Hiking Bumpass Hell: Lassen Volcanic National Park

When exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park and hiking Lassen Peak we decided to also hike Bumpass Hell, one of the parks most well known attractions. Bumpass hell is named after Kendall Vanhook Bumpass who stumbled on this area in the late 1800’s while he was hiking. It is named Bumpass Hell because he actually fell […]

Hiking Lassen Peak: Lassen Volcanic National Park

I have always wanted to hike Mt Lassen in the Lassen Volcanic National Park (part of the Cascade Range) so we made it a point to make the trip to the park over Labor Day weekend. Lassen peak is undergoing a lot of restorations for the next three or four years, so there is only […]

Morro Bay State Park and Morro Rock

Morro Bay is a beautiful little town located along highway 1 in between the elephant seals of Cambria and the sprawling beaches of Pismo. I have traveled their many times as it is a great stop or final destination for a vacation along the California coast. During my most recent trip we stopped there only […]

Pinnacles National Park: Balconies Cave and High Peaks

During a trip up the coast, I was looking for something to do when driving back home from Monterey and I stumbled upon a spot called Pinnacles National Monument. Having no idea what this was, I decided to do some research on it and see if it was worth stopping by. I am very glad that I did […]