Blog - March 2012

Eagle Rock Loop, Topanga State Park – May 2, 2010

On a really quite beautiful day, Nathan and I decided that we wanted to go for a hike, but nothing too absurdly ridiculous. After consulting Afoot and Afield, we decided to go try this 6.5 mile figure-eight loop of a hike in Topanga State Park. This covers about 1200′ of gain total, and cuts through many different ecosystems. Wooha! Onwards. The Eagle Rock

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Snowshoeing Mt. Baden-Powell – March 20, 2010

In brief, Joe called me up, and said “let’s go snowshoeing!”. I agreed, and we headed up to Mt. Baden-Powell. And then as the song says, we “marched right up to the top of that hill”, but then, we glissaded down again. This was my first experience with glissade, and I loved it. Loved. It. Amazing. Would do again. follow the footsteps

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Sentinel Dome and rest of Yosemite Trip – September 15, 18-19, 2009

When I initially drove into the park, I first had to drive past the very recent aftermath of the Big Meadow Fire, after which I got to the Valley, and went and set up at a campsite. The next morning I got up, and after seeing the beautiful mist-shrouded Valley, I set off on my backpack, detailed in my previous post. After getting back, I mostly spent an evening dithering around the Valley, playing in the river, reading, having a drink, writing some postcards, and generally relaxing and putting myself together. After a very frightening nocturnal mammal visit, I had

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