12 Peaks for the New Year

This past year we vowed (and succeeded) in summiting at least one mountain peak per month, totaling to 12 different peaks for the year. And since our definition of a peak is anything over 3,000 ft in elevation, with at least 1,000 ft gained, we have totaled over 12,000 feet in elevation gain for 2017! Take a look back with us...

Carrizo Plain National Monument Superbloom

Just a couple hours from Los Angeles, Carrizo Plains offers miles of vast grasslands to hike on, or just bask within. The area is extremely remote (read: you can hear the silence), and since we had such a perfect amount of rainfall this winter, Carrizo Plains showed off what it is famous for - infinite amounts of wildflowers...

Ojai, California Anniversary Trip

For our 3 year anniversary, we decided to do a weekend getaway at a quaint mountain town just an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles: Ojai. Ojai is the perfect trip for an outdoorsy couple who wants a little hiking, a lot of relaxation, plus some really good food! 

Crabtree Falls Virginia Hike

We travelled to Virginia for Christmas and Mama Juniper decided to take us on a HIKE+BREW Virginia style for the holidays starting with the largest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi and ending with refreshing brews at Devil's Backbone Brewery. 

#GivingTuesday: California State Parks Foundation

Today is National Giving Tuesday - the day after we consume all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals and reflect outward to what we can actually give back. Since the California State Parks are something we are so grateful for, and enjoy often, we thought it was the perfect charity to support and donate to today. Read on to see why you should do the same...

Anza Borrego Desert Highlights

Anza Borrego Desert State Park is the country's largest state park and, in our opinion, the most underrated! A portion of the PCT runs through here and you can expect to see unique cacti and ocotillo, bighorn sheep encounters (if you're lucky), Gold Rush era artifacts (and legendary ghost apparitions), hidden palm oases, and cool iron art sculptures...