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Welcome to my website!  

My name is Carol and I created this site to share my love of the great outdoors.  
I hope you find it entertaining, inspiring, and helpful if you are planning your own

I live in the High Desert near the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains in
California.  On my days off I can be found out exploring the surrounding area with
my son, my husband, and my other family and friends.

Latest Adventures

Oak Glen
Rough Fire
San Simeon Camping Trip
Big Falls, Forest Falls
Big Bear Lake Kayaking and Pontooning
Camping at Carpinteria State Beach
Idyllwild Camping and Hiking Trip
Hilton Lakes Backpacking Trip & Bear Encounter!
Alpine Pedal Path, Hanna Flat, Big Bear Lake, & Holcomb Valley
Lake Fire
T's first Backpack Trip on the PCT! Little Jimmy Camp, Angeles NF
Table Mountain Camping Trip
Spring at Puma Canyon Reserve
Spring in Owl Canyon & Barstow RR Museum
Visit to Mt. Wilson
Spring in Joshua Tree National Park
Havasu Falls Backpack Trip with my sister
Tis Poppy Time!
Winter Wonderland in the San Gabriel Mountains
Vasquez Rocks
Hiking Palm Springs
New Year's Road Trip to Big Sur and San Francisco
First Backpack Trip on his own Two Feet!
Death Valley in the Rain!!
My husband Todd and
son Todd Jr. (we call
him T or Little T) hike
Mt. Wilson
"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a
reluctant enthusiast.... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the
other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not
enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with
your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains,
bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit
quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious,
and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head
firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this
much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those
desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their
eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.  I promise you this; You will outlive the
bastards." ~ Edward Abbey
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This website was
created in March