8/17/2020

Monterey, CA > Sisters, OR

What a fun last few weeks! I had such a wonderful time spending time with Klarity, and got to spend some quality time with her and her amazing female posse before heading back north. I decided to head north to link up with my friend, Kevin, to climb and hike and continue to avoid the extreme heat of the Southwest.

I left Klarity, and started heading north to Lake Berryessa in Sonoma Valley, CA. I got to link up with my girl, Kylee and had a wonderful night together and had a morning float before parting ways. I ended up paying for a campground but it was worth being so close to the water.
Spanish Flat Campground – $40.00 a night / pit toilets / boat put-in / dumpsters


From there, I revisited Lassen National Park so that I could summit Lassen Peak. It was a gradual 2.5 miles up and 2.5 back down to the peak. That evening I drove out of the park and camped roadside. I don’t have great beta for this location as I just pulled off where it was convenient. Before the leaving the park, I was able to hit up the water fill location and get my tank filled. It’s always so important to find these locations while traveling.

I have made it back into the Bend / Sisters area and am planning on traveling with my friend, Kevin, for the next few weeks. We are going to leave Oregon this week and head east to Wyoming to climb together before he has to head back to Wisconsin. He also lives in his van, so it’s exciting to have a caravan going down the highway. Upon meeting up, we crushed our first mountain together, South Sister. We left at 4:00 AM and made it back to the vans within 6 hours. Beautiful hike and a beautiful, but windy summit.

We linked up with my girlfriends from Asheville after our hike, Morgan & Chelsea. I lived with both of them when we all lived in Asheville, and it makes my heart so full seeing them now and crushing life!

In other SUPER exciting news, I have started my own company, NotBad Travels. I am specializing in adventure travel throughout the United States. My focus will be assisting travelers in planning their next big trip, while leaving the hassle of logistics up to me. Please check it out and spread the word! Check out the link on my website for more information.

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”

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