Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Tripod

Deciding on a tripod can be a very difficult experience for hikers looking to shed weight and bulk from their packs. Some just come to …

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Gear Review: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS E-mount Wide-Angle

The Sony 10-18mm is a metal bodied, solid feeling tank of a lens that I’ve used all around the world to capture some of the most important moments in my life. If you have a Sony mirrorless camera and are looking for a wide angle lens, this is the best option on the market.

Photo Gallery: Mt. Baldy Summit In The Snow via Ski Hut Trail

We took a hike to our favorite mountain this weekend, Mt. Baldy. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve made my way up to the summit via the handful of trails that guide one to the peak, but somehow, I never get tired of the views. I don’t think it’s possible, each time I see something different, and each season feels like a new world. This is my favorite time of year, as the ice and snow make for a festive holiday backdrop. As scenic as the surroundings can be, the cold keeps most people off of the trails, and fellow hikers are always friendly.

Camping at Joshua Tree National Park and Indian Cove Campground

Camping at Joshua Tree National Park and Indian Cove Campground

This weekend we decided to spend some time out at Joshua Tree National Park. Living in Southern California, we forget how close the park is to where we live. There is just so much beauty, in what one could easily mistake for a martian landscape. It’s like being transported to another planet when you enter the park. Making things even more special, we stayed at a campground just outside the park this time around, Indian Cove Campground.

Photo Gallery: Mt. Baldy Snow Summit With Isla

The first snow of the year is always a special time here in Southern California. It was even more meaningful this year considering the historic drought we’ve endured. Southern California is  known for year-round warm weather with plenty of sunshine, but very few know of the great snow hiking opportunities in the local mountains. My favorite has always been Mt. Baldy, and this is the mountain we decided to climb after a cold storm moved through on Friday and Saturday.