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In California/ Hiking/ Sequoia National Park/ Uncategorized

Hiking to Lower Monarch Lake in Mineral King Valley

October 9, 2016

Hiking to Lower Monarch Lake really rewards you for climbing nearly 5 miles uphill. Even though there is the option to travel further to Upper Monarch Lake and Sawtooth Pass, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything, and let me say - my fear of missing out on any hike is pretty substantial. Lower Monarch Lake was spectacular enough to call it a final…

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In Hiking/ Tips & Resources/ Uncategorized

26 Ways To Stop Being A Jerk When Hiking

September 22, 2016

The other day, I decided to climb Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point. Granted, this is one of the most popular hikes in the Los Angeles area, so I wasn't expecting pristine solitude. But even so, I was pretty shocked at the number of hikers displaying such blatant indifference to how they were acting. What began as two people running down straight at me as I was ascending the…

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travel hobbiton shire
In Tips & Resources

7 Unconventional Ways to Prioritize Travel in Your Life

September 1, 2016

Let's face it. Everyone wants to travel. Whether it's a simple 4-day weekend driving up north, a weeklong Caribbean cruise, or 2 weeks in Europe, the desire to escape the daily routine for fun and leisure is always there. However, not everyone does it. Many people I know have the best intentions of taking their dream trip but never do. Others I know rarely go out of town,…

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Overlanding
In Camping & Overlanding/ Tips & Resources

A Beginner’s Guide to Overlanding

August 10, 2016

What is overlanding? It’s kind of a thing now. If you’re unaware of overlanding but love camping, road tripping and hardcore adventure, you may want to read further. Overlanding is the latest and greatest in the ever burgeoning outdoorsy world where vehicles now take center stage. And these vehicles aren’t just any vehicles with standard off-road packages. In addition to being trail worthy, they may…

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The Last Supper (Albert Szukalski, 1984) (Rhyolite, NV)
In Nevada/ Places to see

The Real “Last Supper” Was in a Ghost Town Called Rhyolite

July 27, 2016

The Last Supper sculpture was my main reason for wanting to visit Rhyolite, and it did not disappoint. It's weird, makes no sense and then starts making sense after you notice the visual contrast with the surrounding environment. It was created by a Belgian artist named Albert Szukalski. As I followed, I learn that Mr. Szukalski happened upon the area when he was visiting Northern California.…

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