Archive for September, 2012

The hiking book: None. We just wandered on some trails.
The distance: 4-ish miles
The CityGirls rating: 7

AM recently returned to our city by the bay from three months in the flatlands of the Midwest. So, for her first hike back, we decided to re-introduce her to the ocean with a wander through the Marin Headlands.

There were no stunning ocean vistas this time, though. Instead, an ocean of fog.

And hills. Oh yeah. AM had forgotten what real hills were like. We slogged up the hills above Rodeo Beach until we were just above the fog, legs burning and hearts pounding with exertion.

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The hiking book: Hiking the Redwood Coast (Falcon Guides)
The distance: 7 miles
The CityGirls rating: 8

For Labor Day weekend, T-Bell ventured up to Fort Bragg for a weekend getaway. In between some harrowing sessions of leisurely brunch and reading on the porch in the sunshine, she managed to squeeze in a hike with the parents.

The highlight of the Fern Canyon hike was all the interesting trees, along with a pretty little waterfall thrown in just for fun.

The trail wandered through second-growth Redwood forest with a couple steep—but pretty short—climbs.

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Hey everyone, we know we’ve been pretty quiet lately, but we wanted to let you know that a new post is in the works!

To tide you over, here’s a sneak peek of one of the awesome trees from that hike. Or, as we like to call it, the Tree Tentacle Monster!

Careful! It might eat you!