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. So many hikes to beaches, where the guys would dig and dig and dig. A 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 know the beaches?  A place where you look around and see not just the individual Read more…

Pescadero Marsh

As part of our “twenty four hikes this year” project, I’ve been keeping an eye on the POST Hiking Calendar. Pescadero Marsh was the easiest option for January, and I thought the boys would like an easy hike to start the year off on the right foot. We added The Read more…

Plans for 2021

Yes, it’s bold to make plans for travel, camping, and exploration in the middle of a pandemic, but we’re in the mood to look forward. Last year certainly taught us that plans are always changing, hard to predict, and likely to be canceled. Still. It’s a new year and hope Read more…

blue heron

Our first weekend trip

We are not full time RVers. We have two kids in school and two grown ups working 40 hours a week. Even with the (potential) added flexibility of remote learning and reasonable amounts of vacation time, most of our camping will be done on the weekends. The goal we set Read more…

California on Fire

August was a tough month. On August 18th, in the early morning hours, we woke to the sounds of thunder. Like many Bay Area residents we sat by our windows and watched lightning and counted seconds until thunder claps. Summer thunder storms are not common in California, and we all Read more…

Pelican Nesting View

Have you picked up any new hobbies since the COVID closed the world? Me? I’ve become a birdwatcher. Pre-March, I could sort out a jay from an egret, but not much more than that. While we were sheltering, I downloaded iNaturalist, and started cataloging the birds in our backyard. Then Read more…