Red Rock

Red Rock

After we left Death Valley, we went to Red Rock State Park. There’s a small campground there, first come first served.  We were luck enough to not only get a site for two nights but to get a really nice site with a level concrete pad and good picnic table. Site number 6, folks. That’s…

January Hiking

January Hiking

January is a good time to hike in our part of California. Pretty cold, but all that means is that it is not likely to be hot enough to melt your eyebrows right off your face. As it so often is during the summer. The image above was taken on the Loafer Loop in the…

Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Valley

Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Valley

Bob’s Grandma Frances told stories of when she was in her teens and her family went to Yosemite. She and several family members hiked from Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Valley, up over Cloud’s Rest. They spent the night in the valley, then they turned around and hiked back up to Tenaya Lake the next day.

Paradise Flume Trail

Paradise Flume Trail

That even sounds nice, doesn’t it? Paradise Flume Trail. That’s been on our agenda since we moved to Oroville in March, and we finally made there last Wednesday. Getting There From Oroville It’s a nice little drive from Oroville to Paradise, up Highway 70 to Penz Road. We followed Penz Road to Dean Road and…

My Most Enjoyable Hiking Lunch

My Most Enjoyable Hiking Lunch

We don’t take long breaks when we hike. It isn’t that we’re demon-strong hikers; it’s just that we can’t get going again if we stop the long. The engines stall, and we have to whine our way back to the trail head. If it’s a long hike, 6 hours or more, we do need to…

4 1/4 bears

4 1/4 bears

My husband and I recently went camping and hiking in Sequoia National Park. It was a great trip, including the above mentioned 4 1/4 bears. How, you ask, do you see a quarter of a bear? Easy. We were hiking the trail down to the Muir Grove, and I saw the tail end of a…

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