Road Trip

LA to UCSC

Roadtrip!!!! My sister volunteered us  to help our little cousin move back to her college housing, and we decided to take the long way. We stopped by a couple of times and these are the images from that day.

Found out my camera was dirrrrty during this trip..

Zion – Emerald Pools 

From the beginning now! We left Los Angeles at 3-4am to do good time…adrenaline that’s what kept us going and tons of coffee. We arrived to Zion at around 1pm we had to figure out how everything worked and shuttles all that lovely stuff, also a HUGE rock had fallen and was blocking one of the hikes I wanted to do so that was a bummer but whatever still want to go back and do Angels landing. Rambling I ramble.. Anyways zion was extremely hot that day 90s hot which we knew and we knew that Bryce would be much cooler so we were well prepared. We hiked to the emerald pools (see pictures below) which was a 3.5 mile hike or so, that was a nice hike to get our feet wet it had its share of good shade which was much appreciated. We weren’t sure where we were going exactly we just went and thankfully didn’t get lost, always a plus. When we arrived to the upper pools it felt like a little oasis  we were surrounded by trees, rocks and grand cliffs. After this we had lunch then headed to weeping rock which I will get to on the next post 😁.

enjoy!

Bryce Canyon – Fairyland Loop 

This past weekend my friends and I finally took our trip to Utah after months of waiting for it the day finally came and went.. We started in Zion Canyon but will get to that LONG ASS DAY later. I wanted to start with Bryce because I feel like it changed my soul (oh yeah this probably won’t be the first time I say that)

We headed out to Bryce around 7:30am Mountain time and arrived there around 9-10am. When we opened up the drapes in our lodge that morning we saw the pink clouds in the sky, that right there was a sign that it was about to be the best day of my life. Fairyland Loop is an 8 mile hike EIGHT FUCKING MILES, something I have never done we ended up around 8 thousands feet above sea level or something along those lines. At some point i hated myself for planning this out, it was painful and beautiful at the same time.

I don’t think anyone will ever understand what it is like, it literally feels like a fairyland that is exactly what that felt like. So unreal, so enchanting, Bryce is a unicorn that’s what it is a UNICORN! Half way through this enchanted magic land and feeling like hell I jokingly said “I feel like I am sweating out my demons right now” Little did I know that I would suddenly start feeling lighter like I left what I needed behind (so deep i know..now let me ruin it)

Bryce Canyon, I love you thank you for your beauty and grace.                                          *insert Blessings – Big Sean*

Please ENJOY PART ONE

And so it began…

California State Route 1

Over load… We detoured MAJORLY to the coast Sunday and  fell in absolute love with Carmel by the Sea. Monterey is such a lovely place it is now on my list of places to explore slowly as well as Big Sur. The drive was so beautiful, Absolutely no cell service pure perfection. Words are not needed to explain the beauty that was witnessed.

Carmel by the Sea

Bixby Bridge

Somewhere

Yosemite DOS.

Vernal falls!! Ok so looking back the hike wasn’t bad plenty of people yes, but in the moment it felt like we would never get there. I will say it was enchanting, hearing the stream as you hike is by far the best part of that experience. I hike with my dog a lot and do wish I had her there, she’s my sidekick.

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Grand Canyon 

After Sedona we headed up to the Grand Canyon, lots of driving was involve that weekend went from not appreciating it to loving it. Anyways, Grand Canyon didn’t know what to expect the whole drive there I was so curious as to how it looked, where we would start on and on.. Nadia and I came to the conclusion that it was built by aliens. Even when we got there it felt so untouchable and surreal.

one thing I’ve been making sure to do in every place is to just sit there and take it all in if you see my Instagram and you see that picture I am doing just that taking it in an savoring the moment.

Antelope Canyon. 

ANTELOPE MOTHAFUCKING CANYON!!! I can’t begin to explain this place and all the emotions I felt being there. It was a beautiful day, the whole weekend we saw everything from snow to hot and windy weather so we weren’t sure what we’d get. To get to antelope you have to go with a tour company, which we did and it reminded me of Guatemala sitting in the back of a 4×4. Our guide was beyond amazing very knowledgeable and helped me out a lot when it came to taking the best shots. Overall such an amazing experience loved that I got to see it in so many lights, as the day goes by the light changes the colors and it’s so magical.

After antelope we headed to horseshoe bend, quite the little hike that one. Horseshoe bend was amazing and terrifying hello fear of heights I didn’t even know I had.

Wasn’t going to post this till after Grand Canyon but meh…please enjoy 1/4 of the pictures that I took.