Posts Tagged With: Outdoors

Hiking Mammoth’s Crystal Lake

The Crystal Crag trail in Mammoth is one of the best compromises between breathtaking scenery and ease of access that you’ll find in California.

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The Devils Slide Trail to the Tahquitz Peak Lookout

Don’t let the name fool you, the Devils Slide Trail is a heavenly slice of Southern California hiking.

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Convict Lake Fall Color

Callie and I finished our fall color trip at another classic eastern Sierra spot. Convict Lake never disappoints.

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Lundy Canyon Fall Color

Lundy Canyon is yet another spectacular fall hike in the eastern Sierra. Callie and I were fortunate to hit the trail on a beautiful day when the foliage was peaking.

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Fall Color at Mcgee Creek

Mcgee Creek is one of our favorite spots in the Eastern Sierra for fall color. Most people avoid the area because the best views require you to hike and explore a bit. With Callie in tow, that is a requirement for us, so Mcgee Creek is a perfect fit.

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Bishop Fall Color Guide: A Morning in Paradise

Every year around the end of September, foliage in the Eastern Sierra begins to turn color to signal the change in season. For a brief couple of weeks, the Sierra crest lights up with brilliant hues of red, orange, and yellow as Aspen groves transition towards fall. It is one of the most dazzling displays of nature found on the West Coast. Furthermore, the fact that this amazing explosion of seasonal color occurs in California, which is traditionally devoid of these types of scenes, makes the occasion even more special.

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Crystal Lake to Mount Islip Loop

The recently re-opened Crystal Lake area north of Azusa, CA is a great place to escape the LA crowds on a busy weekend.

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Snow on the Sam Merrill Trail: Cobb Estate to Mount Lowe

It snowed in our local foothills this weekend and Callie was on the scene to investigate.

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Lake Ediza and Thousand Island Lake: Like Old Times

After a 20 year hiatus, my dad and I finally got back into the Sierra to rekindle an old father and son tradition.

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