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Bradford Ridge Path to Deep Creek – Oh My!

I said in my last Deep Creek post that I was going to try the Bradford Ridge route. I did that on yesterday, Oct. 8th. It was quite the adventure! Getting to the trailhead is easy. Find your way to... Continue Reading →

Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

One of my favorite hiking destinations! I have been going out to the Sespe for about 35 years now. I never fail to enjoy it. It is vast, 219,000 acres of land with hundreds of miles of little used trail... Continue Reading →

Fishbowl – Cedar Creek Loop

The Sespe Wilderness Area is vast. Within it are enough trails to keep an active hiker busy for years - or for someone like me, for a lifetime. A few of the trails are more active. The "biggie" is the... Continue Reading →

Wabi-sabi – Celebration of Imperfection

Nothing in nature is perfect. Even the finest of things have flaws and most things have many flaws. If you would live in a world full of imperfection and still see beauty, you must understand the beauty in the flaws... Continue Reading →

A Study in Violet

Violet Evergarden. What is not to love about this anime? The art is spectacular. The plot is deeply moving. The theme is all about healing even the most terrible of wounds. I never thought it was sad because her arc... Continue Reading →

Encouragement of Climb (Yama no Susume) Season One

Excuse me, I'm about to overdose on sweetness. Encouragement of Climb is the anime you show your young girls to get them excited about the outdoors, specifically peak bagging. Moe piled upon moe. Overload of cuteness. Each ep. is a whopping... Continue Reading →

Kotonoha no Niwa: The Most Beautiful Anime Ever Created

Complete and total spoiler alert!   "I now think that I was learning how to walk then, as well. One day, once I'm able to walk a far, far greater distance, I'll come for you." The Garden of Words,  Kotonoha no... Continue Reading →

Monogatari Franchise

I am busy rewatching the entire Monogatari anime series for the third time. I have a not-quite photographic memory for movies and anime so for me to watch something even twice is a rare honor. This show was not produced in chronological... Continue Reading →

Staying Alive in the Wild for Long Distance Trekers

If you are in a true survival situation in the wild, odds are a hundred to one you screwed up badly and in multiple ways. It is easy to say "Never screw up and you have nothing to worry about." Everyone... Continue Reading →

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