Salton Sea State Recreation Area: Camping, Dead Fish & Amazing Sunsets

Salton Sea is worth a visit, don’t let anyone else tell you different. There is just so much to see on a trip there, from crazy art to banana museums. If you want to learn about the water and its job in shaping the area though you really need to visit the state recreation area. At the […]

Point Mugu State Park: Sycamore Canyon Scenic Trail Hike

In the Northern part of Malibu sits a state park that has some of the most beautiful coastal hiking in all of Southern California. I had a chance to check it out a while back but I am finally getting around to putting up this post so if any of this information has changed be […]

MASH TV Location Hike in Malibu Creek State Park

Southern California is literally choked full of amazing movie locations you can explore. I have written about some of my favorite ones in LA here, but it is not often that you get to combine a beautiful 5 mile hike with the added fun of seeing a filming location for the top watched TV finale of […]

Hot Creek Geological Site: Boiling Blue Water & Fantastic Sunsets

If you are looking to explore a little bit of Yellowstone on Highway 395, then look no further then Hot Creek Geological Area off Hot Creek Hatchery Road. Only 15 minutes south of Mammoth and right across the road from Convict Lake this is an easy and free spot that you absolutely must visit, especially […]

Bodie State Historic Park: California’s Best Ghost Town

Bodie, California’s most historic and well-preserved ghost town, is just one of those spots that you have to experience for yourself. I will tell you the main details and how to get there, but pretty much this post will be photography documenting what I saw there and a huge recommendation to go and check it […]

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 […]

DL Bliss Lighthouse Trail to the Historic Rubicon Point Lighthouse

DL Bliss State Park is a popular state park in Lake Tahoe area, especially since it is the start of the famous Rubicon Trail. This trail goes from DL Bliss all the way to Emerald Bay along the water and I have been told it is one of the best in the entire area. That […]

Galleta Meadows Metal Sculptures in Borrego Springs

Only in California can a State Park be overrun with massive metal sculptures in the name of art. I am not even beginning to complain though as the Galleta Meadows Sculptures in Anza-Borrego are some of my favorite things to take new adventurers to. There are over 130 and as you are driving around they […]

Wildflowers in Anza Borrego: Where to Find Them

After having such a fun time last year visiting the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, I set out to see if I could find wildflowers in Anza-Borrego. Many reports online had said they were blooming and so I asked on the California Through My Lens Facebook Page and reader Sunni told me to visit Henderson Valley. I […]