California Hikes : Codfish Falls

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**This hike was done in support of #HikeForGrayson. Grayson is a 3 year old boy with Tay-Sachs Disease- which is incurable. To read more about Grayson, visit familytrailtime.wordpress.com/hike-for-grayson/

For more information on Tay Sachs, please visit curetay-sachs.org

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With my husband joining the Army, I found that living alone was kinda the worst. I was alright throughout his Basic Training; but now that he is in Advanced Training for the next few months, I decided to move back in with my parents in Northern California. They have been so nice and I was even able to get a job out here so it is a blessing!

I love Northern California and there are so many amazing hikes right around where I live. The first one I did (since moving up here) was actually my first weekend living here several weeks ago.

It is called Codfish Falls. The trail starts down by the North Fork of the American River, follows the river for just over a mile, and then cuts back towards the canyon wall where you hike back to some some beautiful falls.

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Here is some info about Codfish Falls so you can have the best experience during your adventure!

  • The trail is out and back, about 3 miles round trip. The elevation gain is really nothing and you can bring your children and dogs on the trail! I always recommend wearing sunscreen and most of the trail is covered so you will be pretty safe from sun exposure!
  • The hardest part of the trail is the 2 miles of off-roading you need to do to get to the canyon floor. The county stops maintaining the road before you get to the trail so you do need to drive over a dirt road to get to the trailhead. But, if me and my mom can do it in a Prius, anyone can do it!
  • Since California has had so much rain and snow this past Winter, the rivers and waterfalls are all looking really great! If you want to do a waterfall hike, I recommend doing one earlier in the season, while the snow melt is still pushing a lot of water into the Falls. That being said, always remember to be safe- water current can be really strong!

Go have some fun on a hike now!

Outfit Of The Day : Those Pants

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These pants, am I right?! I love finding pieces that are a little different and fun. Since they are a cool, black and white patter- I can wear them with any solid colored shirt. Which includes my denim button down that I literally love wearing.

I wear clothes that make me feel beautiful and confident and these pants definitely do that! And, did I mention, they are comfy??

Pants- Target

Button Down- Cotton On

Fluorite Necklace- Earthling Crystals

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Outfit Of The Day : 90’s Hike

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I wanted to look cute and comfortable while walking around some beautiful Redwoods today. I wanted to bring something lightweight in case it got chilly. But, it ended up being a beautiful day so I just kept my flannel tied around me because I didn’t need it! It was a beautiful day and I was comfortable and felt good the entire time!

Yoga Pants and long sleeve tee from PINK. I swear by these leggings- I have had them for years and they have lasted me and are thick enough that I don’t feel super exposed. Highly Recommend!

High Tops are converse. Obviously. I have had these shoes for 4 or 5 years and they have been on A LOT of adventures with me. I love them!

 

2 Years

2 years with the love of my life.

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Sometimes it feels like we have only been together a few months and other times it feels like 20 years. Not in a bad way! Just that so much has happened, I cannot believe it has only been 2 years. So here is a little taste of what has happened in our lives…

Wesley and I both went through career changes. I started school to be a Master Esthetician, graduated last year, and worked in a spa for several months. Wesley decided to join the Army, graduated from Basic Training, and is currently in his Advanced Training.

Last year, we bought our first house and we love that little yellow beauty! But, with Wesley joining the Army, we have had to move out and let someone else make that house into a home.

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The past couple years have been filled with adventures, pictures, heartache, drives, and love. Most of all love. I loved Wesley sooo freakin’ much when we got married and I could not imagine any greater love than what we had. Over these last couple years, we have fallen more and more in love and it just blows my mind.

Has it always been easy? Nope. Are things just sunshine and rainbows all the time? Nah. But, when there are dark days, there is no one else I would rather spend those days with. Wesley and I are so much stronger from the things we have been through and we have learned so much about ourselves, each other, and our relationship.

Wesley really is my soul mate. I can’t even tell you how many times we have said the same thing at the same time or both had a craving for the same restaurant. My favorite is when Wesley calls me and asks if I have been having a bad day because he had a feeling like I was not doing well. I love this man.

Alright, I am done with all the cheese now- I promise!

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