Posts Tagged: California

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks

    Sonoma County and Redwoods National Park

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    As much as we loved San Francisco, our wallets couldn’t handle any longer so we headed north out to the countryside. Muir Woods National Monument provided a great place to stretch our legs and walk some trails underneath the massive giants that call this part of California home. Just as nice was a visit to Point Reyes… Read more »

  • City Travel

    8 Unique San Francisco Experiences

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    After the John Muir Trail, we spent a day kayaking in Mammoth and that night literally chasing a bear off the hood of my car! Here’s the picture to prove it: Then we headed over to the great City by the Bay. We spent four days running up and down the steep hills of San… Read more »

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks, Peaks & Mountains

    Injured on The John Muir Trail

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    The John Muir Trail is a premier hiking trail that attracts thousands of hikers each year. Running 216 miles through the pristine Sierra Nevada Mountains, it begins in Yosemite Valley and ends at Mt. Whitney. This was our attempt at completing the trail.

  • City Travel, Road Trips

    The California Coast

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    From San Diego to Los Angeles to Big Sur, the California Coast is a magical place. We visited friends in the two big cities of Southern California before roadtripping up the Pacific Coast Highway.

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks, Peaks & Mountains, Road Trips

    Tour de California

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    For the 4th year in a row, TUBS and I set off on a cross-country road trip. This time we spent the majority of our time in California. We climbed the highest peak in the lower 48 (Mt. Whitney at 14,505 feet) […]

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks, Peaks & Mountains

    Mt Whitney: A Summit Post

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    An 8 hour drive from Scottsdale, Lone Pine, California is the gateway to Mt. Whitney. My buddy TUBS and I started out on a Sunday after work and drove late into the night, eventually pulling off Highway 395 about an hour south of town. After a night in the car, we worked up the next… Read more »

  • City Travel

    Getting Wild In San Diego

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    San Diego: the birthplace of California and currently the state’s second largest city. Only a 5 hour drive from Phoenix, it was time for me to visit “America’s Finest City”. TUBS and I packed up the Dew Mobile and made the drive out after work for a little getaway.

  • Canyons & Deserts, Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks

    A Weekend in Joshua Tree

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    On a spur, I decided to head out to Joshua Tree National Park last weekend. I made the drive after work and pulled into the park a little after 10PM. For being so close to a major metropolis, the park retained […]

  • Canyons & Deserts, Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks

    A Lively Experience in Death Valley

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    With a start date to my new job still a week and a half away, I decided to take advantage of my free time and head out on another little adventure. All alone, I packed up the Dew Mobile and drove 6 1/2 hours to Death Valley National Park, in California. It was a wonderful drive, US 93 in Arizona takes you through valleys full of soap tree yuccas and its more famous relative- the Joshua Tree.