“Why the hell am I doing this?!” I ask this question myself while running quite often. On average it starts floating around in my head about 2… Read more “Why (the Hell) do I Run?”
We sailed north over the almost-empty freeways. Stopping at a dam and cooling off our feet and minds, we hopped back into the old car and continued… Read more “Mount Shasta And the Sense of Wonder”
Snow! Finally. Snow… SNOW! That was me last winter when we headed out to Lake Tahoe with my host family. We were to spend Christmas and New Year… Read more “Emigrant Trail | Lake Tahoe, CA”
Note to self: Don’t try to write your journal in a car again. You know it makes you sick. Note for you: This post is literally just… Read more “Roads and Deserts | Road-Trippin’ With My Folks”
Note to self: The fact that your family, friends, or anyone else have heard of Yosemite and wanted to visit this place so badly does not in… Read more ““What is Half Dome?” | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”
Note to self: there is such a thing as too excited. On our way to one of the most beautiful places on the planet, we stopped in… Read more “Like Children. Like Stunned Children… | Yosemite NP | Road-Trippin’ with My Folks”
I got up super late that day. By super late I mean sometime between 8.30 and 9 a.m., so, technically, many people wouldn’t call it late. I… Read more “Snow? Is it you? | Mt Saint Helena, CA”
Because sometimes, I just want to share photos that have a really special place in my heart or I’m really proud of, here and there, You’ll start seeing these published. I didn’t know how to do it for some time because honestly, I’m not very well off with website design, but I’ve decided to just do it the way I know. So here goes.
This eerie picture was taken when I drove through the redwood forest towards the campground where I was staying. The sun hasn’t touched the ground there for a few days. Everything was covered in dew, including me; whenever I walked even for just a tiny little while, little drops of water condensated on my eyelashes.
It’s around midday in the picture, even though it might not seem so. The clouds, the fog, and the tall trees made the it seem like if the ground was experiencing twilight all day long. Everything was unbelievably quiet and tranquil; all sound were softened and muffled by the fog and all seemed perfectly still…
About the challenge
What is the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Depending on your location or where you want to take this challenge (of course, you can take them all if you have the time!), you sign up for Southern California, Northern California, Central Oregon, New England or Colorado Rockies. Newly, there’s a winter challenge for Arizona. I write more about the Six-Pack of Peaks challenge in my first log from Mission Peak.
Completed: December 25, 2018
It was a beautiful Christmas Day and… and instead of staying with family or friends and stuffing my belly with good food and Christmas candy as any other sane person would do, I got up long before sunrise and drove to Stinson Beach to hike up Mount Tamalpais.
That peak used to scare me; I did not believe I was fit enough or had the physical ability to hike all the way up from the sea level. But again, who says what you can and can’t do? And so I stopped thinking about my in/ability to get up there and just did it. And it was the best thing I could have done that Christmas.
The hike was just pure pleasure. The trails were so beautiful that I wanted to get back on them the moment I got back to my car. Mt Tamalpais instantly became the best hike I’ve done in 2018.
Trailhead: Stinson Beach
Steep Ravine Trail
Old Stagecoach Fire Road
Railroad Grade Fire Road
The previous Six-Pack-of-Peaks-Challenge article is HERE.
And have a day full of breathtaking views! 🙂
It’s been over two years since I first came to the U. S. – and only now I have tried what is probably one of the most… Read more “S’mores.”