Barking, bleating, and bared teeth increase this month along the Pacific Coast Highway in San Simeon as mature male elephant seals at Piedras Blancas beach emerge from the ocean to spar for rights to the water and female counterparts in their annual pre-breeding ritual.
Sure, Malibu and Big Sur are the popular and easy-to-please spots, but I'm always most excited to visit the harder-to-reach and lesser known coastline. That's why I was pleased to see this weekend that the New York Times featured California's North Coast in its "52 Places to Go in 2014."
The news for grandiose blooms of wildflowers this spring has not been looking great so far. The poppy fields in Antelope Valley remain brown. It's sluggish at Carrizo Plain. And so on and on. But at Wind Wolves Preserve...
Because Labor Day and its three-day weekend marks the traditional end of summer, SoCal Wanderer asked a number of hikers from around the region for their recommendation on a good hike that's worth getting in before the colder temperatures hit.
North America's highest waterfall, Yosemite Falls, which is also the fifth highest in the world, can now be viewed in live snapshots thanks to a new webcam at Yosemite National Park. It is the fourth webcam offered by the...
The showing of wildflowers was definitely down, but for a year light in rain, the display of California poppies and grape soda lupine near Figueroa Mountain and Catway roads still had that "wow" factor
2012 has been a lousy bloom year through most of the California Desert. But if you get out to the Desert Lily Sanctuary in the next week or two, you'll find a little patch of color to match some of the best bloom years ever.
Each year hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies flock to several small groves up and down the state's beachside communities. In turn, locals and tourists come out in droves to witness this wintering spectacle.
Already? Didn't fall color just end? Yes and yes; and before you get too excited, let's just say that this first batch might only be for the hardcore. Still, this is a slightly early bloom--you can probably thank that early...
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