Friday, January 15, 2016

joshua tree love

Eek! I've been neglecting my beloved little blog. Wish I could say i've been too busy adventuring, but those days have become far and between. Different adventures lately I suppose.... dove into a new livelihood these past few months.
It was scary to take the leap into new terrain, but i've grown to love the scary, uncomfortable path...
Happy 2016!!!!

Above: Welcoming the new year in Joshua Tree.

Monday, December 21, 2015

happy winter solstice

Took a hiatus from blogging, but how nice it is to have a moment again to say hello :) Above is a photo I took from Lands End Mile Rock Beach, one of the loveliest spots in San Francisco.
Winter weather brought on a heavy mist on the trail, leaving us covered in dew. Thankfully the heavy rains didn't fall until we reached The Legion of Honor. (Where I fell in love with Breguets watches, and now i'm daydreaming of the Marie Antoinette.)
It's a season of dreaming. Even a mild California winter makes me withdraw, and on a rainy day such as this... its great to rediscover this old blog of mine. :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 07, 2015


Words from Rhonda Rousey

“I have this one term for the kind of woman that my mother raised me to not be. And I call it a do-nothing bitch,” Rousey said in a UFC vlog earlier this summer...“A kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be taken care of by somebody else. That’s why I think it’s hilarious when people say my body looks masculine or something like that. Listen, just because my body was developed for a purpose other than f—ing millionaires, doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as f— because there’s not a single muscle in my body that isn’t for a purpose. Because I’m not a do-nothing bitch.”

Sunday, September 06, 2015

cathedral peaks

Five pitches of climbing in violently windy weather. There is a certain joy in suffering, when you know at the end of the day there is beer and warm food waiting for you. The simplest pleasures in life bring extreme happiness after a suffer fest. You take nothing for granted! Perhaps this is why we do it?
Cathedral by no means is a difficult climb, but conditions were harsh. After losing the trail in the dark woods, no food, no water, and twelve hours since we last ate. I was DONE. Compass, you saved my life :D

Saturday, August 15, 2015


A forest in the heart of SF. 
A eucalyptus forest at that! 
For an evening hike, wandering the trails 
and breathing in that lovely eucalyptus aroma 
made for a wonderful dinner spot. 
BYOBento box, 
(and next time I won't forget the wine!) 
And while the sun is starting to set, 
a stop at Tank Hill is a must. 
After hiking, nothing beats a stop 
at Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley. 
Happy Weekend! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

haystack, lovers leap, tahoe

Lovers Leap, a beautiful place with tons of climbing in one small little valley.  Went up Haystack with Gabe, a 5 star, 3 pitch gem. Tres magnifique!