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
I love the Sierra Nevadas, just about every inch of them. This August, I signed up for Pursuit 2018 at Bear Valley, and was excited to stop by one of my favorite little secret spots on the drive up: Natural Bridge Caverns. These beautiful caves are located between Murphys and Columbia along Parrots Ferry Road. … Continue reading Swim-Through Caverns
This quaint town in North Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations - both in the summer and in the winter. I’m lucky enough to have a friend with a cabin at Tahoe Donner, so it’s one of my most reasonable getaways year-round! Lisette and Alison at Sugarbowl. Lisette and family at Squaw Valley … Continue reading Truckee
I really love finding new lakes to kayak when I travel. A few weeks ago, I was up at my best friend’s cabin in Truckee and I wanted to take out my kayak. While Donner Lake is the closest body of water to the cabin, I wanted to find one that was quieter. Looking for … Continue reading Lake Valley Reservoir – Kayaking
A wonderful little weekend in this adorable redwoods town.