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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 beautiful northern California.  I have also lived in southern California, southeastern Washington, Oregon. Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.
 I love to hike, camp and explore nature in every season.

Latest Adventures

Yana Trail Backpack Trip
Sonoma County Road Trip
Fort Bragg New Year's 2022
Mt. Diablo State Park
Brannan Island State Recreation Area
Castle Crags State Park
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Fort Bragg/Russian River State Park
Sacramento NWR & Colusa SP
Tangle Blue Lake Backpack Trip
North Battle Creek Reservoir
Lake Siskiyou

Whiskeytown Kayaking

Whiskeytown Falls

Chappie-Shasta OHV area

Salt Creek Kayak

Sacramento River Bend

February 2020 Road Trip - Mt. Tamalpais, Pt. Reyes, Salt Point, etc.
East Weaver Creek, Shasta-Trinity NF
Dog Creek Bridge, Shasta-Trinity NF
Panther Meadows, Shasta-Trinity NF
Butte Lake, Lassen National Park
Middle Deadfall Lake Backpack Trip, Shasta-Trinity NF
Eiler Lake Backpack Trip, Thousand Lakes Wilderness
Boulder and Little Boulder Lakes Backpack Trip, Trinity Alps Wilderness
Summer 2019 Road Trip! Lassen NP, Lassen NF & Plumas NF
Camping at Lake Siskiyou
Kayaking McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
My son and dog kayaking
"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
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created in March

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