Sunday, April 06, 2014

Bucket List: California

There’s a lot to see and do in California, and this list is just the tip of the iceberg.  What are your recommendations?





Redwood National Forest:

Sequoia National Park:


Yosemite National Park:


Gilroy Gardens:



SunnyD said...

Last year I met some new friends and was able to make my first overnight backpack trip to Upper Yosemite Falls. Being a FL girl, I won't say it wasn't hard, especially with an extra 35# of gear but it was a once in a lifetime sorta thing. I can't tell ya where we parked but we had to take a bus to our trail entrance, a ton of little switchbacks straight up almost had me giving up but once the upper falls which was flowing heavier than it had in previous years caught my eye, I wasn't giving up. The trail has a lot of day hiker traffic but not many stay at the top and there are a few additional little spots you can hit in the morning before the crowds - like the Upper Falls themselves. I'd recommend this to anyone although the full force of the falls is what made the trip --- monitor the time of year and make sure you get there early summer. Glad I found your site, I'm trying to find some excitement here in flat little Florida. Safe journeys.

Andy said...

Thanks SunnyD, I'll have to check that out. I've never been to Yosemite, but I plan on making it there soon!

You'll find there are a lot of really nice spots for hiking in central Florida; some of my favorite hikes have been along the Econ River. Hope to see you on the trails!