My goodness…where has the time gone? Right about now is when graduation photos are popping up all over the place, whether it’s Facebook or Instagram and it’s just making me feel REAAAL old. Thankfully, I have a little over a year of college so I can prepare myself for the real world, but seeing friends that I’ve practically grown up with graduate from college is just a surreal feeling because it’s just something that always seemed like a distant thought but is now so real.
I remember my high school graduation like it was yesterday and having my worries about staying friends with all of the close high school friends I had grown up with, but fast forward three years, we still talk all the time despite our busy schedules and always make it a point to get together whenever we’re on break.
This past spring break we went hiking at Eaton Canyon in Pasadena, and hiking is just one of those traditions that we love to do together.
This was quite a far drive for us, but it seemed like a popular place on Yelp, and there were promises of good Asian food nearby, so that was a plus.
Most of the trail is pretty dry, but you’ll pass through cooler, shady areas like this!
And here’s the waterfall! Definitely underwhelming in comparison to ones like these, but not bad for California considering everything here is just so dry.
This picture is actually quite deceiving, but there were TONS of people here. It was super crowded and people are surrounding all the rocks behind me taking pictures of the waterfall, so just prepare yourself for a crowded hiking spot.
Honestly…this picture was probably not worth the frostbite. The water was FREEEEZING and it took us about 3 tries because the first two times there was a water droplet covering the screen hahaha. Thankfully it finally worked. Kind of.
These girls are some of my best friends, 2 of whom I’ve known since elementary school, and 1 who I’ve known since middle school. How time flies, right?
One of my friends is an environmental studies major, and not that that should be an excuse because we should all do our part in keeping Earth clean, but she got a plastic bag and we started picking up wrappers and bottles for the last part of the hike. We somehow managed to fill up the entire bag with trash, and it’s just a bit disappointing to see people being so careless about preserving these beautiful places.