Desert

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 […]

Hiking

The Color Green

With no meaningful rain in the the last four years, whatever color was in the oak leaves had drained away along with the water table, leaving wooded views so muted that […]

Big Sur

Ewoldsen: A Better Way to the Top

  This state park is currently closed due to fires and winter rain damage.  Check the park website for the latest information. The last time I set out on a Big […]

Big Sur

McWaaaay (lotta people) Falls

  This state park is closed due to fire and winter rain damage.  Check the park website for the latest information. “We’ve had two people killed there this year” the ranger […]

Beaches

Epiphany, with a View

  The East side of the park on Highway 1 is closed due to fire and winter rain damage. Check the park website for the latest information. This is the […]

Biking

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 […]

Biking

Best Views, No Bull

Soberness Fire Closings: Check each park website for the latest information on all county and state parks. Toro County Park, dammit. It took two, seven-mile hikes to get it right. The […]

Biking

Arroyo Seco Gorge(ous)

This is about the fourth trip Susie and I have made to the trail along Arroyo Seco Gorge, which is about 45 minutes southeast of the ranch by Carmel Valley […]

Beaches

Beach Fix: Garrapata State Park

The park on the East side of Highway 1 is closed due to damage from fire and winter rain.  For the latest information, check the park website. If you’re looking […]

Beaches

Classic 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 […]