USA, Nevada/California Border: Stateline Fire Lookout at Sunset

Dan and I loved this hike so much that we went back the next evening for a sunset dinner. We were able to test out some a new backpacking stove and had some chili we made at home from scratch. The lake this evening was different. Instead of bright blue, it was much darker with … Continue reading USA, Nevada/California Border: Stateline Fire Lookout at Sunset


USA, California: Yosemite National Park

Took a day trip to Yosemite in October, driving through it and stopping at scenic spots along the way, and then hiked various trail. Started on a trailhead to Mirror Lake, but the lake was dried up, as were the waterfalls, but I wasn't surprised because of the timing with autumn. In lieu of water, … Continue reading USA, California: Yosemite National Park

USA, Arizona: Lower Antelope Canyon

Dan and I hiked through a slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  There is another, seemingly more popular (and more expensive) guided hike, Upper Antelope Canyon, but we opted for the more low-key Lower Antelope, which still isn't that low key.  It's on Navajo land, so it's a $24 per-person fee with a guide and a … Continue reading USA, Arizona: Lower Antelope Canyon

USA, Hawaii: Oahu Hikes

Enjoying some hot chocolate with almond milk.  The sun came out! Koko Head Crater This hike is short, but an amazing workout!  Old railroad track that used to pull military supplies to bunkers on top during WWII are now used as stairs.  It doesn't look as hard as it is, but it's definitely tough.  The … Continue reading USA, Hawaii: Oahu Hikes

USA, Hawaii: Stairway to Heaven

I've always wanted to do this hike here in Hawaii.  The Haiku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven, is an illegal hike that has been closed since 1987.  However, many people still do it.  It was made to string antenna cables over the mountains, to connect one side of the island to the … Continue reading USA, Hawaii: Stairway to Heaven