Earlier this year we took a trip up to Lake Tahoe. We made a road trip out of it and travelled from San Diego all the way Tahoe, staying at Mammoth Mountain RV Park the first night and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino the last two nights. With camping, snowboarding, and gambling, what better trip could you ask for? 🙂 Continue reading
Los Angeles is known for celebrities, hot night clubs, and expensive real estate. But one little activity we love to do in LA is camp! Way back in the mountains you’ll find hiking, camping, bungee jumping, fishing, and even gold panning. We took a trip back into those mountains a few weeks ago and Continue reading
We went to Cuyamaca over the weekend of February 13-15. My boyfriend and I were trying to make an effort to wake up and watch the sunrise at the top of Stonewall Peak or Cuyamaca Peak. I had only watched the sunrise one other time in my life when I was 14 in Mexico. We had just got done building houses for some of the families from the local churches- it was one of most memorable experiences I’ve had.
Stonewall Peak is a 4 mile hike that has short switchbacks running along the backside of the mountain. Its a fairly easy hike with a huge reward at the top. Once you come to the base of the peak, you climb up about 2 flights of stairs with a handrail. At the top, 3 views will have a viewpoint description of what you’re looking at. Anza-borrego desert, Point Loma, and Mexico are all visible on a clear day.
My boyfriend and I woke up around 5:30am Saturday morning. With a few beers and some water in hand, we power walked all the way up to the top. We didn’t manage to see the sunrise at the top but we were the first ones up there for the day and the view was absolutely amazing. As I cracked open my celebratory beer at the top and looked at the young sky, I remembered it was Valentines Day which made the moment even better! Continue reading
Paso Picacho at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
This past weekend, we headed up to Paso Picacho campground. Paso Picacho is one of two campgrounds that Cuyamaca Racho State Park offer. Boasting over 80 campsites, Paso Picacho has impressive amenities with a fire pit and picnic table at each site. Open year round, this is one of our top 3 campgrounds to spend the weekend!
Starting the year off right
Twas’ the day before New Years and to Southern California’s surprise, snow appeared all over the land! It was beautiful and definitely the right way to start off the new year! My boyfriend and I headed out to east San Diego to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. We grabbed out snowboards, firewood, some burgers, and our camping gear! We had camped in the snow a few years back so we knew we could handle it! Continue reading
A couple weeks ago, we went fishing at Lake Cuyamaca in east San Diego county in Julian. Lake Cuyamaca is surrounded by the 26,000 acre Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Lake Cuyamaca is a 110 acre lake that offers fishing, boating, camping, duck hunting, bird watching, picnicking, and special event hosting. We had a great time and even caught some Trout and Blue Gill! Continue reading
Being out in nature does have its advantages. You get to see Big Horn sheep hiding in the shade, lizards basking in the sun, dragonflies shedding their skin, and cool black and white beetles that are fascinating to look at. Take a look at some of the awesome pictures I capture while appreciating nature: Continue reading