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To Sail Beyond the Sunset: Nomadland

Tennyson's greatest work, IMHO, is "Ulysses." In it, he portrays an older man looking back at a life of adventure and challenge. He is unwilling to go softly into that night of age and diminished capacity. Instead, he looks for... Continue Reading →

Yuru Camp – The perfect anime for the times

I've written about Yuru Camp before. Yuru Camp follows the adventures of a group of girls who have formed the Outdoor Club to enjoy cool weather camping in Japan

Not Everyone Appreciates the Snow

Campers Rescued after 2 weeks. Looks like the TV station won't let me embed their video so you'll need to click on the link. Here's the TLDR. A couple in their 30s and their 2 dogs are camping on Alamo... Continue Reading →

Get Naked, Go Hiking

Continuing in my dearth of new blogs, I thought I'd reblog this, revised and with a few different photos - including one I just took on my visit to my families back east. It is one of my earliest posts,... Continue Reading →

Yuru Camp, ゆるキャンプ

The English title is "Laid-back Camp". If you read any of my earlier posts about Encouragement of Climb, you've already got the vibe of this show down. Cute girls doing cute things in the outdoors, and in this case, it... 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 plus... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

Saline Valley

Back in late October 2016, I went with a group to Saline Valley Hot springs. This is quite possibly the most remote location in California that can be reached by vehicle. There are several ways to get there but the... Continue Reading →

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