Alex Kosh

"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride"

How to Make Cowboy Coffee that Actually Tastes Good


What happened to ordering a plain old cup of coffee? With all these crazy coffee recipes out there, I can't keep track of all the options.

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Hike to Middle McCloud Falls

California / Fowlers Campground

Just 4 hours north of San Francisco, McCloud Falls offers a quick hike and swimming hole for those looking for something less crowded than Burney Falls.

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Cheap Alternatives to Backpacking Essentials


I've been backpacking for a long time, but like most people, I use a mix of gear acquired over the years. Some of that gear is ultra-light and perfect for almost any trek, other stuff not so much.

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Hike Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Canyons

Utah / Peek-a-boo and Spooky Canyons

This hike is located in the Grand-Staircase-Escalante Monument and the nearest town is Escalante, Utah. From Escalante, you take Hole-in-the-Rock Road 26 miles to the Dry Fork road turn-off.

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Hike Coyote Buttes North to the Wave

Utah / Wire Pass Trailhead

The hike to the Wave is 2.5 miles (one-way). When you arrive, take in the sandstone showing incredible striations of red, orange, pink, yellow, and beige.

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Kayak Glen Canyon

Utah / Colorado River (Lees Ferry)

Starting at Lee's Ferry, you meet with a boat that will back haul you up the river close to Glen Canyon Dam for approximately $150/2 people, plus your gear.

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Hike Point Mugu Peak

Los Angeles / Chumash Trailhead

Point Mugu State Park offers some amazing rolling mountains, sweeping meadows of tall grass, and beautiful coastal views. I suggest going in the spring.

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Hike the PCT and Foot Trail Loop through Vasquez Rocks

Los Angeles / Vasquez Rocks

The Pacific Crest Trail and foot trail hike is a 5-mile loop with a quick PCT branch-off that leads under the 14 freeway through a long, well-maintained (but very dark) tunnel.

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Camp at Buckeye Flat in Sequoia National Park

Yosemite / Buckeye Flat Campground

Entering Sequoia National Park at the Ash Mountain Entrance near the small city of Three Rivers, follow Highway 198 (Generals Highway) through the park until you see a sign for Buckeye Flat Campgroun.

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Camp at Dave's Hollow Campground

Utah / Dave's Hollow Campground

We all know the crowds well at our favorite National Parks, and Bryce Canyon is no exception.

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Hike the Red Cliffs Recreation Nature Trail

Utah / Red Cliffs Parking Area

Hike along streams that run through red sandstone - the blue water makes a fun contrast against the red rocks and sand.

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Hike the Zion Subway - Bottom Up

Utah / The Subway, Zion National Park

Start your day early at the Left Fork Trailhead on Kolob Terrace Road from the town of Virgin outside Zion National Park. This 6.

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Hike to Matilija Falls

Los Angeles / Matilija Falls Trailhead


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Hike to Rose Valley Falls

Los Angeles / Rose Valley Campground

...It's not often that you come across 100 ft waterfalls. This moderate to easy hike to Rose Valley Falls leads you to one of the tallest waterfalls in the Los Padres National Forest.

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101 Guide: Yosemite in 3 Days


I get it. This story is not necessarily very new, innovative or sexy.

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Beach Hike to Paradise Cove From Point Dume

Los Angeles / Westward Beach

You will start your beach-hiking to Paradise Cove from Point Dume which is located 20 miles north of Santa Monica on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

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Swim at the Thousand Steps Pools

Orange County / Thousand Steps Beach

Driving down PCH southbound. Park at 9th street Laguna beach. You'l descend 219 stairs to be exact (feels like a 1,000). Once on the beach head to your left (south) until you come across a cave.

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Camp at Watson Lake in Prescott

Arizona / Watson Lake Park

Camping sites are only available in the summer months but the park is explorable year round! Watson Lake is a very unique place, in a state primarily made up of sandstone lies a lake surrounded by un.

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Explore the Mojave Desert Lava Tube

Los Angeles / Mojave Lava Tube

When visiting the Lava Tubes, you must have a full tank of gas, radiator coolant, and a couple gallons of water before you enter the Mojave Desert Preserve! The preserve doesn't offer any services ot.

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Photograph the Cholla Cactus Gardens at Sunrise or Sunset

San Diego / Cholla Cactus Garden Loop

The Cholla Cactus Garden is something everyone can appreciate and enjoy. The trail is in total about a 0.25 loop, but you are certainly free to wander around more.

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Hike to Blackstar Canyon Falls

Orange County / Blackstar Canyon Trailhead

Waterfalls in Orange County are far and few between, with the best lying near and inside the Cleveland National Forest.

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Run Grandview Beach

San Diego / Grandview Beach

You can start at either Grandview Beach and head south along the beach to the San Elijo lagoon, or you can start there and head north...either way you'll be amazed.

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Oceanview Camping at San Elijo

San Diego / San Elijo Campground

This campground is located right next to the beach as well as next to the San Elijo Lagoon. Head to the beach during the day for a swim. This is also a great place to catch a sunset.

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Exploring the Arches at Little Corona del Mar

Orange County / Little Corona del Mar Beach

Little Corona del Mar Beach is a secluded beach located on Poppy Avenue across Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar.

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