Suicide Rock, Idyllwild, CA

Suicide Rock is a popular 7.5 mile moderate-to-strenuous hike/snowshoe in Idyllwild, CA. Elevation gain is approximately 1800 feet. The hike begins at Deer Springs trailhead along Highway 243, about a mile north of town. The trail is open year-round, with … Continue reading

To The Top: Yaktrax on Mt. San Jacinto, Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA and snow are two things that most people would not put together in their minds. Nevertheless, if you are in the desert resort town that has a fixation on mid-century modernism and want to take a break … Continue reading

El Niño Snowshoeing in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego

East of San Diego’s famous sun drenched beaches, some 40 miles as a bird flies, sit the Laguna Mountains, reaching more than 6,000 feet into the blue sky.  Up there, amidst conifers, oaks, and meadows, are numerous trails spanning the … Continue reading

Yosemite’s Dewey Point via the Ridge Trail

I pulled off Glacier Point Road where it ends in the winter and into the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, got my things together and then walked over to the trail head area for Dewey Point. Strapping on … Continue reading

Lake Tahoe Snowshoeing Offers Variety and Solitude

Snowshoeing California’s Lake Tahoe area is a must-visit for the novice or experienced. The stunning natural beauty, variety of trail options, and endless blue skies paint a scene reminiscent of a Thomas Kinkade canvas. In South Lake Tahoe, you can … Continue reading

Go on an African Safari in California

The excitement is palpable as we gather around the meeting point across from Delilah’s Cafe at Safari West. A row of rugged jeeps is lined up in front of us, adding to the anticipation of adventure. We are awaiting … Continue reading