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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Pohono Trail, Yosemite – Glacier Point to Tunnel View

Pohono Trail

Pohono Trail is one of the popular backpacking trails in Yosemite backcountry and for obvious reasons. It’s stunning to say the least. This 13-mile long trail can be done in various combinations as I described below. From Glacier Point to Tunnel View – Net loss in elevation. From Tunnel View to Glacier Point – Net …

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Best Estes Park Restaurants – Romantic, Gluten Free, Vegan & More

Vegan Food in Estes Park

If you are visiting Estes Park for a romantic getaway or you are visiting Rocky Mountain National Park with your family and kids, you have to eat and checking out some of the best Estes Park restaurants needs to be considered as an activity in itself. On my two trips to Rocky Mountain National Park …

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25+ Romantic Things to Do in Estes Park

Romantic things to do in Estes Park

Is spending time in nature, getting out on a hike, riding horse through high altitude mountains combined with staying at cabins with access to best restaurants and culture, your style of romantic vacation ? Romantic things to do in Estes Park is one of the right choices for you. Romantic Things to Do in Estes …

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25+ Fun Things to Do in Estes Park with Kids

Things to do in Estes Park with kids

When I planned our family trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the first questions I has was what are the things to do in Estes Park with kids, because our first two nights were at Estes Park campground at Mary Lake. To my surprise, we didn’t run out of things to do in …

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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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