Wildflower Hunting in Carizzo Plain

Carizzo Plain was an impromptu detour on our way from California to Arizona. This National Monument is located 100 miles north of Los Angeles and had a feeling of being in the middle of nowhere (because it is). We were hoping that we’d be there in time to see the wildflowers.

Half Dome Reloaded, A Snake Dike Trip Report

Climbing Snake Dike in Yosemite is one of those trips. Those who have been to Yosemite National Park will be familiar with this iconic feature in the park. Many might have even hiked to the top, a grueling 16 mile round trip that rewards you with one of the best views of Yosemite Valley.

Climbing and Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree, California Joshua Tree National Park is no doubt our favorite desert destination in California. Even more than Death Valley, simply because there’s no climbing in Death Valley 🙂 There’s something about camping or hiking in the desert that feels “clean”. No dead leaves getting stuck to your shoes, or wet boggy terrain to …