Saturday, September 20, 2008

Skyline to Sea Hike

Yesterday my friend Sandy and I hiked the "Skyline to Sea Trail"... a 13.3 mile descent from the redwood forest down to the Pacific Ocean. Luckily for us, it was mostly all downhill or flat... and not very strenuous at all. But let me tell you, 13.3 miles is still a pretty long walk!
Here we are at the "Strenuous Hike" sign... still full of enthusiasm at the beginning of the day!

A good long hike needs a good lunch break! Here's what I hauled along with me: quinoa, kale and sundried tomatoes (from the health food store deli); strawberries & nectarines; and the makings for a hummus sandwich. Now, I don't really love a soggy sandwich... so I packed all the elements separately: rye bread, tomatoes, basil, lettuce, fennel seeds (gourmet touch of elegance!), and a squeezable pack of "Hummus Dip." I've seen those little packs, and I think I first read about them on Vegan Lunch Box. It was pretty good hummus!

All in all, it was a lovely day, and a beautiful walk, and I was very very tired by the end of the day!

11 comments:

  1. 13.3 miles is DEFINITELY a long walk - sounds like so much fun!!! And what a great lunch you packed to refuel - yum!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is one serious walk- But I would go that far for a tasty lunch like that, too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations... that's a heck of a long hike! And fennel seeds are way classy :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are so lucky to have a place like that to hike!

    ReplyDelete
  5. How fun! That's such a beautiful hike, and how great to do it with yummy food and Sandy's wonderful company. I've got to look out for those hummus packs (or "yummus" as we call it around here) - R & L would love that. Miss you guys!

    ReplyDelete
  6. How cool! Sounds like fun! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. ooh that looks like fun!

    your lunch looks super awesome too; hummus packs? where do you find those? i want them sooo sooo bad!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Congratulations! I have done that hike & (as veggiegirl mentions) 13.3 miles is definitely a long hike! It is well worth it for the reward at the end.

    I am so envious of your food for the hike. Joe & I did this as part of a backpacking trip a few years back from Saratoga Gap/Castle Rock through Big Basin. We didn't bring a camp stove & mostly had boring stuff like trail mix and energy bars. Your lunch is much much better, and I esp. like the idea of quinoa for the energy on a hike like this.

    :-) Jen E.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's awesome! We should do that hike sometime, I love long walks!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congrats on hiking 13 miles! Of course, with that awesome food botho of you must have had plenty of energy!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good for you! I get worn out when I ride the spinning bike at the gym for 13 miles....and I'm not even really moving.

    ReplyDelete

I love comments, they really make my day!