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
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
I had so much fun at last year’s Pursuit event, I signed up again the very first moment I saw registration open up. This year (2018), The Outbound hosted the event in Bear Valley (2017 was in Saratoga), so I was excited to drive out and experience the event start to finish this time around, … Continue reading Pursuit 2018
The North Face’s Basecamp
As many of you know, I’m always on the lookout for fun campout and activities. This year, I saw an ad for The North Face’s Basecamp - and signed up right away! This campout is a steal, at only $100, you get a tent for two people, dinner and activities all included - plus swag! … Continue reading The North Face’s Basecamp
This quaint town in North Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations - both in the summer and in the winter. I’m lucky enough to have a friend with a cabin at Tahoe Donner, so it’s one of my most reasonable getaways year-round! Lisette and Alison at Sugarbowl. Lisette and family at Squaw Valley … Continue reading Truckee
A wonderful little weekend in this adorable redwoods town.
Russian River – Float & Bike
A bike ride among vineyards and lazy float on the Russian River.
Coit Lake Backpacking – Henry Coe
One of the closest areas to backpack when living in San Jose is Henry Coe State Park. This (relatively large) park is located on the east side of Morgan Hill and is absolutely loaded with great places to visit. The park is known for its steep climbs and exposed hills, so most people avoid it … Continue reading Coit Lake Backpacking – Henry Coe
In an effort to both embrace more of the things I love to do - and meet more people out there in the real world, on a whim I signed up for CampoVelo in Napa/Calistoga. The event, put on by Clif Bar, promised to be a weekend of adventure, excellent food and wine … and … Continue reading CampoVelo
Only the most amazing camping weekend ever with like-minded adventurers.