If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you're probably familiar with the feeling of desperately wanting to get out of Las Vegas. And if you left Las Vegas and drove west towards LA, you'd soon pass through the last town in Nevada, a place known to the locals as "Stateline." This is the small city... Continue Reading →
1. Tahoe - I just got back from Tahoe today, where the rock climbing is legendary. Lover's Leap is a rock formation with dozens of routes, a nearby campground, and free roadside camping just a quarter-mile west of Lover's Leap (on Strawberry Creek Rd). There are great easier routes for beginners like myself (i.e. 5.7-5.8).... Continue Reading →
Today I awoke in Golden Gate Park, near Marin, CA. Yesterday I hitchhiked 56 miles from Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA to Golden Gate Park in Marin, across the bridge from San Francisco.
Pacific Crest Trail: Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadows, June 9 - June 12, 2017 Last week I hitched a ride to a remote campground called Walker Pass, California and started walking the PCT. I'll do a full post on this soon, but for now I'll give you the highlights: I didn't see a single person... Continue Reading →
Los Angeles, CA: Looking for a cheap hostel in LA? Most are in the $35-$50 range, plus 14% for LA's hotel tax. I tried out two cheaper options. I compared the two, but I deleted the "pros" and "cons" because who am I to judge whether these are good or bad? Option 1 - Living in a van in the... Continue Reading →
On May 20, 2017, I hiked Wildwood Canyon and took a photo every 60 seconds until I reached the top. By the time I summited, I had 42 photos of 42 minutes of sunrise, which I made into a 42 second video. Wildwood Canyon Park is a quick and steep hike in Burbank, CA that affords a view of... Continue Reading →
Occurred: November, 2016 Ever seen a car commercial and thought, "Wow, where is that filmed?" Where is that coastal highway slicing through redwoods, that iconic bridge with waves frothing below... That was probably filmed on California's Route 1. Let's hitchhike it! Day 1 OK. I'm in San Francisco visiting friends, but I need to get... Continue Reading →
Summary: In October 2016, I hitchhiked about 2000 miles from Springfield, MO to Los Angeles, California. It took 6 days and 11 rides. The following account focuses on the characters I met and the stories I have from this trip. Stay tuned for a more practical how-to-guide to hitchhiking. On Monday October 24th, 2016, I checked... Continue Reading →