Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Point Reyes National Seashore Hike

(just for some context... for the next year, I've decided that my blog will be a travel journal so that I can chronicle the trips and experiences that Mr. E and I have together when we're away from Sacramento)

On Saturday, Mr. E and I joined a small group of about two dozen from the Capital Athletic Club for a hiking trip to Point Reyes National Seashore. Participants could choose from two options - an 8+ mile round-trip easier trek along Bear Valley Trail or a more challenging 11+ mile journey along Sky Trail.

The original plan was to have both groups meet up for lunch at Arch Rock, directly overlooking the ocean. However, Arch Rock collapsed due to a fissure several weeks ago, so that pathway is now closed off and unpassable. We were still able to get a view of the ocean and some of the cliffs from the Coastal Trail, even if we couldn't reach our original destination.

Mr. E and I opted for the shorter route, since this was our first time to Point Reyes and we didn't know exactly what the trails would be like in terms of difficulty, elevation, etc. We really enjoyed the day and most of the other folks on the trip, especially since two of Mr. E's volleyball buddies were along for the journey.

The trails we followed provided a variety of scenery along the way, from wooded forests to a grassy meadow to the shrub-topped cliffs right along the ocean's edge. The photos below were taken by Mr. E throughout our hike and show the variety of nature that we encountered along the way:


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