Nike Top, Patagonia Shorts, One Teaspoon Bikini, The North Face Sandals, Jansport Backpack
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Where to even begin. Lost, I suppose. Background: planned hiking trip with a few friends on summer solstice day. Eager to begin our hike after the park ranger gave us a face for starting so late, we hurried onto the trail only to get lost for 2 hours. Going back to the front of the park, we nervously started the actual trail 2 hours later. Seeing that there were signs labeling the trails, we were more relieved. Initially planning on crossing 4 creeks, we decided on 2 instead since we had a late start. Long story short, we ended up crossing 5 rivers (recrossing included) and getting lost way too many times that we had to hitchhike our way back to the car. What was supposed to be a 3 hour hike turned into 5 exhausting long hours, but I guess I've got 'getting lost in a forest' and 'a wonderful first time hitchhiking experience' checked off my summer checklist. I hope your first days of summer were as restful as mine!