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

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

If you love flowers and especially Wildflowers, you probably already know that May 7th-13th, 2012 is National Wildflower Week. This isn’t a Hallmark holiday. You don’t need to buy anyone  a card or chocolates. This is simply a week set [...]

EVENTS, FUN, HIKING WITH KIDS
Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves, Anza Borrego SP

Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves, Anza Borrego SP

Gear: Before you go here is my list of recommended things to take along. Friend or a buddy…some experiences are just more fun with someone else to share them with, plus it’s safer too. Flashlights or headlamps. An extra flashlight [...]

HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS, OFF ROAD
My 3 National Parks Wish List and Why

My 3 National Parks Wish List and Why

Anyone that enjoys hiking or camping is familiar with the National Parks and what a treasure they are.  According to the National Park Service website, “The National Park System comprises 397 areas covering more than 84 million acres.”  With so [...]

CAMPING, HIKES, NP
Exploring Anza-Borrego SP, Spring in the Desert

Exploring Anza-Borrego SP, Spring in the Desert

Anza-Borrego Desert SP  is California’s largest state park. It is located to the South East of Los Angeles- about a 3 hour drive. In the late winter or early spring, this desert is an amazing place to enjoy some mild weather, primitive [...]

CAMPING, HIKES, OFF ROAD
The Biggest Full Moon of 2012 is on May 5th

The Biggest Full Moon of 2012 is on May 5th

On the evening of Saturday May 5th the moon will be at it’s closest point in it’s orbit around earth for the year of 2012. The moon will appear to be 14% larger than any other full moon of the [...]

EVENTS
Kabobs! Let’s Grill…

Kabobs! Let’s Grill…

With a variety of meats and vegetables, everyone is bound to find something they like, and you can do much of the prep work at home. Start by choosing a meat… or two… or even three. The more the better. That is, [...]

RECIPES
Peanut Butter Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Peanut Butter Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Here’s a kids camping activity that is fun for kids of all ages, is easy to do and will attract nearby squirrels and a variety of birds. There are only 4 items needed… Pine Cones- Find them! That can be [...]

FUN
Ecosox-Medium Weight Bamboo Hiking Sox

Ecosox-Medium Weight Bamboo Hiking Sox

I was looking for a new pair of socks for a snowshoeing trip I was planning. I really wanted a sock that was not too thick for fear that they would take up too much room and be tight in [...]

REVIEWS
Red Rock Canyon SP, CA

Red Rock Canyon SP, CA

Our destination was Ricardo Campground in Red Rock Canyon State Park near Cantil, CA,  which according to Mapquest was 139.89 miles or 2 hours 29 minutes away.  On this trip it was myself, and my good friends Wajid Drabu and Mark [...]

CAMPING, OFF ROAD
Photography Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Photography Scavenger Hunt for Kids

This past weekend we went camping with some friends. They also have two young girls, so I was really racking my brain for activities to keep them busy. Here is one that I came up with that was so much [...]

FUN