Jim and I closed out our trip in Yosemite like we do on all of our National Park trips … with a surprising last hike that turned out to be our favorite! May Lake, located along the Tioga Pass, is a great six mile day hike, but it also makes a great overnight backpacking hike … More 1.17.20 Yosemite Photos Post 5; May Lake
It’s time for another Dewey the Dewdrop update! With another weekend under our belt, we’ve gotten a lot of the more tedious tasks done and out of the way and we’ll be moving onto the really fun stuff soon — the re-build! ^^it’s important to cover up all of your skin (preferably with baggy clothes) … More 1.14.20 Dewey Demo Continues!
Checking back in for Dewey Demo Day #2! We got up bright and early on this beautiful Saturday and waited until it was neighborly-acceptable to start pounding on metal again (10am, in case you didn’t know) and worked until the sun went down. Time sure does fly when you’re tearing a trailer apart and solving … More 1.4.20 Dewey Demo Day #2
It’s Demo Day, baby! Last week, we pulled Dewey out of our garage space into the Southern California sunshine for some good old-fashioned demolition! We set our goal for the day: strip her down to the bare essentials. And while we didn’t quite get all the way to our goal (I broke a drill bit at … More 12.16 Demo Day!
Surprise! We are officially Trailer Trash!! 😉 If you haven’t already heard, Alex and I purchased a trailer about a month and a half ago. But not just any trailer … a teardrop trailer, and we’ve named her Dewey. Dewey The Dewdrop, to be exact. Teardrop Trailers were introduced in the 1930s and 40s after World War II when … More 12.8 Dewey The Dewdrop is Born: Renovating a 1950s Teardrop Trailer
I’m skipping our Half Dome Hike Day for a moment here because I want to write a longer post about that later, and instead moving to the day after our big hike. We opted to start our day with a 7(ish)-mile loop to Mirror Lake, in The Valley. Parking in The Valley can be tough, so try to get … More 12.2 Yosemite Photos Post 3; Mirror Lake
Hey everyone! Today I just wanted to share some photos from our third peak of LA’s Six Pack of Peaks Challenge — Mt. San Antonio … or “Mt. Baldy” as it’s more popularly known as! Summiting Mt. Baldy is an 11-mile roundtrip hike and peaks at 10,064 ft with a 3,990 ft elevation gain. I … More 10.30 LA’s Six Pack of Peaks Challenge 3/6: Mt. Baldy
Super late…but not forgotten! Here is September’s Lookback List, comin’ in hot! SEPTEMBER, IN REVIEW: READING: This month I actually finished two very different, but equally fantastic novels. The first, which has jumped pretty high on my ‘favorites’ list is called Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese. It is a work of fiction that takes … More 10.15 September in Review
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