10 Best California Adventures in 2017

10 Best California Adventures in 2017

2017 was a great year for exploring California, especially with all the rain and snow we got which lead to beautiful waterfalls and wildflowers. These were my ten favorite adventures of the year. Read more about all of them below and let me know what your favorites were in the comments.

Highlight video 2017 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgyUWA6x5n0

1. Cloud’s Rest – https://californiathroughmylens.com/clouds-rest
2. South Lake Tahoe – https://californiathroughmylens.com/south-lake-tahoe-guide
3. Highway 395 – https://californiathroughmylens.com/highway-395-roadtrip
4. Napa – https://californiathroughmylens.com/napa-city-guide
5. San Francisco Christmas – https://californiathroughmylens.com/christmas-san-francisco-guide
6. Yosemite High Country – https://californiathroughmylens.com/yosemite-national-park-guide
7. Three Sisters Falls – https://californiathroughmylens.com/three-sisters-falls/
8. Channel Islands – https://californiathroughmylens.com/channel-islands-national-park/
9. Carrizo Plains – https://californiathroughmylens.com/carrizo-plain-national-monument
10. National Parks – https://californiathroughmylens.com/california-national-parks-national-monuments/


  1. Graf von Walbeck on March 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Loving your channel, some really great trips and everything is nicely filmed and edited.

    This video makes me want to do Cloud’s Rest. I’m pretty sure you’ve done Sentinel Dome but i reccomend it to anyone who is on a trip and lacks the time to do a long hike. It is just a short hike but the views are great and if you do it in the morning there are no crowds. For me it was one of the highlights in Yosemite and much more rewarding than queueing at Glacier Point.

  2. MrRamyon74 on March 20, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for your great vids, will be in California later this month, all the way from New Zealand, your videos are so useful…

  3. EV on March 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for your videos subscribed

  4. David Wheeler on March 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Awesome vid can’t wait to do all of these as I plan on traveling & exploring cali for a few months starting soon. My fav of last year was 6 days of awesomeness in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness up here in WA! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8IfvEi2tH0&t=72s

  5. Belinda Adarlo on March 20, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    i love all your videos! Thanks

  6. Kun Hee Park on March 20, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    It’s now been about 2 years since I moved to Cali from S. Korea. I did my first camping in Joshua Tree last summer and found myself love being in nature. My next summer goal is to hike half dome and Whitney. I appreciate your job and happy new year! 🙂

  7. K-Wood adventures Alaska and more on March 20, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    So much to see and do in California thanks for sharing

  8. greedy gringo prospecting on March 20, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    so what happened to the rain this year   I go hiking but no streams or creeks to get more water   so you can only go so far    ever go to the Cleveland national forest north or south   I hike in the north part   I’m slow but I get there and back   the outdoors are bad ass

  9. Anthony Romano on March 20, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    The lost coast.

  10. Darren Stitt on March 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Hi there. Im from australia and are heading to do the west coast in june july this year. Just want to say thanks for your vids they are making my planing sooo much easyer. Keep up the great work.

  11. xerxessonofdarius on March 20, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Damet garm

  12. WorkPlayLA WPL on March 20, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Looking for a memorable California hike click here https://youtu.be/vEEDF544NyM

  13. Karl Striepe on March 20, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    It’s mean, but I’ll say it: I trust this guy’s food recommendations. He’s like me: hikes hard, but eats hard, so he’s chubby.

  14. Adventuring Outdoors With Eric on March 20, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    My favorite adventure of 2017 was hiking The Subway at Zion National Park with friends. It was such a challenging hike but unbelievably worth it. Here is my video of that awesome day. Thanks for letting me share it! https://youtu.be/Ogc8CqcJeOo

  15. Atropos Apparel on March 20, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Happy New Year! Love your channel, all the trips are shot well and informative ! I live in San Diego and your videos on 3 sisters and ocean beach are spot on. Your video to Second Lake has inspired me to check that place out! I know its not California, but my sister and a couple friends went out to Havasupai, AZ in 2017 for the first time and I shot/ edited this video on my iPhone. Since your into backpacking you have GOT to check this place out! 10 mile hike through the grand canyon to 5 stunning different waterfalls with blue green water. Check it out and keep your videos coming ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O-W7WDQGVg

  16. Jose Gutierrez on March 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    why are you talking so fast. lol I’m trying to embrace what you were saying, but I felt like I need to hurry up and get to the end of the video. lol good thing for pause buttons.

    Thanks for the info

  17. Nevada Hiker on March 20, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    If you look at the comments in your 24 hours in Yosemite High Country, I gave you crap about going to May Lake and not hiking Mt Hoffmann…well, I went and did it!

    Video quality isn’t the best because the haze from the fires rolled in. At the end of the video the smoke had me sniffling and it sounds like I’m about to cry! Sucks, because if you watch my previous video from May Lake it was clear with blue skies. Had I gotten up there earlier the panorama would have been so much better! https://youtu.be/Q7BhLjJt_jU

  18. Lilia Lucero on March 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    fyi… all your video was from santa cruz island… not santa rosa 😉

  19. Cocumber Amber on March 20, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Amazing Views in California

  20. ranealex on March 20, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you for such a good content on 2017. Can’t wait for 2018.. What drone do you use for the arial shots?

  21. Tyler Padgett on March 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Hmm, not quite as impressive as Southern Louisiana. NOT, FML

  22. for truth on March 20, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Im actually searching for a tour agency in california which offers adventures like this. Will be there on november and im more keen of adventures and activites like these than tour around any city. Can u recommend any website that i can check pls.

  23. Erika Palfini on March 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Mt. Shasta <3

  24. Steven Brandt on March 20, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for the video! 2017 was an amazing year for us. During our working holiday in New Zealand we discovered your channel and it really helped us to prepare our 32 days trip through California. The whole year was an amazing adventure, but our 4 day hike through Yosemite NP from Sunrise to Yosemite Valley was totally breathtaking! We hiked over Clouds Rest as you did and luckily we got a permit for Half Dome in the lottery one day before we started so that we did this one as well. Thanks also for your inspirations in the Death Valley video. We have been there as well!

    We also did a lot of landscape photography published on Instagram and most of our landscape pictures are still on the hard drive so we would be happy if you check out our Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/ednarb29 as more pictures will arrive continuously.

    We really enjoy your videos, so keep going in 2018! 🙂

  25. Mario Raxon on March 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Awesome !!!

  26. Steve Blankenship on March 20, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I have been to Clouds Rest twice and it is awesome. You have to go to Wagon Wheel Falls on another trip in Yosemite

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