Posts tagged hiking
Posts tagged hiking
Sequoia National Forest, just a little something the government shutdown is depriving its people of. This and healthcare.
Photos are from July 2013 =).
95% Vegan Camping (becausewe had Think Thin bars…they are the best protein bars!!! and isolated whey doesn’t make me as sick as whole dairy products)
Here’s a list of the food items we brought:
Foil Packets are awesome!! We just chopped up our vegetables, seasoned them with spices and olive oil, and folded them into heavy duty foil. Then, we just threw the packets into the fire! The sweet potatoes took the longest to cook so we started with those. For the patties and pita bread, we just placed them on a sheet of foil and heated them up on the grill. Everything cooked between 10-25 minutes. The corn cooked the fasted.
The corn was SO good. Something about camping and corn-on-the-cob (and PB&J sandwiches) feels so satisfying and makes me a happy camper! Ben and I were both happy campers this night with our fire-pit feast. Building a fire for the first time was really fun too! The first night, all the main campgrounds were full so we had to go deep in the woods, pretty much in the backcountry, in Cedar’s Grove to pitch our tent. No fires are allowed there so we were elated when we got a central campsite that allowed fire!
Heather Lake, Sequoia National Park, CA
Point Reyes: 11 mi hike to Alamere Falls and back
My friends and I have been pretty tied to our summer research, but we’ve had time to take day excursions and weekend trips out of the city in search of blue skies. If social activities are going to limit my time to work-out, we better we doing something active!
So this is Ben. And the guy who looks like brunette Napoleon Dynamite is John. They talk about working-out a lot…usually ending with their motto, “getting big.”
How has your summer been going? What’s the best stay-cation you’ve had?
Send me your thoughts!
Hike & Seek
Yosemite, where you can hike under a rainbow.
Hey everyone I’m hiking in Yosemite this weekend! Scrambled through an old rock slide yesterday and today my group is doing Nevada Falls, pizza (I hear theres salad and light cheese options) at Camp Curry, and star gazing in the meadows!
My hiking friend Edward, the photographer, artist, student gov member, newspaper editor, all-around-nice guy extraordinaire who helps keep his college running!
Dry Fall Trail, Death Valley
This was one of the best parts of my camping trip! My PE instructor (pictured) really changed my perspective towards the outdoors. Before, I would assume that something like this wasn’t doable. But now, I’m always considering what would be cool to explore and what’s just a little further in. I’ve began to look at nature differently and with more excitement.
climbing over boulders at Pinnacles, northern CA.
Today, my hiking group went to Pinnacles National Monument in northern CA for our weekly hike and we came across a baby rattlesnake! They are more dangerous than adult rattlesnakes because babies will inject all their venom into its enemy. Also, they do not rattle yet so you don’t hear them coming. Instead of just stepping over it, our instructor moved it with a stick so that other hikers, less alert as he is, wouldn’t step on it. Honestly, I didn’t see it; Mr. Pratt caught it!
Hiking trails are one of the reasons NorCal > SoCal!!! My Bay Area favorites are QuikSilver Park (Almaden), Castle Rock (Saratoga), Rancho (Los Altos), Mission Peak (Fremont), and Uvas Canyon (Morgan Hill). Outside the Bay Area, I like Big Basin, Pinnacles (going next week!), Point Reyes, and of course Yosemite!!! I’m camping at Yosemite in May and backpacking there in August :D
I think spending time outdoors is a perfect date. But keep up your cardio so you won’t slow anyone down! One of the perks of being fit is that people want to include you in their physical activities. They’ll invite you hiking, camping, running, play sports, etc. You remember in high school when you felt cool if athletic guys would pick you to be part of their PE team? I don’t. lol.
This caption is bad. BUT the jist is that keep training and getting stronger so you can go out with people and have a great time! Also, look how cute the college couple I met camping are?!! <333
As much as I like minimal running and cross-training shoes, I’m so glad I got hiking shoes for my Death Valley trip! Trekking through rocks, hauling through gravel, and scrambling up canyons are not activities for barefoot shoes.