To paraphrase what I said last year:
Well, it’s almost the end of (2015). I have to say that this was one of my best years ever! I love my job, have a great boyfriend, and I got to go on a bunch of fun adventures. Here are the highlights:
January: For the 4th year running, I attended the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. I wrote about my favorite films here. I’m excited to go back this year, January 14-18. If you are in the area at all, I cannot recommend it more highly. It’s always a highlight of my year!
Also in January, I hiked Alamere Falls – a waterfall that falls to the beach near San Francisco.
February: So we didn’t exactly have winter at all last year. Case in point: I discovered one of my favorite mountain bike trails in Truckee in February last year – the Donner Rim Trail and Wendin Canyon.
The best part of February was the road trip Greyson and I took to Bend, Oregon. You can read about all the beer I drank on my Beer Page and the trails I rode and routes I climbed on my Trail Report Page.
March: In March, I was really busy with work – we put on our 10th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. I did take time to go bouldering in Bishop and try June Lake Brewing for the first time.
April: I got to see otters for my birthday! Nothing else matters!
May: During a typical year, May is still too snowy for higher altitude mountain biking. Since it was such a light snow year, I was able to ride the iconic Flume Trail in May this year. I’m so glad that I finally got to ride it, and I’ll do it again this spring.
photo by Gavin Feiger
June: I didn’t get to go in 2014, so I made mountain biking at Mammoth Mountain a priority this year.
It was just as fun as I remembered it, and it was extra fun to go with Greyson, who hadn’t been since he was sixteen.
July: It was warm enough to spend most of July in Donner Lake, my neighborhood swimming hole. I also got to try something very unique:
Check me out in the local newspaper. Thanks to Lake Tahoe Jetovator for letting me try it out.
August: In August, I finally made a facebook page – check it out and “like it” for interesting articles and news. I also tried the newest Tahoe brewery – Alibi Ale Works.
I’ve been back a lot of times since. I even got my dad his Christmas present there! Also during August, I wrote about Five More Awesome Places to Watch the Sunset – related to my most popular post of all time The Five Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Lake Tahoe.
September: I remember it like it was yesterday. Ah yes, It was a crisp fall day…
Sorry, Greyson took my computer away and started typing. Anyway, September was crisp and beautiful. I got SCUBA certified for my trip to Indonesia (coming up in March! Send me your tips!)
Photo from Sierra Diving Center
I also was selected to be a correspondent for The Campsite! Check them out.
October: I was busy with work and sick all of October. Not so much fun. We did have amazing sunsets!
November: I went to Portland, where I ate a lot of donuts and pickles and drank lots of beer.
I also wrote about my favorite places to eat in Reno, Nevada and made a perfect weather visit to Bishop, California for bouldering and beer.
Photo by Greyson Howard.
December: Well, December’s not over yet, but I’m looking forward for Greyson and my trip to Point Reyes. We’ll hopefully do wine and mead tasting, visit the Marin Museum of Cycling, and eat a lot of Point Reyes Blue Cheese.
Photo by Greyson Howard.
We already have more snow this year than we got all of last year. I’ve been taking advantage of it, and I plan to get a few more days in this year.
This year was another great one, and I’m looking forward to 2016. What are you hoping to do in the next year? What were your favorite parts of 2015?