What was originally a 3-day labor day weekend, came down to a day trip due to fire in the region. Here is what we ended ...
Friday night – we started driving around 7:30PM from bay area to Redding and stayed at a motel for the night. After a 6-hours of ...
Another gem of Santa Cruz mountains, the Henry Cowell State Park offers camping as well as day hike options. We did a 7.3 mile loop ...
No of days: 26 days ( ABC alone can be done in 8-9 days) Maximum Elevation: 5416m Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November. ...
Day 1: Arrive at Calgary, rent car, drive to Jasper National Park Day 2, 3, 4: Jasper National Park Day 5: Icefields Parkway Day 6: Banff ...
From Kootenay National Park, we drove through the town of Golden and Field into Yoho National Park. The route took us through rural Canada that we would have otherwise not seen. Yoho is another national park that is well suited for backpacking trips than drive-to scenic spots. However there is a beautiful waterfall Takakkaw falls […]
Just off of Banff National park are Kootenay National park and Yoho National Park. People tend to skip these national parks often. Especially Kootenay, because there are no drive-to view points on this park. You have to pretty much hike to see anything here. Since we had only given ourselves one full day for this […]
After Jasper National Park, we went to Banff National Park for the next two days. Banff park regions: Banff Lake Louise Castle Junction Icefields Parkway We camped at Tunnel view village I. Since it was a long weekend for both US and Canada, the campground was super crowded. Banff Hikes: Tunnel Mountain Summit: 4.8 KM […]
Icefields Parkway,from Jasper to Lake Louise is a good 230KM highway that connects Banff and Jasper National Parks. It is one the most scenic highways to drive through in Canada. And I can vouch for it. View of Waterfalls, Glaciers, turquoise blue lakes, and snow covered mountains – thats what you get on this highway. […]
Jasper National Park is split into five major regions: Around Jasper Town Maligne Valley Miette Hot Springs Edith Cavell Icefield Parkway Here are the hikes we did at each region. We mostly did easy to moderate ones. However, there are “diamond” rated strenuous hikes and backpacking options in each of these regions. The longest hike […]
How awesome would it be to have sambar rice for lunch on a backpacking trip ?! And I have figured out a few recipes that work really well for us. Things needed: A dehydrator : https://smile.amazon.com/Nesco-FD-61WHC-Snackmaster-Express-Dehydrator/dp/B0002WSQHU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497980520&sr=8-2&keywords=nesco+dehydrator Home cooked food or left overs Patience White Rice/Pongal/Pulav/Upma: Just cook like you would regularly and layer them up on […]
California is home to nine national parks — more than any other state. Joshua Tree National Park: Joshua Tree National Park, CA Channel Islands: Channel Islands National Park, CA Sequoia National Park: Sequoia National Park, CA Death Valley National Park: Superbloom at Death Valley National Park, CA Kings Canyon National Park: Kings Canyon National Park, […]
Here is the link to Strava Map: https://www.strava.com/activities/1030567590 Starting point of the hike: https://goo.gl/maps/DiDSbWzvb5A2 This intersection has a few different trail starting points. We parked at the designated parking lot and started at the Skyline Trail (1.7 miles) towards Laughry Woods trail (1.8 miles). From Skyline trail you have to cross the main road to reach Laughry […]
We visited the Santa Cruz Island, one of the 5 Islands of Channel Islands National Park. Since we went on the Memorial day long weekend, the campsite reservation had to be done almost 6-months in advance. Plus Santa Cruz Island is the closest and most popular one for visitors. We took the ferry from Ventura, […]
Trailhead parking lot : http://g.co/maps/ujy4t An approximately 10-mile round trip to the waterfall pouring into the ocean, this hike started off with a nice shaded section of eucalyptus trees. There was a Highway 1 closure due to road conditions and we took a long detour via Muir woods to reach the trailhead. But, the drive is […]