Three Sisters Falls – San Diego County

Three Sisters Falls is an out and back 4.1 mile trail in the Cleveland National Forest close to Julian.    We came in from Temecula, taking highway 79. Once you are about a mile away from Julian you will turn on a country road that will take you through some amazing ranches.  A couple more turns,…

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…

How to See the BEST of Death Valley in 2 Days

Friday Night 2022 is the year of road trips for us.  We started the year with a weekend Road Trip to Death Valley. We both work over 40 hours a week so most over our trips are only 2 days but we cram as much as we can in those two day. This blog will…

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…

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…

Red Cliffs Recreation Area ~ Utah ~ Day 2

We did a quick road trip with the family to Utah from California on weekend. After a leaving Zion National Park a little disappointed due to the overcrowded areas we hit Red Cliffs Campground in the Red Cliffs Preserve. The hike on Red Reef Trail was amazing. The views were breathtaking and the trail was easy enough for all the kiddos. And the best part was it was away from the crowds of Zion. Click here to read about our hike with clickable locations.

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…

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…

Exploring The Crit

The Arizona desert has had my heart for years.  It started at an early age going to the Havasu with my parents sleeping under the stars during the crazy hot nights and playing on the river.  It was a simpler time those days and now every time I go it never fails to bring those…

Ropes & Ladders @ Painted Canyon ~ October 2, 2016

Hiking the Ropes & Ladders @ Painted Canyon, Mecca Hills. Click to read more…