This is a continuation of my Timberline Trail trip report, covering the stretch from Tilly Jane campground to Timberline Lodge in a clockwise direction. To start from the beginning, including information about the overall trail as well as river crossing conditions, please check out the report for Day 1: Timberline Lodge to Sandy River. Timberline…

This is a continuation of my Timberline Trail trip report, covering the Sandy River crossing to Cairn Basin in a clockwise direction. To start from the beginning, including information about the overall trail as well as river crossing conditions, please check out the report for Day 1: Timberline Lodge to Sandy River. Timberline Trail Day…

Smith Rock is a super fun place to visit, but it is crowded. Depending on your reason for visiting, you might be better off checking out the public lands that border the state park to the north. This area of the Ochoco National Forest, known as the Crooked River National Grassland, offers dispersed camping, mountain…

My last full day in Sydney was another perfect one – warm and sunny, with a light breeze to keep me from sweating to death. I had another big day of walking in store, this time at the Taronga Zoo. I was adamant that I would not leave Australia without seeing a koala and a…

The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival is a major event for Bay Area residents in the fall. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and pony rides attract many families and traffic can back up for miles. Although the festival only lasts one weekend, a lot of the fun events and activities are open throughout October, so we decided…

At the end of the year, David’s grandfather passed away after a long and active life. He lived in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and we quickly found out that getting a last minute flight and dog boarding over the holidays was just not going to work out. So, we hopped in the truck and drove…

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