Category Archives: Outdoors/Travel

Lylle Canyon Hike

We’re back at sea level — the air is so thick and balmy compared with 10000 ft! Terry and I hiked 10 miles into Lyell Canyon (basically to the end of the meadowy part halfway up the switchbacks to Donohue Pass). So it was basically about 25mile hike in total, including a day hike on

Idea for Travel Food Show

The best Margarita in Alberta? The best sushi in Florence? The best Mexican food in Shanghai? The best bacon burger in Calcutta? Best canolli in Rio? Best falafel in Bangkok? Take that concept, add one obnoxious anti-social snob and you’ve got yourself a show!

Yosemite Flood, 1997

Some amazing footage from the flood of 1997. Yosemite Flood, 1997

Yose 2008 vids

[youtube][/youtube] uploading a bunch more in coming hours/days. Watch this space:

Milky Way as seen from Yosemite high country

Not my photo, but this is pretty much what we saw at the end of each evening. That’s Jupiter in the center there.

Blood Red Moon

Wow it’s a blood red moon out there tonight, about three quarters full. I’ve never seen a red moon so high in the sky before. Usually I see those as the moon rises right at sunset, catching the sun’s setting rays. I guess it’s a similar effect, but right now the moon is high in


That 6 mile hike, 2000 elevation gain along steep gravelly trails around Mt Diablo (Eagle Peak) that I took yesterday today has me questioning the wisdom of my new standup desk configuration.

Wish I Was There

Fausse 2007

Lake Fausse 2007 Wrap up: Gators? Check. Pelicans/herons/loons, etc? Check. Varmits? Check. Paddlefish? Check. Turtles? Check. Lizards? Check. Owls? Check. Midnight kayaking into the infinity? Check. Blazing constellations? Check. Orion pursuing the Pleiades? Check. Shooting stars? Check. Copious quantities of expensive beer? Check. Rock and Roll? Check. All parties present and accounted for? This was

Bagged Glacier Point

This weekend I bagged Glacier Point. By “bagged” of course I mean I rode the bus up to the top and hiked down the four mile trail. [ Earlier this summer, Terry and I bagged Mt. Hoffman. We were on a seven day high country loop and we stayed at the May lake High Sierra