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Eaton Canyon to Henninger Flats – June 10, 2012

February 9th, 2016 by

This winter is still a bust, more or less, though it looks like we might be getting a hair of a promise of winter on the horizon later this week? Who knows. Anyway, life proceeds apace. Doing various work here and there, not getting out anything like at the level I’d like, but…oh well. People visiting, putting the house together, and just getting stuff done one day at a time! Not too bad. So…instead, perhaps I can do a bit more of the things I used to do, back when I lived near mountains and good weather. In June 2012 Nathan, Joe, Gretchen and I did a 7 mile hike with 1300′ of gain (to 2550′) from Eaton Canyon to Henninger Flats and back again. Mostly on fireroad, but nice for all that, and the exceedingly pleasant forested bit at the type made a nice change up.

We’re walking, we’re walking…

Mt Baden Powell – May 27, 2012

December 3rd, 2015 by

Happy week after Thanksgiving, friends. Some cold virus has taken it upon itself to fell me most thoroughly this week, so sitting here typing this is one of the more energetic things I’ve done this week. Baby steps! Anyway, a horrifyingly long 3.5 years ago I went on a hike for my birthday, and got to meet up with Dan on his trip over the PCT. I’d gone up Baden-Powell a few times before , but that doesn’t make it a less cool hike to go on. We also saw people flying in gliders. It was a beautiful day. (ETA – this is an 8 mile RT, 2800′ gain hike)


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soaring above

Trip and pics thereof, yay

Big Sur – March 2012

August 22nd, 2015 by

We went up to Big Sur for Glenn’s birthday over March 9-11, 2012


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Must get under the road somehow

Yeah, no real header here

Tucson – December 2011

April 30th, 2015 by

I spent a few days in Tucson in December 2011. I saw a lot of cacti – it was pretty outstanding.


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This saguaro is trying *so hard*

some words and some photos

Switzers – November 19, 2011

February 11th, 2015 by

So, these blog posts may be super delayed, but my actual writeups tend to be done a lot closer to the date, or usually at least within, say, a year, leading me to be able to remember some actual pertinent details. In this case, however, I got to this on my list of things to write about, and discovered that I had never written word one about this experience. It had a line in the file, but no actual text. Whoops. So, well, I went to the pictures from the trip, and jotted some notes, which came out to basically only a paragraph. So really, let’s just say that we went for a hike from Switzer Picnic Area down towards Bear Canyon, and had a nice down and back hike, with the return precipitated by the weather turning overcast and verging on cold (I know, I know, us Southern California weak humans…whatever. We get to hike all year round. I’ll take it.)


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What’s there? What’s there? What’s there?

Let’s, yes?

Boston / Monadnock September/October 2011

December 30th, 2014 by

Happy Almost New Year! It’s been a busy few weeks. I flew to California (NY –> OAK, OAK–>BUR, BUR–>OAK, OAK–>BUR) and then headed on from there to Wisconsin, and then finally back home, two weeks after starting. It was nice to see the cat again. But I made a mild , what’s that word, resolution last year to try and post at least one blog post per month, so here we have it! It’s just about time to wish all and sundry a happy new year, but before that, I’m going to put up this post about a trip to Boston in Fall 2011 🙂


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Fall in New England

Let’s dig in, then

Mammoth , Devils Postpile, and Flying Home – September 2011

November 23rd, 2014 by

Hey, happy almost Thanksgiving guys. We avoided the crazy Buffalo snow, mostly by not actually living in Buffalo, and the couple inches we did get are now gone, and it looks like fall again. But 2014 isn’t so interesting, and herein let me jump to writing about 2011….

After crashing my car in Mammoth, I ended up having a day to spend there, so I went and checked out Devil’s Postpile. All in all, it was pretty awesome, and I would highly recommend people to spend some time down there. After that, I flew home, which was a short but gorgeous flight back to LA.


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Minaret Falls from the base looks awesome

What I did there

Channel Islands – July 2011 – Day 2

September 27th, 2014 by

Today we went and picked up our new canoe! We learned the art of actually tying it to the car, and went out paddling for a few miles. We saw some ducks, swans, a turtle, and some powerboats, and also some nice fall colors, so a totally legitimate breakin ride , I would say. But….somehow we now have to *travel back in time*, to the second day of our time in the Channel Islands, in which there was walking, and foxes!


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I am sure there is a view right…over…there

Onwards, and, today, some Upwards

Arroyo Seco Gabrielino Trail to Brown Canyon Dam – July 16, 2011

September 7th, 2014 by

Totally presumed that we would have some down time to relax after the wedding. So far, that hasn’t happened. Mostly good stuff though – some house stuff done, a karate belt test, work (well, that’s been a… mixed bag), and then another upcoming wedding this weekend, and then a few days in Cambridge and then almost a whole month at home! Anyway!

Three long summers ago, I went on a nice walk up the Arroyo Seco with Joe, and we ended up at the Brown Canyon Dam, which I’d never seen before. We were mostly out to take photos and get some fresh air, and I would have to say I think we succeeded on both fronts.


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It was a really beautiful day out

To the rest!

Crystal Lake to Windy Gap – June 19, 2011

July 26th, 2014 by

Today was pretty nice – went out to the beach in Canandaigua for a bit, then stopped for lunch down there, on top of doing some garden work and generally puttering around the house. The first tomato turned red today, so here is hoping that there are continuous fresh tomatoes from now until October! Two weeks to go; most of the details have been hammered out, so I think we’re good. We’re getting the leaded glass sidelight windows repaired, so, one step at a time to keeping everything in the house shipshape.
Now, back to a hike we did in the mountains north of LA, some three solid summers ago…man, that summer was packed!


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Up at Windy Gap. I think which way the wind goes is reasonably apparent.

Up above the clouds