Is It Worth Visiting Pinnacles National Park ?

Visit Pinnacles National Park

Every time I visit a National Park, I try to get some information on things to do at the National Park and look at pictures other people have posted. When I researched, Pinnacles National Park and saw the pictures, I had the same question. Is it worth visiting Pinnacles National Park ? A resounding yes. …

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Año Nuevo State Park,CA

Just off of Hwy 1, 20-miles north of Santa Cruz, Año Nuevo State Park is a breeding ground for 10s of thousands of elephant seals. Every year between December and March, the elephant seals come to this park to breed and give birth to baby seals…awww how cute !! At this time of the year, the …

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Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps – Backpacking Guide

  Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps is a moderately trafficked beginner friendly backpacking trip. I was 6 months pregnant when I did the hike and it was really enjoyable even during the pregnancy. Canyon Creek Lakes Hike Stats: Distance: 16 miles round trip to lower canyon creek lake and back. Elevation:  3200ft (according to …

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River crossing Hike – Henry Cowell State Park, CA

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 that took us through 4 river crossings, some waist deep.  We started at Rincon Fire road parking lot and followed the trail for 1.2 miles. The first river crossing comes …

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Banff National Park, Canada

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 …

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Icefields Parkway, Canada

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. …

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Jasper National Park, Canada

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 …

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Castle Rock State Park, CA

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 …

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