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Death Valley: Rivers and Roads Till I Meet You (Part 1)

A few weeks ago I randomly got into a conversation on Instagram with a friend of a friend. He looked really fun and seemed to love adventure and the outdoors, so over a gorgeous photo of some hot springs in Bishop (that not very many people know about) a conversation was struck, and almost immediately after, plans were made leaving late the next evening after work, venturing  into the dark and the desert with a complete stranger on faith and…

Hiking Big Horn Mine

A few weeks back I decided to spend my Friday out in Big Horn Sheep country in the San Gabriel Mountains. The original plan had been to head out early and summit Mt. Baden Powel, I was all set, I even had crampons that I had bought so I could stay safe while walking over ice. With some research the night before, however, I decided that there was a bit too much ice and I had too little experience with…

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Adventures [Video]

Finally got around to getting this video together from mine and my friend Justin's camping trip to Joshua Tree three weeks ago.  It was my first time ever there, but definitely, won't be my last. We had such a blast camping at Indian Cove and Jumbo Rocks as well as doing a couple hikes. The weather was perfect and we were able to wander aimlessly through the desert for a few hours without worrying about the heat. Hopefully, I will be…

Switzer Falls

I have such a fun group of friends here in Cali, friends that I am going to miss dearly.  My little hiking group is one of those.  My friend Kyle always organized the weekly trips and the group varies from week to week, but when you break it down it is always the same. Great people.  Beautiful nature. Escape. Today we ventured to Switzer Falls in the San Gabriel Mountains.  It is a quick 9 mile drive into the Angeles…

Summiting My First Mountain

Today I went with my friend Kyle and some of his friends into the wilderness for a lovely hike.  We went to the Los Angeles Mountains and I got to reach my first summit. It was such a lovely day, the weather was perfect at 75, if it had been any hotter it would have been brutal.  The hike was kind of difficult because of the elevation increase and the fact that I am really out of shape.  At the…