Our introduction to the Sand To Snow National Monument near Palm Springs was a pleasant one! Since we enjoyed exploring the Whitewater Canyon View Loop trail in springtime, I wanted to go back and explore more. So, when we stayed in Joshua Tree last October, we went back and hiked to Red Dome. This mostly
Category: Southern California
I love the desert in cooler months, so I was thrilled when I found out one of our close friends was planning a birthday bash for her fur baby in Joshua Tree last fall. Due to the photo schedule during September and October, I didn’t have much time to explore. I started to feel claustrophobic.
There are a few ways to summit Sunset Peak in Mt Baldy. This route is slightly shorter but more challenging (and fun!) than the fire road route. It is also the route I offer through my guided hikes. If you are interested in a moderate route, please refer to this post instead as the route
Some hikes are fun. Some hikes are challenging. Some hikes are just peaceful. And then, some hikes awake you. This hike was one of those. This trail is located in Whitewater Preserve in Sand to Snow National Monument. Whitewater Preserve is located 103 miles east of Los Angeles and 16 miles west of Palm Springs.
I booked two nights for a double site even though we planed to share a tent so we can have more space. We camped mid-week so the campground was only 1/3 full if that. I like it that way. It was quiet and peaceful. Not sure if this happens to everyone, but every time I
This hike is located in Mount Baldy, CA. Hiker parking spots are available by the Mt Baldy Visitor Center near the trailhead. There are limited spots and parking can be challenging on the weekends so go early or go on a weekday if your schedule is flexible. You need to pick up an Adventure Pass
This hike is located in Castaic, CA. I was looking for a 6-8 mile moderate hike to get us back in shape, and this hike fit the bill. This trail is open year-round. In early March, the temperature was perfect. It was Saturday, and there were only three cars at the trailhead around 9 AM.