Liebre Mountain Truck Trail

Liebre Mountain truck trail is a trail that is no longer suitable for trucks. Storms from a couple years ago left a large number of washouts and the forest service simply can't afford to repair them. It is suffering a fate similar to that of Warm Springs road/Templin Highway. Soon the damage will be so…Read more Liebre Mountain Truck Trail

Sykes Hot Springs in the Ventana Wilderness

Back in 2015, before the big fires and the big rains, I did a 4-day backpack trip to Sykes Hot Springs on the Big Sur River The trail was good (except for one spot). I met plenty of hikers. Some were obviously experienced backpackers and some were wearing a bikini and flip-flops. Big Sur is…Read more Sykes Hot Springs in the Ventana Wilderness

Bare to Breakers, postscript. (NSFW)

Thoughts keep coming on the B2B. Plus the subject gets a LOT of hits, so I might as well run with it. I looked at the results again. My position changed. Don't have a clue why. I'm confused about the number. Last time it was around the 22,000th place, now it is 2831st place. I…Read more Bare to Breakers, postscript. (NSFW)

Bare to Breakers 2018 – final (NSFW)

That was the walk that was! I almost didn't do it this year. The day before our flight to San Jose I spilled boiling water on my left foot. That left a nasty blister the size of a silver dollar which of course popped the minute I put socks on. But I coated the wound thickly…Read more Bare to Breakers 2018 – final (NSFW)

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 order but I think it is best if you watch it that way.  It goes…Read more Monogatari Franchise