Today is rainy day in San Francisco, so why not relax at home and get another blog post up?
Last weekend we had some amazing weather so we decided to take a short drive north to go hiking at Point Reyes. We had picked out a (12 mile trail 😶), packed our backpack with multiple bottles of water (we made the mistake in Abel Tasman of running out of water), a few snacks, my camera and 300mm lens.
Once we arrived to the parking lot, we ran into a couple of locals and their horses who recommend another trail to us. It’s pretty easy to change our minds when all the trails around here are so amazing.
First we hiked down to an amazing beach. It was still early, desolate, and incredibly peaceful. We threw down our towel and just r-e-l-a-x-e-d.
The trail we picked was called Muddy Hollow trail. After all of the rain the area has been getting, the name of the trail defiantly fit. I can’t count the amount of times that I got water and mud in my shoes. Needless to say, we need to invest in some hiking boots.
The locals told us that the trail lead to an area where Elk were typically seen. Ironically, on our drive up Chad was talking about how neat Elk’s are. So of course he wanted to go that way. We head in the direction where the Elk were suppose to be, slowly winding up the steep hill. We got to the top, took in the views, and starting making our way down the other side of the hill. We were reallyyyyy hoping to see some Elk, but no luck. At this point it was getting late (and we were running out of snacks.) We turned around and head back. We will try for the 12 mile hike next time when we got some proper shoes.
7.5miles later, one sock change, a few blisters, and a few splinters later… we were back at the car. I never said I was a great hiker, I just said it was beautiful 😉.