Weekend Snippets

3.06.2012

Warning: This post is pretty photo-heavy.  Ok, you've been warned.

Hello lovelies!  We're back from our camping adventure and my legs are still sore.  Even though we were staying in a cabin (and a very interesting one at that), we were literally "off the grid."  We hiked in on Friday - four miles, mostly uphill, with all of our gear and food for the weekend - and were in a race against daylight.  We arrived just after sundown and within 10 minutes it was totally dark out.  So glad we made it in time!!

On Saturday, we headed out for an afternoon hike and decided to forge our own path.  I had never hiked with snow shoes before and there was easily 4-5 feet of fresh snow on the ground.  Needless to say, "forging a path" was not easy.  I had no idea my thighs could burn after just 5 minutes on the trail.  Yikes!  It was totally worth it, though.  The weather was just gorgeous and, even though we were surrounded by snow, it was still sunny and almost 60 degrees that day.  We had no access to internet, no TV, no cell phone services, and all the electricity in the place came from solar power generated there on the property, which was only guaranteed to last until midnight of each day.  So after our hike, we spent our indoor time lounging by the fire with a few board games, drinking wine, eating lots of cheese (yes, we hauled in wine, beer, etc on that 4-mile hike!) and playing with the huge dogs that lived on the property.  Overall, it was a great weekend but it also made me realize I do not miss living in wintery locations.  I love that this was only a 4-hour drive from San Francisco.  I much prefer my cold and snow in small doses!

18 Comments:

  1. gorgeous!! Question for ya, that B&W picture of you in the snow...what lens and settings did you use?

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  2. M was in Tahoe as well! He is so sore from snowboarding!!! Love your pictures!!

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  3. The pics are great and that snow is actually beautiful - nothing like the grey slush we get here... xo

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  4. wow. looks so fun. i need one of these weekends.

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  5. Great question from the first comment! And wow, this looks so beautiful, we need to go on some snow-filled cali adventures soon!

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  6. What an absolutely beautiful location! I have never stayed somewhere where I had to hike in. I think the seclusion might stress me out, but how could you not relax at a place like that?

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  7. I don't know how you did that...hiking with all of your stuff!!! That cabin is beautiful and I'm sure it was nice to unplug for a couple of days.

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  8. wow. this looks crazy beautiful. i would think my legs would still be sore, too!

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  9. Oh I am love with all the great pictures!! so beautiful!!

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  10. beautiful photos! absolutely breathtaking!! :)

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  11. Looks like you had an amazing time! Your gorgeous photos definitely captured it! I love the one of you :) XO brynn

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  12. It looks beautiful. So much snow! I love the idea of being internet and phone-free for a few days.

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  13. this looks beautiful, and like SO much fun!

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  14. looks like an awesome time Stephanie! And yes snow shoeing is a lot of work!

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  15. Lovely pictures! This makes me want to go to the snow! (And I'm not a snow person!) I also want to cuddle with that doggie :)

    Allie Ruth Morris

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