Favorite Fall West Coast Trips
It’s that most magical time of year where the leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter. That’s more than enough reason to hold onto every drop of sunshine and to embrace the day before the dark, winter days come rolling through!
Did you know that the west coast offers some of the most beautiful and scenic views around? Take a trip away and get outdoors with some wide-open spaces. Giving yourself a break from the everyday norm makes for a good mind breather and resets our mood and soul. Get feeling refreshed with us! This fall, we are embracing all that the season as to offer. Hop in because we are sharing our most beloved outdoor spaces and destinations.
Wonderful Portlandia has something for you! This town prides itself on everything…and we mean everything local and homegrown. Cruise the streets with numerous book stores, vintage shops, and take a bite of the local flavor at the mom & pop restaurants. One of Portland’s slogans is “Keep Portland weird” and it’s even home to the world’s smallest park! How sweet is that! What unique things will you find in Portland?
Did you know that Flagstaff is a 4 season city? That’s right! It’s hard to believe since Flagstaff is located in the dry and notoriously hot state of Arizona. It’s altitude and low humidity makes for mild and enjoyable weather. The fall is our most favorite time to visit this dynamic city. In the fall, leaves of the Aspen trees turn golden creating a scenic and special autumn setting.
Yosemite Valley, California:
Good old California never disappoints. Yosemite Valley was the birth of rock climbing as a sport! If rock climbing is up your alley, step on up! All areas of the park usually remain open through October and sometimes even into November. Most of the trees stay green all year round but big-leaf maples, black oaks, Pacific dogwoods, and other deciduous trees tend to be showy around mid-October. Yosemite is generally quiet during this time so enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of nature.
Crater Lake, Oregon:
We have another favorite in our home state! Ready to see one of the deepest lake in the U.S? Measuring at 1,949 feet, this lake is the bluest in color in the fall. It’s so blue because there is hardly anything else in it, just water! Take a walk and enjoy the flower covered meadows and climb the mountain for a better view of the lake.
Make sure you are prepared for your trip. We recommend bringing these items along with you!
- Your favorite nutritious, protein packs snacks
- A large thermos for your beverages-stay hydrated!
- A head lamp for when it gets darker + lantern
- Warm clothing and a blanket
- A power bank to charge your phone
- Bright color clothing (orange, reflective vest)
- Trekking poles
- First aid kit
- Comfortable sneakers or boots
- Warm gloves
What stops do you have on your list? We’d love to hear about your plans in the comments below! No matter where your fall adventures take you, bring along your sparkling Wonder ‘booch and enjoy the goodness and nourish your gut for a happier and refreshed you.