A Look At The Amazing Poppy Super Bloom In Lake Elsinore, CA

A Look At The Amazing Poppy Super Bloom In Lake Elsinore, CA

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.

Hiking to Murray Hill (Peak) via Clara Burgess Trail - Palm Springs, CA

Hiking to Murray Hill (Peak) via Garstin and Clara Burgess Trails – Palm Springs, CA

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.

Gear Review: Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E Mount

Gear Review: Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens

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.

A Complete Guide To The John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail covers 211 miles through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in California. In this guide, I’ve put together everything you’ll need to plan your own hike, including tips on permits, gear, food, training, and logistics.

3 Quick Hikes At Valley of Fire State Park - NV

3 Quick Hikes At Valley of Fire State Park – NV

Valley of Fire is a State Park in Nevada located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The park encompasses 40,000 acres filled with red sandstone, grey and tan limestone, petrified wood, 2,000 year old petroglyphs, bighorn sheep, and more. Valley of Fire is located just off of I-15 making it the perfect short stop on road trips through the American Southwest. 

10 Great Gift Ideas For Photographers

10 Great Gift Ideas For Photographers

Buying gifts for photographers and photo enthusiasts can be a real challenge, especially if you’re not familiar with the world of photography. Many shoppers will start looking at camera bodies and lenses, but almost every photographer will already have these items in their kit. For this guide, I’m going to provide a list of useful accessories and add-ons that every photographer is sure to find useful.

Hiking Little Lakes Valley (Gem Lakes) via Mosquito Flat - Bishop, CA

Hiking Little Lakes Valley Trail (Gem Lakes) via Mosquito Flat – Bishop, CA

A hike of Little Lakes Valley via Mosquito Flat makes for a quintessential Eastern Sierra outdoor experience. This 8.5-mile out-and-back hike passes by six alpine lakes and provides side trail options to quite a few more. Hikers will pass under the 13,000+ ft mountain peaks of Bear Creek Spire, Mt. Dade, Mt. Abbot, and Mt. Mills.