Point Reyes

Hiking the trails and then camping in a cloud equaled to quite the experience at Point Reyes National Seashore.  Not only was it cold, but it was an incredible hike that proved to be quite the challenge for all of us.  I mean, take a group of city kids and throw them into nature (the epitome of nature) and you get quite the funny scenario.  We hiked with pounds upon pounds of food and water in our packs for 3 hours, up and down rocky paths.  It was hard but it was so much fun.

The day started off hot but that quickly changed for good.

Right after the hike ended, we discovered the beauty and seclusion of our campsite as we all just kind of collapsed for a brief moment (the sun was setting at a rapid speed and the temp was dropping just as quick).
We had so much space!  And right as we started to cook, a fox came half way out of the grass to inspect what we were making and to make sure that Jake wasn't actually on fire. 

As soon as the sun went away, we quickly made a meal and then all huddled around the picnic table in the pitch black, drank some wine and whiskey and then went to bed.  It was so cold and so dark...it just made sense.

The following morning we all woke up and took a stroll along the beach. 

And then because we were you know, getting married in two days, Badger and I took off and left the others to survive the elements for another day.  So we had to turn around and make the trek back up the brutal mountain, over the river and through the woods so we could get up to wine country and meet up with everyone who had flown in for the wedding.

It was exhaustingUtterly exhausting.  But soooooo worth it.  Our closest friends, gathered together in nature in California of all places, working together to survive life in a cloud.

Have you ever been?


Anna Walker August 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

I have never been there, but I wish I have!!! It looks gorgeous!

Vanessa August 27, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

Wow, gorgeous pictures!

la petite coquine August 27, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

These are absolutely stunning photos! What a wonderful "last weekend"!

Anonymous,  August 27, 2010 at 6:33 PM  

And this is why I question our living in Chicago...

Punctuation Mark August 29, 2010 at 3:04 PM  

i love those places where you have beach and mountain at the same time... hope you had a great weekend!

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