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Western Sierras: Granite Creek 

For the final leg of our trip, we headed north again to the Sierra National Forest just south of Yosemite. Our next camp was only 15 miles geographically from our camp at Onion Springs, but to drive there it took us almost four hours on 60 miles of windy mountain roads.  We stopped at the… Continue reading Western Sierras: Granite Creek 

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Anza Borrego: Wildflowers & Rainbow Canyon

We took a spontaneous trip to Anza Borrego State Park to camp for a few nights and see the amazing wildflower bloom. This may not sound like much, but as a mom of three my ‘spontaneous’ is actually more like the running speed of a clumsy turtle and it rarely happens that I can successfully… Continue reading Anza Borrego: Wildflowers & Rainbow Canyon

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Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 3

In 2016 we spent a week exploring Death Valley. Follow these links to Part 1 and Part 2. Day 6- Titus Canyon, Fall Canyon Our ambitious plan for day six was to summit Thimble Peak, and then drive down the Titus Canyon Trail. We began at the turnoff from Highway 374. When we got to… Continue reading Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 3

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Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 2

At the beginning of 2016 we took a week-long trip to Death Valley National Park. Follow this link to Part One. Day 3- Echo Canyon, Inyo Mine, Lees Camp On day three we drove the 4×4 trail through Echo Canyon to the Inyo Mine. To get to Inyo Mine, we followed Echo Canyon Road about… Continue reading Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 2

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Trip Report: Death Valley 2016 Part 1

At the beginning of 2016 we took a week-long trip to Death Valley National Park. It was our first visit to this enormous park, but we fell in love almost immediately. We are planning another trip in the winter of 2017, but that doesn’t seem soon enough! To satisfy my Death Valley cravings in the… Continue reading Trip Report: Death Valley 2016 Part 1