Ancient Bristlecone Forest: Discovery Trail at the Visitors Center

Located high in the hills above Big Pine / Bishop, the Ancient Bristlecone Forest is one of the most unique spots you can visit along Highway 395. Many of these trees have been here for over 3,000 years and the stark landscape they survive in is something you have to see for yourself. I got […]

Ancient Bristlecone Forest: Patriarch Grove & the Largest Bristlecone Pine in the World

I can’t believe that in California we have two of the biggest trees in the world and a few of the oldest living trees in the world as well. The former can be found in Sequoia, and the latter can be found in the Ancient Bristlecone Forest. These trees sit right at around 11,000 feet […]

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 rewarding for any adventurer who makes their way out there to see them. Here is the information if you want to check it out. Details […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes National Seashore

If you follow travel photographers on Instagram, then chances are good that you have seen the famous Cypress Tree Tunnel of Point Reyes sometime in the last few years. It is hard to beat a spot this beautiful as the Cypress trees do literally grow into a tunnel over the road. It is not on […]

California’s 35 Must See Natural Wonders

As the third largest state by land in the country, California is sure to have a vast collection of beautiful natural things to see. When I started traveling though I was blown away by how much there truly was to explore. I could create a list of 100 things for you to see with no problems but […]

General Grant Trail & Grove: Exploring the Nations Christmas Tree in Kings Canyon National Park

One of the main draws for both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is of course the massive trees that can be seen in many of the areas groves. General Sherman is the largest tree in the world by volume and General Grant is the third largest, plus the nations official Christmas Tree. No visit […]

Petrified Forest: The World’s Largest Petrified Trees

As one of the two unique spots in Calistoga, with the Old Faithful Geyser, the Petrified Forest is a great visit if you are in the area. I will be the first to admit that I didn’t fully understand petrified trees before my visit to this spot, but after seeing them I can appreciate how unique […]

Old Faithful Geyser of California: A Unique Attraction in Calistoga

In the city of Calistoga, North of Napa, sits a bunch of unique attractions such as Castello di Amorosa (the castle winery), Petrified Forrest and Old Faithful Geyser. I recommend going to each of these attractions if you have time, but the Old Faithful Geyser is definitely one of the better ones. I was initially worried […]