Inspiring 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

We're so excited to share this feature by our guests Ash & Samy, who recently stayed with us at Boulder Oaks campground.

Check out their video link above. Such a fun video about their weekend exploring everything our San Diego Backcountry has to offer. So many unique experiences and attractions to choose from. Here is their write-up including their itinerary over the 2 day weekend:

A couple of weekends back, we headed down south to Mount Laguna and Julian for a weekend trip.

Alter Experiences hosts an amazing Glamping experience.

Below is a short itinerary of the fun things we did on Saturday and Sunday:

  1. Sunrise Scenic Drive at Mount Laguna
  2. Sunrise Hike along Pacific Coast Trail - We did the Penny Pines Trail (took about 1 hour RT)
  3. Head up to Julian and taste some Apple Pies and Calzones. (We loved Apple Alley Bakery)
  4. Grab an amazing lunch (we loved Quecho elevated Mexican Eatery)
  5. Beer and some sangria : (Blue Door Winery and Julian Beer Co. are great places to visit)
  6. Walk through the apple orchards and taste some Wines - Volcan Mountain Winery (also try the apple wines omg YUM!)
  7. Juliantla Chocolate Botique (Amazing Chocolates and Cup-Cakes)
  8. Unwind: Campfire, Marshmallows and wine while gazing at millions of stars at Alter Experiences Glamping Co.
  9. Head to Lake Cuyamaca. Fishing, Kayaking and a bunch of other activities are here.
  10. If you visit in winter, you could go snow boarding, skiing and other winter activities at laguna

Cheers! - Samy & Ash

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