Category Archives: California State Parks

A Year of Photos – 2016

January 15, 2017 Usually these types of blog entries are done closer to the new year, but time got away from me a bit. I’ve also been busy working on my John Muir Trail book. It took me eleven months … Continue reading

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The Wild, Wild Mushrooms of Mt. Tam

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December 5, 2016 Here in Northern California, after an extended drought that saw some short term relief with a decent rainy season last year, we’re understandably hesitant to become overly giddy about early rains in October and November. But at … Continue reading

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A Year Half Full

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June 27, 2016 My how time flies when I have no John Muir Trail hike to plan for. In both 2014 and last year, as I tracked the months, days and minutes until I hit the trail, it seemed that … Continue reading

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Sunday Fun – Mount Tamalpais Watershed

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February 22, 2016 A crisp winter Sunday morning on my beloved mountain. A¬†glorious day and I opted for the road (or trail, less traveled) – Simmons Trail to Collier Spring, via Potrero Meadow and Barth’s Retreat instead of the more … Continue reading

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2015: My Year on the Trails (better late than never)

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January 19, 2016 My official lame excuse for an end of the year compilation a lofty 19 days into 2016: By writing mine at the end of the year – when everyone else is writing one; when TV shows are … Continue reading

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John Muir Trail II – Worse Than Waiting for the Next Star Wars Movie

June 3, 2015 – The Perception of Time As I learned last year in the almost interminable anticipation of my first foray onto the John Muir Trail, time drags ever so slowly while waiting for such an epic adventure. Whether … Continue reading

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Adventures Past, Adventures to Come – Early 2015 Photo Gallery

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April 4, 2015¬† As of this morning, JMT II – 2015 is but 104 days away. In the planning and endless anticipation for last year’s trip, I learned many valuable lessons. High on that list of lessons is that regardless … Continue reading

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