Hiking to Crystal Lake & the Base of Crystal Crag in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth is full of amazing places to hike, but if you are looking for a short hike with a fantastic payoff then look no further than Crystal Lake. This hike is three short miles round trip with a decent amount of uphill, but it takes you to an epic crag that overlooks multiple lakes and […]

Kayaking on Lake Lodi and Mokelumne River with Headwater Kayaks

One of the best things to do in Lodi is to rent a few kayaks and get out on the water. The Mokelumne River feeds the Lodi Lake, and it has miles and miles of waterways that you can travel, each bend with new spots to explore. I got a chance to set out on […]

Boat Tour of Big Bear Lake with Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina

Big Bear Lake is one of the largest lakes in all of Southern California, at about 8 miles across. While you can drive completely around it, the best way to see it is to get out on the water itself. I got a chance to do that recently with Captain John and it was a […]

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

As one of the more popular beaches in North Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach is a beautiful place to spend a day relaxing in the sand or swimming in the water. The parking can be hard since the lot is small, but if you can find a spot you will be in for a treat with […]

Kayaking to the Fannette Island Tea House in Emerald Bay

Ever since visiting Emerald Bay for the first time a little over a year ago, I have always wanted to come back and kayak to the small island right in the middle called Fannette Island. When I toured Vikingsholm the guide told me about the little tea house that sits at the top of the island. […]

DL Bliss State Park: Beaches, Lighthouses, Hiking & Campgrounds

As the second most popular state park in the Tahoe area, next to Emerald Bay, DL Bliss State Park is an amazing spot to camp for the weekend or spend a day relaxing on the beach. It is also the starting point for the famous Rubicon Trail as well, which is one of the most […]

Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake Loop in the Desolation Wilderness

I am constantly overwhelmed by the beauty in California, and my time in Tahoe was no exception. By far Eagle Lake was the most beautiful thing I saw in Tahoe. This is saying a lot since I saw Sierra Buttes and Sardine Lakes on my trip as well. Believe me, if you are in this […]

Lakes Basin Loop: Long Lake, Cub Lake, Little & Big Bear Lake

During my drive through Plumas County, above Lake Tahoe, I found my way into the Lakes Basin area off Highway 89. This relatively small area has over 100 lakes and countless hiking trails At pretty much any time during the drive you are within 5 minutes from a turn off for a lake. While the big […]