Lake Dorothy

Our annual hiking trip found us in the Inyo National Forest again.  This year we are hiking behind Convict Lake and backpacking to Lake Dorothy.  We headed out Wednesday night following along the very familiar 395 highway.  We got to Bishop early enough to check in to the Bishop 395 Inn and make a quick stop at Schat’s Bakkery.  After a great nights sleep we … Continue reading Lake Dorothy

Three Sister Falls

Three Sisters Falls is an out and back 4.1 mile trail in the Cleveland National Forest close to Julian, California.    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, and you end up on a dirt road.  At … Continue reading Three Sister Falls

13 Places to Visit While Road Tripping Through Southern Utah

May 2022 For this three day weekend we decided to head to one of our most favorite places to visit, Utah, to explore some of their back country roads.  We had no plans except to start near Zion National Park.  Below you will find our video and all our stops along the way with some amazing scenic drives. Eddie World Our trips down the 15 … Continue reading 13 Places to Visit While Road Tripping Through Southern Utah

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, and you end up on a dirt road.  At this … Continue reading Three Sisters Falls – San Diego County

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 3 hours of sleeping in Utah. There was a storm … Continue reading Montana 2021 Deer Hunt

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 show you how we did Death Valley in 2 days. … Continue reading How to See the BEST of Death Valley in 2 Days

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

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 it is a little less crowded the only problem with … Continue reading Zion, Utah ~Youth Deer Hunt ~ 2021 Season

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, Los Angeles and the Sierra National Forest. Because of these … Continue reading California x9b Deer Hunt – 2021 Season

Wolves and Deer and Bears, Oh My!

In 2020 the kids lost out in so much due to the COVID pandemic, especially in birthdays and summer vacations. 2021 was a little different. We had a lot of things open but with restrictions. School in our area had opened their doors and everyone was getting ready to go back to school live and in person. Everyone was excited for this development but it … Continue reading Wolves and Deer and Bears, Oh My!