Marin in Marin

As much as I work, I find it super important to drive away and be in beautiful places. Last Sunday, I spent the day at Mt. Tamalpais near Stinson Beach. About three years ago I camped here and I did a photo shoot in the area earlier this summer. I returned for some tranquility and found one of the most beautiful hikes ever.  We roamed through fields with ocean views, trekked into damp woods and then above the fog. Whether it's blue skied or foggy, it's perfect.

The Matt-Davis Steep Ravine Loop is about 7 miles and as you will see in the photos below, stunning and always changing. 

 Good beginnings start with winding staircases. That's  Bryan  way up there.

Good beginnings start with winding staircases. That's Bryan way up there.

 Dense branches everywhere and lots of ispiring patterns.

Dense branches everywhere and lots of ispiring patterns.

 Lush ferns and walking along a creek. 

Lush ferns and walking along a creek. 

 A foggy trail above Stinson Beach. 

A foggy trail above Stinson Beach. 

 The ladder made this trail extra cool.

The ladder made this trail extra cool.

 This part of the trail wove in and out of the fog.  

This part of the trail wove in and out of the fog.  

 ...And it cleared up! The trail was blue skied once we hit the top. 

...And it cleared up! The trail was blue skied once we hit the top. 

 We wrapped up the hike around 6 or so. The thick trees made a nice peephole to the sea.

We wrapped up the hike around 6 or so. The thick trees made a nice peephole to the sea.

 It's always good to get lost. 

It's always good to get lost.