I joined Women Who Hike about a year ago mainly out of interest in a group that organized hiking activities around the country. Unfortunately, this country is kind of big so many of their original events I could not attend. Luckily, they are really good at planning activities in so many different areas, so it’s just a matter of time before they end up near you.
The first group hike I was able to join them on was in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, an area I had always wanted to check out. Merrell partnered with Women Who Hike for this group and provided hiking shoe/boot demos, giveaways, snacks and goodie bags for all attendees. All things good. I went by myself, and was a little nervous as I typically am when meeting new people. But this group of women was so welcoming and friendly, my nerves instantly calmed down. Girls came from all over the northern California region on a rainy, foggy, sunny day. Hail even made an appearance at one point.
Since northern California had a very wet winter, much of this park was closed. We had to take a combination of trails to make up for some of the closed ones, but I do not feel like we missed out on what this park had to offer. We saw amazingly tall trees, the ocean in the foggy distance and as previously mentioned all sorts of weather. Unfortunately, the trails leading to waterfalls were closed. Many of the trails appear to be moderate. I look forward to getting back here and exploring more. There were lots of laughs, stories, and information exchanged. A downside to this park, in my opinion, dogs are not allowed.
One of the greatest things about this group is in addition to organizing group hikes for girls, the members also take it upon themselves to organize hikes in their local areas. It’s easy to make friends with ladies like this. Become a member and be on the look out for hikes in the Tahoe area organized by me. Recaps will also follow.
What trails should I not miss when I return to Big Basin Redwoods State Park?