Escaping the... OK, not the cold California winter, but escaping something to enjoy a nice long weekend in Hawaii! Click to check out the picture gallery!
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We kicked off the new year right with a winter trip to Big Sky, Montana and a day in Yellowstone. Everything is beautiful with a nice layer of powder on it!
Ah, 2020. What a year! We ended it well with a weekend stay in Sedona, featuring a lot of hiking and relaxing.
We kicked off the Fall season with a last-minute trip to Glacier National Park. It was a lovely, warm weekend, one of the last of the year. We hiked a ton and enjoyed incredible vistas all over!
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We wrapped up Summer 2020 with a couple classic California camping destinations: Lake Tahoe and Lassen National Park. Lake Tahoe felt like Spring Break in Mexico - it was obnoxiously crowded. But Lassen was a lovely escape.
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A few trips to local California National Parks: Pinnacles and the Channel Islands. Pinnacles was just a short overnight trip, but the Channel Islands was an awesome 3-night backpacking trip spanning two islands.
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We went to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons! A few days surrounded by nature and wildlife were fantastic.
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We made it out to New Zealand just before the Coronapocalypse. We went hiking, sailing, relaxed at the beach, saw lots of wildlife, and overall had a great time.
Disney world! And the space coast to see the rockets, launch platforms, and wildlife refuge. Each picture below leads to a gallery.
We made it to Africa, our 6th continent. Our main goal was to hike Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and thus one of the Seven Summits. While we were in the neighborhood, we went on safari in the Serengeti and saw incredible wildlife!
Late summer we spent a bunch of time in the four corners area and visited a few places we hadn't yet been to, like House on Fire. We also made it for another couple days at Rocky Mountain NP.
Spring was a great chance to visit some of the California national parks that we hadn't made it to yet: Sequoia, King's Canyon, and Redwoods. All of these featured really big trees, but otherwise were really different. We also spent a weekend down in San Diego.
We took a long weekend trip down to LA, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree NP. We did some backcountry camping at Joshua Tree, which was a much more pleasant setting than the cramped campgrounds.