Places Hiked and/or Camped


  • Santa Catalina Island (many times)
  • Yosemite National Park (several times)
  • Sequoia National park
  • Samuel P. Taylor Redwoods (a LOT of hiking, a little camping)
  • Muir Woods National Park
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park (went to the top)
  • Mt. Tamalpais Watershed
  • Cache Creek Regional Park & Clear Lake
  • Los Padres National Forest – Pine Mountain, Rose Valley Falls
  • Lake Casitas
  • Angeles Mountains – various camps
  • O’neil Regional Park
  • Forest Falls/Big Falls
  • Big Bear Forest & Lake – various trails/camps
  • San Gorgonio Mountain – various trails
  • Idyllwild State Park
  • Wrightwood
  • Joshua Tree State Park
  • Anza Borego Desert and Ocotillo Wells
  • Palm Desert
  • The Living Desert (in the Palm Desert)
  • Mojave Desert
  • Mount San Jacinto
  • Hungry Valley Recreation Area
  • Tule River Reservation
  • Pt. Reyes National Seashore & Inverness
  • Tomales Bay State Park
  • Oolampali State Park
  • China Camp State Park
  • Lake Berryessa State Park (yes, where the Zodiac murders happened)
  • New Bullard’s Bar Dam boat-in camp (not pleasant, don’t do it)
  • Jedediah Smith State park
  • Modjeska Canyon (Santa Ana Mntns)
  • Carslbad Caverns
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Palos Verdes Hills
  • San Clemente
  • Dana Point
  • White Point Park (San Pedro)
  • Bixby Slough (aka Ken Malloy Regional where Reggie the Alligator was in Harbor City)
  • Chico


  • Neuse River State Park
  • Pettigrew State Park – Lake Phelps
  • Merchant’s Mill Pond
  • Goose Creek State Park
  • Kitty Hawk – flight path
  • River Park North (Greenville, NC)
  • Moore’s Creek National Battlefield
  • River Walk (Washington, NC)
  • Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park (Scotland Neck, NC)


  • Cathedral Gorge (camp & hike)
  • Mount Rose (skiing)


  • Arkansas River – camp, fish (edge of Muskogee)
  • Illinois River – camp, hike, canoe (outside Tahlequah)
  • Honor Heights Park (132 acres in Muskogee)


  • Multnomah Falls/Mount Hood
  • Crater Lake
  • Hell’s Canyon on Snake River
  • Rogue River
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Lake Wallula – just inside Washington


  • Grand Canyon – far too brief of a visit, more to come in the next year or two


  • A large regional park near Creve Couer that I have long since forgotten the name of


  • Garden of the Gods

To be continuously updated, both with things I’ve forgotten and new places enjoyed.

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