I’m currently in the process of planning my big trip to Europe, which is both extremely exciting and overwhelming! On one hand, choosing the cities I want to visit and the things I want to see has been a huge motivator, but then I get anxiety attacks about Airbnb bookings and the thought of searching for a travel insurance provider. There’s so much to think about, lots much to do, and of course graduation before I can even get excited about this trip. If you have any recommendations, send them my way!
In the midst of all this planning, I have also been attempting to take day-trips close to my home on my very limited time off. Whether it’s visiting a cute antique shop and eating Basque food in Gardnerville or trying out a new beach in Lake Tahoe, I love having the opportunity to learn more about my state and the surrounding areas. This past weekend, I decided to head over to Nevada City, CA for coffee, lunch, and a quick hike. I’ve passed the Nevada City exit time and time again on my way to San Francisco, and I finally decided to check it out.
Nevada City ended up being entirely different than I expected. It’s such a cute little town with fun shops, a cool coffee house where the locals hang out, and plenty of restaurants. I think I’m even going to head back there next weekend if I can get off work in time!
A few minutes out of town itself is a quick, simple hike called the Independence Trail. It’s probably one of the greenest places I’ve ever seen with velvety, moss-covered rocks, and an an amazing waterfall at the end. The minute you reach the waterfall there’s a beautiful, windy bridge and the mist sends a chill in the air, so I recommend tying a jacket around your waste (which I did not). As you can see, I was 100% not dressed properly for hiking, as that was not on my agenda for the day, but again, it’s such a simple hike that it’s practically just walking. I would only recommend wearing hiking boots or tennis shoes as it can get a little muddy out there.
I’ll update you with recommendations for Nevada City next time I visit. It’s such a fun day trip if you live in the Northern Nevada/California area!
Jeans: Lucky Brand – Smoking Slippers: Sebago – Fringe Blouse: Thrifted (similar) – Sunglasses: Ray Ban
XO Sara Lynn
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