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Skyline-to-the-Sea (6/21-6/22)

A much-belated recap of Tiff & Tiff Go Backpacking, Take 1!

Skyline-to-the-Sea has been on my to do list since high school, and I finally convinced someone to hike it with me. TiffHu valiantly came with me and subjected herself to knee-and-ankle torture and unreliable maps for the 30-something miles of backpacking through the redwood groves of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Read on for the recap and photos, plus alternate itineraries and planning tips if you’re interested in hiking it yourself. For a more colorful commentary replete with spelling mistakes, check out TiffHu’s recap.

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Yosemite, Mono Lake, and Devils Postpile (6/6-6/8)

Brace yourself for some belated trip recaps — too many trips, not enough time to write recap posts!

My dad and I took our annual Yosemite trip again this year, just the two of us. I took that Friday afternoon off work so we could fit in two days of hiking and photography. All in all, we had a little too much driving in this year’s trip, but we did see some new sights and trails!

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Tomales Bay Boat-in Camping! (5/24-5/26)

Sometimes even three-day weekends aren’t long enough. Nevertheless, cramming in an outdoor adventure is always a good idea! I spent Memorial Day weekend near Point Reyes (north of San Francisco) at Tomales Bay. A group of six of us rented kayaks, boated in to campsites on the beach, and generally spent our weekend enjoying the beach and wilderness.

Read on for a recap (and cost breakdown, for anyone who wants to take the same trip). All photos are courtesy of Melissa and her GoPro!

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