OUR HIKE DOWN THE BEAUTIFUL MARSHALL’S BEACH
This past weekend Omied and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a little hike down to Marshall’s Beach. I have to really be in the mood for a strenuous hike (like, oh hey we’re in Sedona and there’s this really hard hike that’s uphill 90 degrees both ways but it’ll be worth it because the views are spectacular), and it’s not really something I do on a whim. Which is why I prefer what Omied calls “nature walks,” which usually involve a scenic picnic destination after less than two miles of walking. So Marshall’s Beach was the perfect choice for us this weekend, and a short hike (stroll) I’d highly recommend. It’s scenic views the whole way (hello, Golden Gate), and the tiny little beach at the end is the perfect reward. The many stairs on the way back up give you the added glut burn bonus, too.
We were inspired to go on this Marshall’s Beach hike by the care package that Whole Foods sent me, filled with every trail snack you could possibly want. The icing on the cake were these super cute, hot pink Merrell hiking boots, and the sparkly Ginger Raven fanny pack (which they call “bum bags,” because they’re cute and British like that—and because “fanny” is slang for something completely different in England). Once we made it down to Marshall’s Beach (And avoided the lone nudist—gotta love San Francisco!), we spread our beach blanket out and munched on our hiking snacks. It was the perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon by the bay!