Highway One Road Trip: Santa Cruz to Point Reyes, California

While it’s not the most efficient way to travel between Santa Cruz and Point Reyes, California, driving the whole way on Highway 1 is the most beautiful. Driving this way will take you about 3 and a half hours to cover 124 miles, but it’s one of the best stretches of coastal California, and so … Continue reading Highway One Road Trip: Santa Cruz to Point Reyes, California

Things to Do in Point Reyes, California

Point Reyes National Seashore is one of my favorite coastal California destinations. I mean, Greyson and I got married there, so of course I love it. Point Reyes is an easy trip from Tahoe, so when we’re feeling a need for saltwater, that’s usually where we’ll head. The fact that his parents live there and … Continue reading Things to Do in Point Reyes, California

Point Reyes Highlights

Greyson and I spent Christmas down in Point Reyes with his family. We didn’t have perfect weather, but we were still able to get out and hit most of the highlights. On Christmas Eve day, we headed to the Point Reyes Lighthouse, hoping to see whales and birds. Thanks to the 50 mile an hour … Continue reading Point Reyes Highlights

Flashback Friday: Point Reyes Weekend

Back in April, I headed to Point Reyes with some friends to do my Dirty Thirty Birthday right. Coincidentally, my good friend Becky also turned 30 on April 19th, so we did a co-birthday weekend filled with friends, hikes, laughter, mountain biking, wildflowers, sea mammals, birds, beer and cheese! Greyson and I headed down from … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Point Reyes Weekend

Fall Favorites Round Up

It’s no secret that Fall is an amazing time to be in Truckee-Tahoe – it’s definitely my favorite season, and it’s almost here.  The trails are less crowded, the weather ranges from stormy (Yay! It’s finally raining.) to hot & sunny (Yay! A little bit more summer.), and the general feel of the locals is … Continue reading Fall Favorites Round Up

Five Amazing California Road Trips

Starting today, I’m launching a new blog feature that I’m excited to run for the rest of the summer – Road Trip Fridays. One of my best (and sadly underutilized at work) skills is road trip planning. In the past 4.5 years, Greyson and I have gone on some great road trips through California and beyond, … Continue reading Five Amazing California Road Trips

Mountain Biking Ashland, Oregon

One of the first mountain biking destinations we decided on was Ashland, Oregon. We’d heard that it has an amazing trail network, good beer and food, nearby camping, fun culture, and was a quick ~6.5 hour drive up I5 from our wedding location in Point Reyes. We’d planned on camping at a free USFS campground on … Continue reading Mountain Biking Ashland, Oregon

Ultimate Northwest Mountain Bike Road Trip Itinerary

After Greyson and I got married this June, we went on an amazing, ~4 week honeymoon. We road tripped with our camping gear and our mountain bikes from Point Reyes, up through Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and back again. It was A LOT of planning, but I have to say that our route was just … Continue reading Ultimate Northwest Mountain Bike Road Trip Itinerary

We got married!

I didn’t write very much (aka at all) on my blog in 2017 – turns out planning a wedding is a lot of work! All the great photos are by the super talented Melissa of Marble Rye Photography After our awesome wedding, Greyson and I went on an even better honeymoon. We road tripped from … Continue reading We got married!

Trail Reports

Here are the Trail Reports for the hiking trails, ski resorts, and climbing spots I’ve enjoyed in California and beyond. This page is always being updated, so be sure to check in! Hiking: Cold Stream Canon (Truckee, California) Donner Summit Railroad Tunnels (Truckee, California) Tahoe Rim Trail via Hwy 267 Trailhead (Truckee, California) Tahoe Rim … Continue reading Trail Reports