Joel Bear

  • Hike to Taft Point

    Taft Point is such an amazing and different view of the Yosemite Valley. If you're lucky and you time it right, you'll also experience complete solitude. While driving Glacier Point Road, just a few minutes before arriving at Glacier Point, you'll...

    2.2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Explore Point Lobos' Whalers Cove

    Point Lobos is one of the hidden gems of the California coast. Located just off of Route 1 right after Monterey, Point Lobos is a state park on the coast. The cost to explore inside is ten dollars, but so worth it.As you explore, be sure to hike a...

  • Hike to Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail

    Glacier Point is one of the highlights of Yosemite. The point is located at the end of Glacier Point Road. This viewpoint allows you to survey the entire Yosemite Valley and gives the viewer a captivating sight of Half Dome. It's a little bit of a...

    9.4 miles 3200 ft gain

  • Drive Rocky Mountain NP's Trail Ridge Road

    Start by entering Rocky Mountain National Park through Estes Park, Colorado. After acquiring a map start your ascent on Trail Ridge Rd (the road is closed in winter). The Road will take you up in elevation into the mountains so a good car is stron...

  • Camping at Granstaff Campground

    Granstaff Campground has 17 campsites available, which are first come, first served. The sites are $15 a night per vehicle. The campground is a little limited and doesn't have running water, so bring your filter or head into town and pick up suppl...

  • Hanging Lakes, Colorado

    Hanging Lakes is one of the gems of Colorado. Located off I-70 on the outskirts of Glenwood Springs. It is a tourist trap but if you get there before eight in the morning you'll have a parking spot. I highly recommend hiking to the falls before su...

  • Casing the Sunset at Point Reyes Light House

    Point Reyes is truly one of the beauties of California. From its roaring ocean views to its think forest, it offer amazing and diverse terrane.For this trip we drove out from San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge and onto Route One. Plan to s...

  • Watch the Sunset at Point Reyes Lighthouse

    From San Francisco, drive north over the Golden Gate Bridge and onto the scenic Route One. Plan to spend a full day on the round trip if you're going for the first time; along the drive, you'll most likely want to stop every ten minutes to check o...