• Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

    Hiking to Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Hiking to Sky Pond was going to be the farthest and highest I’ve ever hiked. And honestly, I was nervous that I wasn’t going to make it. I hadn’t prepared well & I’ve been known to get really bad headaches in altitude. But it honestly wasn’t that bad! I went from secretly hoping my friend no longer wanted to hike it to totally glad we did it! To see and read more about this trail, keep on reading! Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. This means if you make a purchase through a link, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Hiking to…

  • volcanic rock in pinnacles national park
    Hiking,  Travel

    One Day in Pinnacles National Park: Hiking Bear Gulch Cave

    Pinnacles National Park was such a surprising experience for me! This park isn’t talked about very much & wasn’t expecting much based on the pictures I’d seen. But this park exceeded my expectations and it was a great day trip from San Francisco. The drive to the park was quite boring. However, there are some good places to eat and an outlet mall along the way that nicely broke up the 2-3 hour drive. Exciting cave hikes + good food + outlet shopping = one GREAT day. Want to learn how to spend the day cave hiking in Pinnacles? Keep reading! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase…

  • Upper Yosemite Falls

    Hiking Upper Yosemite Falls

    Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America, which of course means I must climb it! Upper Yosemite Falls Trail is over 7.5 miles round-trip, has lots of switchbacks and has an elevation gain of about 2600-2700 (depending on which website you read). If you are interested in learning more about this stairmaster-on-steroids of a trail, keep reading! I will tell you my experience hiking to the top of the falls and give you essential information if you want to hike this strenuous trail! (Need a place to stay? Check out my blog post on where to stay near Yosemite Valley!) Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you…