Ryan MckinneyExplorer

Catch a Sunset at Oceanside Pier

Oceanside, California

Both sides of the pier are awesome to shoot but depending on the time of the year/sun position one might be better than the other. Super mellow beach to chill out at and watch the sunset.

430 Saves

Explore Thousand Steps Beach

Laguna Beach, California

Park at the intersection of Highway 1 and 9th Ave in Laguna Beach. Walk down the steps—there are more like 300 than 1000—and once you hit the beach, head south.

856 Saves

Swim at the Thousand Steps Pools

Laguna Beach, California

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.

2127 Saves

Explore the Seascape at Crescent Bay

Laguna Beach, California

If you are in Southern California and want to find a good place to watch the sunset, this is the place.

535 Saves

Hiking Crystal Cove via the Loop Trail

Laguna Beach, California

The trail begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. Parking requires either a $15 day use parking pass, which is available in the visitor center.

582 Saves

Hike-in Primitive Camping at Crystal Cove SP

Laguna Beach, California

Located off of Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach is Crystal Cove State Park. There are three primitive sites located in Crystal Cove: Deer Canyon, Upper Moro, and Lower Moro.

452 Saves

Enjoy a Sunset Run at Crystal Cove

Orange, California

This is a favorite evening run. Park in the lot with a state pass, head down the cliff and back, and you'll get an amazing workout. Tip: Time your runs at low tide.

297 Saves

Explore Tide Pools at Dana Point

Dana Point, California

If you're ever driving on the 5 between San Diego and Los Angeles and traffic is miserable (always), consider making a stop at Dana Point to check out the tide pools.

446 Saves

Exploring the Arches at Little Corona del Mar

Newport Beach, California

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

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Bodysurfing and Photography at The Wedge

Newport Beach, California

Beginning at the east end of the Balboa Peninsula The Wedge's main power house is the Newport Harbor Jetty. When the right south swell hits the jetty it reflects back creating a massive back wash.

282 Saves

Camping at Live Oak Grove

Trabuco Canyon, California

Located within an hour's drive of Orange County and much of the Inland Empire, with dozens of trails winding through and above the beautiful and serene Bell Canyon.

502 Saves

Catch a Sunset at Newport Pier

Newport Beach, California

Newport Pier is located just south of Huntington Beach at the center of the Balboa Peninsula. Balboa Pier, the more crowded pier of Newport Beach, is nearby to the south.

553 Saves

Lakeside Camping at Lower Crystal Lake

Breckenridge, Colorado

To get to the Crystal Lakes take the Spruce Creek Trailhead. You can hike or drive to the Lower Crystal Lake. If you choose to drive, you will need a high clearance 4x4 vehicle.

467 Saves

Hike the South Rim Trail at Roxborough State Park

Littleton, Colorado

Roxborough State Park is one of the closest parks to the Denver metro area and is the perfect place to go if you're looking to experience the great outdoors without having to drive too far from the c.

210 Saves

Experience the Elk Rut in Rocky Mountain NP

Estes Park, Colorado

Fall in Rocky Mountain National Park brings one of the most spectacular natural occurrences, the Elk mating season, or Elk Rut. During this time male elk “battle” for the chance to mate with females.

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Watch the Sunset from Mt Evans Road

Evergreen, Colorado

Leave Evergreen, CO and access the Mount Evans Road and Mount Evans Recreation Area from Squaw Pass, CO 103 at Echo Lake.

216 Saves

Hike to Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake is a beautifully unique natural wonder.

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Hike Devil's Punchbowl and Devil's Chair

Pearblossom, California

What a hidden gem! A martian landscape full of faultline desert rock formations and joshua trees against a mountainous backdrop of the San Gabriels.

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Hike to the Bridge to Nowhere

La Verne, California

The trail on this 10-mile hike is predominately slow and steady, but can be a little rocky, so be prepared to scramble.

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Hiking San Gabriel Peak

Los Angeles County, California

At 6,000 feet, San Gabriel Peak gives you one of the best views of the Los Angeles basin on the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

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Car Camp at Timber Creek Campground

Grand Lake, Colorado

This campground just 10 miles north of Grand Lake is a prime example of the amazing campgrounds you can find in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Camp at Stillwater Pass

Grand Lake, Colorado

Some of my best nights in Colorado were spent in Stillwater Pass. There are numerous campsites with remade fire pits.

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Winter Camp Near Coulson Gulch

Lyons, Colorado

County Road 47 is between Lyons and Estes Park. It's an easy drive from Denver and is a great place to get away for the weekend. I have camped here in the summer, fall, and winter.

128 Saves

Camp Near Little Muddy Creek, Routt National Forest

Kremmling, Colorado

If you are looking to get away from the crowds then this is the site for you.

88 Saves