Category: Southern California

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How to Plan an Epic Alabama Hills Camping Trip

Do you love camping in unique landscapes with epic views for FREE? Then an Alabama Hills camping trip is the perfect adventure for you!

+ Sunrise over Movie Road in the Alabama Hills

A Treasure Hunt for Alabama Hills Arches

Wandering through the Alabama Hills feels like playing on nature’s playground, with hidden arches to hunt for, piles of boulders to climb on, and some of the most beautiful views Southern California has to offer! Before living in Southern California for a month, we had never heard of the Alabama Hills. Much to our delight, … Read More A Treasure Hunt for Alabama Hills Arches

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Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree: A Can’t Miss Adventure

With its wild landscape of massive rocks and twisted trees, rock climbing in Joshua Tree is a can’t miss adventure!

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How to Spend One Day in Joshua Tree: a Jam-Packed Itinerary

With one day in Joshua Tree National Park, you can experience many of the park’s highlights, from rock climbing to the cholla cactus garden!

+ start of the hike to Tuttle Creek Ashram near Lone Pine, California

How to Hike Tuttle Creek Ashram Trail: A Journey for Enlightenment

The Tuttle Creek Ashram Trail is a moderate 4.3 mile hike with 1,500 feet of elevation gain, making for a great excursion from Lone Pine, California.

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Lone Pine Lake Hike in Southern California: A Complete Guide

Nestled below the towering peak of Mt. Whitney, the Lone Pine Lake hike makes for a perfect excursion from the Alabama Hills, offering the opportunity to explore the snowy mountains high above the rocky rubble.

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9 Best Things to Do in Death Valley National Park

In this article, we’ll lay out the best things to do in Death Valley, including off the beaten track adventures and tips for escaping the crowds.

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How to Hike Telescope Peak: the Tallest Point in Death Valley

Death Valley National Park is best known for its vast desert and soaring temperatures, but fewer people are familiar with Telescope Peak, the tallest point in Death Valley which can be reached via an incredible 14 mile hike.

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How to Hike the Golden Canyon, Gower Gulch and Badlands Loop in Death Valley

The Golden Canyon, Gower Gulch, Badlands & Zabriskie Point Loop hike is a must do Death Valley classic, showing off its most unique landscapes.

+ Sunrise at Panamint Sand Dunes in Death Valley

Backpacking to the Panamint Sand Dunes in Death Valley: A Complete Guide

Backpacking to the Panamint Sand Dunes is an amazing way to experience a remote and often-overlooked part of Death Valley National Park. Getting to the dunes requires a little work, but your efforts are likely to be paid off by having the breathtaking area entirely to yourself!

+ view from the summit of Corkscrew Peak

How to Hike Corkscrew Peak in Death Valley

If you are up for a real challenge, the 360-degree views from the top of Corkscrew Peak are some of the best in Death Valley!