Yosemite Waterwheel Falls Redo Itinerary – June 3, 2004 to June 6, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend visit to Yosemite National Park, but instead of coming in from the usual entrances in the west, we focused on going in and out of the park from its “back door” over the Tioga Pass…

Glen Aulin Backpacking Itinerary – May 29, 2004 to May 31, 2004

This itinerary covered my one and only backpacking trip within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park (at least in the first 15 years that Julie and I have been waterfalling)…

Southern Yosemite Redux Weekend with the Parents Itinerary – May 19, 2004 to May 22, 2004

This itinerary covered a return trip to the quiet southern part of Yosemite National Park. And like the first time around, we did it as a camping trip out of the Wawona Campground. Indeed, with a trip like this where we based ourselves away…

Point Reyes Itinerary – May 7, 2004 to May 8, 2004

This itinerary covered a very brief overnight trip to Point Reyes. The lone goal of this trip was to finally see Alamere Falls after having seen McWay Falls in Big Sur quite a few times…

Yosemite Off The Beaten Path Itinerary – April 22, 2004 to April 25, 2004

This itinerary covered another weekend spent at Yosemite National Park. However, what differentiated this particular visit was that we targeted some of the less-explored parts of the park. This included the backcountry of Hetch Hetchy Valley…

Yosemite Weekend with Mom Itinerary – March 19, 2004 to March 21, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend at Yosemite National Park that I cynically referred to as the “change-in-company-vacation-policy” trip because they essentially changed the rules in such a way that I either had to use some vacation hours or lose them…

Maui Itinerary – August 31, 2003 to September 5, 2003

This itinerary covered our first visit to Maui (and the Hawaiian Islands in general). It was kind of a spontaneous trip where Julie apparently took advantage of some travel deal that included car rental, all accommodations, and airfare…

Zion Narrows Itinerary – June 18, 2003 to June 22, 2003

As a follow-up to the Half Dome hike that Julie and I had accomplished just a month before this trip, we had also planned and executed on the Zion Narrows hike to scratch that off the bucket list…

Yosemite Half Dome Camping Trip Itinerary – June 6, 2003 to June 8, 2003

This weekend itinerary covered our camping trip in Yosemite National Park centered around a hike to the top of iconic Half Dome. The trip planning started from the moment I had made camping reservations 24 weeks in advance…

Southern Utah Memorial Day Weekend Itinerary – May 23, 2003 to May 26, 2003

Kind of on a whim, I decided to take advantage of the Memorial Day Weekend while Julie was also out-of-town on business. So I was accompanied by my Mom on this very spontaneous trip to some familiar haunts in Southern Utah…

Southern Yosemite Initiation Itinerary – May 9, 2003 to May 11, 2003

In this itinerary, we did a weekend camping trip where the focus of this visit was to explore the quiet southern section of Yosemite National Park, particularly in the Wawona area…

Zion Hiking Weekend Itinerary – April 25, 2003 to April 27, 2003

This extended weekend trip marked the third time that Julie and I had been to Zion National Park. So we were now becoming quite familiar with what attractions were here. And given our familiarity with this place, we also camped for both the nights of this weekend…

Bryce Canyon Weekend Itinerary – April 10, 2003 to April 12, 2003

This trip was intended to share with the parents the wonderful experiences that Julie and I (along with a couple of friends) had just a couple of years prior when we did a Grand Circle trip. But since we had to fit this into a weekend, this exposure could only come in increments…

Big Sur Errands Itinerary – March 28, 2003 to March 30, 2003

I called this trip our Big Sur Errands trip because we used a weekend to scout out possible wedding venues. Of course, since we were already up here, we also took advantage of being able to go waterfalling in between these venue visits…

Zion Rainy Weekend Itinerary – March 14, 2003 to March 16, 2003

With our waterfalling passion in full swing, I had this idea to try to time a visit to Zion National Park (and its harsh desert environment) in the hopes of seeing waterfalls. What transpired was this short weekend trip where we managed to see waterfalls under a rain storm…

Havasupai Indian Reservation Itinerary – November 28, 2002 to December 1, 2002

This itinerary was of a planned Thanksgiving extended weekend trip to the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The obvious goals were to experience the main waterfalls – Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, and Navajo Falls…

Tahiti Itinerary – September 1, 2002 to September 10, 2002

This itinerary covered our very first time visiting Tahiti (more formally known as French Polynesia). With the effects of 9/11 still being felt as far as Americans traveling abroad, Julie seized the opportunity to go for this trip for what turned out to be…

Eastern Sierra with the Parents Itinerary – July 4, 2002 to July 7, 2002

This itinerary was of a return trip to the Eastern Sierras based in the Mammoth Lakes area during July 4th Weekend. It took place barely a month after our first serious waterfalling trip in Yosemite National Park…

Yosemite Group Itinerary – May 30, 2002 to June 2, 2002

This trip was the very first time that we explored Yosemite National Park with the primary purpose of visiting waterfalls (or waterfalling, if you will). Since I’d imagine we were in the infant stages of our waterfall addiction, it turned out that the timing of this trip…

Ponderosa Itinerary – May 10, 2002 to May 11, 2002

This itinerary concerned a short trip to the Tule River District of the Sequoia National Forest. Since we were staying in a town called Ponderosa, I tend to refer to this trap as the “Ponderosa Trip”…