Harmony Borax Works: Borax Mining History of Death Valley

Harmony Borax Works is a short stop in Death Valley, near Furnace Creek, that is the home of a lot of the mining history of the area. In about fifteen minutes you can walk around and see the remains of a refinery and a twenty mule team wagon, as well as a lot of history […]

Lost Burro Mine in Death Valley

One of my favorite spots that I visited in Death Valley was the Lost Burro Mine. It is exceptionally well preserved and gives a great amount of insight into the life of the people that settled here and tried to make a living. I cannot even imagine how difficult it must have been. The Lost Burro […]

Devils Golf Course in Death Valley

The Devils Golf Course is another short stop on the drive between Badwater and Furnace Creek. The Devils Golf Course itself is made up of large salt formations that jut out of the barren landscape for as far as the eye can see. Details Time needed: 20 min Be careful walking around as the ground […]

The Racetrack: The Sliding Rocks of Death Valley

One of the most unusual places to visit in all of Death Valley is located 27 miles down a dirt road, only accessible via an all day adventure in a four-wheel drive car. This place is known as The Racetrack, but most people will just know it by its photos of rocks that seemingly move […]

Live Oak Canyon Christmas Tree Farm: Yucaipa, CA

With over 30 years of history, the Live Oak Canyon Christmas Tree Farm has been a draw for families in the Inland Empire for decades. Just like the Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch that happens earlier in the year, the Christmas Tree Farm is full of festivities that will make picking out your tree a whole […]

Offroading in Death Valley with Farabee’s Jeep Rentals

Going to Death Valley and not seeing the backcountry is like going to a pool and not being able to swim. While it is still an amazing trip, there is just so much more that Death Valley has to offer if you grab a 4×4 Jeep and set out on its hundreds of different trails. […]

Badwater Basin in Death Valley: Lowest Point the USA

No trip to Death Valley would be complete without a stop at the lowest point in North America. Badwater Basin is that point, and it is located right in the heart of the Death Valley National Park. Details Short flat walk Very popular so parking can fill up Getting There Badwater is located on the […]

Stone Brewing Co. Brewery Tour: Escondido, CA

By far one of my favorite places to visit, eat and hang out in Southern California is at the Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido. This place is so much more then a brewery with its gardens, bistro food and tour of the brewery itself. Since I am such a fan of this place I am […]

McWay Waterfall Trail: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

The McWay Waterfall in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. The water cascades down the face of the cliff and lands right on the sand, feeding the ocean itself. It looks to me like something out of a movie with the shear beauty this little […]

Yosemite: Half Dome Photography From Glacier Point

Bar none, one of my top three places in the whole of California is Yosemite. If you are been their you no doubt have the memories as I do of the first time you drive through that tunnel and see Yosemite Valley. It will be forever imprinted on my mind as over the years I […]