven’t seen it in real life then be sure to add it […]

Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns on Highway 395

While driving up Highway 395, you have no doubt seen the historical marker signs for the Cottonwood Kilns, South of Lone Pine in the Owens Valley. These kilns used to sit on Cottonwood Creek, which dried up when the water from the lake was diverted, and now they sit in relative disarray as a memory […]

Sutro Baths: One of San Francisco’s Most Unique Spots

One of the most popular spots for sunset in San Francisco is not the Golden Gate Bridge, but the Sutro Baths. These unique ocean fed baths were once a popular area for the public to play while in San Francisco. Today they have been preserved so that you can explore them, but I doubt you […]

Buena Vista Winery: California’s Oldest Winery

While it may seem like the California wine culture has only been around for a few decades, you will be surprised to know that the oldest winery in the state, Buena Vista, has been producing wines in one way or another for over a century and a half. It is a beautiful and incredibly historic […]

Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park

Bridalveil Fall is one of the most iconic and beautiful waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. It is a super popular hiking spot due to the beauty and how easy it is to do so it can be incredibly busy and difficult to part at in the summer. Here is all the info on this easy […]

Stargazing at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

Even though it is incredibly popular, Glacier Point is still one of my favorite spots in all of Yosemite. You can’t beat the views that it provides of Half Dome and Nevada Falls, and the darkness it presents at night makes it an excellent spot for stargazing. If you are interested in checking it out […]

Taft Point Hike in Yosemite National Park

While Yosemite is full of amazing places to explore, two of my favorites are not in the valley but on Glacier Point Rd. Sentinel Dome and Taft Point are both located off the same trail head on Glacier Point Rd and they both give you two completely unique views of the valley you probably have […]

Eastern Sierra Museum in Independence on Highway 395

While driving up Highway 395, in the small town of Independence, there is a fantastic little museum that houses the area’s history and displays it beautifully. This spot is known as the Eastern Sierra Museum, and I got a chance to visit it on a recent road trip, here is all the information. Details Free […]

Sentinel Dome Trail: One of Yosemite’s Best Views

If you are looking for a lesser known spot in Yosemite National Park that is only 2 miles of hiking and has as good of a view as the top of Half Dome then look no further then Sentinel Dome. Sentinel Dome is one of those magical spots that should get more recognition than it […]

Farmer’s Bottega: Farm to Table Restaurant in Mission Hills

From the moment you walk up to this farm to table restaurant and see their fun logo of an eating fork on one side and a digging fork on the other, you will know you are in for a unique culinary adventure. The brainchild of Chef Alberto Morreale is an absolutely fantastic spot in San […]

Kayaking on Lake Lodi and Mokelumne River with Headwater Kayaks

One of the best things to do in Lodi is to rent a few kayaks and get out on the water. The Mokelumne River feeds the Lodi Lake, and it has miles and miles of waterways that you can travel, each bend with new spots to explore. I got a chance to set out on […]

Lodi Weekend Itinerary: Where to Eat, Drink, Bike & Explore

Over the past decade, the small town of Lodi has become a destination for wine tourism, even being voted the best wine area in California multiple times. If you have never taken a chance to explore the town, then let this weekend itinerary be a guide for all of the fantastic adventures you can have […]

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