11.11 Sight Seeing on a Sunday: The Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain, and Mud Volcanoes

Last weekend, Alex and I found ourselves with an open Sunday. We had zero plans, the neighbors were out of town, and Al was coming off of a long week at work. So we decided to get out of town for the day to see two places that have both been on our Long-List for … More 11.11 Sight Seeing on a Sunday: The Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain, and Mud Volcanoes

10.16 Celebrating 27 in Yosemite National Park

After a pretty devastating laptop crash immediately following my birthday, I am happy to announce that all of my photos have been recovered and that I can finally share some beautiful Yosemite pictures with you all! On September 10th, I entered my “late-twenties,” I guess you can say. I turned 27! That whole saying “age … More 10.16 Celebrating 27 in Yosemite National Park

9.10 Torrance’s Madrona Marsh: Learning A Little Bit About Wildlife Habitats in the Southbay

If you Google Maps the City of Torrance, you’ll notice a large green area labeled as Madrona Marsh. I happened across this one day, months ago, and have driven past the sign countless times on Hawthorne Blvd. And all the while, I always had in my mind, “you know, we really need to stop here … More 9.10 Torrance’s Madrona Marsh: Learning A Little Bit About Wildlife Habitats in the Southbay

8.26 Hiking Split Mountain: California’s Least-Climbed 14er

About two weeks ago, the craziest thing happened: Al and I were given off on the same week. We were both between shows and somehow all the stars aligned to finally give us a week off…together. We almost couldn’t believe it. After the initial shock of it all, we immediately had the same thought: we … More 8.26 Hiking Split Mountain: California’s Least-Climbed 14er

6.22 Hiking Mt. Whitney; the tallest peak in the lower 48

Last weekend we attempted to summit Mt. Whitney – the tallest peak in the contiguous United States, at 14,505 ft. elevation. We didn’t make it. But as the famous John Muir would say, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” If you or someone you know is planning on hiking … More 6.22 Hiking Mt. Whitney; the tallest peak in the lower 48