Tag Archives: Lone Pine

A New Obsession – The John Muir Trail

December 21, 2013 John Muir Trail signage above Nevada Falls I can’t definitively say that seeing the above sign (photo) a few weeks ago during my trip to Yosemite Valley is 100% responsible for planting the seed of obsession about … 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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Mt. Whitney – 2012: Down the Mountain and the trip home

November 8, 2012 – A long overdue concluding blogpost for this year’s Mt. Whitney trip in August. I was supposed to be in Lake Tahoe tonight, posting photos from a day hike, but the weather was iffy this morning (snow, … Continue reading

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Mt. Whitney – 2012 (part 2): The Adventure continues

As promised, I continue the narrative of this year’s trip to the Sierras and Mt. Whitney with my stay at the Whitney Portal Campground. As in past years, I camp for two nights to acclimate to the altitude and generally … Continue reading

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Mount Whitney – 2012 (Part 1)

              Perhaps it’s part of my latent & dormant Catholicism that I feel it necessary to explain my absence from BlogLand to you, my readers. Like a penitent explaining to his confessor, his priest: … Continue reading

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Mount Whitney climb – 2012

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August 15, 2012 Nearly a week ago (last Thursday), I made what has become an annual trip – 4 years in a row – to Mt. Whitney to attempt to reach the summit. It was a difficult hike, but I … Continue reading

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“Honey, That’s a great cup of coffee”

Good evening fellow hikers and mountain people, springtime is upon us here in Northern California, and I look forward to a wonderful season of hiking, both locally and in my beloved Sierras.  Today I enjoyed a wonderful hike to the … Continue reading

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Where’s the paper aisle? Why we need a Walmart on Mt. Whitney

Egads! I’ve run out of paper… Possibly the first time I’ve ever used ‘egads’ in my writing. Next time I’ll try ‘Good Grief”. Somewhere, Samuel L. Jackson is covering his ears from my potty mouthed-ness and David Mamet is blushing. … Continue reading

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Here’s Johnny! – All work and no play…

A Book V excerpt. I’m in the eastern Sierras, on the way to Lone Pine and another attempt of Mt. Whitney, this time as a two-day backpack trip instead of the usual 1-day Bataan Death March. I’m camping the first … Continue reading

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What’s the Klingon word for ‘Rollaway Bed’?

 I am a Star Trek dork. As they say in rehab, admitting it is the first step to recovery. I swear that even though I am a bit of a Trekkie, I have never been to a Star Trek convention, … Continue reading

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