California’s National Parks and National Monuments

One of best things about living in California is the wide array of beautiful and diverse National Parks & Monuments all located within the state (there are nine of them, but 28 including the monuments). From Joshua Tree in the South to Lassen Volcanic Park in the North, California is full of diverse and wonderful […]

Fall in Lake Tahoe: Salmon Run & Hope Valley

Guest Post by Nate The beauty of living in the Northern Sierras is that every season offers it own, distinct experience. The seasons here change abruptly, often without notice. This year, winter allowed the snow to linger through the spring until the weather finally suddenly warmed in June. Autumn in the Tahoe area is certainly […]

The Olive Pit in Corning (Green Olives, Nuts and Olive Oil)

It is always fun to find those little stops along your road trip that provide something different and help you to create new memories and traditions. For me and my friends every trip to Northern California always The Olive Pit in Corning in it. This place is in the self proclaimed “green olive capitol of […]

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 […]