It’s summer again, and we’re celebrating our first full year as Quail Snail, and our first full summer with our camper, the Alto R1723. We’re ready for adventure, and this year, we’re bring our Quail Snail cats, Cloud and Solar with us when we can. We’ve got a list of things we want to see this year, but we’re still mostly local, as conditions are ever changing.

So we’re still focusing on the beautiful places close to home.   We live in a spectacular corner of the world, California’s Bay Area, and there are so many parks and open spaces we don’t know nearly well enough.   Join our family as we explore our own backyard…and maybe a few longer treks.


Because not everything fits in a video...

Climbing Moro Rock

Part Two of our Sequoia Spring Break Trip I remember lots of amazing moments hiking with my family. Epic waterfalls in Olympic National Park. The elk we saw in Fern Canyon in Redwood National Park. Read more…

Perfect Weekend Camping

Do you have a favorite local campsite?  Somewhere close to home, where you return to again and again when you just want to spend a weekend outdoors?  Somewhere familiar, where you’ve hiked nearby trails, and Read more…

Next Adventure

Sequoia National Park

Three Rivers, CA