The Civil War and Eastport, ME

Civil War battle ships, the Atlantic Ocean, and clam chowder = hella East Coast.

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Watching The Sun Rise On Cadillac Mountain

Out of all the places to watch the sunrise, what is the big deal about Cadillac Mountain? . . . It’s the first place to see the sunrise in the whole United States! Cadillac Mountain (in Acadia National Park in Maine) is able to boast this title due to not only being located in the…

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How To Spend A Weekend in Kings Canyon National Park

So by now you have already seen all my posts about Kings Canyon, breaking down each part into pieces and offering up specific details. And if you haven’t, you should, cause they’re awesome ;-). You know which trails to do and where to camp, but how do you put it all together? Of course there…

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Visiting the Easternmost Point of the United States

Welcome to the town of Lubec, Maine, nestled on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, and home to the easternmost point in the Unites States! Lubec is indeed so far north and east that it is practically in Canada. You can see Canada across the bay, and the whole time we were there our…

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This Is Halloween! Hiking to Pumpkin Rock

High in the hills of Norco overlooking the Jurupa Valley and the 15-freeway lives the iconic Pumpkin Rock. This hike is a seasonal favorite for locals, and it’s the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit! I recently went on this hike and wrote a piece on it for Weekend Sherpa, so I won’t…

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Great Basin: Hiking Around Wheeler Peak

Obviously Wheeler Peak is awesome, but what else is there to do in the area if you’re not up for mountain climbing?

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Afternoon Tea at Jordan Pond House

If all your exploring in Acadia has left you hungry, stop in for some popovers at Jordan Pond House! Nestled right next to the lake, Jordan Pond House is an idyllic spot to warm up (or cool down) after adventuring around the park, or perhaps grab a romantic dinner. It has been serving its famous…

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Kings Canyon: Hiking in Cedar Grove

In case this is my first Kings Canyon post you’re reading, I should start by saying that Kings Canyon is divided into two halves, Cedar Grove and Grant Grove, with a long scenic drive through Sequoia National Forest connecting them. Cedar Grove is the much bigger half, but it’s also less developed and less accessible.…

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Kings Canyon: Hiking in Grant Grove

So as I mentioned in my Scenic Drive Through Kings Canyon post, the park is split into two sections, with a big stretch of national forest dividing them. Grant Grove is the considerably smaller of the two, and also the more easily accessible and more frequented. But don’t let its smaller size fool you; some…

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Touring Lehman Cave!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably never heard of Lehman Cave. Nor did you know there were any caves in Great Basin National Park. Or have even the slightest idea what is in Great Basin at all. It has somehow stayed under the radar, which is surprising after discovering how seriously cool this park is.…

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