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Julie & Brian

A photographer and writer with full time jobs and a passion for travel. We spend most of our free time exploring our native state of California, while dreaming about and planning our next adventures abroad. www.boundtoexplore.com | @boundtoexplore

Adventures

Hike the Dreaded Hill Loop in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

Orange County / Dreaded Hill Loop Parking Lot

One of the great things about Whiting Ranch is the trail system branches off and reconnects in several places, so you can make your adventure as long or as short as you like.

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Snowshoe to Dewey Point, Yosemite NP

Yosemite / Dewey Point

Take the one-hour shuttle ride from the Yosemite Lodge to the Yosemite Ski Area, so that you don't have to worry about driving in the snowy conditions, or finding parking.

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Backpack to Vogelsang and Merced Lake High Sierra Camps

Yosemite / Lyell Canyon Trailhead

If you love the idea of backpacking to remote mountain destinations, but shudder at the thought of carrying a heavy pack and digging a hole to poop in, the High Sierra Camps are a great option.

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Hike the Quail Hill Loop

Orange County / Quail Hill Trailhead

The Quail Hill loop is a short and easily accessible hike in the Irvine Open Space Preserve. This makes it a great place to escape for a quick sunset hike after work, or at the end of a busy weekend.

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Hike Mt. Islip

Los Angeles / Crystal Lake Campground

There are several route options for summiting Mt. Islip, but we enjoy doing it as a loop from Crystal Lake.

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Photograph the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

Orange County / Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is one of our favorite spots to capture the sunset against the backdrop of the Santa Anna Mountains.

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