Western Hiking

On Catalina Island, All Trails Lead to Fun – Part 2

… This is a continuation of last weeks post about hiking on Catalina Island!  Thank you to the Catalina Island Conservancy. About Hiking on Catalina Island… If you have only a little bit of time to explore the trails of Catalina, we highly recommend the Garden to Sky Hike, which starts at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. Note that ... Read More »

On Catalina Island, All Trails Lead to Fun – Part 1

When it comes to outdoor recreation, Catalina Island fills the bill. And as for hiking, Catalina can’t be beat. No other Channel Island features the diversity that Catalina has to offer. More than 200 miles of trails beckon both the tennis shoe hiker and the experienced trekker. An assortment of loop trails give day hikers a great glimpse at a ... Read More »

Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra Is a Hiker’s Paradise

Mammoth Lakes, just outside the Eastern Gate of Yosemite in the Eastern Sierra is a hiker’s paradise in every season. *SPRING* Hiking in the Mammoth Lakes area during the spring offers spectacular scenery and mild temperatures. Each week a new lake thaws and the snow melts on one of our many trails. Highway 120 to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Natio ... Read More »

Classic Crystal Lake: A gem within a gem

By Lara Kaylor The hike to Crystal Lake begins in the Mammoth Lakes Basin — a beautiful area in the heart of Mammoth Lakes that boasts beauty and wonder all on its own. Make it to Crystal Lake, however, and you’ll find a special gem. Nestled in an alpine setting at approximately 9,500 feet, Crystal Lake is a popular summertime ... Read More »

Like Beach Camping? Here are the Top 5 Locations in California

by Isabella Noyola If you’re interested in camping, to take your camping experience further, in California you will start looking for camping close to the beach or in the best-case scenario – camping on an actual beach. Meaning, you want to be put to sleep by the sound of crashing waves of the ocean and be awaken by the seagull ... Read More »