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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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Yosemite and the Sierra Foothills

March 25, 2016 I’m pretty sure I speak for many of my fellow naturalists and outdoorspeople when I say that while this season’s (yes, it is ongoing) rainfall and snowpack have been good, the much hyped and ballyhooed El Niño … Continue reading

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Death Valley in Winter – Landscapes, Stars & Flowers

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February 2016 It’s astounding that a landscape so forbidding and dangerous in the summer can, in early February, be so dramatically transformed and show its softer side. As a visitor, I greatly appreciated that the high temperatures for the two days … 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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Another ’25 Days’ Gallery from the John Muir Trail (Landscape Edition)

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December 8, 2015 Starting off with the gallery and a touch of narrative below. Happy Holidays. Christmastime and another great year (personally) winds down. I insert the parenthetical because I sometimes feel guilty to enjoy so many blessings against a … 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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Day 2 on the John Muir Trail – (Little Yosemite Valley to Sunrise Camp)

My John Muir Trail adventure continues: First a quick note about the opening  photo of Half Dome. Photo was taken a little before the JMT/Half Dome junction. From this vantage, you can barely make out the line of hikers going up … Continue reading

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