Calaveras Big Trees Camping – Must do with kids

Calaveras Big Trees Camping

We were looking for something fun to do over the labor day long weekend without having to drive hours or fly at all. A friend of ours had booked calaveras big trees camping for the long weekend and hesitantly, I signed up. I was thinking, it’s just a camping trip and was dragging myself out …

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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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First trip with baby. Practical tips for first road trip.

  First trip with baby Sid to Big Sur, CA feels like it all happened in my dreams, for obvious reasons, I was nothing but tired and sleepy all along. Nevertheless, I wanted to get out of the house and get some fresh air and break the routine. My little guy was 10-weeks old and …

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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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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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Nisene Marks State Park, CA – Maple Falls Hike

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 10-mile hike that started at the George’s Picnic Area via Aptos Creek Fire Road. And took the Bridge Creek trail to the Maple Falls. It’s a moderate-to-easy hike with few short …

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How to Hike Mavericks Cliffs Trail – Half Moon Bay, CA

Just an hour drive from south bay, Mavericks Cliffs Trail at Half Moon Bay is an easy hike along the cliffs overlooking the world famous Mavericks surfing and stunning half moon bay coastline view. Mavericks Cliffs Trail & Pier California weather is one to take advantage of when it comes to outdoor activities. Any time …

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