I recently posted pictures of the homemade soap I whipped together with the help of few friends, on facebook. Since several of you asked for the ...
First question people asked me when I mentioned that we went to Alaska in the winter was, “was there any light ?” Here is a picture ...
A short one hour away from Bay area, is this beautiful state park, with good number of hiking options of varying difficulty levels. We did ...
A last minute Thanksgiving trip to Kings Canyon was a freezing fun. I took this as a preparation for the upcoming Alaska trip in late ...
Ansel Adams wilderness is so huge that one will never run out of loops or day hikes to do. This is our second trip to ...
After a full day at Zion National Park, we drove in the direction of Nevada and stayed at a motel in St.George, UT. Next day morning, on the way to home, we stopped at Valley of Fire State Park, outside of Las Vegas. This park is certainly a magic hour visit worthy for photography. Sunrise/sunset […]
After the 25-mile Grand Canyon Rim-Rim hike, we stayed at Grand Canyon Motel @ Fredonia again. Next day morning, we drove to Zion National Park. This is my second trip to the park. First time we went there, we did the angels landing hike in 2013. Since we only spent a day last time, I was thrilled […]
My first ultra distance, 50K, happened on August 20th, 2016 at Run-de-vous. 2016 training season with Team Asha started with no particular race in mind. However, I did have one goal, to run injury free. I made just a few changes and boom the injury free run happened. Change #1: I had to diligently, i mean diligently […]
Grand Canyon National Park rim-to-rim hike has been on my list for years. When a friend offered us permits, it was a no-brainer. After sunset at Coral Pink Sand Dunes, we drove in the direction of Grand Canyon National Park. The plan was to stay at Kanab. However, all the hotels/motels were booked by the […]
On the way to Grand Canyon National Park from Bryce Canyon National Park, we made another unplanned stop at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. We had no idea of this park, just saw the board on the highway and decided to check it out. Turned out to be a great park that has a […]
It was a Sunday when we reached the park and both the campgrounds had just opened for the season. We found a site at Sunset campground and by evening all the sites were fully booked out. Picked up the map from the visitor center and did all touristy stops along with a short hike to […]
May 2016, we were on a trip to Utah, Arizona and Nevada for a 9-day hiking & roadtrip. After a long 10-hour drive, we broke at St.George, UT for the night. As we drove in the direction of Bryce Canyon National Park, Google Maps showed three different routes and we took the most green-looking route and it […]
It was April 1st week and we had 4-days to do a road trip. Given the good snow year, Hwy 395 was a no brainer. Started Wednesday evening and drove 4 hours to Bakersfield to stay that night. Next day morning we drove another 4-hrs to Death Valley National Park. It’s hour second trip to […]
Spring season is probably the best time to visit Henry W. Coe State Park in the bay area for a dense blankets of wildflowers. We did a 10.6 mile loop that went through China Hole. The park is big enough to do hikes of pretty much any length. First half of the hike had lot […]
After our first visit to Death Valley National Park in the peak summer of 2013, we went back for Super bloom, the once in a decade bloom of wild flowers. To be clear, its super bloom for desert standards. There are other parks in California with much denser wildflowers. We camped at furnace creek campground […]