March 21, 2019 – My first book is now on sale through Apple Books. Featuring hundreds of photos and even more words. The book is the culmination of three years of painstaking work: writing, editing, revising and then working out … Continue reading
Posted in John Muir Trail, Miscellaneous, Mt. Whitney, National Parks, Sierra Nevada, Yosemite
Tagged Apple Books, backpacking, Books, California, humor, John Muir Trail, journalism, nature, non-fiction, photography, travel, wilderness, writing, Yosemite National Park
December 31, 2018 Surely I could’ve found time to write more than two blog entries (including this one) in 2018, And like any good non-practicing Catholic, I always feel like I need to beg forgiveness for my absence from Blogland/the … Continue reading
Posted in California State Parks, Death Valley National Park, John Muir Trail, Lake Tahoe hikes, Mt. Diablo, Uncategorized
Tagged California, California State Parks, Calparks, Eastern Sierra, John Muir Trail, Lake Tahoe, macro, Mount Diablo State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Mt. Diablo, Muir Woods, mushrooms, nature, photography, San Francisco, Sierra Nevada, travel, Wildflowers
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November 6, 2017 I suppose it’s part of my Catholic upbringing – and the attendant guilt – that makes me feel as though I need to explain my absence from the world of Blog. It’s like going into a confessional, … Continue reading
Tagged Autumn, California, Desolation Wilderness, Eastern Sierra, Fall Colors, foliage, humor, Lake Tahoe, landscape, macro, Marin County, Mount Tamalpais State Park, mountains, Mt. Tamalpais, nature, photography, travel, Wildflowers
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July 4, 2017 Not that I’m self-important or deluded to the point of thinking my absence from the blogosphere has been noticed by my readers or the mainstream press, but I do apologize for my lack of recent posts. My … Continue reading
Tagged beauty, California, California State Parks, flowers, landscape, Marin, Marin County, Mount Tamalpais State Park, nature, travel, Wildflowers
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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
Tagged beauty, botany, California, California State Parks, fine art, macro, Marin County, mountains, Mt. Tamalpais, mushrooms, mycology, nature, wild mushrooms
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October 2016 After missing the peak foliage season last year, I more than made up for it during my visit last Thursday and Friday. Up well before dawn and on the road with my large Peets coffee. I witnessed a … Continue reading
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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
Tagged California, California State Parks, Desolation Wilderness, hiking, landscape, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tallac, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Whitney, Muir Woods, nature, photography, Sierra Nevada, Wildflowers, Yosemite, Yosemite National Park