Terra Firma Adventures
Snowshoeing the Gold Creek Pond Loop Wallace Falls State Park, WA Hermit Falls Trail, Angeles National Forest Day Hikes in Yosemite Valley,NP Maggie Lakes, Golden Trout Widerness Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel CA Hiking Chain Lakes, Yosemite NP Devils Postpile NM, Mammoth Lakes CA -The Postpile

Snowshoeing the Gold Creek Pond Loop

Are you in the Seattle area and looking for a short (less than 2 mile) and relatively close snowshoe hike that is a great way to

Wallace Falls State Park, WA

Only minutes from Goldbar, WA, the Wallace Falls State Park Management Area is a 4,735-acre camping park found on the west side of the Cascade

Hermit Falls Trail, Angeles National Forest

If you’re looking for a short summer hike with cool water and a significant amount of tree cover, the Hermit Falls Trail in the Big

Day Hikes in Yosemite Valley,NP

If your planning a hiking trip to the Yosemite Valley in Yosemite NP here are some great highlight videos that the National Park Service has

Maggie Lakes, Golden Trout Widerness

The Sierra Nevada range has so many beautiful little gems hidden within it, it’s really hard to choose where to spend your time. Here is

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel CA

Point Lobos State Reserve is often referred to as “the crown jewel of California’s state park system”. It attracts over 300,000 visitors each year…and for good reason.

Hiking Chain Lakes, Yosemite NP

Do you want to experience Yosemite in the summer without the crowds? Here is a beautiful, moderately strenuous 14 mile overnighter that will allow you

Devils Postpile NM, Mammoth Lakes CA -The Postpile

Devils Postpile National Monument is one of those places that had been on my list of MUST sees for a while. The internet search results

Hellman Wilderness Park- Sycamore Canyon, Whittier CA

Hellman Wilderness Park- Sycamore Canyon, Whittier CA

Hellman Wilderness Park, Sycamore Canyon is Located in Whittier, CA http://www.cityofwhittier.org/depts/prcs/parks/locationsmap.asp  The Hellman Wilderness Park has a few different trails but our map led us to the Sycamore Canyon Trail. At first I was a little sketchy; we started out on [...]

HIKES
Ways to Connect With Other “Outdoorsy” People

Ways to Connect With Other “Outdoorsy” People

One of the most difficult things about living in any city is meeting new people with similar interests. I find this especially true when it comes to  meeting people that enjoy hiking, camping or various other outdoor activities. Here are [...]

HOW TO
Environmental Nature Center- Newport Beach, CA

Environmental Nature Center- Newport Beach, CA

The Environmental Nature Center located in Newport Beach, CA is the type of place anyone interested in nature, whether adult or child, will enjoy. There are so many things to do and see. Hidden in the The Learning Center is [...]

HIKING WITH KIDS, URBAN
Planning a Camping Trip…The Budget

Planning a Camping Trip…The Budget

Camping can be very expensive or very affordable. Everyone has different ideas and expectations about what camping is or should be. One thing that can really help make camping an affordable pastime is learning how to budget for a trip. [...]

CAMPING
Campfire Links…General Camping Links

Campfire Links…General Camping Links

  General Camping Links: Here are some links to great information about Camping Ideas, Recipes, Tips or Stories about the outdoors. If you have a camping blog and wish to share it, please include your link… If you wish to [...]

CAMPFIRE LINKS
What Is A Good Age To Start Taking Your Child Hiking?

What Is A Good Age To Start Taking Your Child Hiking?

I have talked to several friends that have young kids and they have asked me when they should start to take their kid(s) hiking? Hiking is a fun and easy way to expose young children to the outdoors, and if [...]

HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS
Campfire Links… Recipes

Campfire Links… Recipes

Gather round the campfire to share your best camping recipes… I’m compiling this fantastic list of camping recipes. Check them out, and if you know of one or have one to share, please add it below… [...]

CAMPFIRE LINKS
Pop-Eye, Over Easy Egg and Toast

Pop-Eye, Over Easy Egg and Toast

If you are looking for an simple way to make over easy eggs and toast while camping, or anytime for that matter, try combining the two. This recipe goes by many names, but in my house my kids know it [...]

RECIPES
Goecaching, For the First Time

Goecaching, For the First Time

Last week I was listening to the outdoor podcast and I came across an episode about Geocaching. It sounded interesting and seemed like something I could easily do with my daughters. I went to the geocaching.com website and did a quick search by inputting [...]

FUN, HIKING WITH KIDS
Trail Mix, Make Your Own

Trail Mix, Make Your Own

If you want to make a kick butt trail mix, here is a recipe. Well, it’s more of a guideline and a few general rules to follow. There are two things you need to get out of a trail mix. [...]

RECIPES