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 […]

Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery: Oldest on the West Coast

The Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery was opened in 1888, and it is the oldest trout hatchery West of the Mississippi. It is still in use today with multiple ponds featuring thousands of fish, and it is a fun road trip stop for the whole family in the town of Mt Shasta. Here is all the information […]

Camp Tulelake and Segregation Center in Tulelake

The Japanese Internment during World War Two is one of the many sad pieces of California’s past. I first learned about it when I went to Manzanar on Highway 395 but I have wanted to go up to Tulelake and see the camp there as well. I finally got a chance to do that a […]

Monterey State Historic Park

Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of important buildings right near Fishermans Wharf in Monterey. It is a fun way to spend an hour by walking around and visiting the dozen or so spots scattered around downtown Monterey. The hours vary, and usually some are open, some aren’t, but even when they are not open it […]

Petco Park Tour in San Diego

San Diego is a baseball city with a stadium right in the heart of downtown. If you happen to be there when a game is going on, then be sure to grab a ticket as it is electric being in the city during a game. If your not there when the Padre’s are playing, it […]

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge: Historic Footbridge in San Diego

  One of the elements I like about San Diego is how a lot of the historic charm of the city’s past is still on display today. The Spruce Street Suspension Bridge is one of these spots. The bridge was built in simpler times (1912) when a small canyon like this was best crossed via […]

Maritime Museum of San Diego: Exploring Old Ships in San Diego Bay

Located in the bay, right near downtown San Diego, the San Diego Maritime Museum is one of my favorite places to explore in the city. This museum comprises 8 – 10 different boats that you can board and traverse, much like the Maritime Historical Park in San Francisco. The boats range from a submarine and […]

Belmont Park: Wooden Roller Coaster & Rides in Mission Beach

Belmont Park, in San Diego’s Mission Beach area, is a beachfront amusement park that opened in the 1920’s. Much like the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, Belmont Park has been entertaining children and adults for almost a century. While it is much more commercial now then it used to be, it is still a great place to […]

Eagle Cliff Mine in Joshua Tree National Park

Eagle Cliff Mine is one of my favorite places in Joshua Tree National Park, and one of the most well maintained old mining homesteads I have seen. Because of that, this post will not be a traditional post where I give step by step directions to find the mine. If you want to see it, […]

Desert Queen Mine in Joshua Tree National Park

Desert Queen Mine is located pretty much in the center of Joshua Tree National Park. The trail is popular, even though it is located down a dirt road, and the short path can lead you to an overlook, or you can explore the mine up close. You can also use this hike as a jumping […]