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...
Some tracks I like to listen to when I’m just hanging about in the woods. A little bit of mellow, one or two songs that might resuscitate you from a declining heart rate, then back to the mellow. Sunny – Bobby Hebb After Many Miles – The Ghost of Paul Revere Sittin’ on the Dock of… Continue Reading
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