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

Big Horn Mine & Vincent’s Cabin ~ July 9, 2016

I got up to the trailhead about 8am.  The parking lot wasn’t crowded yet but there was plenty of cars there starting off the morning early.  The trailhead houses a few different trails, the most popular is the portion of the PCT going to the summit of Mt Baden Powell that my brother and I did Memorial Weekend.  Today I took the Big Horn Mine … Continue reading Big Horn Mine & Vincent’s Cabin ~ July 9, 2016

Mt. Baden-Powell via Vincent Gulch ~ May 29th & May 30th 2016

  My trip started off with a knock on my brothers door on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.  I was unannounced and uncertain if he was even home.  He answered the door rubbing his eyes as though he was just waking up.  I was having none of that on Memorial Weekend.  He had no plans for the rest of the day or the next so I … Continue reading Mt. Baden-Powell via Vincent Gulch ~ May 29th & May 30th 2016

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

Mt Whitney Summit in 2 Days ~ July 20, 2013

Five people, two days, twenty two miles and over 6000 feet of climbing, Mt Whitney Conquered! Thursday morning two families set out to Lone Pine to put use all the months training by climbing Mt Baldy.  We headed out from Riverside around 8 am and made it to the Visitor Center right outside Lone Pine by 11:30.  The visitor center was well maintained and the … Continue reading Mt Whitney Summit in 2 Days ~ July 20, 2013