BUCK DOWN! Hunting Utah 2022 – General Deer Season

It is always an adventure with our family. We make the most of our trips. Our 2022 Hunting season found us in Utah once again. Utah has an amazing youth program. Alyssa was drawn again this year for another mule deer tag and this time it was a success! Join us on our hunt and some other cool places we explored while we spent 10 days in one of the coolest places to hunt.

Montana 2021 Deer Hunt

This is the first year we have ever hunted Montana. Don got drawn for a mule deer tag. We were invited by our friend Gary to come hunt with him while he was out there, something their family has done for years and years. The drive to Montana took us 21 hours of drive and…

Zion, Utah ~Youth Deer Hunt ~ 2021 Season

October 13, 2021 The youth program in Utah is amazing. Alyssa has been drawn 3 years in a row for Utah. She got drawn for the Zion unit again. We decided to do the early hunt this year which starts on October 13th. The area is really popular with hunters but with the early hunt…

California x9b Deer Hunt – 2021 Season

September 18th 2021 Don got drawn this year for one of California’s special draws for deer. This was one of the hunts I had been drawn for last year. Last year we almost didn’t make the hunt. All of California’s National forests had closed due to the fires that were burning in the San Bernardino,…

Dove Opener – 2021 Season

September 1st, 2021 Our 2021 hunting season started off September 1st for Dove. For the most part that is usually the start of our hunting season. It is a tradition that was started way before our adventures together started. A tradition that I have loved the first time Don took me out. And every year…

Floating away in the Eastern Sierra Nevada 2017

The days are starting to heat up and we have that itch to get into the backcountry of the Western Sierra Nevada’s. Even though the snow has not melted at the lakes we want to get hiking to, it has melted enough to get to the lower levels. So far we have gotten to explore Convict Lake, the June Lake Loop, Tioga Lake, Twin Lakes, and Walker River. All the Lakes are full and the streams that were once slow moving are now raging rivers, the rivers are overflowing their banks and are flooding the valleys. Roads are getting washed out and trickling waterfalls have now taken over mountain sides. It is a sight like no other. The record snow fall is now the record snow melt.

The drive for us is about 5 hours to get Bishop. Some people can’t believe we would drive 5 hours for a weekend trip, but 5 hours isn’t that long when you can lose yourself for 2 days surrounded by the beauty of this area.

Since the back country has been under a little more snow than we like we have decided to hold off on our hiking trips until later into the season. Our last two trips have been exploring different parts of the area that are accessible via paved and dirt roads. We camped on the backside of Grant Lake in the June Lake loop and fished the lakes in the surrounding area. Please enjoy the pictures from our last two trips.

Bats, Dinosaurs, Wind and Morteros – Anza Borrego Desert State Park – April 2017

Exploring the mud caves at Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Click to read more…

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…