Northern California

Things To Do in Sequoia National Park

If you only have 1-day in Sequoia National Park (and Kings Canyon!), here’s what I recommend seeing. Everything on this list can be accomplished in a day or under as part of a relatively quick stop on a California road trip. In fact, that’s the only way I’ve ever visited Sequoia National Park–driving up from Bakersfield, […]

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Burney Falls is a waterfall in the Cascade volcano range, located in California’s McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. Upon seeing the falls, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed them “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” which is a pretty bold assertion, but who am I to question Teddy Roosevelt, America’s consummate badass? I went to see that Eighth […]

Pinnacles National Park Sunrise

Pinnacles National Park was “established” in 2013 as the United States’ 59th National Park, elevating it from a National Monument. It is known mostly for its interesting-looking eroded volcano remnants from an “extinct” volcano, some of which are pictured here. It’s also a release site for California Condors. You’re probably more likely to see a […]