Hiking Big Basin

Now that I’m officially a Northern Californian, I figured it was time to start adopting some new outdoor hobbies and enjoying the surrounding areas. City life is great, but sometimes you just need to breakaway and get into nature. So…hiking it is! This was the Big Basin trail, which runs about 10.5 miles and took us about 4.5 hours to finish. Along the way we saw two waterfalls and were surrounded by redwoods which are hundreds of years old. But what really caught me off guard was the smell. The air was not only clean, but smelled of trees and moss and sunshine and everything natural and good. I can’t wait to head out for the next hiking adventure!




Hiking Desolation Wilderness

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2015/01/img_1764.jpg While on our ski trip, Jim and I went for a hike through Desolation Falls with out friends. Guys, the scenery was insanely gorgeous. These photos can’t begin to do it justice. Imagine being surrounded by snow-capped mountains, finding waterfalls and rivers along the way, and seeing the rocks and boulders poking through ice and snow. It was simply gorgeous, and definitely made me want to get more into hiking. Spending the day walking through and enjoying nature?? Yes please. It’s a workout too! Those hills and inclines won’t climb themselves. Overall it was a super fun experience, and I hope to do much more hiking in the future.

Happy trails,
xo. Brie