Activities

Activities

There are so many types of outdoor activities! Explore them all!

Visiting Pirate Tower, Victoria Beach, Laguna Beach

A fun little roadside stop on a beautiful Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach CA. Contrary to it's name, this 60ft "Pirate Tower", as it's affectionately called by the locals, has nothing to do with...

Hiking to Yost / Fern Lakes, Inyo National Forest

This is a short but difficult hike to two beautiful lakes in the Sierra Mountains in Inyo National Forest. Yost and Fern lakes sit on opposite sides of a large rocky peak. This hike...
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Kings Creek Falls Trail

The most popular short hike in Lassen National Park, and for good reason! This is a relatively easy and beautiful hike with huge views! Think of it almost like a mini Mist Trail in...

Burkhart Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls

Cooper Canyon Falls is a pretty nice hike by Southern California standards that flows year round and roars in April/May from snow run off. Burkhart Trail to get there is mostly shaded, lots of...

Colby Canyon to Josephine Peak and Strawberry Peak

Colby Canyon offers a scenic route up to both Josephine Peak and Strawberry Peak (most challenging peak in the front range of the San Gabriels). This hike gives you great 360-degree views of the...

How Much Water Do You Need When Hiking or Backpacking?

Being properly hydrated when hiking or backpacking is not only vitally important for your health, but for your enjoyment as well. Dehydration can lead to serious health problems, which can be especially dangerous if...
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Spelunking in Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave

The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave tour was my favorite thing that we did in Belize during our entire trip! I am a bit partial and really enjoy spelunking and exploring caves, but this adventure...
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Mirror Lake Loop Trail

Overview: Distance: 2-8mi (depending on route) Type: Loop Time: 1-3hrs Elevation at trailhead:  Roughly 4,000ft Elevation Gain/Loss: Roughly 100ft Difficulty: Easy Crowd Factor: Moderate-High Best Time: May-Sept, Oct-Nov ...
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Guide to Hiking Half Dome

Hiking Half Dome is a "bucket list" item for many people and is not something to commit to lightly or to go into unprepared. This 8,844 ft tall peak in Yosemite National Park provides...

How to Get a Zion Narrows Permit

Overnight backpacking permits for the Zion Narrows are like gold - they are incredibly hard to get and go very quickly once they become available. Day hiking permits are much easier and far less...

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