The Sierras

Entry into the Sierra Mountain Range was special for both of us. Neither of us had ever been to this part of the country and we had both had most of the region on our respective bucket lists for a long time. Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Tahoe, who doesn’t dream about visiting these places? This is … Read more The Sierras

Free Camping in the Sierras

Remington Hot Springs Lake Isabella, CA GPS: 35.576386, -118.552872 Much like many of the sites we review, this is a parking lot. There are pull-outs all along this road, but this GPS point is a lot. It has excellent views of the Kern River below, and access to the Remington Hot Springs just down-hill. The springs … Read more Free Camping in the Sierras

A View From the Top: Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

A hike in canyon country with exposed trails, beautiful views, and a chance of a most certain death if you make a mistake makes for a great adventure when visiting Zion National Park. The only thing more dangerous than the trail itself is the thousands of tourists that flock to the trail every year. Formerly … Read more A View From the Top: Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

When Nothing Works in a Bear Encounter

Our legs were tired, our feet blistered and our skin sunburned after hiking 170-miles around Lake Tahoe on the Tahoe Rim Trail. My wife Rachael and I had decided to take it easy and enjoy some small day hikes in the less-traveled region of Lassen National Park, the Warner Valley Trailhead. We started out on … Read more When Nothing Works in a Bear Encounter

5 Steps to Save the Planet Every Day

Since transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle, we have found more and more ways to reduce our environmental impact. Below are five ways that we have changed our lifestyle to do a little more for our planet. Stop with the Plastic Sacks Already! There are very few instances when plastic sacks at the clothing, grocery, or … Read more 5 Steps to Save the Planet Every Day

FREE Camping in Southern California

We were pleasantly surprised to find more than enough FREE camping SoCal and we didn’t have to camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot! Below are some of our favorite sites from our time in Southern California. Laguna Mountain Julian, CA GPS: 32.977978, -116.524818 We end up in trailhead parking lots a lot of the time … Read more FREE Camping in Southern California

The Mist Trail: Hike Through Yosemite’s Iconic Waterfalls

The Mist Trail Distance: 3 miles to Vernal Falls (round trip), 7 miles to Nevada Falls (round trip). Elevation: 4000 feet @ trailhead, 1000 feet to Vernal Falls, 1900 feet to Nevada Falls When to Hike: Mid-April thru Mid-July; You want to catch the peak runoff flow from the mountains into the valley to get … Read more The Mist Trail: Hike Through Yosemite’s Iconic Waterfalls

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