Tag: ‘hiking’



California 395 Roadtrip

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The last 3 months were killing me. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been going through chemo since July and have been confined to my room and my four walls. If my road trip pictures are any indication of what I like to do, you have to understand how difficult having to be home was for me. And not just the being home, but the state I was in. I felt like I was dying. No longer living. Trying to survive.

I poured over pictures of past trips and lived vicariously through all the travels of people that I’ve come to know over the last few years hoping and praying that road trips would be part of my life again. The second my doctor said I was done with chemo the dreams of being able to get on the road again became more attainable. And the first chance I got to get away, I did.

The BFF called and said she had a permit to go hike the Subway in Zion, Utah so we decided to pack up the car and head out of town. Unfortunately, Utah fell through so we quickly scrambled for plan B and headed north on the 15 to the 395. What amazing treasures can be found off the 395. There is so much beauty to be seen if you get in your car, grab a map, and just drive. We stopped at Fossil Falls, Alabama Hills, dined in Lone Pine, camped at Tuttle Creek campground and then headed towards Big Pine Lakes for a mountain hike. This is the most exercise I’ve had in 6 months so to say that climbing that mountain was challenging is an understatement. We hiked for 4 hours and finally made it to the First Lake. What an amazing treat on the eyes after pushing through miles and miles. I am hooked. I want to do it again. I want to see more beautiful places. I want to live!

Here are a few pictures from every stop along the way. Enjoy!

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