Mission: To inspire excitement, reverence, and love for California’s natural world through beautiful imagery, writing, and storytelling.
To inspire excitement, reverence, and love for California’s natural world through beautiful imagery, writing, and storytelling.
Ancient forests, rocky coastlines, painted deserts, imposing mountains, rushing rivers, starry skies, fiery sunsets, and sandy beaches — this is Kingdom California.
Nestled at the bottom of one of the deepest and steepest valleys in the world, the gnarly, weathered boulders that form the Alabama Hills lay stacked and scattered beneath the jagged Sierra Crest.
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, hidden high in the White Mountains, is home to the oldest-known trees in the world, and by extension, the oldest-known living things in the universe.
Tucked into a glacial cirque, Convict Lake is ringed by dramatic, High Sierra peaks. While it's not exactly a wilderness experience, it is a fun place to hike, fish, and pitch a tent.
Hiding in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness is an alpine landscape scoured by ancient glaciers and punished over and over by heavy winds and snow.
Hendy Woods State Park
Hendy Woods' unique location alongside orchards and vineyards in Anderson Valley — an idyllic and undiscovered wine country — gives it a magic that is all its own.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Arguably the Mecca of the great coastal redwood forest, Humboldt Redwoods State Park is where you'll find the majority of the world's tallest trees.
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Known for its rare fresnel lens, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse has guided ships along Mendocino's magical coast for more than a century. It makes up for its lack of height with character and history.
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Red Rock Canyon State Park is an extraterrestrial landscape of steep canyons and painted rock formations — a place that attracts rock hounds, artists and adventurers alike.
Be Kind to These, the Last of the Tallest Trees
California’s ancient redwoods are slowly succumbing to millions of tourists. Can these trees, already nearly logged into oblivion, survive their newfound fame?
The California Field Atlas
It's a struggle to come up with words that do this beautiful book justice. And few books are as fine for flipping through while sitting beside a fire or relaxing in a hammock—so bring this one camping. That being said, a true atlas it is not. Instead, it is the gospel of California's natural world and systems according to Obi Kaufmann, a brilliant naturalist, artist, and writer who is able to wrangle the spirituality and profundity of this amazing state onto the pages of his gorgeous work, which is packed with maps, illustrations, information, and musings. If you love California, this book is a treasure waiting for a spot on your shelf.
Explore the High Sierra
Get to know the famous Range of Light