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Happy birthday but be careful of the cactus…

Inspiration from New Zealand TV channel One about people who garden wearing just their perspiration. (NSFW content ahead.) There‚Äôs been pruning, potting, and baring all for National Nude Gardening Day. Since this is in the southern hemisphere and the seasons... Continue Reading →

Big Moronga Canyon Trail Freehike

If you aren't a nudie like me, this probably won't be that interesting. And might be slightly NSFW. This is the AllTrails map of the hike we decided on. Just extend that red line south to where it meets Indian... Continue Reading →

Freehike to Northern Piru Creek

I spent last Sunday thru Tuesday in Joshua Tree National Park. While I was there I met up with Dan Carlson of the Meandering Naturist. That little trip will have to wait for another post on another day as I... Continue Reading →

Never Rains in Southern Calfornia??

Remember that atmospheric river I mentioned in a post a few days ago? It finally moved. The storm passed over us for a day and a half. An atmospheric river can dump as much water as if the Amazon River... Continue Reading →

Cry me a river

If you look at this map, you see what is known out here as an atmospheric river. If is "flowing" from the south-south-west to the north-north-east. It is a "river" because it hasn't moved in days. Movement from the west... Continue Reading →

California Riding and Hiking Trail

My next big scheme has percolated into my brain. I've been looking at Joshua Tree National Park closely. There is a trail from the entrance at Black Rock Campground to the Northern Entrance Station known as the California Riding and... Continue Reading →

Fish Canyon Narrows… again.

The 17th was National Hiking Day! I decided to head back into the wilds north of Castaic lake to visit a little-known gem knows as Fish Canyon Narrows. North of Castaic in the Sierra Pelona, I'm hiking to the southernmost... Continue Reading →

So this is nuclear winter?

This morning the sunrise was a lovely pink. By mid-day it had worked its way up to a yellowish-orange. At 5 pm it was no longer visible. It is said that nuclear war will introduce so much smoke and soot... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the New Normal

Current map of the Bobcat fire as of the time of posting. Yellow burned 12 hours ago, red is burning now. The lines are 20-30 mph winds from the southwest. They can reverse direction very quickly. To the south are... Continue Reading →

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