An alien world, lion’s teeth and the gulch: Adventures in Mendocino

I can’t resist the magic of this place. Peaceful, with a vibrant energy, it is refreshing and lulling at the same time. A cabin, nestled on the coast, nearby Mendocino, CA, this place is truly a gem. “Pinewood Palace” it is called affectionately by those that visit, and it lives up to its name. I … Continue reading An alien world, lion’s teeth and the gulch: Adventures in Mendocino

Backpacking to Hemlock Lake – Desolation Wilderness

Seems like the first backpacking trip I’ve taken in a long time was a total success. Roughly 6 miles into Desolation Wilderness and 2,000 feet of elevation gain, buckets of mosquito alongside ‘gourmet’ backpacking food made this trip one to remember. First stop was Grouse Lake, followed by Hemlock, where we made camp. Definitely wish … Continue reading Backpacking to Hemlock Lake – Desolation Wilderness