On August 9th bright and early, we loaded up our truck, bought food and snacks for our long road trip, and headed to the Sequoia National Forest! The next several days we enjoyed hikes, a natural water slide, a bubbling creek near our little village in the woods, and cooking over the fire.
After a long California drought, we found the abundantly gushing waterfalls and creek to be very healing. Apparently lots of wildlife such as bears and deer also found the creek refreshing, but we were careful not to disturb their visits to the stream.
After several days of roughing and toughing it out in the woods, we headed home to Oakland.
We are very grateful to the Devata Giving Circle for contributing funds to our yearly retreat, and providing another memorable experience for our young women. We are also grateful to Maria Remigio and her lovely family. They provided tents and delicious food for all of us. Until next year…!