We were thinking up phrases that best describe the kind of clothes we make. Someone (probably our brilliant design director Kate) said it best: Trail to Tavern Activewear. Yeah baby.
That got us thinking about our favorite trail to tavern routes. We asked our Facebook fans to tell us theirs. Then we picked a winner (not easy given how many great replies there were), and gave her a pair of Cashmoore pants to cozy up in after a day of hiking.
1. From our winning FB entry: Oyster Dome to Dos Padres in Fairhaven, WA
“One of my favorite weekend hikes is Oyster Dome off of Chuckanut Drive, just south of Bellingham, WA. The hike is an intense 6+ miles to the top of the ‘dome.’ You spend the day traversing through the forest, jumping over streams and land yourself on top of a huge boulder where you can see the San Juan Islands, Olympic mountains and beyond. After an intense hike, I land myself at Dos Padres in historic Fairhaven, where I order a 22 oz draft and nachos from the happy hour menu!”
2. Horny Toad Favorite: Mesa Lane to the Boathouse in Santa Barbara, CA
Begin at low tide. Take the long set of steps down to the beach at the end of Mesa Lane and head north toward Goleta. Once you get to Hendry’s beach, stop at the dreamy Boathouse. Sit on the patio, watch the waves and enjoy their killer happy hour. Meander back, up the bluff to the backside of the Douglas Family Preserve. This is neither a long nor strenuous hike, but it’s varied and substantial enough to feel like you’ve gotten some exercise and fresh air. Plus, you can’t beat the scenery or the cocktails.
3. Because it’s named after a toad: Mt. Sanitas to Hungry Toad Pub in Boulder, CO
There are a couple of ways up Mt. Sanitas and they’re both pretty steep. But no matter which way you go, you’ll end up mere blocks from the Hungry Toad Pub. What’s so awesome about this route? First of all, there’s the workout. Sanitas will give you a great one in two hours or less and you’ll get gorgeous views as a bonus. Not to mention, the Hungry Toad has good food, a great happy hour and Harp’s on tap.
4. Facebook contest runner up: Cascadilla Falls to Chapter House in Ithaca, NY
We also really liked the sound of this trail: “Cascadilla Falls and trail which winds through the Cornell University campus with beautifully formed deep gorges down into the heart of Ithaca where the is an abundance of drinks… I like the Chapter House with 50 beers on tap!”
Honestly, there are just so many good routes, it’s painful to limit the list to these four. Don’t be shy. Tell us yours and check out all the great responses on our Facebook page.