Danielle Mooney

Take the Panorama Gondola to the Summit of Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Lakes, California

The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet provides one of the most stunning views you'll find in California.

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Ski and Snowboard Mammoth

Mammoth Lakes, California

At 11,053 feet, Mammoth boasts the highest summit of any California resort, making for deeper, higher quality snow, beautiful views and a season that can last until July.

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Romantic Sunset Snowcat Tour

Mammoth Lakes, California

Take a ride in a snowcat for one of the most unique excursions in the Eastern Sierra. Experience the sights and sounds of the backcountry in the heated comfort of a luxury snowcat.

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Hike the Narrows, Zion NP

Springdale, Utah

Hiking the narrows in Zion National Park is one of my favorite hikes and something I return for almost every year, I can still remember my first visit as a kid.

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Hike the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku

Kula, Hawaii

Located in Haleakala National Park on Maui's southeastern coast, this trail is well maintained by the National Park Service and is quite popular with visitors.

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Explore Haleakala's Summit

Kula, Hawaii

Head to Haleakala's summit for amazing views of the island and your choice of a stunning sunrise or sunset.

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Hike through Iao Valley to Kūkaemoku (The Needle)

Wailuku, Hawaii

This is a very simple hike for people of all ages, and a great way to see the beautiful Maui rainforest.

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Explore the Road to Hana

Paia, Hawaii

Start near Paia on Highway 36 and head east. The road is famous for its many twists and turns, so consider taking lots of breaks to get some fresh air and avoid getting car sick.

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Hike to Santiago Peak via Holy Jim

Corona, California

When you think of Orange County, you think of beaches, boardwalks, but what you may not know is that there are some great hikes in our very own backyard! My favorite is a fairly strenuous day hiking.

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Snowshoe to Grand View Point

Big Bear Lake, California

Grand View Point is accessed via Pine Knot Trail, a 6.5 mile out and back hiking trail located at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area, 1 mile from Big Bear Village.

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Hike to Holy Jim Falls

Corona, California

To start, directions on how to get to the trail there are two different ways, the most common , which I will explain, being through Rancho Santa Margarita you will head east on Santa Margarita Parkwa.

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Camp at Catalina's Two Harbors

Avalon, California

An island camping escape is a mere 50 minute boat ride away from the southern California coast.

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Backpacking Catalina Island

Avalon, California

The distance can vary depending on where you start. It is a 2.5 mile hike from Emerald Bay or 7 mile hike from Two Harbors or you can kayak in.

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Catch a Sunset at Sunset Beach in CA

Seal Beach, California

Sunset Beach is located just 9 miles south of Long Beach and 6 miles North of Huntington Beach, CA on the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1. I accessed Sunset Beach from the South on I-405.

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Stand Up Paddle (SUP) in Huntington Harbor

Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Harbor is the perfect location for an easy and relaxing stand up paddle board session.

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Run the Culver City Stairs

Culver City, California

The Culver City Stairs are an outdoor staircase designed into the trails leading up to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.

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Hike Sandstone Peak

Malibu, California

If you live in Los Angeles, Sandstone Peak is a must! The hike to the summit can be done on a 2 mile hike up and back on Sandstone Peak Trail, or a 6.5 mile hike up and back on Backbone Trail.

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Hike Mount Tallac

South Lake Tahoe, California

The classic 9½ mile out-and-back day hike to Mount Tallac begins at the trailhead on the southwestern side of Lake Tahoe, between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.

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Hiking the Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Getting There: The easiest way to get to Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve is by following Crenshaw Boulevard up Rancho Palos Verdes to the very end of the street.

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John Muir Trail: Camping at Shadow Creek

Madera County, California

The Lake Ediza Junction has several great spots to camp and Shadow Lake is definitely one of the best.

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Explore June Lake

June Lake, California

June Lake is a hidden gem in the Eastern Sierra, just north of Mammoth Lakes. June Lake is a quaint little lake with spectacular views.

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4-Day Backpack Trip to Thousand Island Lake

Madera County, California

Start from Agnew Meadows about 7 miles away.

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Climb Mount Ritter

Madera County, California

Mt Ritter is a long climb, but it is worth the effort. Start out by establishing camp at Ediza Lake prior to your ascent.

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Backpack to Ediza Lake

Madera County, California

Start at the Agnew Meadows Trailhead. You will need to arrive before 7:30AM or take the Shuttle from Mammoth Mountain. Start out by heading north on the John Muir Trail.

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