Cucamonga Peak, sitting at 8,862 ft elevation, is the second mountain in LA’s Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. It’s part of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Bernardino National Forest, and it has one of the most beautiful summit views I have ever been to! This hike has quickly become one of my very favorites … More 8.15 Hiking to Cucamonga Peak
Even though it was months and months and MONTHS ago, today I wanted to share some photos from our weekend-long camping trip out in the Carrizo Plain. Last April, a bunch of friends decided to pack up our vehicles and head out towards San Luis Obispo (or SLO, for short) to camp out in BLM … More 8.14 Camping Out in the Carrizo Plain
I’m a little embarrassed about how long it’s taken me to write these Death Valley posts…I mean we took the trip in MARCH for crying out loud! Do any of you out there have any advice for making the time to really sit down and write? Do you schedule it into your week or daily … More 7.28 Our Death Valley Weekend: Day Three
Today I wanted to share a couple of photos from a hike my friend, Julie, and I did the other weekend! We summited Mt. Wilson — the first of LA’s Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. We chose to park at Mt. Wilson Trailhead Park (free street parking!) and took Mt. Wilson Trail up to the top and … More 6.24 LA’s Mt. Wilson Hike
Our second day at Death Valley didn’t start at the crack of dawn — since we had a long day of early driving the day before, we slept in til about 7am. Our hotel didn’t have complimentary breakfast (although it did have complimentary coffee!) so we did what any seasoned pro’s would do: we made … More 6.22 Our Death Valley Weekend: Day Two
Today I just wanted to do a quick post to share some photos from our Anniversary morning spent at Balboa Island in Newport Beach. For our Anniversary last month, we had originally planned to go camping … but with Al’s nagging back injury, we decided that sleeping on the ground wouldn’t be such a good idea … More 5.30 A Morning on Balboa Island
I’ve been putting these posts off for way too long, and funnily enough, it’s not the writing that I’ve been putting off … it’s been the thought of having to narrow down my photos from the hundreds that I took, to just a few … that’s honestly the hardest part, ha! Death Valley, the largest … More 5.24 Our Death Valley Weekend: Day One
Today I’m sharing some photos from a day trip my friend Gabby and I took to Joshua Tree National Park in February! We went right after the Government shutdown, and I was happy to see that most of the park was back in good condition, albeit a few damaged Joshua Trees 😦 But other than … More 3.27 Gabby’s First Time at Joshua Tree — Day Trippin’ It!
If you’ve been following along on my last few posts, you know that Alex and I agreed to gift one another experiences this last Christmas. In my last post, you can read all about Al’s experience to me: an evening blending wine at The Blending Lab. For my gift to Al, I knew right away what I … More 2.28 Rock Climbing with REI
As I mentioned in a previous post, this last Christmas was the first Christmas that Alex and I spent just the two of us in California! We knew it was going to be a very different sort of holiday for us, so we wanted to do something a little more special for gift-giving this year. … More 2.6.19 The Blending Lab, LA’s Newest and Coolest Winery!