Perfect weather, blue alpine waters, and lots of ‘skeeters.
I have to admit it, I’m hooked to the Sierra Mountains. This time around, there was a storm so it was extra serene and peaceful. Every element seemed different. You could hear the dew drops falling off of tents in our group as people woke up to start a fire. Every cup of tea was… Continue Reading
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
Why: Kim and Chris’s birthday weekend trip Where: South Lake Tahoe; Emerald Bay When: Early September 2014 What: Pontooning, cliff jumping, swimming, Airbnb
During labor day weekend I did a light backpacking trip in Stanislaus and hit up Sword Lake and Lost Lake for some fun cliff jumping. Honestly, it was one of the most fun trips of my life. (For those curious of what I packed, I wrote a post just before I left.) The initial trip… 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.