The great thing about visiting the Yosemite Valley is the close proximity to the many amazing hikes. From your campsite, cabin or room you are only a short shuttle ride to the trail head of your choice. The best 8 hikes range from an easy 2 hour hike like Mirror Lake to strenuous all day hikes like Half Dome. A few can be done as one entire hike. Make sure you are in good physical condition and do not have an extreme fear of heights and you should be able to complete most of these. The views from these trails will take your breath away and keep you wanting to come back for more. Be prepared for all of these hikes. Wear the proper boots, layered clothes, have a backpack and plenty of water and snacks. Continue reading “Best Hikes in Yosemite Valley”
The massive storms we have had this winter have made it hard to get out to fish so I decided if you can’t beat them, join them, and I headed up to my cousin’s cabin in Big Bear. Driving through the snow, we arrived to find over a foot of the white stuff. Not long after unloading the car and greeting everyone, my brother-in-law and I wrangled up the kids and headed over to the sled hill. What a blast! After an hour or so of high speed antics we started to head back to the cabin wet, exhausted, and sporting a few new bruises. Continue reading “Where to go Sledding in Big Bear”
The secrets to catching trout are pretty simple and easy to learn. Once learned they can basically be repeated at each different lake. Small adjustments can be made in regards to fishing from a boat or shore fishing. Just follow these tips and greatly increase your odds of landing a limit. After you master these skills you can confidently expect to catch fish in any lake they inhabit. Continue reading “How to Catch Trout (Lakes)”
There are plenty of fish waiting to be caught less than 90 minutes from Los Angeles in the High Desert. Jess Ranch Lakes, Mojave Narrows Regional Park, and Hesperia Lake Park, which are located just over the Cajon Pass, are heavily stocked lakes that provide year-round fishing and family adventure. Hesperia Lake Park and Mojave Narrows also feature lakefront camping that the whole family will enjoy. Head on up and enjoy the day or the whole weekend.