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Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 up doing on a day-trip to Columbia River Gorge. Below is the order of waterfalls we covered on a day-trip. 1. Latourell Falls: ● Start point: Latourell Falls Trailhead ● […]

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Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps – Backpacking Guide

Reading Time: 4 minutes   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 […]

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River crossing Hike – Henry Cowell State Park, CA

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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Alamere Falls, Pointe Reyes National Seashore, CA

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trailhead parking lot : 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 […]

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Alaskan Winter

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 of sunrise from near Anchorage. So, yes there is light. And from dawn to dusk, we had around 7-8 hours of day light to do whatever activities we had planned.  We […]

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Zion National Park, UT

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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