Berry Bramble Swimming Hole

I love finding remote swimming holes. There’s nothing quite like hiking out to a pristine, beautiful pool and being able to take a dip (swimsuit optional) away from crowds with little concern that you’ll be discovered. A few summers back, my friend Megan and I started checking out the swimming spots from the book Day … Continue reading Berry Bramble Swimming Hole

Point Reyes Backpacking – Wildcat Camp

Every fall, I enjoy a weekend of backpacking at Point Reyes National Seashore. My favorite camp, Wildcat, is just as hard to reserve as the coveted Coast Camp. In order to reserve at Wildcat, you have to make your reservation six months out, to the day, on the first day of your reservation - so … Continue reading Point Reyes Backpacking – Wildcat Camp

Henry Coe Backpacking – Poverty Flat

In the spring, one of the most convenient places to backpack nearby is Henry Coe State Park. The park is nestled in the hills east of Morgan Hill, behind Anderson Reservoir. The park is HUGE, with more than 87,000 acres of open space. In my last backpacking post at the park, I went to the … Continue reading Henry Coe Backpacking – Poverty Flat

Burney Falls

For many years, I’ve heard about Burney Falls. It’s not too far from my annual family camping spot at Whiskeytown Lake, and I have a coworker who does her own yearly family camping trip at the falls. The college roommate of my best friend is from Burney. Somehow, I have never gotten the opportunity to … Continue reading Burney Falls