Plan Your Next Chantry Flat Hike the 3rd Saturday of the Month for Mouth-Watering Chuck Wagon Style Pulled Pork

Chantry Flat Pulled Pork

Chantry Flat Recreation Area, in Big Santa Anita Canyon, near Arcadia, California and Sierra Madre, California, in the Angeles National Forest is one of our favorite spots to hike. It’s simply gorgeous. A crossroads to some of the most beautiful trails in Southern California. And every good hike, of course, should end with good food. Historic Adams’ Pack Station offers excellent rugged food in a beautiful mountain setting, the perfect spot to enjoy a post-hike weekend afternoon. [Read more…]

Banff National Park: A Great Summer Adventure Vacation! Part 1 — The Immediate Banff Vicinity

Lake Louise

For those into hiking and outdoor activities, the Banff area of Canada is the perfect vacation spot. Whether you seeking a romantic adventure vacation like Jeff and I wanted for our honeymoon, or you are bringing kids and teens along, Banff offers enough activity and beauty to meet everyone’s vacation expectations. Canada’s most visited national park is a spot that every outdoors lover must visit at least once in his or her lifetime. [Read more…]

Ryan Ranch Trail: An Easy Historic Joshua Tree Hike

Joshua Tree National Park, Ryan Ranch

This little one mile trail is flat and easy enough for people who physically can’t do much hiking. And it’s short enough, with some cool old artifacts at the end, to keep the attention of even the youngest hikers. The views are beautiful, and the destination provides some of the only abandoned structures in the park through which visitors can walk. [Read more…]