October 27, 2015

NNV Right Here

We refuse to stay at home on the weekends. This is where we share stories about weekend trips and things we do around San Francisco.

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

Wildflower Hike in the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

The Bay Area is a beautiful place that we’re lucky to call home. This is especially true in the Spring, when a combination of sun, blue sky, moderate temperatures and plentiful wildflowers make for a great time to explore the abundance of trails on the peninsula. A few weekends ago, we decided to head to […]

The Lesser Known Lost Coast

a place where you will not feel lost … When you hear folks refer to this coast, they typically mean the 25 mile Lost Coast Trail stretching 4 days 3 nights from Mattole Beach to Shelter Cove. However, if you start from the very southern tip of the wilderness area covered by this trail at […]

Yosemite Young Lake 1 Day Backpacking Trip

When we tell people we are going to Yosemite, we hear “niiiice”, “beauuuutiful”, “sooOO lucky”. But to get one of the few wilderness permits for the popular hikes, you need to plan months in advance — Half Dome even requires entering a lottery. Late planners like us decided to go and pick up a permit for […]

Henry W. Coe – A Bay Area Intro Backpacking Trip

We went over Memorial Day weekend for a 1 night, 18 mile backpacking hike. We wanted to test out the experience before embarking on more intense and longer backpacking trips (such as Lost Coast, John Muir trail). Way more than a successful test, we discovered an underrated park! Despite the distance from San Francisco, it wasn’t […]

10 Things to do in Monterey

2 hrs south of San Francisco, you will find a bustling metropolis of marine life – Monterey County dotted with quaint towns. To our pleasant surprise when we were here in August, BBC was filming Big Blue Live. The marine life was suppose to be at peak activity due to unusual warm currents. But no […]

Gray Whale Cove Beach Hike

30 minutes from San Francisco, you will find this amazing versatile hike. Whether you are looking for a light walk along the coast or a good exercise to break a sweat, you will find it here. If you are looking for a well maintained flat trail to end up on the beach for a good picnic lunch, […]

5 Yosemite Views without the Hike

When my parents came to visit San Francisco, they wanted to go to Yosemite National Park. Because they couldn’t walk long distances or hike, we had to search for easily accessible viewing points. Naturally, most articles were focused on the great hikes instead of views that you don’t need to hike to. When I saw a good picture, I wasn’t […]