Timberline Trail with Tonya!

To prep for our upcoming hike in Iceland, we decided to do the Timberline Trail in early August and invited our friend and all-time favorite adventure buddy, Tonya, to by a plane ticket out to do it with us.

The Timberline Trail is a ~40 mile thru-hike around the base of Mt. Hood, and it is amazing! The area had a heavier-than-usual snowfall this year, so much of the trail was still buried until late summer. We really lucked, by early August the wildflowers were in full bloom which made the already epic trail that much more incredible. Continue reading “Timberline Trail with Tonya!”

Hiking at Pt. Reyes National Seashore and Camping in Samuel P. Taylor State Park

Fun map at store in Olema

On Tuesday Tish and I woke up in San Francisco (okay, actually it was Castro Valley, but we were staying there because we had a few errands to run in the City and around the bay….so…forgive me) and drove to Point Reyes National Seashore for a long hike followed by a night in our new tent in Samuel P. Taylor State Park.  We left a bit late to miss commuter traffic and got to the adorable little town of Olema around 10:15 and stopped at the store to have a cup of coffee and cappuccino before getting on the trail. We oogled over their delicious-looking ice cream cones and dreamed of how great they would taste after our long hike. After our coffee break we headed out on the Bear Valley Trail.  Continue reading “Hiking at Pt. Reyes National Seashore and Camping in Samuel P. Taylor State Park”