A weekend filled with hiking. A few solo but that is just fine. Hit two in my backyard with #jimgreentrail and #stadiumparktrail in Atascadero.
Next day rolled over to #santamargaritalake and hiked the #sandstonetrail . Not very maintained so some bushwhacking and singing songs so the animals didn't want to eat me were in order. 102° weather was to be the death of me but I must #getoutside
Labor Day Hiking! I think this was my first hike since hiking with @kc.gillis in #telluride back in ‘96 (?)...
Felt great to be back on the trails but man, my body needs some serious help!!! Panting and sweating 😅
Felt great though! Thanks for pushing me @the_novel_sound
Even though it was a short trip, we made sure to make the best of it! Thankful for every memory we made this weekend, love you always💚 #soulsisters
4 504 August, 2019
West Coast Trail Day 7, part 2, Owen's Point to Thrasher: after a lunchtime beach fire at lunch, we went through the sea caves at Owen's Point. Beautiful colors, interesting geography, and animal tracks. The remainder of the day was mostly boulder hopping and scaring seal families (not pictured)
1 324 August, 2019
Yesterday was one for the books. We made memories that we will never forget, good bad and ugly but definitely grew together through some tough and challenging obstacles (literally). .
Things to keep in mind when planning our next ‘Grimm Adventure’ a moderate canyoneering hike after a week of on and off rain automatically heightens the challenge. The creek will in fact be higher and some of the typical visible trail will be washed away or hidden. Given sed circumstances hiking with a 6 week old and carrying a 30lb. three year old makes jumping and climbing boulders and crossing streams a tad bit more challenging making a 5 mile hike a bit harder than expected. .
But in the end we laughed our butts off, got slap happy, ate lots of food after and will always look back on the time we drove hours away to hike to a waterfall testing all of our abilities. Grateful we have the strength and determination to conquer these feats as a team. .
One of the most awkward terrains I've ever moved through, huge boulders balanced on top of each other. Finding a way through was like participating in the worlds longest maze. Under, over, jumping gaps where a slip might mean vanishing into a hole never to be found again, balancing along knife edge ridges. Although physically demanding it was more mentally tiring, constantly being alert and focussed on every movement for days. Totally loved every hyperaware moment 😃 #boulderhopping
Riparian Boulder Hop—24x36" oil on linen-- It's raining right now as I post this giving the promise of even more days this spring for rock hopping up our local creeks to find boulder falls and pools like this lit by sunlight filtered through the oak and bay laurel canopy... I threw some poison oak into this one. I've had it quite a bit this winter from mushroom hunting this winter. Although it would be nice to just walk cross country without having to always be mindful of what twigs you are touching, I'd never wish this plant not to be there. I think of it as kind of a protector in the forest, making us watch where we step and being sure there are places always for wildlife to hide and for people to not be. And besides-- it adds to the fun challenge of a rock scramble obstacle course to have some poison oak "hot lava" spots... #riparian#creek#pleinair#oilpainting#boulderhopping#rockscramble#poisonoak#ilikepoisonoak