Lost Burro Mine in Death Valley

One of my favorite spots that I visited in Death Valley was the Lost Burro Mine. It is exceptionally well preserved and gives a great amount of insight into the life of the people that settled here and tried to make a living. I cannot even imagine how difficult it must have been. The Lost Burro […]

Devils Golf Course in Death Valley

The Devils Golf Course is another short stop on the drive between Badwater and Furnace Creek. The Devils Golf Course itself is made up of large salt formations that jut out of the barren landscape for as far as the eye can see. Details Time needed: 20 min Be careful walking around as the ground […]

The Racetrack: The Sliding Rocks of Death Valley

One of the most unusual places to visit in all of Death Valley is located 27 miles down a dirt road, only accessible via an all day adventure in a four-wheel drive car. This place is known as The Racetrack, but most people will just know it by its photos of rocks that seemingly move […]

Offroading in Death Valley with Farabee’s Jeep Rentals

Going to Death Valley and not seeing the backcountry is like going to a pool and not being able to swim. While it is still an amazing trip, there is just so much more that Death Valley has to offer if you grab a 4×4 Jeep and set out on its hundreds of different trails. […]

Badwater Basin in Death Valley: Lowest Point the USA

No trip to Death Valley would be complete without a stop at the lowest point in North America. Badwater Basin is that point, and it is located right in the heart of the Death Valley National Park. Details Short flat walk Very popular so parking can fill up Getting There Badwater is located on the […]

McWay Waterfall Trail: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

The McWay Waterfall in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen and one of the best in California. The water cascades down the face of the cliff and lands right on the sand, feeding the ocean itself. The waterfall is located about 40 miles south of Carmel […]

Yosemite: Half Dome Photography From Glacier Point

Yosemite is one of my three favorite spots in all of California. If you have been there, you no doubt have the memories I do of the first time you drive through that tunnel and see Yosemite Valley. It will be forever imprinted on my mind, and over the years I have had the opportunity […]

Barker Dam Trail: Joshua Tree National Park

During my recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park, I laid out a list of the things I wanted to do. On the top of that list was the hike to Barker Dam, one of the only areas of the park with water and the site of a good assortment of Indian petroglyphs as well. After […]

Joshua Tree Quick Stops: Arch Rock, Skull Rock, Cholla Cactus Gardens

Located in Southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful area that has thousands of acres of barren desert with many different plant life and rock formations dotting its bleak landscape. For the rock climber, hiker or adventurer it holds miles of hiking trials and vertical rock walls to scale with days of adventure […]

Ryan Mountain Hike: Second Highest Point in Joshua Tree National Park

Ryan Mountain is located in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park, and much like the Mist Trail in Yosemite, its an epic hike, but a tough one. Don’t let the 1.5 miles each way confuse you; you will be going directly up the entire time to reach the summit of the second tallest peak […]