Eldorado National Forest, Crystal Basin, Desolation Wilderness, Loon Lake

Right after the 4th of July weekend I took a last minute camping/hiking trip to The Eldorado National Forest Area. When I say last minute, I mean, woke up that day and decided to go…and was on the road in 30 minutes. So this was a half assed camping trip I suppose. Not knowing the…

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Summer is flying!

We have a few camping trips, as well as a couple new Day Hikes to write about : Ohlone Wilderness Trail to Murietta Falls, Elderado National Forest, Desolation Wilderness, Mendocino Coast, to name a few.  We are even more behind than usual, because like something out of a comedy, I slow motion slid into a…

We love the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler!

Just wanted to take a quick minute to give a little review and to say that we love the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler, as we know many of you are looking for Cooling Coats and Cooling Vests.  We will write a full review after testing a couple more things…like playing fetch in it! I was skeptical…

Bully Bundles Bully Sticks review

When Ryan from Bully Bundles contacted us to ask if we’d review their product, I was hesitant as Chico doesn’t seem to like bully sticks, pig ears, rawhide both real and fake, most bones, the Benebone, and he has had the same deer antler for over a year.   I have tried so many things, because…

Updated Gear List

I love reading other people’s hiking gear lists!  So I thought I’d give it a shot!  This is my main gear for day hiking with mini reviews, pictured are most of my my favorite clothing items that have a great synergy when layering. The North Face is prob my favorite because their sizing is consistent, and…

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

Back in February we did our first hike at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.  The day I picked to visit this park and do a 8 mile loop, it turned out to be unseasonably hot, 77 degrees, the loop we planned was almost all sunny trails, and would’ve been a scorcher for us. Instead we did the…