🌲 Dec '18: Last adventure of 2018!

✨ December 2nd hike, North Bay. Also, I'm moving!

Hi friends!

Hard to believe we’re nearing the end of 2018, but the end of another trip around the sun gives us time to reflect on the past and the future. Looking back, this year’s been once I have been incredibly grateful for, for many reason. This little group of friends has certainly been a one of those key highlights. My best weekends of the year were spent with friends, old and new, going on adventures. Organizing some of those has been worth the effort and I look forward to probably doing these for a long, long time. Here’s to many more adventures🌲

Memory || Feedback

I do have one favor though: I’d love to hear from you with anything: a favorite adventure or hike, a memory, a friendship, or maybe even feedback on what you’d improve. 💙

Moving: 🇺🇸 -> 🇮🇳 -> ?

With the end of the year, I have have some bittersweet news to share: I’ll be moving soon after a little under 7 years here and what a blast it has been; everything I’ve hoped for and more. At the turn of the new year, I’m first going home (Bangalore, IN) to spend time with my family as I decide what’s next. However, given there’s a few weekends left, this means there’s time for one more hike this year until we have more clarity for 2019. I hope to see many of you join, more details below :)

“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

December 2nd: Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop via Coastal Trail

Excited for us to be taking on one of the first hikes I did in the Bay Area many years ago and one you’re all likely familiar with. Given the gorgeous views and decent distance/elevation, it makes for a great one to end the year on.

Trail: Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop via Coastal Trail is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Muir Beach, California that offers scenic views. - AllTrails

  • Distance: 10.0 mi

  • Estimated Hiking Duration: 4 hr 30 min

  • Elevation Gain: 1,938 feet

  • Directions/Starting PointGoogle Maps ~30 minutes drive from SF, one-way

  • Starting Time at Trailhead: 8:30 AM

  • Date: December 2nd, Sunday

Questions [If you haven’t responded yet]

  1. Will you be joining? Yes/No. 

  2. If you’re bringing +n’s, please reply with them on the thread.

  3. Will you be driving or need a ride? 🚗

    1. If you’re driving 👌🏽

    2. If you're open to having folks ride with you: many spots do you have and what’s a convenient meet-up spot? Either your own car or a rental. 

    3. If you need a ride, how many spots do you need and what part of town are you based in?

- Varadh