Lassen National Park

If one day someone asks me what my two favorite California National Parks are, I would say Lassen and Redwoods. No, not Yosemite – that is amazing but always busy, sometimes way too busy to be enjoyable. Not Death Valley, which is though very likable but still is a desert that is deadly half of…

Early Fall in Grand Teton

I had a chance to spend several days in Grand Teton, my favorite national park, at the end of August, beginning of September. As always, I wished aspen would already start to turn yellow but no – they were summer green. But fall felt everywhere – brown grasses and bright yellow bushes were first signs…

Yosemite Hike

Do you have one track that you never able to complete? Always something happens. Weather, timing, closures… For me its four mile trail that starts from Yosemite Valley and slowly climbs up to Glacier Point. On our first visit, it was so hot so after a mile of the hike, my not trained body gave…