|"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
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 trips!
I live in the High Desert near the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains in California. On most weekends I can be found out exploring the surrounding area with my son, my husband, and my other family and friends.
Babies in the Woods
I've Worked Here
I Wanna Go There!
The American West
Poetry & Prose
Q & A
What is a Tarol?
So ya Wanna be a Ranger?
This website was created in March 2003... and has had more than a million hits!
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|My son Todd Philip and I in one of our favorite spots, Joshua Tree National Park|
More Desert Wildflowers, north of Lucerne Valley
Carpets of Coreopsis @ Saddleback Butte
2 years old!!!
Willett Hot Springs Backpack Trip, Sespe Wilderness
Hidden Valley & High View Nature Trail, Joshua Tree
Santa Rosa Plateau & Lake Skinner
Coachella Valley Preserve & Anza-Borrego
Horseman's Center Park
Afton & Owl Canyons & Calico Ghost Town
Took my kid to see the big trees!
O'Neill Regional Park & Crystal Cove Beach
Bear Canyon Trail to Bear Flat, Angeles NF
Lone Pine & Death Valley
Big Bear Lake Camping Trip
Hike to Jenks Lake
Boulder Basin Campground & Black Mtn Fire Lookout
Hanna Flat Camping Trip
San Clemente State Beach
Supermoon Overnight on Mt. Baden-Powell
3 Days in Big Bear Lake
A Day in Lake Gregory
A Day in Wrightwood
Joshua Tree Flowering Frenzy, Mojave NP
Zanja Peak, Crafton Hills
|My husband Todd and I|
|“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
~ John Muir