Big Basin Redwoods in the Winter

This park is near and dear to my heart. Every time I come here it feels like I’m coming home. You see, I grew up coming to this park. This was my families ‘go to’ place. We would drive up after school on Friday, set up camp and spend all weekend in the Redwoods. I…

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

One particularly early morning, Erik had a doctors appointment. So we all piled in the car and went with him. The kids and I hung out in the car while daddy did his appointment. Afterward we wanted to shake off those doctor vibes, and the best way to do that? Go adventuring, of course! We…

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Pinnacles National Park: Bear Gulch Cave Hike

We were itching to get out of the house. Work and school and housework had us needing an escape. There was a chance of rain in the late afternoon, so that meant we had all morning to adventure (not that we would have let the rain stop us). So we got ourselves ready, filled our…

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Hikers Companion Playing Cards

This past week we went on a wonderful hike out at Pinnacles National Monument (Stay tuned to the blog for more info on this trip). While we were hiking we came across some poop. Normal people don’t get excited about some poop on a trail however, we are not normal! The reason we were excited…

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