I've always wanted to climb Mt Shasta. One day, I will. In the meantime, with things moving a hundred miles an hour, a quiet weekend to Heart Lake with this stellar view of Mt Shasta will suffice. Also, Heart Lake has the warmest alpine water I've ever been in. Wishing you all a great rest… Continue Reading
It’s been quiet on the GB front for me the past couple of months… not sure what that means… Am I not having as much fun? Am I over-worked? Are vacation days going unspent? It’s a little bit of all of it, but sometimes life happens. Last year, I remember moping around due to the… Continue Reading
Back in October, I fell in love with Alaska. When schedules aligned, I was able to go back, this time with my friend, Hannah. It's been a while since I've had a real vacation... meaning no looking at my laptop or checking my emails. Whenever I get mentally burnt out, nature therapy has yet to let me down. So I took a two-pronged approach to planning our 6 days out...
I challenge you to find a treasure every weekend this Summer. I stumbled upon Echo Lake last weekend.
There’s something about taking an adventure in your backyard that transforms the meaning of home. I say “backyard” loosely, considering I’m reliving my weekend in Big Sur which is just about two hours away from Santa Cruz. This unique terrain where mountain meets ocean brings the best of both of my favorite worlds. Big Sur,… Continue Reading
Part 1 of my Sierras trip goes into how I packed for my first backpacking trip to Stanislaus National Forest. It's a pretty short trip of 3 days, so it should be a great starting point for others interested in getting into hiking/camping/backpacking.