Lake Jennie

Lake Jennie is a hidden gem within the Sequoia National Park. The trail is great for an all day hike or an overnight backpacking adventure! The crystal blue lake is surrounded by trees on side side and a granite rock wall on the other. It is also probably some of the clearest water I have…

Sacred Space.

Need a little down time? There could not be a better place for this then The Sacred Space! This hidden gem is located right off of the 101 freeway in Summerland, just below Santa Barbara. As you park in the gravel parking lot you can start to get a sense of the wonder that is…

Gaviota Wind Caves

The wind caves in in Gaviota (right above Santa Barbara)¬†feature beautiful views of the hills and ocean! The hike is located right off of the 101 Highway, at the Gaviota Beach exit. You will park at the trail head in the dirt parking lot. From there follow the trail up to the hill, where you…

Muir Woods National Monument

John Muir was a mountain man who had a significant influence in the world of preservation. He had a deep connection to the wilderness, and became know for his almost spiritual writings about ecology and the environment. He realized that everything in the environment, including humans, is¬†interconnected. Therefore, it¬†is impossible to change only one part…

Deep Creek Hot Springs

This hike and hot springs are a unique way to spend the day in California! They are located about an hour drive from Big Bear Lake. Once you take the turn off the freeway the road turns into a dirt road through the middle of nowhere for about 7 miles. Suddenly you will pull up…

Yosemite

Sometimes we need to immerse our self in nature to remember why we need to protect it. Being surrounded by nature can make you feel small, but in a humbling way. It reminds us that there is more to the world than just our daily trials and tributes! Yosemite happens to be one of my…