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Trail Guide: Picnic Rock Hike in Lake Tahoe | Beautiful views!

This is a short-and-sweet trail with a little bit of elevation gain but so much payoff. The Picnic Rock Hike is easily done in the summer and, with the right equipment, winter, too! Here’s everything you need to know before you hike. Picnic Rock Hike Key Information Trailhead: Brockway Summit Tahoe Rim Trail Trailhead Hike End: Brockway Summit Tahoe Rim...

The Ultimate Guide to Yosemite in Two Days

Yosemite is no hidden gem, but it’s so iconic for good reason! This is one of my favorite national parks in the US. With incredible granite cliffs, sheer drop-offs, and some of the best viewpoints in the world, Yosemite isn’t to be missed! Here’s my guide to seeing Yosemite in two days. The best time to visit Yosemite You can really visit Yosemite...

The Ultimate Trail Guide to Backpacking Loon Lake to Buck Island Lake in 2 Days

This 2 day, 1 night backpacking trip has everything—it’s really beautiful, easy-to-organize, full of lakes to jump into, and there are loads of campsites to choose from. Here’s everything you need to know before going backpacking from Loon Lake to Buck Island Lake. Loon Lake to Buck Island lake Trail Key Information Trailhead: Loon Lake Hike End: Loon...

Glacier Point To Panorama Point Trail Guide: Everything You Need To Know About This Day Hike

There are few places that have the accessibility and magnitude of Yosemite Valley. The Glacier Point to Panorama Point day hike combines incredible views, a decent amount of milage, and a great resting spot into one fantastic day out. Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. If you purchase something using an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission...

The Ultimate Guide to the Half Dome Hike in a Day

Sitting nearly 9000 feet above the sea level, Half Dome is an iconic hike in Yosemite National Park. With over 5000 ft of elevation gain over about 8 miles, this hike is demanding but rewarding. This bucket list hike requires a little bit of forethought and organization but is certainly worth doing—here’s my guide to doing the Half Dome Hike in a day! Half Dome...

Two Incredible Days in Castle Crags: Itinerary & Guide

Castle Crags State Park is a beautiful, highly underrated state park in California. With picture-perfect views of granite towers, endless hiking and climbing, and close proximity to Mount Shasta and beyond, Castle Crags is certainly worth a few days. If you have two days to spend in the area, this guide is for you! Here’s my 2 day Castle Crags Itinerary.  When...

Hiking the Castle Dome Trail in Castle Crags State Park: Ultimate Trail Guide

The Castle Dome Trail is one of Castle Crags State Park’s best hikes. This trail is short but intense, with plenty of elevation gain rewarded with incredible views of the Castle Crags and Mount Shasta in the distance. If there’s only one hike you do in this state park, make it this one! Castle Dome Trail in a nutshell Views ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5...

Everything You Need to Know About the Heart Lake Hike Near Mount Shasta

The Castle Lake to Heart Lake hike is short but sweet—it’s only a few miles long but the views are unmatched! Read on to learn everything you need to know about the Heart Lake Hike near Mount Shasta. Heart Lake Hike in a nutshell Views ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. Technical Difficulty ⭐⭐ Rating: 2 out of 5. Overall Experience ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Heart Lake...

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking the Hetch Hetchy Loop in 3 Days

If you’re looking for itineraries for 3 days backpacking in Hetch Hetchy, look no further! This loop brings you to stunning campsites and viewpoints, and is such a lovely way to experience Yosemite National Park. Here’s the ultimate guide to backpacking the Hetch Hetchy Loop in 3 days. I’ll share what I wish I packed, what information you need to...