Channel Islands National Park, CA

We visited the Santa Cruz Island, one of the 5 Islands of Channel Islands National Park. Since we went on the Memorial day long weekend, the campsite reservation had to be done almost 6-months in advance. Plus Santa Cruz Island is the closest and most popular one for visitors. We took the ferry from Ventura, …

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Alamere Falls, Pointe Reyes National Seashore, CA

Trailhead parking lot :  http://g.co/maps/ujy4t 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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Visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

  Technically two parks, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are usually uttered in the same phrase because they are adjacent to each other and it makes sense to combine these two parks together for a trip if you are going all the way to one of the parks.    Why you should visit Sequoia …

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Rim to Rim Hike – Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park rim-to-rim hike has been on my list for years. When a friend offered us permits, it was a no-brainer. After sunset at  Coral Pink Sand Dunes, we drove in the direction of Grand Canyon National Park. The plan was to stay at Kanab. However, all the hotels/motels were booked by the …

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Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

May 2016, we were on a trip to Utah, Arizona and Nevada for a 9-day hiking & roadtrip. After a long 10-hour drive, we broke at St.George, UT for the night. As we drove in the direction of Bryce Canyon National Park, Google Maps showed three different routes and we took the most green-looking route and it …

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