Big Trees

Big Basin, Big Trees

  The big trees can be hazardous… I spent so much time looking up instead of at the trail beneath my feet that I stumbled at least 15 times on the […]


Red Rock Wonder

I was driving up off the Mojave on CA 14 on my way to Death Valley to shoot the rumored ‘Superbloom’ out there this year.  As I drove up a […]

Big Sur

McWaaaay (lotta people) Falls

   Note: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (where McWay Falls is located) is open, but the trails on the east side of Hwy 1 are closed until further notice because […]


Fields of Gold

    Well, actually, you have to work a bit before you get to the fields of gold. Before that, there’s a 7 mile washboard road that’s a field of […]


The Birds: Zmudowski State Beach

I took advantage of the late summer light last week and squeezed a little more into a day that would have normally ended when I packed up and left my […]

Big Sur

Big Sur, Big Trees

  Note: (January 2018) Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is open, but due to the 2016 Soberanes fire and extreme rain in the 2016-2017 winter, many trails remain closed. Check […]


Rocks and Rollers, Soberanes Point

Note: (January 2018) This part of Garrapata State Park (west of Hwy 1) is open, but because of the 2016 Soberanes fire, the park remains closed on the east side […]


Beach Fix: Garrapata State Park

Note: (January 2017) The ocean side of Garrapata State Park is open, the park on the east side of Hwy 1 remains closed due to the 2016 Soberanes fire and […]


Classic California Coast, Right Next Door

Point Lobos State Preserve is always our first stop when guests come into town; it’s a close-by, crash course on the coastal ecosystems that puts you face to face with […]