Lee Canyon is located just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip. It’s a place where desert meets mountains. There’s even two ski areas in the vicinity of the canyon, Lee Canyon Ski Resort and Mt. Charleston Ski Area. Lee Canyon offers a lot of outdoor activities year round as well, from hiking, mountain biking, to camping. There’s a lot to do! Oh, and there’s plenty of opportunities for photos as well!
Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, California is a beautiful place for hiking. While living in San Mateo I took advantage of this wilderness area and took a nice long hike. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the East Bay side. The area consists of rolling hills covered with tall grasses.