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Winter Yosemite photos Part II: El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and sunset

This is part II of my Winter in Yosemite photos series.  Most people don’t see Yosemite this time of year.  Check out my story and photos of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Mirror Lake in Part I.  It only gets better in Part II. I didn’t come to see what I wanted.  It’s not my […]

Winter Yosemite photo journey for the soul: Yosemite Falls and Half Dome

Winter Yosemite photo journey for the soul: Yosemite Falls and Half Dome

The perfect Yosemite photo – sunny skies, green trees, and breath taking views of El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Falls at Tunnel View.  Millions of people come to Yosemite National Park every year to capture scenes like this. In the most popular national park in the US, people from all over the world visit […]

Jeremy Branham California zip line video Yosemite Ziplines

An intimate California zip line video tour at Yosemite Ziplines

In all the years I’ve lived here, I have never enjoyed a ride on a California zip line.  Being the adventurous person that I am, this may come as a shock to many.  After hanging out with Bryan and Vicky Saturday night in Mariposa, I had to try it. After all, this was my birthday […]

Bryan Imrie Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch

Soaring through Mariposa on a Yosemite zipline high

Thousands of people line California’s roads through Mariposa County to visit Yosemite in all its colorful, breath-taking glory.  Yet a few miles down the road awaits a true adventure for both young and old – a Yosemite zipline. As cars drive along Highway 140, they pass through the California town of Mariposa.  Main street is […]

Jeremy Branham birthday dream trip

My birthday dream trip and travel confession

I have another travel confession to make.  But before I bare my travel soul…again…I want to focus on a positive, exciting moment instead. Like the cold, dark, wet winter. For a guy who has spent most of his life in South Carolina and California, I didn’t experience much winter weather, play in a lot of […]

Ohio State Brutus Buckeye Cal fans

Enemy territory, Buckeye hospitality as Ohio State rallies to beat Cal

This was one was expected to be a blowout.  A few friends from Cal came to this game and started drowning their sorrows on Friday night before the game started.  However, Buckeye hospitality and a great effort by Cal were the highlights of this match up between Pac 12 and B1G (Big Ten) teams as […]

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Northern California Hiking in North Lake Tahoe – Mt Judah Trail

I love hiking in northern California.  While I’ve explored trails from San Francisco to the Sierra Nevada mountains, my favorite place to hike is Lake Tahoe.  Although I spend most of my time on the South Lake Tahoe side, I wanted to do something different.  So I headed towards North Lake Tahoe to the Mt […]

Mt Tamalpais hiking Redwood trees fog

Hiking Mt Tamalpais, wrong turns, and visions of Ewoks

Located on the California coast just north of San Francisco, Mt Tamalpais offers a secret hiking getaway for locals or tourists in the know. Maybe you haven’t heard of Mt Tamalpais.  There may be a good reason for that.  Just down the road is one of the most popular National Parks in California – Muir […]