Backpacking in Lassen Volcanic National Park with Wild Beginnings Adventure Co

Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of least visited of California’s nine national parks, especially for people in Southern California. I hadn’t gotten a chance to spend much time there myself, so when my friend Wendy from Wild Beginning Adventure Company invited my wife and I to explore for three days, we jumped at the […]

Hiking Big Hendy Grove in Hendy Woods State Park

Hendy Woods State Park is one of the many great spots to view coastal redwoods in the Mendocino County area of Northern California. I got a chance to hike the most popular trail in the park on my last visit there, and if you are driving on Highway 128, then you really should take an […]

Russian Gulch Headlands Trail in Mendocino

Russian Gulch State Park is one of my favorite areas in Northern California. The small park features beautiful coastal views, a waterfall, a sinkhole, and an impressive bridge. It is worth getting out and exploring as it has a little something for everyone. This trail is less than a mile round trip, and it is […]

Mendocino Headlands State Park Bluffs Hiking Trail

The Mendocino Coast of Northern California is a beautiful area with many amazing coastal views and places to explore. If you haven’t spent much time in the area though, then I highly recommend that your first experience is walking the 2-3 mile trail along the Mendocino Headlands. This trail can be as long or as […]

Russian River Gulch State Park Waterfall Trail

Russian River Gulch State Park is a beautiful park in the Mendocino area. It has coastal bluffs, a sinkhole and a great trail to a waterfall. We got the opportunity to hike there a few weeks back, and it was a fun experience with shaded trails and fantastic views. The waterfall hike is one of […]

Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail in Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail is a short, less than a mile trail in Mammoth Lakes that takes you to the ruins of a once “somewhat successful” mining district. This area was used from the late 1920’s to the early 1930’s, and it ended up producing a little over $100,000. Today you can walk through […]

Hiking to Rainbow Falls, Devil’s Postpile, and Red’s Meadow via Devils Postpile Trail

Devils Postpile National Monument is a beautiful park on the backside of Mammoth Mountain. It has lots of hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, lakes for fishing and unusual geological formations. This trail combines some of the best spots on a 5-mile hike that takes advantage of the summer shuttle system. Here is all the information. Details […]

White Mountain Peak: Hiking California’s Third Highest Mountain

California is home to over a dozen 14’ers (peaks over 14,000 feet) with some of the most popular being Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta. If you are training for either of those two or if you just want to take down a 14,000-foot peak, then White Mountain is a good one to test your skills on. […]

Inyo Craters Hike in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Scenic Loop has a lot of short hikes that most people never do, Inyo Craters is one of those hikes. I admit that I have been to the area multiple times over the last six years and this was the first time I had heard about it as well. This short hike leads to […]

Heart Lake Trail in Mammoth Lakes

The city of Mammoth is full of amazing high altitude lakes pretty much all over the city and surrounding areas. I have only been to a couple, with one of my favorites being the hike to Crystal Crag, but on a recent trip, I wanted to hike to another, so we picked Heart Lake. While […]