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Road Trip to New Mexico

9 days, 10 parks, 2 cities, 3300-miles and 3 drivers. Day 1: Sunnyvale to Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix. Day 2: Phoenix to Saguaro National Park to Lordsburg. Day 3: Lordsburg to City of Rocks State Park to White sands National Monument. Day 4: White sands National Monument to Bosque Del Apache Wilderness to Socorro. Day 5: Socorro to Bosque Del […]

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Kelso Dunes at Mojave Desert National Preserve – CA

The day of chasing the sun continues….. From Sedona at Sunrise, to Mojave Desert National Preserve for sunset. Drive involved calculated breaks to make sure we reach in time for sunset. Coming back from New Mexico, we gained an hour entering California. We decided to stop at Kelso Dunes for sunset and it is fairly accessible […]

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City of Rocks State Park – NM

After Saguaro National Park, we drove to the state of enchantment, New Mexico, at night and stayed at the border town of Lordsburg. The plan was to start driving next day morning towards White Sands National Monument. While browsing through the google map, we noticed a few green areas. We knew about Gila National Monument, and […]

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North Peak at Mt. Diablo State Park, CA

Another backyard mountain worth exploring and get a great workout from some of the steepest trails in the bay area. (Image source: www.parks.ca.gov) We drove to Regency Drive entrance to start the 11-mile hike to Mt. Olympia Peak, followed by North Peak. We started the hike at 8:50AM. Address for GPS : 313 Mountaire Pkwy, Clayton, […]

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