Hiking The Lava Tube Trail In Mojave National Preserve

Hiking The Lava Tube Trail In Mojave National Preserve

The Mojave Lava Tube Trail sits 25 miles from the city of Baker amidst a landscape of cinder cones, joshua trees, and lava beds. This short hike only covers half of a mile round-trip, but the views and experience it provides makes it one of my favorites. In this guide, I’ll provide maps, photos, and a step-by-step guide for those of you looking to explore this lava tube in Mojave National Preserve.

Hiking Teutonia Peak In Mojave National Preserve

Hiking Teutonia Peak In Mojave National Preserve

The 3.4 mile hike to Teutonia Peak passes through an area with the most dense concentration of Joshua Trees anywhere in the world. This 700 ft climb to the 5,755ft Teutonia Peak also provides hikers with breathtaking views of Kessler Peak and Cima Dome. If the scenic views, Joshua Trees, and volcanic domes don’t pique your interest, you can also take a side trail on this hike to explore the old Teutonia Mine. 

Hiking And Camping At Fossil Falls

Hiking And Camping At Fossil Falls

Fossil Falls is a basaltic lava flow located just off of Highway 395. In this guide, I’ll provide all of the information you need to find Fossil Falls, hike out to the dry fall area, and find a place to camp if you’re looking to make this an overnighter.

The Top 5 Things Every Mom Needs To Get Their Baby Outdoors

Once I became pregnant, my main question was, “How do I keep doing the things I used to do with a child?” If you’ve ever had these same thoughts, here are 5 gear items that will help you get outside with your new baby.

6 Tips To Help You Start Hiking And Traveling With Your Baby

6 Tips To Help You Start Hiking And Traveling With Your Baby

Our first hike with our baby was when he was three months old. He is a strong and healthy one year old now, and we have hit the trail countless times since that first mountaintop hike. In this post, I’m going to provide you with 6 tips to help and encourage you to hike and travel with your baby.

Big Pine Lakes Hike Hiking North Fork Trail Temple Crag

Hiking To Big Pine Lakes via The North Fork Trail

The hike to Big Pine Lakes via the North Fork Trail is a great way to see the beauty on display in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Starting at the Big Pine Creek Campground, this trail passes by Mt. Alice, before entering the John Muir Trail Wilderness of Inyo National Forest. There are 7 Big Pine Lakes numbered sequentially. For this hike, we only visited the first three, as snow and ice were blocking the trail for lakes 4-7.  The first three lakes are known to be the most scenic, as they sit with the majestic Temple Crag in the background. 

Hiking Mt Baden Powell Via Vincent Gap Hiking Guide With Dogs and Children

Hiking Mt. Baden Powell via Vincent Gap

Mt. Baden Powell is a 9,407ft peak that can be accessed via an 8 mile roundtrip hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The mountain is named after Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the World Scouting Movement (Boy Scouts). Mt Baden Powell is one of the largest peaks in the San Gabriel Range, and is the highest peak outside of the Mt. San Antonio massif.

Hiking North Etiwanda Preserve to Etiwanda Falls

Hiking The North Etiwanda Preserve To Etiwanda Falls

The major draw of the North Etiwanda Preserve is Etiwanda Falls, which sits at the foothills of the Cucamonga Wilderness. Etiwanda Falls is a magical place of lush green narrows and cascading water, an unusual site in the desert landscapes of Southern California.

Hiking Mount Lukens Via The Dunsmore Canyon Loop Hike Rim-of-the-Valley Trail or the Crescenta View Trail

Hiking Mount Lukens Via The Dunsmore Canyon Loop

Mount Lukens is the highest peak within the city limits of Los Angeles and the westernmost peak in the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Standing tall above the Crescenta Valley, Mount Lukens provides spectacular views of Greater Los Angeles Area, Tujunga Canyon, the San Fernando Valley, and the Verdugo Mountains.