Feels Like It's Getting Busy - Alamere Falls Part Two

Several weeks ago, I returned to Alamere Falls with some friends. I had been hiking in some beautiful places in the North Bay to prepare for backpacking the Skyline-to-Sea trail. This trip has been postponed for a few reasons, but that's okay. We'll do it soon. 

I've been doing some thinking this last week about just how much time art takes up in my life. While I absolutely love it, it turns most weeks into 6-7 work days. I love so many other things as well and it can be difficult to make the time for other things I like to do, especially when adventuring means traveling out of the area for a day or a weekend. This time of the year I get really busy, so I think I am just in the acceptance stage that summer is over, I have a lot of work lined up and deadlines are looming.

For now, I will be sharing Alamare Falls - Part Two. I invited some friends to hike the same trail I had done a couple weeks prior. It was an even prettier not-a-cloud-in-the-sky day.

 Friends above the sea

Friends above the sea

 Rope swingers were having a blast. There was a small hillside of my friends and a few strangers, including some nudists on the rope swing. Gotta love California!

Rope swingers were having a blast. There was a small hillside of my friends and a few strangers, including some nudists on the rope swing. Gotta love California!

 This scene was way prettier in person. It felt like we were on a remote island. 

This scene was way prettier in person. It felt like we were on a remote island. 

 Lovely friends posing after we made it to the first part of the falls. 

Lovely friends posing after we made it to the first part of the falls. 

 Waterfall to the sea

Waterfall to the sea

 We ate figs, dark chocolate covered coconut, garden vegetable sandwiches and reward beers in this perfect place.

We ate figs, dark chocolate covered coconut, garden vegetable sandwiches and reward beers in this perfect place.

 Sunburst  

Sunburst  

 A classic California sunset on the walk back. 

A classic California sunset on the walk back. 

Alright, back to work!