While in the SF bay area for the holidays, I found myself lacking on activities to fill the time. Instead, I met up with Katie and we drove off to Big Basin State Park where we hiked the Berry Creek Falls Loop Trail
. This park is nestled in the mountains above Santa Cruz and provides some great wilderness amongst the redwood trees and fog. It rained on us a bit while we were there, but it gave the place an even more eerie feel.
In all the, the trail was fairly mellow, with some gradual ups and downs, and some flowing waterfalls nestled amongst the turns in the trail. It was like having my own little backyard version of Olympic National Park in WA, except with some funny-looking banana slugs instead of elk.