Ricky and the Uncles


We’re back!

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Ricky and the Uncles

We are Ricky and the Uncles–Ricky (right), Josh (left), and Jesse (middle). Growing up in South Carolina, we spent a good deal of time outdoors. By happenstance we have all ended up living in California. Two of us fathers and all of us uncles, we are hoping to pass on the adventure to our next generation and to you. Join us as we explore all of the California National Parks from September 24 to October 2.

our trip

September 24 - October 2

Redwoods National Park

Saturday, September 24


  • Drive Thru Trees (Weren’t there)
  • Must See NorCal Coast

Lassen National Park

Sunday, September 25


Yosemite National Park

Monday, September 26


  • Sunrise at Glacier Point Tunnel View
  • Tour the Valley
  • Hike to Muir Lake around Glacier Point


  • Check out giant Sequoias
  • Check out General Sherman, the largest tree in the world!
  • Hike Moro Rock
  • Camp for two nights

Death Valley National Park

Wednesday, September 28


  • Dante’s View
  • Badwater Basin
  • Not die!

Joshua Tree National Park

Thursday, September 29


  • Boulder and climb without dying
  • Visit Hidden Valley
  • Skull Rock

Channel Islands National Park

Friday, September 30


  • Take ferry to Santa Cruz Island
  • Backpacking to Del Norte Campground
  • Backpacking to Caverns Point

Pinnacles National Park

Saturday, October 1


  • Bouldering and climbing
  • Spelunking

Head Home

Sunday, October 2

We’re back! Stay tuned for more.

  • Get much needed sleep
  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Be Merry

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