When the winter rains fall heavy in California, our beautiful state flower explodes with a super bloom as we pass into spring. We’ve received well above average rainfall in 2019, which has caused a poppy super bloom unlike any in recent memory. This weekend, we made a drive down to Lake Elsinore and enjoyed one of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever laid eyes on.
As more people become aware of the health benefits of exercise, outdoor adventure sports have gained in popularity. People seem to be waking up in droves to embrace the benefits of the outdoors, and are leaving behind their sedentary indoor lifestyles. In this post, I’m going to cover seven reasons why you should add adventuring rafting to your bucket list of outdoor activities.
Completing your first thru-hike is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience. You’ll meet amazing people, share unforgettable stories, and accomplish something that few people ever will. In this post, you’ll find 12 tips to help you prepare for your first thru-hike.
The Tarptent Cloudburst 3 is a lightweight 3-person tent that’s perfect for those wanting a lightweight and comfortable backpacking and camping tent. I’ve been using this tent as my primary family camping shelter for more than a year now and will share my experience in this review.
The hike to Murray Hill climbs 2500ft on a 7.5-mile round trip journey with beautiful views of San Jacinto Peak, seasonal wildflowers, the occasional bighorn sheep, and views of the greater Palm Springs area. The hike begins on the Garstin Trail near the Indian Canyons Golf Resort, and then heads east to link up with the Clara Burgess Trail before reaching Murray Hill.
The hike up Araby Trail to the Berns Trail Lookout starts by passing the Bob Hope House, designed by Modernist architect John Lautner. This 5-mile out-and-back hike also treats hikers to commanding views of the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountain ranges. With almost 1800 ft of elevation gain, be sure to have your legs warmed up and ready to climb.
The Hoka EVO Mafate is a max cushion trail shoe with 34mm of cushion in the heel and 30mm of cushion in the forefoot. Although the midsole is plush, it maintains impressive stability and responsiveness on tough trails. For the outsole of the EVO Mafate, Hoka combines Vibram MegaGrip with a thoughtful lug pattern that will handle any trail conditions you’re likely to encounter.
Part two picks of my Camino Portuguese pilgrimage documentary picks up right where we left off in part one. Starting in Barcelos, and passing through beautiful farms and vineyards towards Ponte de Lima. From there, we climbed the highest incline of the entire Camino Portuguese to get ourselves up and over Alto de Portela Grande.
The Rokinon 24mm f/2.8 is a super light and ultra compact full frame lens for Sony’s e-mount cameras. The Rokinon 24mm comes in at just 4.7oz (133g), and is small enough to tuck away in the pockets of my pants or jacket. At $399.99, this is one of the cheaper e-mount full frame lenses you can buy.