Category: Travel

Day 1 of 2021 Joshua Tree National Park Trip

First day of my April 2021 southern California trip. I would spend the entire day visiting Joshua Tree National Park, taking a few popular hiking trails like Hidden Valley, Ryan Mountain and Lost Palm Oasis.

Flight Log of Alaska Airlines Flight 5 from Washington DC to Los Angeles

April 2021. Lured by surprisingly low air fares, I took a long weekend flying across the continent to Los Angeles visiting Joshua Tree National Park. This is the outbound flight segment where I flew Alaska from Washington Reagan… Read More

Winter Hiking at Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia

Mid February, 2021, the last of the season’s snow fell in the mid-Atlantic region. I’d seen quite enough snow this winter, but since it’s weekend, I still decided to take on some hiking in the wild. This time,… Read More

Winter Hiking to Cascade Falls, Patapsco Valley State Park

Snow seemed to frequent mid-Atlantic region a lot more often for the winter of 2020-21. After some snowfall early February, I was again allured by nature covered in white. This time, I headed for Patapsco Valley State Park… Read More

Flight Log of Alaska Airlines Flight 2555 and 6 from Reno to Washington DC via Los Angeles

The last day of my 2020 Lake Tahoe trip as I would be flying back from Reno to Washington DC, with a connection in Los Angeles.

Day 6 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Hunter Creek Trail and National Automobile Museum

Sixth and final day of my Lake Tahoe trip. With most roads into Lake Tahoe still covered in snow, I confined my activities to the city of Reno for the day. I hiked a popular trail, Hunter Creek,… Read More

Day 5 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, North Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass and Downtown Reno

Fifth day of my Lake Tahoe trip. Weather forecast indicated a storm was coming to Lake Tahoe region. Before that storm hit, I visited North Lake Tahoe and Donner Pass, before checking into another hotel in Reno for… Read More

Day 4 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Snowshoing to Mount Rose

Fourth day of my Lake Tahoe trip. I would be snowshoeing to the summit of Mount Rose today. At 3285m elevation, it’s the highest mountain near Lake Tahoe in Nevada (third highest overall). It ended up being a… Read More

Day 3 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Snowshoing to Rose Knob Peak and Pats Knob in Mount Rose Wilderness

Third day of my Lake Tahoe trip. I decided to snowshoe to Rose Knob Peak on the Nevada side of the lake today.

Day 2 of 2020 Lake Tahoe Trip, Snowshoing to Maggies Peak in Desolation Wilderness

The second day of my 2021 Lake Tahoe trip, I ended up snowshoeing to Maggies Peak, followed by a brief tour of Emerald Bay State Park.