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Monday, July 27, 2015

Mammoth, CA Highlights

For as much as I love to snowboard, I have never been to Mammoth until a few weeks ago, and it wasn't even for the snow! Being able to experience Mammoth in the summertime was never something that I "needed" to do but I am glad I had the opportunity. I loved it so much I will 100% go back, winter or summer. 
After a fun night out in The Village (a center full of restaurants, shops and bars), we spent the entire next day hiking to 2 of Mammoths well known spots: Devil's Postpile National Monument and Rainbow Falls. When I say that it took all day I mean it took 6 hours, so make sure you allow enough time if you plan to visit both spots. You start at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and pay $7.00 per person for a bus ride and entrance into the park. The bus ride is about 30 minutes long and drives through very windy, narrow roads. They cram as many people as they can onto those buses - consider that a warning. Exit stop #6 for Devil's Postpile and it is not too long of a trip to the actual Postpile (less than 2 miles). You can then head to Rainbow Falls from the Postpile but it is about 4 miles. You can even rent horses and horseback ride the trail.
If you can only make one if these sights I recommend Rainbow Falls. It is the most amazing waterfall I have ever seen and you can swim in it!!!! If only I would have know I would have brought my bikini, my floatie and some lunch. Take my advice and plan to chill at the base of the waterfall for a while. The water is freezing, but worth the experience. 
We finished our night with an amazing sunset and a crazy firework show to celebrate the USA!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vintage Denim for a Bike Ride

This Vintage Denim Floral Embroidered Tank Dress was the perfect outfit for a Sunday cruise on the bike. We slept in, jumped on the bike and headed to a local coffee house for an Iced Latte. I did not get too hot in this adorable dress either because its 100% cotton. My favorite part about it is that is is comfortable yet form fitting all at the same time. Details include a rope lace up center front and white floral embroidery all around the bottom hem. 
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Few Hours in Yosemite National Park, CA

We were lucky enough to "have" to drive through Yosemite National Park on our way from Devon’s Graduation in Ione, CA to Mammoth Lakes, CA (post to come soon!). Fair Warning: it costs $30 per vehicle to get into the National Park and we waited in line for 45min, so plan accordingly. Due to lack of time, we decided not to attempt the whole loop through Yosemite National Park and just checked out a few major points. It was a holiday weekend, so the whole loop though the park would have taken hours due to traffic and crowds.
We first stopped at Bride Veil Falls which left me honestly disappointed. The intense drought here in California has turned this waterfall into a trickle. It honestly gave me a pit in my stomach and the saddest feeling. Let’s just say I am trying my hardest to cut back on my everyday water usage even more after seeing Bride Veil Falls so dry.
Our second stop was at Tunnel View, which is a scenic point where you can view east into the valley and see major sites such as Bride Veil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. We parked in the designated lot and just took the whole view in. It is absolutely breathtaking. Have yourself a seat on the rock ledge and bask in all that is Yosemite.  
I definitely want to go back sometime and do the whole loop around the park and even camp overnight on some non-peak season days. Yosemite is one of the most picturesque places I have ever seen. Everywhere I turned there was enough beauty to make my mouth drop, definitely worth a trip to check out.

What I Was Wearing:
Black Tank Dress: Cotton On
White Tassel Duster: Lux Clothing
Booties: Asos
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Aviators

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