Railtown 1897 State Park in Jamestown: Exploring Movie Locations & Trains

In the historic city of Jamestown, there is a popular train rehabilitation center known as Railtown 1897 State Park. This unique park houses tons of different types of historical trains and actually features an entire garage that is dedicated to their restoration and preservation. While it is like other state parks in that it could use […]

Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite: Hike to Wapama Falls

Regardless of how you feel about the creation of Hetch Hetchy, it is hard to debate how beautiful it is currently with the reservoir and how even more beautiful I am sure it would be in its true state without the water. I got a chance to spend some time hiking there after the last […]

The Groveland Hotel: Historic Hotel, Fine Dining & A Haunted Room

Located about 23 miles from the east entrance of Yosemite, the historic Groveland Hotel is a really fun spot for a unique vacation. This hotel has two parts which are both on the historic register, one which was made in 1849 and one which was made in 1914. Both are still run to this day […]

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 […]

The Mountain Room at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls

While dining or staying in Yosemite Valley I really have been to almost all of the food establishments they have. From the fine dinning of the Ahwahnee to the pizza and buffets of Curry Village, there is a little bit for everyone here. On my recent trip to Yosemite I had the opportunity to stay at the Yosemite […]

Winter in Yosemite: Seven Things to Do

While Yosemite in the summer is one of the most amazing places in the world, taking a trip during the Winter can help you beat the crowds and see the untouched beauty of this magical park. If you are looking for a unique adventure and a beautiful place for photography then you need to add […]

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias In Yosemite National Park

Right after entering Yosemite from its South entrance you are presented with two roads. One takes you 35 miles into the valley and to the home of all of the beautiful pictures you have seen of Yosemite, and the other takes you 4 miles down a small road to a grove of Redwoods. If you […]

Ahwahnee Hotel: Fine Dining in Yosemite National Park

One of the staples of any trip to Yosemite National Park needs to be a dinner, or at least a tour, of the beautiful Ahwahnee Hotel. Located right in the center of the park, this hotel has a rich history of over 80 years in business and is the crown jewel of luxury in Yosemite […]

Hiking Half Dome: A Photo Guide

After completing our hike of Mt Whitney I had one more hiking goal in California I wanted to complete this summer, making it to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite. Over the course of my life, my family has traveled to the beautiful valley of Yosemite, and time after time I have stared at […]