Sailing to Two Harbors, Catalina – Memorial Day Weekend 2018 – Dana 24

We sail Keeldragger, a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, from Dana Point, California to Two Harbors, Catalina Island. Although there is a Small Craft Advisory, winds are light for most of the trip to the island (building later in the afternoon). We spot several Dolphins, including Risso’s Dolphins, and a Mola Mola. Fortunately, we were able to get a mooring at the Isthmus without having a reserveration (the captain fell asleep before booking and they sold out for the Holiday weekend). We enjoyed a few drinks on the island, went for a snorkeling adventure, had [READ MORE HERE]

Backpacking Catalina Island

After finishing my bike tour in Long Beach, I took a boat to Catalina Island and from Avalon to Two Harbors. I generally was on the Trans Catalina Trail, but I did go off trail for a few sections. I didn’t hike the entire TCT to Starlight Beach due to timing on boat rides, and I made other plans.

Camera: Sony rx100 ii
Music: Monster Rally [READ MORE HERE]

Backpacking on the Trans Catalina Trail (May 12-14, 2018)

A 3-day backpacking trip to hike on the Trans Catalina Trail located on Catalina Island off the Southern California coast.

Day 1: Took the Catalina Express ferry boat from the port in San Pedro to Two Harbors on Catalina Island. Hiked the Trans Catalina Trail as it followed the Silver Peak trail to our first night’s campground right on the beach at Parsons Landing. This trail was only 6.75 miles long, but it was steep going up and very steep coming down with poor/slippery footing due to loose gravel on the trail. However, the sights [READ MORE HERE]