Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite: Hike to Wapama Falls

Regardless of how you feel about the creation of Hetch Hetchy, it is hard to debate how beautiful it is currently with the reservoir and how even more beautiful I am sure it would be in its true state without the water. I got a chance to spend some time hiking there after the last […]

Glen Alpine Falls at Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe

When researching things to do in South Lake Tahoe I kept coming across recommendation to visit Fallen Leaf Lake. So on the way back to the hotel from kayaking to Fannette Island, I decided to drive up and see the lake and Glen Alpine Falls, which is on the South end. This drive up waterfall is […]

Rancheria Falls Near Huntington Lake in the Sierra Nevadas

Located about 20 miles past Shaver Lake near Huntington Lake, Rancheria Falls is a 150 foot waterfall that cascades over a granite cliff face and is beautiful to behold. The trail itself is very easy if the road is open and a long uphill hike if it is closed. When I went the road was closed […]

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 […]

Pfeiffer Falls & Valley View Trail: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

As with anything in Big Sur, Pfeiffer State Park is crazy beautiful. It is nestled in the non coastal side of Big Sur, right when you leave the beaches on Highway 1 for the roll green forest, all before returning to the beach near Bixby Bridge. As with any state park there is camping and hiking […]

Limekiln State Park and Limekiln Falls in Big Sur

I am continually shocked by how amazing the Big Sur coastline of California is. Every time I visit, I stumble on something new that takes my breath away such as Partington Cove, and while Limekiln State Park is certainly not a hidden place, it is still not given the recognition it deserves. On my most […]

Holy Jim Falls: Hiking in Orange County

Widely regarded as one of Orange County’s top trails, Holy Jim Falls is one of the waterfalls that I had just never got around to doing. I love to go to the less traveled hikes and stay away from the super popular ones but I figured I might as well see what all the hype was about and […]

Pacific Coast Highway: Where to Stop on Your Road Trip

I have driven the entirety of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) through California twice and many sections multiple times. One of the questions I am most often asked is “What is the best place to stop along Pacific Coast Highway?” This question led to the creation of this post, in which you can learn about some of my […]

Nojoqui Falls Park: Waterfall Near Solvang

Nojoqui Falls is a beautiful waterfall right in the middle of a small farming town, over the hill from Gaviota and just South of Solvang I felt lost driving here but it is beautiful farmland and as you get near you will see the park and realize you are going the correct way. This waterfall, even when […]

Rainbow Falls: 100 Foot Waterfall in Devils Postpile

After visiting Devils Postpile, I decided to chance a quick hike to Rainbow Falls just as the grey clouds were starting to roll in. I didn’t know how long I had, but I was already there, so it was worth a try. This 1.5 mile each way trip leads you to one of the best […]