Near and Dear – Sly Park / Jenkinson Lake, California

Near Pollock Pines CA ( about an hour east on Highway 50 from Sacramento) there lies Jenkinson lake reservoir and surrounding it is the Sly Park recreation area. Danielle and I grew up near this

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Mighty Climb for the Great Fall(s) – Yosemite

Yosemite Valley is a tourist destination and for good reason. The views are incredible! We were particularly drawn to the tallest waterfall in North America with a vertical drop of 2,425 ft: Yosemite Falls. If

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Tough Tufa – Mono Lake

Mono Lake is a saltwater body of water that is slightly more than twice as salty as the ocean! In June, the lake is a pea soup green (which was exactly what we saw. I

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Gold to Ghost – Bodie, CA

To celebrate four years together, James and I set off on a trip in June 2016 to explore the ghost town Bodie, Ca, then ventured to Mono Lake and finally to Yosemite National Park. This

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Damp, Cold, and Happy: Part 2

D: I had never been to Yellowstone before and I’ve always wanted to go so that I could do my best Yogi Bear impression and say “Hey! I’m in Jellystone!” and of course to catch

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Damp, Cold, and Happy – Grand Teton & Yellowstone

  J: By June 2014 D and I had been together for a couple of years and were looking to break away for a little summer trip, see some new sights, and try to get

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Deefy Martin

J: I’ve been lucky enough to have family pass down an oral history of their time spent ranching and exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains while grazing cattle in the back country during the summer months.

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Growing Pains – Ansel Adams Wilderness

3 years ago now, we decided to venture out on our very first backpacking trip. If you’ve never been on a backpacking trip before, I highly suggest you give it a go. There’s something about

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