The Granite Lake hike is the shortest excursion into Desolation Wilderness from the Bayview Trail, and offers some amazing views of Lake Tahoe.
One of the most well-preserved ghost towns in California is Bodie, an old mining camp off of US395 just over two hours south of Lake Tahoe.
Just because Lake Tahoe had a historic winter doesn’t mean you can’t do any hiking in the springtime. These hiking trails are usually the first to melt.
Photographers will do anything to get a good sunrise & sunset. But how do you know when they’ll happen? Here’s a review of Skyfire and SunsetWx predictors.
Know where you can & can’t fly your drone when you go backpacking & hiking. Take a look at the rules for state & national parks, rec areas, wilderness, and so on.
Sending email newsletters isn’t my favorite thing, but necessary for bloggers. Or is it? What’s the best approach to sending newsletters if you do?
All Sailing Posts
Union Island is only three square miles but it sure was hard to leave this island. I can’t believe how much this beautiful place has to offer.
If you’re anywhere near the Grenadines at all, the Tobago Cays marine park needs to be on your list of stops.
The northeast side of Carriacou seems to have been isolated for centuries – the town, the beach, and the boats are all throwbacks to the early Caribbean.
I followed a dirt road with no idea where it led. To my surprise I found some completely secluded beaches – small, beautiful, and seemingly untouched by anyone!
I had no idea the historical background of the Carriacou Carnival – this colorful festival is full of history – here is some of it with photos!
What image comes to mind when you hear “desert island?” I’m willing to bet it looks a lot like Carriacou’s Sandy Island. Make a great day out of it!
That time I was trying to fall asleep but something kept telling me that the boat anchored right in front of me was about to hit me. And it did.
It was just one of those “why am I doing this” days! I got my ass handed to me during this daysail but at least it ended on a high note.
Seven Sisters Falls is arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Grenada – the hike isn’t difficult and you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing dip!
The Grenada Sailing Festival is one of those “must-do” activities in Grenada – experience their rich sailing heritage tradition and party on the beach!
All Hiking Posts
Canyonands National Park near Moab, Utah is huge – more than can be covered in one day. Here’s how to see the best of it when you’re crunched for time.
This moderately difficult snowshoeing trail will take you to beautiful Angora Lakes and the Angora Lookout with views of Fallen Leaf Lake & Lake Tahoe.
Hiking in the winter is best done with snowshoes. But which snowshoes should you buy? This snowshoe buying guide will steer you in the right direction.
Kauai’s Na Pali Coast is a must-see destination, and there are many ways to do it. Hiking, boating, and flying all offer their own unique perks to see it.
Grass Lake, near Luther Pass, is one of the easiest snowshoe trails near South Lake Tahoe. You can make it as long, as short, or as flat as you like.
Any photographer going into the backcountry should be prepared to stay longer. These are the ten pieces of essential wilderness survival gear to carry.
Choosing a good tripod for backpacking and travel can be daunting – there are so many factors that go into it. Let’s break them down here.
Kayak Hawaii’s only navigable river, Kauai’s Wailua River, then beach your kayaks and hike to Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls.
There are many ways to get incredible views of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, and the Awa’awapuhi Trail is a moderately difficult hike to get some of these views.
The Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah, is one of the most infamous hiking trails in Utah, and perhaps also the United States.
All Photography Posts
Pulling your hair out looking at all the Sony Alpha mirrorless models? This Sony Alpha comparison should provide some insight about which camera to choose.
I think my expectations were a little too high with this combination – but you get what you pay for and I’ve learned my lesson. Read why here.
The portable solar charger and battery that I wanted to love just wasn’t cutting it anymore, so I was forced to find a new solution and the Nomad 7 is it.
You don’t need a GPS-enabled camera to know where your photos were made. You can geotag later in Lightroom, and this will explain how, from a hiker’s view.
2015 was unbelievably my first real attempt at photographing a meteor shower. These are some things I did wrong and some things I got right.
Choosing the Think Tank Photo Hubba Hubba Hiney camera bag and wearing it as a hip pack during a 200-mile backpacking trip through the Sierra backcountry.
Tips and lessons learned from my thru-hike of California’s John Muir Trail, June 15th to July 4th, 2015. Permits, resupply, gear, navigation, and photos.
I recently switched from being a long-time shooter with Canon DSLR cameras, to Sony mirrorless cameras for weight & space savings. Here are my initial thoughts.
Some tips for getting more life out of your camera battery while on the trail or on vacation. Turn off features, use solar, and keep them warm!
Am I giving up on Canon? Will Sony mirrorless cameras be the next best thing for my photography? Here’s why I just bought a Sony Alpha a6000.