After driving up the Icefields Parkway, we settled into our hotel in Jasper, the Best Western Inn & Suites, which had a sizeable indoor pool and hot tub, along with a very good restaurant that was exceptional at catering to my gluten free needs. The Inn Restaurant at the hotel was able to provide a … Continue reading Jasper
The Icefields Parkway has long been hailed as one of the most epic road trips on this planet, and those of you who read this know that I love an epic road trip. I was eager to see pristine lakes, gorgeous falls and hopefully many wild animals along the way between Lake Louise and Jasper. … Continue reading Icefields Parkway
Riding to a tea house at Lake Louise and exploring Moraine Lake.
The ultimate four day trip to Banff *mostly* on the cheap.
Flour Chylde bakery is my usual spot if I’m going north towards Santa Rosa/Mendocino. One of the rare few dedicated gluten free bakeries in the Bay Area, this one has hands-down the best sweets. I absolutely love their “Rapture” cakes, which are a mixture of almond cake and chocolate. These completely divine sweets are my … Continue reading Flour Chylde Bakery
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
Experiencing Ride the Rim at Crater Lake! 33 miles, 3,585 feet in elevation gain, unlimited fun.
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
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
I stumbled upon this route one day while looking for good Los Gatos rides and cobbled together a few suggested rides with Google maps to come up with this ride. This lovely ride is not for beginners, it traverses about 28.4 miles and goes along the Los Alamitos Creek Trail, wrapping around the back of … Continue reading Almaden Quicksilver Road Bike Loop – 28.4 Miles