I can't believe it's almost 1 year since I moved to Northern California from Texas. Northern Cali is vastly different from Southern California in culture, dress code, weather, food, etc. so my adjustment period is taking bit longer than I would like.
However, advancing my goal of seeking out things that don't suck about Sacramento, I've joined a few hiking groups. This past weekend's hike was HARD! Calling it a tough intermediate is a bit of a stretch in my opinion.
We ventured to Stebbins Cold Canyon Nature Reserve for a steep 5-miler (this after completing a 4-mile run in the morning). Although going up was killer, all 108 steps, the views of Lake Berryessa and the dam were well worth the trek up.