Active Heroes is an organization committed to providing support and tools to support active military, veterans, and their families. Crossfit Hunter’s Creek participated in a virtual WOD brought together Crossfit boxes from around the country to raise awareness and show support for active military, veterans, and their families. It was an honor to capture the moments of CFHC as the members participated in this special WOD.
The Avenue of the Giants is a 31 mile scenic drive just off of Highway 101 in Northern California. Along the drive there are a multitude of stops to take pictures, or pull off and access a hiking trail. We happened upon a caravan of classic cars out for a scenic Sunday drive, it made for fun picture opportunities! We hiked the Rockefeller Forest (the .5 mile loop). This was by far one of the highlights of the trip to California.
Notes: Pack a lunch or snack as the dining options along the way are sparse. We happened to stop in Garberville for lunch and I would recommend Flavor Cafe, the baked goods and sandwiches are delish.
On my vacation to California, I wanted to do some hiking. I came across this nifty article from the Vacaville CVB website (CVB websites are phenomenal and should be the first stop when looking up info on a new destination…in my humble opinion) – I really wanted to hike Cold Canyon but due to the fires it was closed. After some consulting with various friends in the area, Pena Adobe was the second option. It was a great choice – challenging trails and great views. No need to hit the gym after hiking up and down the hills, my leg muscles got a full workout in (as did my camera!)
Like a plank of driftwood tossed on the watery main. Another plank encountered, meets, touches, parts again; So tossed, and drifting ever, on life’s unresting sea. Men meet, and greet, and sever, parting eternally. – Edwin Arnold
Regardless of if it is the East Coast or the West Coast, I’m a sucker for a beach day. During my trip to California, I had some time to explore and took a drive to Stinson Beach. It is not a drive for those that can’t handle the winding of the mountains, however it is completely worth it. Breakfast was at a the Parkside Cafe. I had the bbq pulled pork benedict. Normally I’m not a fan of eggs benedict, but decided to try this twist. It was well worth it! The Cafe makes all its own baked goods and offers a walk up window for coffee and pastries, as an option for those that don’t wish to sit for a full meal.