As the weather cools down, my desire to stay in and hibernate increases tenfold. This past weekend, I got to combine hibernation with the great outdoors. I lucked out with a chance to stay at the Calpine Fire Lookout in Tahoe National Forest.
Winter is coming. My friends and I snuck in one last backpacking trip out of Mammoth Lakes before Reds Meadow Road closed for the season. Our destination was Ediza Lake, and boy was it a trip to end the season.
The Central Coast and Highway 1 are finally open again. What better way to celebrate than a trip to Big Sur? Limekiln State Park is a tiny slice of the California State Parks that should not be missed on this stretch of paradise.
When I think of redwood hikes, I think of Muir Woods and the whole Bay Area peninsula. The East Bay, however, can hold its own when it comes to these tall wonders. I don’t make it out to the East Bay often, but the Sequoia Bayview trail in Joaquin Miller Park does not disappoint.