This fall (sometime between the start of October and the end of December) my little brother will be attending a semester at Berkeley University of California and I'm planning to cross the pond (from Norway) to visit him for a week or two. After quickly outstaying my welcome in whatever tiny student domicile he'll have I would like to hang for up to a weeks time and take in some nature.
All plans are still up in the clouds and I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have. I will constrain myself to a general area that require less than a days travel by car or public transport, no flying. I recently took up sea kayaking, so renting a kayak and traveling by paddle is one option. Another option could be to do a section or more of the Pacific Crest Trail. I'm sure there's a million other possibilities. So, what are my (best) options?
I have no idea yet about what laws I will need to adhere to when hanging/walking/paddling so I'll need to start reading soon. Any preferred sources for information other than keep searching these forums? I'll start by reading general travel stuff from the embassy.
Let the planning begin