Stinson Beach.

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OK so our beaches in Northern California might not always be bikini temperature but after our hike through Muir Woods, we were excited to get down to the ocean and chill out a little bit.  Not to mention, the good snacks they have right on the beach.  Sheena got the brown sugar banana ice cream, Arel tried to soft serve, Rob grabbed a coffee, and I went for a hot latte.  They have something for everyone!

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I am so elated to have Sheena back!

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She’s so light I was running all over the beach with her haha!

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We had a thing for piggy back photos I guess!

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Views and views and views.

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What would a trip to Stinson be without stopping along the infamous Hwy 1 for some fun jumping photos? 🙂

A Day in the North Bay.

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My good friend, Sheena, and her friend, Arel, have just moved to San Francisco from Barbados.  I’ve been so excited for this day and it’s been fun exploring the bay area with them.  There are so many amazing places to visit and it was such a treat to get to take them to Muir Woods the other weekend!

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Sheena behind the redwoods 🙂

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The trail has these fun little bridges to cross over water streams when there is a large water flow.

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Look at these cute Bajan babes!

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Rob came along, too 🙂

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Beautiful trails.

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They are adorable!

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Sheena and I being yogi’s at the top of the trail near Panoramic Highway.

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Views for miles.

You can access the Muir Woods trails from many different access points.  We started from Panormaic Highway on the ridge and hiked down before hiking back up and out.  If you park at the bottom and end up at the National Monument for the Redwood trees, there is a fee but if you are just going for the hike, make sure to look up access points before you go.  It’s a great hike!

All photos by Arel!

Climb Challenge.

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Since getting into climbing, I’ve been realistic with my own progression but also set goals for where I want to take it.  I’ve always loved the idea of climbing outdoors so when I started climbing, I knew eventually I’d want to take it outside.  After doing tons of research on places to climb in the bay area, my climbing friend Kevin and I, took to scoping out one of the well known spots along beautiful and coastal highway 1.  We were planning to just scope it all out but once we saw some climbable boulders, we couldn’t resist.  We were also able to scope out some lead climbing routes that will be something for us to conquer in the near future!

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Kevin conquering this boulder!

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About to get that last reach.

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Working on getting up and over this mini overhang.

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Stretching for it.

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Another nice boulder.

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Since we left pretty early in the morning, we were able to climb before it was too hot.  Once the fog burned off, it was a beautiful day and felt like such a great reward.  This spot had a nice little hike down and then to finish off the morning was a good little hike up and out.  Can’t wait to soak up the rest of the Indian Summer days!