Sunday, December 8, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Lower Twin Lake

Lower Twin Lake is located on the Cluster Lakes Loop trail in beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California...


For more info about my hike to Lower Twin Lake, click here.


Let's go on an adventure!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ridge Lakes Hiking Trail Wildflowers ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

Our first hike to Ridge Lakes in Lassen Volcanic National Park was in October of last year and we didn't see a single wildflower. Then, in early August of this year, we re-hiked the trail and WOW there were wildflowers everywhere!

It's amazing how much landscape can change throughout the seasons. As much as I'd love to see flowers blooming all year long, that small window of time when they come out to say hello and cheer up our day is all the more special...



Read all about our hike to Ridge Lakes HERE.

For more wildflowers, visit www.WildflowerWednesday.com.


Let's go on an adventure!





Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Wildflowers 🎕 Northern California

My visit to Gray Lodge Wildlife Area this spring is what started my love of wildflowers. Sure, I always enjoyed seeing them on my travels, but that early April morning is when I saw my first Wild Radishes growing and decided to zoom in on them with my camera. And then there were the Milk Thistle, Wild Roses and Lavender... I went there for the birds and came away with a new hobby!

Ever since, I've improved my wildflower photography and have been on a mission to learn their names. I knew it would be a challenge, but I guess I didn't realize how many different wildflowers in my area there actually are! Life's all about learning, though, right?

Here's a video of all those wonderful spring blooms so you can enjoy their beauty, too.



More wildflowers at www.WildflowerWednesday.com.



Sunday, November 17, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Sheepy Ridge Wildlife Trail Clouds

The Sheepy Ridge Wildlife Trail is located behind the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge Complex visitor center. Here are some relaxing clouds for you to enjoy from the top of the trail...



Let's go on an adventure!


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Virtual Hike 👣 Brokeoff Mountain Trail ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

This steep, diverse trail climbs to the top of Brokeoff Mountain where there are awesome views of Lassen Volcanic National Park and the valley below...


Read all about my hike to the top of Brokeoff Mountain HERE.


Let's go on an adventure!



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Manzanita Creek Trail Wildflowers ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

This week's video showcases the colorful wildflowers we found growing along the Manzanita Creek Trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park in mid-July...



Read all about this beautiful hike HERE.

For more wildflowers, visit www.WildflowerWednesday.com.


Let's go on an adventure!





Sunday, November 3, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Silver Lake

Silver Lake is located in northern California's Lassen Volcanic National Park and is accessible from the Cluster Lakes Loop trail.


For more info about my hike to Silver Lake, click here.


Let's go on an adventure!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Hat Creek

The birds are chirping, the air is fresh, and the water is flowing...



Let's go on an adventure!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wildflowers on Mt. Harkness Hiking Trail ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Here are a few of the beautiful wildflowers we saw while hiking the Mount Harkness loop trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park...



Read all about our hike to the fire lookout on top of Mount Harkness HERE.

For more wildflowers, visit www.WildflowerWednesday.com.


Let's go on an adventure!






Sunday, October 20, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

The Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex and is located in northern California near the Oregon border.


For more info about the many birds found on the refuge, visit my birding website Wings and Daydreams.


Let's go on an adventure!


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Virtual Hike 👣 Manzanita Creek Trail ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

This trail climbs gently through firs and pines, switchbacks to a meadow alongside Manzanita Creek, then ends in a meadow with views of Eagle Peak, Vulcan's Castle and Loomis Peak...



Read more about our hike along Manzanita Creek HERE.


Let's go on an adventure!




Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Welcome to Wildflower Wednesday!

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Introducing my new wildflower photography and identification website Wildflower Wednesday!





Let's go wildflower chasing!




Sunday, October 6, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Ridge Lakes

This steep climb up a forested ridge rewards hikers with two small alpine lakes cradled in a basin between Brokeoff Mountain and Mount Diller.


For more info about my hike to Ridge Lakes in beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park, click here.


Let's go on an adventure!


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Reflection Lake Loop Trail ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

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If you're in Lassen Volcanic National Park and you're looking for an easy, flat trail with incredible views of Chaos Crags and Lassen Peak, then the loop around Reflection Lake is the way to go!

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It's easy to see how this pretty lake earned its name. When there's no breeze to disturb the water, reflections of the trees and mountain are crisp and clear...



Let's go on an adventure!



Sunday, September 29, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Sulphur Works Wildflowers

Today's Moment of Zen is brought to you by the Mules Ear wildflowers growing on the Ridge Lakes trailhead at Sulphur Works in Lassen Volcanic National Park...




Let's go on an adventure!