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.
I get excited about summer. Living in the West Coast means that we have the best kind of summer, in my humble opinion. We have the long daylight hours without the baggage.
Unsavory characters and ‘bad men’ with guns called this place ‘home’ during California’s Gold Rush. Jack and I visited Bodie, a ghost town tucked in California’s mountainous eastern side.
I’m embarrassed to say even after spending many years in California we’d never ventured far on Highway 1 North of San Francisco. There are rumors of redwood trees and gorgeous coastline. And lots of wine. Hmmm, wine.
I decided to do something about this situation.
Yosemite National Park Tenaya Peak looms 2000 ft above Tenaya Lake in Yosemite. It had been one of the many peaks we’d wanted to climb this season. Finally last weekend, we set out to do just that (we even managed to talk another couple to come along – little did they know what they were …
We dabbled with trad climbing on our second summer after we got into the whole climbing business. We were inevitably drawn to the beautiful Cathedral Peak
When my co-worker randomly blurted, ‘You and Jack should climb Mt. Whitney with my husband!‘ – I had little idea what I was so enthusiastically agreeing to.
But it’s just hiking.
How bad can it be?