Winter adventures in Jemez National Forest

It happened that on Christmas vacations we spent three days in Albuquerque. The shutdown closed the parks and monuments, winter storm threatened to close roads in the mountain, and Albuquerque wasn’t the worst place to be. These three days were the test of my planning skills. I rebooked hotel, changed routes and planned stops on…

Fall Road trip to Hope Valley

When I first googled “Fall Colors in California,” among all the Eastern Sierra locations, I saw Hope Valley. The place was somehow totally unknown to me. Then I started my research, and the trip idea appeared. Hope Valley rests at 7,000 feet south of Lake Tahoe on the eastern side of Carson Pass. The drive,…

Great Basin National Park

It was September 2016 when we headed to Utah through Nevada. Before this trip, I thought that Nevada is limited with Tahoe, Las Vegas and some red rocks on the south. That it’s only a big, hot, and dusty desert. Truth to be told I planned to stop at Great Basin NP for this trip….

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

The last year trip to Utah is still one of the biggest memories. It left so many places where we want to come back and so many places where that we want to visit. But there was one place that I forgot to show. We headed back to California with the overnight stay in Las…