~2-3 hr roundtrip, 4.3 mi roundtrip, Easy-Intermediate
HOW TO GET THERE: There are two ways to get to Lake Clementine. One option is to park right next to the dam (parking is limited, $10). We took the other option. We parked alongside the road on El Dorado St. The main parking is on Old Foresthill Road which is on one side of the bridge in Auburn, here you have to pay $10. But if you drive across the bridge (turn right onto CA-193) you are in El Dorado County, and you don’t have to pay. It is an additional five minute walk to the trail head. The trail head just past the ranger booth, over the bridge at a gate.
Photoshoot with Sacramento based model, Sierra Oliveira at Rick’s Dessert Diner in Downtown Sacramento. Rick’s is everything 50’s theme you could dream of! From the juke box, checkered tile floors, and mural sized paintings of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, to the shiny read booths and rotating cake cases. Not to mention the endless dessert. We had a coke in a glass bottle (for some reason always a little better), an orange cream milkshake, and tiramisu. All delicious!
A few weeks ago I collaborated with GQ Insiders thejobrien (or TheGentelmensCove on Youtube) and bycarlosroberto (CarlosRoberto on Youtube) on a shoot in downtown San Francisco. Both Carlos and Jordan were super nice guys, easy on the eyes, and great in front of the camera (ha see that rhyme?). Check them out if you have a chance!
We also shot some watches for Leonard and Church on Carlos. Watches featured were Varick in Brown and Prospect Pocketwatch in Black. I highly recommend these handmade watches that come in an array of wearable colorways. Again for more details on what they’re wearing, check out their pages!
Utah is really a beautiful state with tons to see and do (despite it being super spread out with little civilization besides Salt Lake City and the national parks.) I loved spending the week camping under the stars (one night in the car while it unexpectedly snowed), hiking up to views we didn’t end up seeing (Angel’s Landing), and photographing to my heart’s content. Even driving for miles and miles between parks was exciting to see! Our road trip through Utah didn’t disappoint and definitely hope to re-visit it one day.
Overview of the logistics of our trip including how to get there (flights + rental cars), what to wear, links for important maps and guides, and where we stayed. I also included a quick rundown of our spending, the rental car, gas/mileage, food, and a packing list!