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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

My husband, son and I live in beautiful northern California.  We have also lived in
central and southern California, southeastern Washington, and northeastern
Oregon.  Before I was married I also lived in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and  
western Oregon.
 We love to hike, camp and explore nature in every season.

Latest Adventures

Kings Canyon and Pinnacles National Parks
Crystal Creek Ditch Trail, Whiskeytown NRA
Homestead and Blue Ridge Loop, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Hedge Creek Falls and Sims Campground
Redwood National Park
Mirror Lake Backpack Trip, Eagle Cap Wilderness, OR
Total Eclipse - WWWW Trip 2017
Lassen National Park and Lassen National Forest
Swimming at Whiskeytown & Kayaking Shasta Lake
Burney Falls
McCloud Falls
Faery Falls & Lake Siskiyou
Camp Nelson and Belknap Grove, Giant Sequoia National Monument
10th Anniversary at River Ridge Ranch in Springville!
Giant Forest, Moro Rock, & Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park
Coast Camp Backpack Trip, Point Reyes National Seashore
Exploring Sacramento - State Capitol, Railroad Museum, & Sutter's Fort
Boulder Creek Falls, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
Bailey Cove Loop Trail, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Thanksgiving Week Fun! Linfield, Vashon Island, Seattle Aquarium, etc.
Multnomah Falls
McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Hells Canyon, Wallowa Lake, and Lostine Canyon
We're moving back to California!
Smith Rock State Park
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
My husband Todd and
son Todd Jr. (we call
him T or Little T) hike
to Middle McCloud Falls
on the Shasta-Trinity
National Forest
"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
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