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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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A Reading from the Gospel of Stupidity 3:17 – A Yosemite Tale

June 30, 2014 Today marks the 150 – year anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Land Grant, which put Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove under federal protection. They didn’t use the term ‘National Park’ in those days, … Continue reading

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A Mountain Reborn – Cataract Trail on Mt. Tamalpais

February 16, 2014 It’s remarkable what a difference a couple of weeks makes. A little more than two weeks ago, I sat in the Bootjack Picnic Area with my coffee and laptop, relaxing after a loop around some trails, lamenting … Continue reading

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Yosemite in November – Waterfalls and Rim Fire

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November 27, 2013 I visited Yosemite National Park last week. As always, the beauty of the park is sublime and I enjoyed two wonderful days of hiking to Vernal, Nevada and Upper Yosemite Falls. I love Yosemite this time of … Continue reading

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Laughter in the Summer Rain – Another Mt. Tam Hike

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June 28, 2013 – Cataract Trail, Mt. Tamalpais State Park Don’t worry about me, fellow hikers, I’m not really hearing laughter in the rain so I haven’t completely lost my mind. Passersby might disagree, however, if they happen by while … Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumber…and then there’s me

Today, a reading from the Holy Gospel of Stupidity 3:17. I wish I could blame my tale on altitude, or dehydration. I like to think we all have moments when we look in the mirror and say, “If I were … Continue reading

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