The Garden of Eden

Hidden deep within Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz, California, is a gorgeous hideaway dubbed by college kids and locals alike as The Garden of Eden. Surrounded by some of the tallest redwood trees in the world, this stream is one of Santa Cruz’ lesser known attractions.       Even though I happened to … More The Garden of Eden

Shroom Caves

As Solana Beach’s worst kept secret, it seems that almost every local San Diegan has at least heard of the Shroom Caves. The tall, sandstone caves that are visible from the 5 freeway are a favorite hangout spot among local teenagers, and a canvas  for graffiti artists. I first heard of this place as a … More Shroom Caves

The Saxony Swing

Hiding in the heart of Encinitas is a place straight out of your average Indie film: The Saxony Swing. Named after the road you can find it on, this spot is on the intersection of Quail Gardens Road and Saxony Road, in a sweet little canyon. The first time I was brought here, we went down … More The Saxony Swing