10 Places to See on Highway 395 in 2 Days

Friday Night 1. Hogback Creek Our summer road trip focused on the 395 highway along the Eastern Sierra’s mountain range in the Inyo & Mono County. We found camp late Friday night at a primitive camp spot along Hogback Creek.   Nothing around us but the bright stars and the dark sky in the sierra’s.  We love to get as close as possible to our … Continue reading 10 Places to See on Highway 395 in 2 Days

Fishing with Coyotes and Hiking Cougar Crest Trail ~ Big Bear

We spent Memorial Weekend up at Big Bear lake. We fished early in the morning one day and late at night the other day while listening to the coyotes howling through the night. We also hiked 1/2 of Cougar Crest Trail. To read more about it, click the link 🙂
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Bringing New Eyes to Painted Canyon

It feels great to get back out hiking again.  This last year has been full of surprises for me. I got a divorce, but in turn met the man of my dreams.  We bought a house together in a whole new city and combined our families.  We finally got settled into our new home after revamping it all ourselves.  It has also been a very … Continue reading Bringing New Eyes to Painted Canyon

My First Trip to Idaho

I got a chance to visit Idaho just outside of Boise this month and was amazed by the beauty of our country.  We hiked, fished, hunted and explored for 4 days and still weren’t able to do or see everything we wanted too.  The time we spent in the backcountry took my breath away.  Just this year I have been introduced to hunting and I am … Continue reading My First Trip to Idaho

Potato Chip Rock – Mt. Woodson Trail ~ April 30, 2016

It was a cloudy wet Saturday morning on April 30, 2016, it had just rained a few hours before I woke up so everything was damp but the rain had stopped and the forecast showed no more, but who can really trust the forecast in So Cal?  We were supposed to get an El Nino, but that never happened.   We had managed to round up four of us … Continue reading Potato Chip Rock – Mt. Woodson Trail ~ April 30, 2016

Anza Borrego Desert State Park ~ April 9th-10th, 2016

After doing the Ladder Canyon we wanted to do something similar and heard that there were some canyons out in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park that were the same.  Doing some research we discovered that the Anza Borrego Park was huge with a lot of Points of Interest.  There was no way to fit all of it in, in just one day, really you … Continue reading Anza Borrego Desert State Park ~ April 9th-10th, 2016

Mecca Hills – Painted Canyon – Ladder Canyon Hike ~ February 13, 2016

My first trip to Mecca Hills Painted Canyon on Sunday 2/13/2016 was amazing.  I have never been to anything like this canyon before and didn’t know that this place existed so close to home. We started this trip like any other trip going out to the desert, super early! Taking the 10 freeway out from the IE to Indio first thing in the morning has a way … Continue reading Mecca Hills – Painted Canyon – Ladder Canyon Hike ~ February 13, 2016