The Fern Lake trail near Mammoth is a short and steep hike, which makes it an ideal spot to get a quick escape into the High Sierra.
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Hiking to Mammoth’s Fern Lake
A Sunset Hike on Mount Williamson
Mount Williamson is a relatively short hike, but if you want easy access to the San Gabriel high country and some amazing views along the way, then you would be hard pressed to find a better trail.
Merrick Backcountry Dog Food Review
Callie recently became an ambassador for the Merrick Backcountry Dog Food brand. This was not the first offer for us to present sponsored content on our site, but it is the first that we accepted. I believe that Merrick’s brand of high calorie, protein rich food is a great match for Callie’s adventures, so the relationship feels harmonious.
Hiking the High Desert Loop
This 23 mile hike connects three different trails together into an epic loop that showcases the variety of ecosystems the San Gabriel Mountains have to offer.
Mojave National Preserve: Peace and Beauty near Las Vegas
Tucked away in the empty stretch of desert between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the Mojave National Preserve is the perfect escape for people looking to take a break from civilization. Continue reading
Fall at Finger Lake: Backpacking the Big Pine South Fork Trail
Epic mountain views? Check. A pristine emerald lake? Check. The biggest glaciers in the Sierra? Check. All of the crowds that you think would accompany such a magical spot? Not so much. Finger Lake is the type of hidden gem that showcases the breadth of amazing locations that California has to offer for those willing to explore off the beaten path.
Hiking the Baboon Lakes in Lake Sabrina Basin
A little off-trail can go a long way, and the Baboon Lakes are a perfect example of that. Only a few hours drive from LA, this area remains an oasis for people looking to escape the beaten path while keeping their day job.
Hiking South Lake to Treasure Lakes
We concluded our family weekend in the Sierra with a day hike to the Treasure Lakes near Bishop. This is another short trail that gives hikers a great taste of the High Sierra without too much effort.
Day hiking Little Lakes Valley
We returned to the mountains this past weekend for another taste of early summer in the High Sierra. This time, the whole family tagged along and we did some more family friendly dayhikes out of Owen’s Valley. Our first hike was in Little Lakes Valley, which is one of the easiest access points to the High Sierra and also one of the range’s flattest trails. It’s the perfect trail for someone’s first trip to the Sierra.
Sandstone Peak – Mishe Mokwa Trail Loop
About an hour west of Los Angeles, Sandstone Peak features a dazzling vista of the Pacific that rivals any view that I’ve seen in Southern California.