Inspired Stories

A resource for nature lovers, environmental stewards, explorers, sustainable lifestyle advocates & community activists. Enjoy this compilation of stories from our travels across the globe told through blogs, pictures & video.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

As part of our efforts towards encouraging responsible travel and environmental stewardship, we are active participants in The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace. Waste that is not disposed of properly affects natural habitats, wildlife, rivers, and waterways that eventually makes its way down to our oceans and seas.

The San Diego Mountains are the start of the local watershed. Rain and snow accumulation in the higher elevations play a key role in supplying San Diego reservoirs with water. Most of the city's water supply originates from these mountains. We have a responsibility to keep the local watershed clean and to do our part to conserve water.

 

 

2020 was a very difficult year for small businesses across the country. It was a challenging year for entrepreneurship in general, with so many new changes and regulations, economic uncertainty, as well as the sudden shift in consumer habits brought about by COVID-19.

The travel and hospitality sectors were one of the hardest hit, as a result of the pandemic. Most travel and tourism companies are still dealing with the aftermath and trying to find ways of navigating this reality that has been referred to as the "new normal." Although we were faced with over 5 months of shut-downs at the onset of our 3rd year in operation with the Cleveland National Forest - we were determined to make 2020 a year of record growth for our company. It was a pivotal year of decisive action and business growth for the outdoor recreation industry, in general

 

Camping season is here and our backcountry is coming to life with the beautiful colors of spring.

It's always such an exciting time for us in the campground getting ready to host our glamping tribe.

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our first featured business for our #SupportLocal initiative, Mountain Made!

Mountain Made is a small business dedicated to providing a quality line of locally-made merchandise that allows you to bring home a piece of the mountains and support the local community through your purchase; founded and operated by lifetime Julian local, Eva Hatch.

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