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New Place // Mendocino National Forest
If you are a fan of camping, hiking, or just seeing mother nature in all her glory you will definitely want to make it out to Mendocino National Forest. The MNF is truly vast! It is 65 miles long and 35 miles wide, covering 900,000 acres. These acres feature forests, canyons, and mountains, all ready for you to discover. There is camping throughout the grounds. We set up camp around the Bath House trailhead. The hike itself known as “High Rock” is filled with amazing views, challenging terrain, and worth every step. It’s a 12.8 mile out and back loop that took roughly 7-8 hours with about 3,000 ft of elevation gain. If you’re looking for an adventure in Northern California stop by the Mendocino National Forest, it will not disappoint. The hike and grounds are also dog-friendly.
Cool Thing // Freelectics App
I think it’s safe to say we all struggle with finding time to workout or if we do have time what to do? I know I do. There is a number of fitness based apps out there but one that I like using the most is called Freelectics. It’s a diverse and simple to follow fitness app. With a nice range of workouts that mostly don’t require any gym equipment and can be completed in about twenty minutes. It's easy to get home from work and fire up. I started using it and find the workouts to be very challenging, cardio mixed with strength, and you're basically using your body weight which you can do anywhere.
Best Self // Cowspiracy
There are some film documentaries out there that after you watch them leave you questioning some of the things you do in your everyday life on a deep level. Cowspiracy is one such documentary. The 2014 documentary film produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and investigates the policies of some very well know environmental agencies such as Green Peace, Sierra Club, and many others to uncover what is really going on at these agencies. Let’s just say that “Animal Agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation” put together! Plenty more eye-opening facts throughout this film. It leaves me questioning whether eating meat is the best way to become my best self.