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The Death Valley Superbloom – A Gallery of Flowers

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February 15, 2016 The vaunted Death Valley ‘super bloom’, as some of the rangers have described recently, was as bountiful as advertised. I drove from the Bay Area on Sunday & Monday (2/7 & 2/8) to camp in the valley … Continue reading

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Day 3 on the John Muir Trail (Sunrise Camp to Tuolumne Meadows)

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Note: for those who want to skip the Day 3 narrative and just look at the photos, feel free to scroll down to the gallery at the end of the post and click on the first photo to begin the slideshow. … Continue reading

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John Muir Trail – 25 Days of Flowers & Fungus

August 21, 2015  I’ve made it back from my John Muir Trail adventure and overjoyed to report that I made it the entire 220 miles from Yosemite Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney without serious physical or mental injury … Continue reading

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Yosemite in the Springtime (aka Rainy Season)

May 23, 2015 – Yosemite National Park Here in California, we do things a little differently. In January, we almost literally had zero rain and mild temperatures. Now in the springtime, a month before summer, we’re walking around shivering in … Continue reading

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Desolation Wilderness – Backpacking it to Middle Velma Lake

June 8, 2014 – Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe area I finally made it up to Tahoe for an overnighter (Thurs/Fri). My 220 mile John Muir Trail trip is now 8 weeks away and I’d been wanting to get up to … Continue reading

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The Eastern Sierras – Or, If God Let Me Design Paradise

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July 18, 2013 Admittedly, as a resident Californian, and someone who was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m more than a bit partial to my home turf. If Mt. Tamalpais is my front yard, then the Sierras (especially … Continue reading

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The Coffee Manifesto – or what the hell does ‘venti’ mean?

April 24, 2013  Those who know me, know that I am a coffee snob. I’ll date someone who voted for Romney or one of the Bushes before I date someone who drinks Yuban, Sanka or, God forbid, gas station coffee. … Continue reading

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