Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Paradise Meadow

What a beautiful place to sit and watch the clouds drift by...




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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Virtual Hike 👣 Mill Creek Falls Trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park

An autumn sunrise hike to Mill Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California...


Read more about my hike to Mill Creek Falls here.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Hiking Gear for Women who Love Purple!

Took my new hiking backpack out for a spin and LOVED it!

hiking gear essentials for beginners

Now that we've been challenging ourselves on some longer, steeper trails, it's nice to have a water bladder to help stay hydrated. Yes, I'll admit I was swayed by the fact that it's purple (it comes in 6 different colors to choose from), but I like how it contours to the body and has plenty of compartments.

I know this baby will be what helps me get up Lassen Peak (when we finally get up the courage to hike that beast of a trail) and I look forward to bringing it with me on all my future hiking adventures!

💜 (HERE is the link to all my hiking gear.)


Let's go on an adventure!



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Moment of Zen ≈ Manzanita Lake & Lassen Peak, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of Lassen Peak standing guard over Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park...


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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Squirrel vs Pinecone ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park Wildlife

We came upon this delightful little squirrel while walking the trail around Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California...



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Friday, August 9, 2019

Geared up for hiking!

I waited far too long to purchase a proper hiking hat!

Up until now, I've gotten by with a regular baseball cap and mostly no hat at all, but hiking in the summertime definitely requires some better coverage. After getting sunburned on my neck for the last time, I hit Amazon and ordered a cute new sun hat.

Why in the heck did I wait so long?! The 360 coverage is awesome, it comes in 6 different colors (I ordered it in purple), it's totally inexpensive, and the best part is my ponytail can have free reign out the back!


Here is the link for the hat and you can check out my Gear page for my backpack and shoes.

Let's go on an adventure!


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Juniper Lake Campground ↟△ Lassen Volcanic National Park Camping

This could be your campsite!

northern california camping

I can confidently say that the Juniper Lake Campground is the prettiest spot to pitch your tent that I've seen in Lassen so far! For $12 per night, how can you go wrong with a gorgeous view of the lake and Lassen Peak right across from your picnic table?

northern california camping

The sign says it's called Mt. Harkness Campground, but according to the internet there is no such thing. Don't let that stop you, though, here's the link to Lassen's page with more info about this beautiful campground.


Let's go on an adventure!